Dining Reviews of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Dining in Tucson and Southern Arizona

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Overland Trout: Just How Good is it?

Overland Trout Chef Greg LaPrad.

November 2013 – Because it was a very rainy late fall Saturday afternoon, we didn’t expect Overland Trout to be all that busy. Apparently we had underestimated the buzz over this new restaurant in Sonoita. Fortunately, we had the foresight to make a reservation. We had first heard about Overland … Continue reading

Wisdom’s Cafe’

Located on the frontage road just north of Mission Tumacácori, Wisdom’s cafe has been a family affair since 1944. Wisdom’s is justly famous for its fine Mexican food and margaritas.

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Cafe Roka – Bisbee

Cafe Roka, Bisbee

Is Cafe’ Roka the best restaurant in Baja Arizona? You decide. But I’ll tell you this little story. Mr. Woodry and I have been dear friends for well over 40 years. He was my first supervisor on my first job after I graduated. Since then we have traveled extensively together … Continue reading

Jax Kitchen On North Oracle: A Review

Beet and Arugula Salad

January 2021. I had heard good things about Jax Kitchen on North Oracle and so, when I received a Groupon offering Lunch for 4, I was reasonably certain I could talk three friends into dining with me. With me for lunch last week were Ms. Karen, Ms. Sue, and Ms. Marcia. Always pleasant to dine [...]

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Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink: A Review!

A Reilly pizza

September 2013 – Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink is a Downtown Tucson newbie. However, the 3-story brick building in which this establishment is now located is fairly old by Tucson standards. Built in 1906, this was the Reilly Funeral Home from 1908 to 1990. Reilly opened just recently, but I … Continue reading

Shelby’s Bistro

Shelby's Bistro Tubac

Shelby’s Bistro is a very good place to eat while visiting Tubac. It’s hidden away behind some shops and galleries and over a bridge on the south side of the Village, but once you’ve found it you’re in for a triple treat.

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Sawmill Run Restaurant, Summerhaven: A Review

Patio Dining At Sawmill Run On A Fine June Afternoon.

June 2012 To escape the oppressive June heat a few weeks ago, we drove up to Mt. Lemmon for the day. Traveling with Ms. Karen & me were her brother & our sister-in-law, Cliff & Lynne, visiting from Florida for the first time. Another reason I wanted to go was that I had heard there [...]

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Bisbee Breakfast Club

Bisbee Breakfast Club

I had breakfast at the Bisbee Breakfast Club. Every local I talked to recommended the place, so I felt compelled to test it out. The locals were right. Nothing fancy, but breakfast in Bisbee. Definitely. Bisbee Breakfast Club 75 Erie St in Bisbee, AZ 85603 For more of Bisbee’s Best … Continue reading

The Bar @ Ritz Carlton Resort – Dove Mountain

Ritz Bar Vertical 01

In the summer of 2012, Neighbor Roy and I took off in search of the most expensive lunch in Tucson. We wanted to do our part to contribute to the under-performing Tucson economy. I am delighted to report that we found it. Or, to put it another way, they saw … Continue reading

Lindy’s On 4th Avenue: Does It Have The Best Burgers In Tucson?

Lindy’s OMFG Challenge

Last week Neighbor Roy & I continued our quest to find the best burger in Tucson. So far, we’ve reviewed Monkey Burger Downtown, and the new Diablo Burger in the Rialto building across from Hotel Congress. On both occasions, we had an overall delightful experience, but did note that both had their strengths & weaknesses. [...]

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Dragoon Brewing Company: A Review.

Dragoon's knowledgeable, but mysterious Tristan White.

  Most of you know that I have reviewed a few established Southern Arizona microbreweries recently, including Thunder Canyon at Foothills Mall, Barrio Brewing Company downtown Tucson, & Nimbus Bistro on Tanque Verde. I always take my trusty beer expert, Michael Polletta, with me to explain the finer point of microbrewing. I didn’t even know [...]

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Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant, Bisbee

Santiago's Restaurant Bisbee

Just about every time I have gone to Bisbee over the past year I have tried to dine at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. However, something always managed to spoil my plans…until last week.I had heard a lot of positive comments about Santiago’s as I wandered Old Bisbee taking photographs and talking with the natives. Now I know why. Just walking in the front door will put a smile on your face. The interior is light and colorful, even playful. Very Mexican in the best possible sense. Santiago’s is a happy place.

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Monkey Burger: Is It The Best Burger In Tucson?

monkey-burger

I do not know why, but there has been a rash of burger joints opening around Tucson recently. I mean, even the Ritz Carlton opened a specialty burger bar. With their usual pretentiousness, they named it Cayton’s Burger Bistro at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. So, Neighbor Roy & I have set ourselves upon [...]

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Nimbus Bistro & Brewery: A Review

Nimbus Brewery Samples

Our review of Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery is #3 in our series on Southern Arizona craft breweries. Once again, my sampling partner, Michael Polletta, and I continued our arduous journey through Southern Arizona with the singular goal to sample all the beers brewed by our local microbreweries. We started several weeks ago at Thunder [...]

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