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

Is Daisy Mae’s Steakhouse The Best In Tucson?

Daisy Mae Steak Plate

Continuing our ranking of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson, Ms. Karen, Neighbor Roy, & I moseyed off to Daisy Mae’s Steakhouse near the West Campus of Pima Community College for an early Sunday dinner. I had dined at Daisy Mae’s with my mother-in-law some years ago and we had … Continue reading

Is Fleming’s The Best Steakhouse In Tucson?

Fleming's Steakhouse

Here we are in June of 2015 working on our list of the Ten Best Steakhouses in Tucson. For my birthday last week, Ms. Karen, my beloved wife and webmistress, thought it would be the right occasion to experience Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with two of our favorite … Continue reading

Eclectic Cafe’: A Dining Review

Vegetarian Calbacitas Tacos at Eclectic Cafe'

(May 2015) Earlier this week, Neighbor Roy & I went to the Tucson Desert Art Museum to see their new SNAP! exhibit. As I write this, I am also working on a review of that exhibit whose content is sure to be controversial. Afterward, we enticed Ms. Lois, who works at … Continue reading