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Dine & Dash: places to break up the monotony

Zemam's Ethiopian Cuisine offers vibrantly seasoned offerings that customers scoop up with flat bread.

Zemam's Ethiopian Cuisine offers vibrantly seasoned offerings that customers scoop up with flat bread.

Friday is National Blah Blah Blah Day, the intent of which is for all of us to take care of those projects people have been nagging us to do. While some people take on the biggies – quitting smoking, starting a diet – a lot of other Blah Blah Blah observers just tackle the piles of paper and other assorted detritus that has accumulated on their desks at work or home. Break up your humdrum day of chores by visiting one of these five eye-opening, local eateries:


4825 N. First Ave., 887-2333, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 Mondays-Saturdays

Tucson’s only Cajun eatery has plenty of lively selections, including the fiery, homemade Habanero Duck Sausage appetizer.


4520 E. Broadway, 325-6953, 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. daily

Break the standard meal routine with Japan’s version of Tapas-style, small-plate dining – Izakaya – while you sip your ake.


1150 E. Sixth St., 623-8020, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays

Now that spring training is over, the throng of Latin baseball players that flock to Tucson’s lone Cuban eatery has waned enough to more easily enjoy the Ropa Vieja, Black Bean Soup and papaya shakes.


943 E. University Blvd., 622-2892, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Tucson’s only Afghan eatery serves a great, reasonably priced dinner and a dynamite lunch buffet at its new digs in the UA-area Main Gate Square center.


2731 E. Broadway, 323-9928, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays

Eat with your hands at Tucson’s only Ethiopian eatery, where you scoop up the vibrantly seasoned offerings with freshly made flat bread.

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