YUMA — Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Boulder, Colo., will be the headline chef for Yuma Lettuce Days, scheduled Feb. 28-March 1, 2015 at the University of Arizona’s Yuma Agricultural Center. Naturally, that poses the question: Is he really going to cook lettuce?
While Arizona is home to several upscale dining establishments that meet the most discriminating palates, the state is also home to several fun and kitschy places to nosh at as well. Whether diners are on a road trip or just seeking out the unusual, below are some suggestions for AAA One and Two Diamond restaurants known for their quirkiness as much as their food.
Q: Being Canadian and never having seen real olive trees, I am delighted to find one on my daughter’s property in Paradise Valley. What do you do with them? I have visions of dancing and crushing them beneath our callused Canadian feet for the first press of a famous new olive oil. A: One day last winter I wrote something mildly snarky about winter visitors and got calls and letters from grouchy snowbirds for days afterward.