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Re: “Italian Style

I worked at Vinces in the early 90s. I was a host, and it was a fun job. Mr. Vince was a HUGE guy, but he always had a laugh ready. When he died, it felt like losing family!

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Posted by AK Benjamin on 01/31/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

East Speedway had Paulos, Vitos and Von's which were 50's & 60's Continental Style. The Jet Set hung out at The Barrons on South Wilmot in the early 70's. Wongs on 22nd was great for Chinese for quite a few years. OK Coral had some great steaks. I loved the Green Goddess at Sneaky Petes back in the late 60's.
When "The Bistro" opened on Broadway near Kolb, it was the most expensive restaurant in Tucson. Last but not least were the two Johnie's on Speedway. I loved those burgers and the crinkle fries. YUMMY delish!

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Posted by Mike on 10/13/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

Golden Pagoda was own by Mr. David So for 30 years. My dad and mom bought the place in 1982. They own Golden Pagoda from 1982 to 1987. Yes, the whole family was there to help. All my cousins from my mom side of the family. Nowadays, Tucson has too many Chinese restaurants. The taste is not the same anymore. Thank you Rita Connelly and Tucson Weekly for remembering us.

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Posted by Ritchie on 09/03/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Just discovered the Egees at Tempe Market Place. YEA!!!! Any plans for more locations in the East and West Valley?

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Posted by Lin Piest on 07/23/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Richard, you will be happy to know there are now two places serving Eegees drinks in Phoenix ... we don't have to drive to Casa Grande any more!!! A Blimpie sub shop on Indian Bend and the GreatSteak at Tempe Marketplace both serve the standard trio and FOM Eegees!

Posted by R on 07/20/2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

How could you leave out Casa Molina and Scordato's ?May have the spelling incorrect on the second one.

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Posted by AZDude on 07/16/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

They need to expand. People moving to California or as far as Florida miss Eegees

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Posted by Lila Sorensen on 07/03/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “24-Hour Dining Options

7115 E 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85710

This list needs updating!

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Posted by Jill Filar on 06/14/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Italian Style

I agree with wildcatforever: CorleoneĀ“s on Mabel Streat near the university is part of my good memories from the time we lived in tucson. The house had several cozzy rooms to choose, good pasta and pizzas.

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Posted by Ana Maria Orsatti on 05/22/2014 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Sorely Missed

I remember the Corleone italian restaurant, about 6 blocks from Gentle Ben, 1980.

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Posted by Ana Maria Orsatti on 05/22/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Frozen Favorites

BTO to close May 25th to become a burger place "Graze" sometime in August.

Posted by DonDTUS on 05/22/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “24-Hour Dining Options

What about CHINESE FOOD!??

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Posted by Katrina KitKat Salazar on 03/24/2014 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Sorely Missed

I really missed El Greco's. I ate at the one by the UofA as a kid and then in college. We had our wedding rehearsal at the Ft. Lowell location so I have many fond memories of the restaurant.

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Posted by Angela Bordonaro on 01/29/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “The Real Thing

I like working here

Posted by Kam E Bueno on 01/17/2014 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Check It Out

That really sounds like a great idea. God forbid Monsanto should enter the picture.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/29/2013 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Calories of Concern

With all the money coming in from the Casinos, why wouldn't anyone on the Tohono rez be able to eat right if they wanted to?

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 08/21/2013 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

I know there isn't room to list all the old great places, but I remember going to Austin's near Broadway Village in the early '60's with my dad after UofA basketball games in the old Bear Down gym. Dad wouldn't let me try any of those other ice cream flavors, C,S & V were the only flavors of real ice cream to dad (and that was OK)
Best chocolate malts I ever had! Johnnies Fat Boy couldn't be beat! The free sopapillas for dessert at Panchos in the old Del Ray shopping center on 22nd st. were the best. I probably wouldn't care for them now but the simple hamburgers at Burger Chef on 22nd & Craycroft were a treat to a seventh grader (Mom would have killed me for riding my bike down there with my pals in 1965). The core of the building of El Molinito on 22nd is the old Burger Chef. Lotta memories, good one's of Tucson.

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 08/21/2013 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

Brings to mind great times and all the great memories of growing up here in Tucson. The article and the comments are precious reminders of days gone by.


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Posted by Floyd A John on 08/14/2013 at 10:10 AM

Re: “24-Hour Dining Options

any chance we could get this list updated.. its over 8 years out of date at this point..

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Posted by Bryan Cassell on 08/13/2013 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

Araneta's Mexico Inn--I still consider it the best Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Their huevos rancheros and chimichangas were superb--and the salsa!!!

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Posted by Fred on 07/27/2013 at 10:12 AM

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