A Stroll Through St. Anthony’s Monastery!

The Abbott's home overlooking St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery.

Florence Arizona is about 75 miles NE of Tucson on Highway 79. Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery is on the way from Tucson to Florence. We had wanted to visit this monastery for years, but each time we were at or near Florence, we did not have the proper attire. … Continue reading

Cattleman’s Cafe, Marana: A Review!

Cattleman's Cafe, Marana AZ

“Friendly people, good service, and hearty food at a fair price. Worth the short drive off the highway.” So wrote a Yelper about Cattleman’s Café at the Marana Stockyard. I cannot disagree. Breakfast & Lunch only: 6 AM to 2 PM. I met Ms. Toby, Marana’s Tourism & Marketing Manager, … Continue reading

Top 10 Margaritas In Tucson: Part Dos

Tyler Sunderman, bartender at Agustin Kitchen

In Part I of our List of the 10 Best Margaritas in Tucson, we reviewed the cocktails of lo Esencial and Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. Our next tastings were Downtown, starting at Agustin Kitchen in the Mercado, then on to the Tap Room at Hotel Congress, and finally to El Charro … Continue reading

In Search of Tucson’s Best Margarita – Part I

The Grove Margarita

Now, at the beginning of our 5th year, Southern Arizona Guide embarks on yet another Top Ten list, the Best Margarita. We started with the Best Mexican Restaurants; then moved on to Best Burgers, Best Pizzas, and last year, Best Steakhouses in Tucson. In between, we ate our way through … Continue reading

List of Tucson’s 10 Best Steakhouses

Silver Saddle Steakhouse

Drum roll, please. Southern Arizona Guide Is Proud To Present Tucson’s 10 Best Steakhouses 10/02/2015 – But first, a brief explanation. Tucson has two basic types of steakhouses. First, we have Cowboy Steakhouses. These are characterized by casual western ambiance and attire and are, relative to the other type, inexpensive. … Continue reading

Is Bob’s Steak & Chop House The Best Steakhouse In Tucson?

Bob's steak and chop house tucson az

We are near the end of our exhaustive search for the Top 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson. So far, we have reviewed: Pinnacle Peak; El Corral; Silver Saddle; PY; Cattletown; Daisy Mae’s; Lil’ Abner’s; Tanque Verde Guest Ranch; Fleming’s; & Sullivan’s. This week we review Bob’s Steak & Chop House … Continue reading

Is Cattletown The Best Steakhouse In Tucson?

Cattletown Dining Room

Continuing our ranking of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson, Ms. Karen, Neighbor Roy, and I saddled up and rode to Cattletown Steakhouse & Saloon about a 2 mile drive northeast of the TIA (aka TUS Airport). I had seen pictures of the exterior. It looked like someone had attempted … Continue reading

Barrio Cuisine: A Native American Bistro

Barrio Cuisine: Totoi Dough God

Editor’s Note: 10/5/2015 Sadly, after just a year, Barrio Cuisine has closed. Revitalized Downtown Tucson has yet another “foreign” food niche restaurant. Of course there is Caffe’ Milano for very good Italian. It’s next door to the Fox Theater, so when we are attending a performance, we usually combine the … Continue reading

Is Sullivan’s The Best Steakhouse In Tucson?

Diner Steak Sullivans

As many of you already know, we are on a mission to discover the Top 10 Steakhouses in Tucson. The first year of the Guide, we published the Top 3 Mexican Restaurants. The following year it was the Top 10 Burgers in Tucson. Last year we ranked the Top 10 … Continue reading