Built in 1919, the same year my father was born in Tucson, the Hotel Congress served passengers arriving at the train depot across the street. Walking into the lobby, you will immediately have a sense of this hotel’s history. Yet, even though it’s old, all the modern comforts and conveniences … Continue reading
The Cup Cafe is a downtown tradition enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Creative dishes, eclectic wine list, freshly baked desserts, full bar, indoor or patio seating.Continue reading
Cafe’ a la C’Art is a small, but fine country-style restaurant in the Art Museum’s courtyard. You can dine inside or be seated on the patio. Great sandwiches and salads, but of particular interest is their delectable baked goods.
Judy Michelet, her son Mark and his wife Shirley take pride in presenting artistically crafted menu items based on traditional Southwest cuisine flavors. You will enjoy!
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.Continue reading
I know it sounds weird, but a really good burger and a really good glass of wine really do go together.Continue reading
First, Blue Willow Restaurant on Campbell is a bakery: fresh-out-of-the-oven cakes, pies, muffins, cookies, you-name-it.Continue reading
Beyond Bread has the Best Sandwiches according to Jim. Not fancy, just fresh bread, sandwiches, soups, salads and pastries. Locally owned since 1998. Beyond Bread Three Locations: Central: 3026 N Campbell Road, Tucson North: 421 W Ina Road Tucson East: 6220 E Speedway Blvd For Dining reviews of the Best … Continue reading
Kingfisher Bar & Grill on East Grant is my favorite in Tucson for seafood. Seared scallops, excellent. But if you like lobster or salmon, go for it. Very good!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
Generally, my criteria for dining recommendations includes ‘authenticity’, as in authentically Tucson. I’m gonna make an exception, ’cause North is that good. I almost never go to a shopping mall, but North is located at the far end of La Encantada, Tucson’s attempt to recreate Rodeo Drive.Continue reading