The West's best food towns

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Phoenix-Scottsdale vs. Tucson food fight

Two Southwest titans duke it out for the title of best food city

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Tucson: Star wattage
Photo by Edward McCain

Tucson: Star wattage

James Beard award–winner Janos Wilder (pictured) is the state’s most influential chef. Along with his 3 Tucson restaurants (Janos, J Bar, and Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails), he is the consulting chef at Kai in Chandler, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Arizona. Suzana Davila of Cafe Poca Cosa has been written up by almost every major food publication in the country.

Score: 6

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