Saint House Rum Bar: A Review!

Ernest Hemingway Pouring A Drink

(September 2013) Dr. Gil & I meet over lunch or dinner 2-3 times a year to solve the most pressing problems of the world. He’s a successful Tucson physician, and his interests are wide-ranging, including politics, religion, & international travel. So conversations tend to be lively. They usually begin with … Continue reading

Bisbee’s Copper City Inn: A Review!

Copper City Inn: Louie de Bisbee Room.

There are at least as many places of lodging in Bisbee as there are reasons to visit Bisbee in the first place. Most of the hotels & inns are old … a hundred years old or more. They are definitely charming, but sometimes inconvenient or uncomfortable, and almost never handicap-friendly. … Continue reading

Dakota Cafe: A Dining Review

Dakota Cafe Front

It was a hot July Sunday, barely afternoon, when Ms. Karen & I took off on one of our adventures. We usually do a Sunday day-trip, but we got a late start and this would have to be a half-day trip. We headed for the wilds of East Tucson, a … Continue reading

Four Points By Sheraton Tucson Airport Hotel: A Review.

Four Points Tucson Airport Hotel

There are many reasons why visitors to Tucson & Southern Arizona want to stay at least one night in a hotel near our Tucson International Airport (TIA). Fortunately, they have a lot of choices along Hotel Row (Tucson Blvd.) just before entering TIA. (Airline designation: TUS.) However, you can’t get … Continue reading

Delectables On 4th Avenue: A Dining Review

Delectables on 4th Avenue Tucson

Spring 2013. It’s been a while since I ventured down to 4th Avenue. Because of the (eventual) arrival of our Modern Streetcar, the place has been a construction nightmare. Nevertheless, I was anxious to see the progress. On this early May day I was scheduled to meet my friend Jeffrey … Continue reading

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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Opa! Greek Cuisine & Fun: A Review.

Santorini

April 2013 – The ancient Roman poet we call Virgil (70 BC – 19 BC) taught us an important lesson when he wrote the epic Aeneid. “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.” I was reminded of that proverb recently. I had just been seated by the hostess at Opa! Greek Cuisine … Continue reading

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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