That really sounds like a great idea. God forbid Monsanto should enter the picture.
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?
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.
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.
any chance we could get this list updated.. its over 8 years out of date at this point..
Araneta's Mexico Inn--I still consider it the best Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Their huevos rancheros and chimichangas were superb--and the salsa!!!
Thank you all. Tucson was a great place to eat as well as to grow up. Don't forget the Hula Hut on South Stone for very good stakes and funny drinks, and later the Panda Bar. MJL
Its now 2013 . . . I still remember all these places and miss them so much! Living in Scottsdale now since 1998! Much has changed here in Scottsdale too since the mid-90's. Crud! I miss my early 20's! Smuggler's Inn for disco dancing during the late 80's!!! / krk
My goodness, trip down memory lane.. raised in Tucson from 12 to 24, 1960 till 72.
Knew all these wonderful places, my favorite being Ye Olde Lantern with the appetizer tray, large red leather booths, fireplace and warm friendly staff.
My parents have long since passed but the first dinner we had when we visited Tucson before moving there on Xmas 59 was the Lantern. Lived near Coat of Arms and had rehearsal dinner at Cliff House, reception Coat of Arms. Great memories of so many others. Redwood Lodge, Vitos, Skyroom..Tucson has a proud heritiage of great eats. Thanks for the memories!!
Last Chance was dynamite. You could go in just before closing and get free slices and whole pizzas leftover from the evening. This was in the mid-70s as I recall. The beer was always frosty cold.
Cora's Cafe on the corner of Irvington and Old Nogales/6th - Right across from the Rodeo grounds.. Some of the best cheap breakfast I'd been raised on for special morning occasions. It was too tragic when it closed and re opened as some sort of mexican sea food place.
does anybody know why a food truck couldn't be at sabino canyon (especially on a weekend). i think it would do a great business - lots of hungry hikers and only vending machine junk available.
I used to work at Da Vinci's. It was one of my first jobs. I started as a dishwasher, cooked some pizza's and years later cooked there briefly. I have a lot of great memories from that place. The Ali family was a lot of fun. The staff was like family. You really don't find places like that any more. My wife still request me to make the chicken toskonini. Thank for the memories. Love ya Cosmo. Kev
I'm hungry, damn this new year and the resolutions it brings!
Not a published writer… just had an idea, my characters are a bit two dimensional; I could use a bit of help in building the story… I also like Well Written Sensual stories… Not the usual four letter assault on the American Language. One can be just a sensual/sexual with better phrased, animated descriptions of bodily motion than what one gets in the normal porn.
As a challenge, I wrote a poem that uses NO vulgarities, no 4 letter slang, yet it's a real sexy page. Email me and I'll send the poem for your evaluation. Terry
Lovelovelove Monkey Flower Chocolates!
Thank youi Tucson Weekly/Gene Armstrong. All I want for Christmas is the 'Johnny Cash Box Set' and joy to the world:)
When Corleones was on Mabel St. near UMC, the atmosphere was great!! The restaurant was located in a house blended with a residential area. Food was very good! A night out for dinner was fun at Corleones while a student at U of A in the 1980's.
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