After a reinvention and relocation, the folks at Elle are still dishing up hearty wine-country classics in new, sleek, modern digs. With a diverse wine list—including offerings of "splashes" so that you can try out a new wine without committing to an entire glass—there's something for everyone. The gnocchi with house-made Italian sausage is a treat, and the "morseELLEs" menu offers little tastes of the chef's creations for anyone with a lighter appetite. (3-31-11)
El Minuto Café has been serving Tucson some of the best Mexican food around for more than 60 years. The chiles rellenos simply cant be beat.
With a large menu featuring appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and special dinners, along with a wonderful décor, LGBT-based Colors is a fine place for a casual dinner with friends. Sit by the aquarium if you can. (1-27-05)
Also at 4205 N. Campbell Ave. (319-2467). While Choice Greens offers a handful of soups, sandwiches and paninis, salads are undeniably the main attraction at this fast-casual joint. The concept is simple: You pick a lettuce; you choose which of the almost four-dozen ingredients you want in your salad; you choose a protein (meat, tuna or tofu), if you want one; and then you pick your dressing. You pay; you sit down; your salad is delivered shortly. Simple, uncomplicated and delicious. (9-29-05)
Caruso's has been around since 1938,
and based on the crowds the restaurant
draws on the weekends, it'll be around
beyond 2038. The service is warm and
friendly while the food is inexpensive and
satisfying. Caruso's patio seating offers a
special dining experience. (7-17-03)
Everything from burgers to sophisticated hickory-grilled seafood entrées are well-prepared and served with panache.
Kingfishers sister restaurant is making a name for itself on the northwest side. Delicious seafood dishes for both lunch and dinner are the star attractions, but youll also be wowed by the comfortable, industrial-chic décor, the quaint outside patio and the large, welcoming bar. (10-13-05)