strength is the creative talent of its kitchen
innovative renditions from the American
repertoire. The late-night bar menu is
deservedly popular. Award-winning wine
If you’re looking for good eats and lots of them, this may just be your ideal place. The food is made fresh from scratch, and the portions will blow you away. Breakfasts include everything from biscuits and gravy to Belgian waffles. At lunch, both salad-lovers and fried-food fanatics will be happy. Service is down-home, just as one would expect. (9-10-09)
Here's one place that can lay claim to the diner heritage. Breakfast, lunch and simple dinner work well at Grill. But late night is when this beacon diner shines bright, drawing an eclectic, vibrant and entertaining crowd. Try the burgers or a big bowl of Capn Crunch. There is also a full bar in the Red Room.
Theres nothing fancy or extravagant in the way Franks does business, but if you like a hearty, homestyle meal served with lots of hot, strong coffee, real honest-to-goodness mashed potatoes and hash browns and eggs cooked the way you like them, youll love this place. Ample portions, brisk service and affordable prices ensure constant popularity. (1-6-00)
It took more than 30 years, but the Fox Tucson Theatre's revitalization was worth the long wait.
Tucson's premier vaudeville and movie palace opened in 1930. The luxurious building near the corner of Stone Avenue and Congress Street was a cultural hub of the city from its opening night until it closed in 1974.
The theater was threatened with demolition, but in 1999, the nonprofit Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation stepped up and bought the theater, intending to restore, renovate and reopen the downtown gem, which is most famous locally for hosting the Mickey Mouse Club.
On Dec. 31, 2005, the nearly 30,000-square-foot art-deco venue finally reopened after a reconstruction effort that included an eagle’s eye for authentic detail—down to using the exact same seat fabric the Fox originally opened with.
Despite outcries about the millions of dollars the city pumped into renovation of the building, the theater today hosts concerts, dance performances, fundraisers, weddings and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s worth a walk-through even if nothing is happening.