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 … [...]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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, and my favorite: Dakota Cafe. Dakota Café and Catering serves American dishes for lunch and dinner daily. (520)298-7188 Train Schedule: Monday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 4:30pm – 9:00pm Visit the website. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715 520-296-4551 … Continue reading
El Corral Steakhouse on River Road in Tucson is hugely popular. Their specialty is prime rib enjoyed in a casual dining atmosphere.Continue reading
As you’re headed down the I-19 from Tucson to Tumacacori, you will see a sign for the little town of Amado. Most prominently, you will see two rustic looking restaurants across the street from each other.
One, the Cow Palace, has a large cow on the roof. The other, the Longhorn Grill, sports a gigantic cow skull for an entrance.
We had lunch at the Amado Steakhouse about a year ago (2010) and it was a most pleasant experience. Serene grounds, good food and service. We dined on the patio then walked along a tree-lined path to visit some art studios. However, I understand the Amado Territory Inn & Steakhouse has new owners since we were there, so I can’t vouch for the place now. I will be down that way again soon and will check it out for you. Visit the website 3001 East Frontage Road, Amado … Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Dining in Tombstone can be hoot. Here you can get a good steak, outstanding BBQ ribs, or a decent burger all served with a large helping of Old West History.Continue reading