Great post, as usual, . I have eaten at the Lotus Garden many times. It's always a good experience. Thanks for sharing this.
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Count your blessings, tucsonenses. I recently moved to Colorado Springs where people will swear that such-and-such place has "great margaritas!" and then when you get there, the bartender pulls out the MARGARITA MIX.
Don't even get me started on the salsa.
Would love to go anyplace other than downtown.
Also please consider patronizing local antique stores. This is an opportunity to find special older items that were likely originally made in the USA, live "green" by recycling & help support local small business owners who own the stores or run their own booths in larger antique malls.
To the Author,
Thank you for writing this article. My father was raised in Tucson, and settled in OC, California, where I went to school with one of the Segura's grandchildren. When we found out whom his family was my father invited him over and we had a great night of reminiscent talk about Tucson and the Best Hot Sauce in the World.
I live in Hawaii now and have no access to the Sauce, please post the full adress or the phone number to the Factory I would rather buy it from the family itself.
Mahalo Nui Loa, a me Aloha!,
PO Box 4610 Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96745
This article intrigued me for a lot of reasons. The "techie" aspect in their novel approach to roasting appeals to my inner nerd, it's a local business and I love to support them, and as a coffee nerd they seem to have a passion for what they do, which usually translates into an excellent product. Unfortunately, I believe only the first two were correct.
I happened to be on the north side of town so I stopped into AJ's to pick up a bag. I was a little shocked at the price. At $18 for 10oz, it cost almost twice what fresh local roasters like Savaya and Raging Sage charge but what's cost when it comes to good coffee? Upon opening the bag at home however, I was faced with several obvious concerns before I even started heating the water. First, it was vacuum sealed. Fresh coffee gives off CO2 and therefore needs packaging that will allow it to breathe. Second, it was already ground. If you like your coffee fresh, you should grind it immediately before you brew it. Third, both the website and the package encourage using a French press, my favorite method. But the grind was much to fine and I ended up with A LOT of grounds in the cup. Fourth, in my opinion, it was over roasted. When you roast beans to long, you drive off the oils that carry the majority of the flavor.
One sip was enough. I dumped my cup and went to Cartel.
Admittedly, I am a coffee snob so my opinion may be a little over analytic. But as this was priced well above some of the best fresh roast in town, I believe it is fair to hold it to at least the same standard. I wish Tyler's Coffee well. Especially in this economy, we need all the successful local businesses we can get. I hope they can improve their product, but I would not purchase this coffee again.
Just returned from a road trip where native foods carts and trucks perambulate on rural roads; they are mainstays of their small communities. Corn stew, local breads- just delicious. Thanks for this resource listing on our Tucson trucks.
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La Fuente - Judges' Choice
Marinaterra - People's Choice
Casino del Sol - Best Food Pairing
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@MaggieM: Indeed. Somehow the prefix didn't make it online. Thanks.
Do you mean eat UNhealthy food or go hungry?
Shana, actually, you can have Eegee's shipped to you, if you truly want it badly enough. My daughter was dating someone from Arizona while she was a student at Utah State University. He sent her a big bucket of Eegee's on Valentine's Day! She kept it in our freezer for months, but we weren't allowed to touch it...it was HERS :)
Foreverdreamer- you are an asshole. Im positive there are people that would be glad if you werent around.
I agree I would love to know how to make these wonderful refreshing drinks!!I grew up in Tucson and now live in Oregon and I would love to be able to make these myself since there is no way to get them here!!! Does anyone have any ideas??
So you think of yourself as a great pastry chef?
If you read the article, it tells you what the drink is made of. Sugar, water, and natural fruit juices. That's a pretty small list of ingredients.
Does the egees drink contain aspartame of any kind ? Does anyone have the answer.
Responding to Featherkittie, Eegee's IS GLUTEN FREE!!!!! My wife, who has Chrone's disease and is gluten AND lactose intolerant, CAN and DOES have Eegee's all the time.
All of Eegee's slushies are free of gluten. Thought you would want to know.
Mixing strawberry and lemon is the best!!!!!!
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