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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Alan S]
      #5473588 - 10/16/12 04:53 PM

Do we actually have more than 5-10 people to attend? Like if so, who?

-Rich


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rboeAdministrator

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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5473666 - 10/16/12 05:32 PM

Good point Rich; we need a list for Saturday night.

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rboeAdministrator

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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: rboe]
      #5473675 - 10/16/12 05:36 PM

I started another thread just for counting purposes. You need to commment please put those in here (or the other relevent thread) so we have an easier time counting it. At our age there are too many squirrels so we need all the help we can get. Thanks for your understanding.

Mods; if you could cull non-count posts in there it would be a HUGE help.


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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: rboe]
      #5474213 - 10/16/12 11:32 PM

Unless a whole bunch of people start joining up for the dinner, we've got more flexibility on locations...

-Rich


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ToxMan
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Alan S]
      #5486190 - 10/23/12 10:37 PM

McMahon's Steakhouse at Ft Lowell and Swan. Pricey, great food, great atmosphere and a wonderful cigar bar and smoking patio.(No smoking inside.) Another McMahon's restaurant is Old Pueblo Grill on Alvernon just north of Broadway.

Claim Jumper is on Broadway, just west of Alvernon.

And, Opa! for Greek food is on Campbell just north of Glenn.

For Italian fare, Mamma Louisa's on Craycroft just south of 29th St.

If you can't find a good Mexican restaurant, you are helpless. They are everywhere. Really. My personal favorite is Zivaz! just west of the corner of Broadway and Swan Rd.

And, for the best Sonoran style hot dogs, BK's, either on South 12th Avenue or on North 1st Avenue. They are the bomb! Bacon wrapped dog, in bun filled with beans, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, and either red chili sauce or green tomatillo sauce. They have good Mexican food. But, the dogs are by far their big seller.

PM me if you need more. I'm a native of Tucson.


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rboeAdministrator

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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5486314 - 10/24/12 12:23 AM

Oh man, I'm drooling already!

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Lightbucket12
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5486357 - 10/24/12 01:15 AM

Years ago we eat at a place called the Oak Street Grill? Does anyone know if it is still in business?

thanks,

Bert


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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Lightbucket12]
      #5486797 - 10/24/12 11:02 AM

Never heard of Oak Street, and I can't find a listing.

McMahon's has had health department issues recently in the news.

The claim jumper always has great food, but you need to program 3 hours for the meal- they will not move faster, even if you draw attention to the 4 year old child you brought who is great fot about an hour, tops, and tell them time is of the essence. I think they're trying to sell drinks. And I'm just deeply frustrated with them. If they could get the lead out, it would be a favorite place.

ToxMan, I hate to say it, but I've found deeply mediocre Mexican food in several places- and especially the biggest name one-El Charro. There's one within easy walking distance of my front door and we never go there after three visits at the urging of others with cold food, screwed up orders where my dinner didn't show up at all and I was being offered stiff drinks in preparation for driving my 8 months pragmatic wife, and just plain lousy food to top it off. So, I feel any place we suggest to guests from out of town has to be recently vetted. Your deep background may cause your eye to regard as "Obvious" places to go or not which aren't obvious at all to a visitor, so please be specific with good spots you know.

And go to the other thread to get your CN badge!

-Rich


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Joe Cipriano
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5486899 - 10/24/12 12:13 PM

Quote:

...And go to the other thread to get your CN badge!

-Rich




Got it.
I'm watching this thread, too...

Thanks, Rich.


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Lightbucket12
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5486999 - 10/24/12 01:20 PM

Sorry, right place but in the wrong town. The place in Tucson is the Old Pueblo Grille on N. Alvernon. Great place to eat but would probably not work for us as a group.

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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Lightbucket12]
      #5487088 - 10/24/12 02:19 PM

Old Pueblo Grill is alive and well, and just a superb restaurant.

I'm thinking if we have ~15 people, OPG is an option.

-Rich


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bob71741
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5487116 - 10/24/12 02:39 PM

One item that I have not heard mentioned yet is that it is Homecoming weekend at the UA. Most of the activities have been scheduled and times selected except for Saturday's football game which depends on TV scheduling, so driving around/dining after the ASAE closes for the day may be a cluster depending on the time of the game; may want to look at places North and West of the convention center.

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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: bob71741]
      #5487134 - 10/24/12 02:56 PM

Hmmm, I haven't really had anything obvious happen in the area of town I'm in associated with UoA homecoming. Then again, I have to confess to not really understanding the entire "Homecoming" concept. It was this thing the greeks got spun up about at GT.

I expect moving E-W on 22nd will still be pretty easy. Broadway would be difficult, but then again, it always is.

-Rich

Edited by Starhawk (10/24/12 02:59 PM)


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Lightbucket12
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5487233 - 10/24/12 04:00 PM

Count me in for OPG if we have enough people. Great food in an old world atmosphere. We enjoyed the outdoor seating a few years ago. As I recall we had lunch there before going to Kitt Peak.

Bert


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ToxMan
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Lightbucket12]
      #5487962 - 10/25/12 01:03 AM

Hi Rich

My wife is a local chef and the scoop is that McMahons got rid of the chef that caused the bad inspection. She worked elsewhere with the new chef and the new chef is very meticulous. They can accommodate large group with some pre-planning. I used them for our class reunion for homecoming. We had about 24 in our group.

Speaking of which, all the hotels and restaurants will be gearing up for homecoming weekend...the same dates!

El Charro is mediocre because they use too much cheese and they fry too many items. Zivaz tries to go for a more healthy fare. El Saquarito used to be real good. But, I don't know where Albert relocated recently.

On the way out toward TAAA dark sites on Houghton Road about a mile north of I-10 is Hot Rods. Classic cars, burgers, fries...like a 50's diner in a automotive restoration shop!

Paul


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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5487978 - 10/25/12 01:25 AM

ToxMan,

That definitely sounds better on McMahon's. Otherwise it's a "What the heck?" moment.

The main university area is what's going to be most affected by UoA goings on. Is Old Pueblo Grill far enough out to be safe? We could do something really wild and do the Gas Light Theater...though that doesn't really give folks a chance just to talk.

-Rich


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ToxMan
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5488937 - 10/25/12 04:50 PM

Weather permitting, Old Pueblo Grille has a lovely and roomy dining patio. Getting a head count and calling a few days in advance will get the job done, if a large group wants to make it a destination.

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse in Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road can accommodate a large group, too. As always, wear your worst tie, guys. A server will gladly clip it from your chest.


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Starhawk
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5489670 - 10/26/12 03:35 AM

Indeed- Pinnacle Peak is huge, though it's kinda touristy.

We'll need to see how many names we have.

-Rich


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Skip
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5490269 - 10/26/12 01:44 PM

Last time (several years ago) I was at PP (I can't remember if it was called that then), I got a pretty good steak IIRC. But I agree, a bit touristy.

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Joe Cipriano
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Re: dining in Tucson... new [Re: Skip]
      #5490359 - 10/26/12 02:43 PM

"Touristy" isn't necessarily bad. Depends on how many out of state ASAE attendees are joining us. Could be fun.
I remember PP fondly.


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