February 2013 – Our search for the best hamburger continues. Last year we chose Zinburger #1 & Red Robin at the Tucson Mall #2. This year I’m going to expand that list because almost everyone loves a great burger. Moreover, there seems to be a considerable increase in competition for this category.
Recently, and entirely by happenstance, I dined at the new The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen. I was looking for a particular book at Barnes & Nobles in the Foothills Mall. As I came out with my prize, Jefferson: The Art of Power by John Meacham (highly recommended), and walked to my car, I realized that there is a new restaurant across the parking lot. As I recalled, this used to be a Greek restaurant.
As I approached the front entry, it was abundantly clear that this place was no longer Greek. A couple of huge wooden Yeti statues greeted me. I soon learned that the Sasquatch Kitchen opened this past January and the interior was re-designed to resemble a hunting & fishing/ski lodge. A casual glance about as I was being seated suggested that this is a sports bar trying to look like a lodge. My idea of a “lodge” is something like Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood or Ahwahnee in Yosemite. This isn’t them. Read More