This article is spot on! Everything Alafia serves is fantastic. It's food you think about for a long time after. The memory will cross your mind unexpectedly throughout the next month, calling you back.
Thank you Adam for writing this story and thank you everyone for reading and commenting on this article. We are excited to open in Tucson using local investment money and to provide 30+ local jobs. We understand and accept we cannot please everyone, but just the same, we hope you all will be open minded, visit our establishment when we open this holiday season and try some fish tacos.
I was part of the team that opened Firebirds at La Encantada mall, countless people told us we wouldn't last a year, but almost 15 years later, guess what? Might not be your favorite restaurant, but Firebirds is still there and going strong. Point is, these guys know they can't make everybody happy, but given their location, clearly they are no dummies, this place will do just fine whether you like it or not.
The location is torn up beyond recognition and no work is happening at all... We'll see when an opening actually occurs. In the meantime, I agree with chow reader... How about promote something that actually exists?
Adam, why are you promoting a restaurant that might be open in three months when there are hundreds open now? What a waste.
Chain restaurant = #fail.
Whoa, someone needs a beer!
I think it's brave to open Jimmy Hula's there. The "if it isn't local it sucks" line is tired. It's being opened by a Tucson guy anyway and if the food and service is good, what's the problem? And frankly the stoned, crazy, loud, wild, colorful, blissed out scene on Fourth Avenue is wonderful. Plenty of lawyers, doctors, cops, city councilmen and others down there too. Mr. Big Shot, in this case you are mistaken, but we will forgive your foolishness.
Yo Mr big shot (oh yeah by the way nice screen name... not), maybe best not to judge a book by its cover, can't say that I've ever eaten at Jimmy Hulas, but word on the street was Starbucks wanted to rent that location, would you rather have them there or a local investor? According to your home page you don't even live in Tucson so why would you care?
It's beyond me why anyone would bring jive Mexican facsimile food to the town that has the best Mexican fare in the U.S. That photo just screams ranch dressing and salsa that tastes like spaghetti sauce. Oh well, people that frequent 4th Ave. are so stoned, they don't know what they're eating anyway.
I've already suggested the owner name something after Boatner's. I was thinking a signature beer from a local brewery, like "Boatner's Seaside Ale" or a Boatner's taco or something.
Another nail in the coffin.
A writer who uses the meaningless word "things" in the first sentence of his article is a writer who needs additional training in the craft.
Am I the only one troubled by the recent profusion of "craft breweries" in this city? Is beer really such a gourmet item that it is worthy of promotion in the Weekly? Is your readership in need of more beer snobs?
If your paper is going to continue to promote businesses that deal in alcoholic beverages, under the guise of journalism, it would be only right and proper to give equal space to the organizations that treat alcohol addiction. This would ensure that readers would be continually reminded that alcoholic beverages are the most dangerous legal drug in our society, responsible for many traffic deaths, murders, rapes, fights, child abuse and the long-term deleterious effects of parental alcoholism.
Adams back, hooray!
PS Pronto is in there but not as a separate restaurant. Not sure what I was thinking .....
Pronto should've been in there but I ran out of room. Buy the book ans see all that made it.
Pronto's? One of my favorite places, though it didn't seem to survive the owner's grand plans to take it more upscale...
Ray - PO Folks no because it was a chain/. Zachary's most definitely!
I don't have the book yet but I was wondering if PO FOLKS was in there or maybe ZACHERYS PIZZA? Those were too of my long time favorites !
No food made by us. We have a roll up garage door that opens up right to the taproom so I'm going to leave it open and park a food truck right there as often as I can, though.
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