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Tucson Restaurant Tournament: (5) Brushfire BBQ Co. vs. (12) Downtown Kitchen

Will Brushfire be able to avoid the 5/12 upset?

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Jason Bartel

In a first round matchup in the Catalinas Region, five-seed Brushfire BBQ Co. will take on 12-seed Downtown Kitchen.

Be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom. You can also vote by tweeting the restaurant name with the hashtag #TRT.

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(5) Brushfire BBQ Co.

Brushfire BBQ Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: Samos (also Terra del Sol - pictured)

Website

Cuisine: Barbeque

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Entertaining Yelp review: "If you were a chick I would give you a one out of one because I'd tap that Sammy any day. Trust me I tried being kosher but this stuff makes me renounce my Jewish faith. I can finally say that Moses never had BRUSHFIRE BBQ omg so gud. I'm currently watching people and I just came, a lil bit , to the conclusion haeh. You know sometimes when you are craving that juicy ole swine, give your wife a break and come on in to BRUSHFIRE BBQ. Its only cheating if that hog finds out. Hot girl just gave me free ice cream because they dropped my ticket. Like its so gud I love her now."

(12) Downtown Kitchen

Downtown Kitchen Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: Downtown

Website

Cuisine: Traditional American

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Entertaining Yelp review: "I started with the octopus and chorizo bruschetta. There were definitely a lot flavors going on. There were salty and savory flavors as well as a tangy and sour flavor from the pickled items. I did not love it because the flavors were all over the place and really distracted from the tender and good octopus."