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Photo by Nikki Buchanan   Key Lime Pie at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn The weather has been perfect for eating outdoors, and what better place to do that than Lon’s? I had a great lunch there the other day, one of the standouts being this key lime pie, topped with whipped cream, lime zest and toasted coconut. The graham cracker crust was especially buttery, and the tart custard filling, creamy with condensed milk, had...

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Beaut Burger exterior | Photo by Nikki Buchanan   Everyone gets a hankering for a burger now and then — even vegetarians and vegans — which is the beauty of Beaut Burger, a Tucson-based vegan burger joint so successful that it’s recently opened a second location here in Phoenix. Housed in a crisp-looking refurbished shipping container on Indian School just east of 32nd Street, BB makes almost all of its fresh, plant-based food in-house —...

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The Vig Burger | Photo by Daniel Kim   The Vig isn’t new,” you’re probably thinking, and you’d have a point. Fifteen years have passed since owners Tucker Woodbury and Jim Riley unveiled the first location of their eating-and-drinking empire (with an emphasis on “drinking”), which makes it an odd fit for First Dish. So why are we here? To taste the handiwork of celebrated Valley chef Jeremy Pacheco, late of Lon’s at the Hermosa,...

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I should probably preface this by saying I am not a big fan of burgers. It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate meat, and even before my vow to be a vegetarian in my late teens, I didn’t particularly care for most protein. But when I was offered a hosted lunch at the new Aioli Burger on Bell Road, something intrigued me. Perhaps it was the fry flight. I had seen pictures of...

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