The Settlement Smokehouse: A Dining Review!


On a recent late Sunday morning, I was cruising south from Saguaro National Park East on Old Spanish Trail heading more or less toward Colossal Cave when I suddenly came upon The Settlement Smokehouse. Turning abruptly into the parking lot, this establishment seemed somehow familiar. Didn’t this use to be … let me think … […]

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The Dish Bistro & Wine Bar: Does It Serve The Best Steaks In Tucson?

The Dish Bistro

I have been searching for a steakhouse that serves a better ribeye than I can BBQ at home. I almost always purchase my ribeyes from Costco. They are ALWAYS better than any of the big-name grocery stores. If you know what you’re looking for, you can pick up a generous package of prime-cut ribeye’s for the cost of U.S.D.A. choice.

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Trail Dust Town

Dakota Cafe

Trail Dust Town is a recreated Old West town on the far east side of Tucson. Here you will find Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse (same owner as El Corral in central Tucson); a miniature train to ride around town in; an opera house, shops, the Museum of the Horse Soldier and … Continue reading

Lil Abner’s Steakhouse – Marana

This used to be a stage coach stop back in the Old West not so long ago. Full bar. Outdoor seating with live music on weekends. Big BBQ. Good steaks. Better ribs. Lil Abner’s would be a 3.5 Saguaro, but I had to give it  a half Saguaro for authenticity.

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