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Comment Archives: stories: Special Issues

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Way to go, EeGee's! Tucson loves you guys!

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Posted by BookemDano on 05/07/2010 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

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.

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Posted by sanguisuga on 06/24/2011 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

It is very frustrating not to be able to find a list of ingredients for these drinks, not even on egees web site. This is not helpful to people with allergies and is not consistent with modern restaurant practices.

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Posted by vladeckk on 04/15/2010 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

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!!!!!!

25 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by joeyb on 06/14/2011 at 3:56 PM

Re: “24-Hour Dining Options

any chance we could get this list updated.. its over 8 years out of date at this point..

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Posted by Bryan Cassell on 08/13/2013 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

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 :)

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Posted by Kris Fancon Morrison on 08/30/2011 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

The ingredients are a secret for good reason. I don't want an imitation Eegee. Yesterday I drove from Phoenix to Casa Grande (new Eegee store) to get a bucket of lemon. I often wish they would would start packaging Eegees for commercial sales in grocery stores. Oh yeah, and the bread too. Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Richard on 08/07/2012 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

I cut the hole in the side of the first truck and installed the vending window in it back in 1971!

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Posted by Jeff Dahn on 06/05/2015 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

They need to expand. People moving to California or as far as Florida miss Eegees

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Posted by Lila Sorensen on 07/03/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

I have to agree with the other person posting about the ingrediants of these drinks. Yesterday I wanted to purchase one at the Sonoita horse races when all around me were raving over them, however the people selling had no idea, although they were wonderful about trying to offer an answer. I have been searching on here since I returned home yesterday, even wrote an email on the Eegee's website, and cannot find out if they are gluten free.

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Posted by Featherkittie on 05/08/2011 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Italian Style

Baronetta! Honey, you really need that operation to have the stick removed. Loved the article, as I loved many the late restaurants mentioned on the list. Yeah, guess I'm old and been in Tucson too long. Damn right! Baronetta, move to Phoenix!

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Posted by Isadoro Duncan on 10/28/2010 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Richard, you will be happy to know there are now two places serving Eegees drinks in Phoenix ... we don't have to drive to Casa Grande any more!!! A Blimpie sub shop on Indian Bend and the GreatSteak at Tempe Marketplace both serve the standard trio and FOM Eegees!

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Posted by R on 07/20/2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “24-Hour Dining Options

What about CHINESE FOOD!??

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Posted by Katrina KitKat Salazar on 03/24/2014 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Italian Style

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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Posted by wildcatforever on 11/05/2012 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Italian Style

When celebrating a special occasion there was no question that Scordato's was the destination. And DaVinci's was the perfect choice for that first date dinner. I miss them both. Thanks for the memories.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 10/28/2010 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Sorely Missed

Hello Rita, Thank you about your comments about Frampton-Stone Cafeteria. My Great Aunt , Margaret Stone was the owner. She moved to Tucson in 1947 from Western Pa. at age 50 and started the cafeteria. She worked in the business until she was 90+.. Aunt Margaret was always focused on quality and loved to work. Because of her, I went into the hotel/restaurant business as my career. lee burns Napa, Cal.

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Posted by food and wine guy on 06/19/2010 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

I agree a need for expansion ... I love San Antonio, Texas but I miss eegees in Tucson, Arizona . Any chance of expanding this way ?

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Posted by Connie on 07/02/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

I would also add the Hidden Valley Inn (circa 1985) to this list of longtime Tucson favorites that are gone. I always enjoyed the old cowboy who played the guitar near the fireplace with the picture of Clint Eastwood (as the Outlaw Josy Wales or ??) hanging over the fireplace. We would always have what they called a "Cheese Crisp" as an appetizer (a quesadilla) and always looked at the extensive dioramas they had on display ( a circus, indian camps, other?)

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Posted by Rob on 09/02/2010 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Many thanks to Ed & Bob. I started eating eegee's in the early 1970s when the food truck stopped by my high school (Catalina) in the afternoons. Soon we found their 'shack' on the north side of Speedway, east of Tucson Blvd. The 'shack' turned into a bigger store & soon I happily found many eegee's all over Tucson. The 'shack' store has since moved across Speedway, to the corner at Tucson Blvd.
We have had many family events where eegee's was present, including a baby shower, & that baby is now 26 years of age. I moved away from Tucson about 30 years ago & often wish an eegee's store was in Washington State. Whenever I come back to Tucson, I always head to eegee's directly from the airport. Recently I spent a month in Tucson & probably had eegee's food and/or drink 25 of 30 days. Not too much for me. My favorites are still what I used to get back in the 70s; a lemon or strawberry eegee, a couple hot pretzels with cheese, & an original grinder..hot.
I haven't noticed too many changes in the products, which is a good thing. One exception I noticed last month was the original grinder has a different slice of meat, I think it is ham, & chopped up peppers instead of whole peppers, which was a little disapointing to this 'old timer'. I used to bite the pepper & dump all the pepper juice onto the sandwich. Now the amount of peppers you get is not consistent, & I really didn't like biting into peppers stems. Hey, after nearly 45 years of eating these yummy treats, you notice these things. Needless to say, eegee's is my number one favorite restaurant of its kind. Again, many, many thanks to Ed and Bob.

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Posted by Margie R. on 09/05/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Retro Restaurants

East Speedway had Paulos, Vitos and Von's which were 50's & 60's Continental Style. The Jet Set hung out at The Barrons on South Wilmot in the early 70's. Wongs on 22nd was great for Chinese for quite a few years. OK Coral had some great steaks. I loved the Green Goddess at Sneaky Petes back in the late 60's.
When "The Bistro" opened on Broadway near Kolb, it was the most expensive restaurant in Tucson. Last but not least were the two Johnie's on Speedway. I loved those burgers and the crinkle fries. YUMMY delish!

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Posted by Mike on 10/13/2014 at 6:10 PM

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