Tucson snagged eight spots on the 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards list, released this week, rubbing forks with nearly 3,600 of the world’s best restaurants, according to the magazine.

The Tucson restaurants were among more than 60 Arizona eateries on the list. Most of the others were from Phoenix and Scottsdale, including Tucson native Sam Fox’s Olive & Ivy.

Two of the Tucson entrants are outposts of national chains, one is a celebrated casino steakhouse and three are connected to Tucson area resorts.

Here are the Tucson restaurants on the list:

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@tucson.com or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

Cathalena has covered music for the Star for the past 20 years. She's a graduate of Arizona State University has worked at Sedona Red Rock News, Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York; and USA Today.