Allure Tucson Eats Dinner

Allure when in San Diego

5 out of 5 stars — Everything was perfect.   With a name like Allure, you’d expect your dining experience to be the embodiment of all things delicious and sexy. And Executive Chef Melissa Magallon, of Allure in San Diego, delivers just that. Starting with the intimate bistro tables-for-two along San Diego’s 4th Avenue sidewalk,…

Tucson Eats Dinner at Sawmill

Sawmill Run Summer Haven

Sawmill Run Mt. Lemmon- Cooking with Altitude This is a last minute trip up Mt Lemmon which includes jumping on our Victory motorcycle and then ends with eating a great breakfast.   Met up with our new friend Shanna (Harley chick rider) at the base, gathered up Lisa Mae (rock climber and Mt. Lemmon guide extraordinaire),…

Mesa Grill Tucson Eats Dinner

Mesa Grill Las vegas

Tucson Eats Vegas, at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Las Vegas Tucson Eats Dinner in Vegas- I know you can put this review to good use because the direct flights to Sin City are always packed. A few weeks ago we ate dinner in Las Vegas, at celeb/Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s Caesars Palace restaurant, Mesa…

Holy Mole

Vicki Gilbert Southern Mixologist FINALIST IN SLOW FOOD COMPETITION Vote here

Vicki Gilbert Southern Mixologist IS FINALIST IN SLOW FOOD COMPETITION  Tucson, Ariz adjacent– Slow Food Southern Arizona board member Vicki Gilbert has been named as one of 12 finalists in the 2014 Slow Food Speakeasy Ark of Taste Cocktail Competition.  The owner of Pizzeria Mimosa in Hereford, Arizona created her entry, the “Holy Mole” cocktail,  using “chiltepin,…

Aqui Con El Nene

Aqui Con El Nene

Aqui Con El Nene Nirvana on a Bun, I don’t often eat in Shell stations, but when I do, I like to make sure there is an Aqui Con El Nene inside. 4.8 out of 5 Sonoran hot dog stars. Hell, who we kiddin’, during my misspent 20’s – amongst various and nefarious things like cheap…

prep & pastry

Prep & Pastry

Prep & Pastry on Campbell: The Church of Breakfast (& Lunch), and the Best Chile Relleno Ever First Impressions of Prep & Pastry – A rich experience. A treat. 4.6 out of 5. And all set to the tune of The White Stripes and Foster the People. A question – Is it wrong to lick…

Mr. An's Japanese Steakhouse

Mr. An’s Japanese Steakhouse Teppan Steak, Sushi, & Seafood

Mr. An’s Japanese Steakhouse: Teppan Steak, Sushi, & Seafood 3.5 Stars of 5 I can’t tell you the last time I was in a Japanese steakhouse, yet for some reason, a few nights ago, we decided to stop in at Mr. An’s Teppan Steak, Sushi, & Seafood on Oracle Road. Actually, “for some reason” is…

A Chef’s Life TV show Southern Cooking on PBS

Fine Dining, Southern Style: Chef Vivian Howard Brings Originality Back to the TV Table Wanted to take a moment to tell you about A Chef’s Life. Are you watching this show about southern cooking? Out here in Tucson, it’s been airing on Saturdays around noon on PBS, but not always. We are touched, moved, and…

ChopStix Interior great chinese Tucson

Best Chinese

Tucson’s Best Asian Tucson’s Best Asian: 3 Top Picks I was thinking about my next blog when one of our Facebook fans asked, “What’s the best place for Chinese/Asian in Tucson?” This is part of our Best of Asian in Tucson Posts- to see the other posts you can go here for Vietnamese/PHO  http://tucsoneatsdinner.com/dinner/pho-1-a-pho-intervention/ and…

Yamato Sushi Japanese

Yamato’s Japanese Sushi Bar

Proof that there is a God and she listens to me: Yamato’s Japanese Sushi Bar Sushi your thing? 4 out of 5  Spare me your sushi recommendations—that is, unless you agree that Yamato’s Japanese Sushi Restaurant on Grant is the best Sushi in Tucson. Given the combination of expensive food and the fact that the…