AJ’S FINE FOODS AT TUCSON LA ENCANTADA
2805 E. Skyline Drive (northwest corner Skyline & Campbell), Tucson, Arizona 85718
The AJ’s concept was created in 1985 with a mission to bring an upscale gourmet market experience. AJ’s provides an unparalleled shopping environment that delights the senses with a boutique-like atmosphere. The critical component of the AJ’s experience lies beyond the incredible range of unique food items, gourmet products and services available in Tucson. AJ’s staff of men and women take time to understand their customers individual needs and then work to meet those needs with expertise that is second to none.
6260 E. Speedway Blvd. (Monterey Village at Wilmot); 747-7477
3026 N. Campbell Ave. (between Glenn & Ft. Lowell); 322-9965
421 W. Ina Road (southeast corner Ina and Oracle Roads); 461-1111
Beyond Bread offers huge, delicious sandwiches and salads, a full espresso bar, delectable pastries and custom cakes. Enjoy more than 20 varieties of handcrafted breads, including Baguette, Cinnamon Raisin, Walnut, Green Chili and Cheese, Challah, Ciabatta and Focaccia. Selections change daily. Beyond Bread was listed in the Zagat 2000 Survey as “The Best Bang for Your Buck” in Arizona. Visit either of our two locations, and remember, the bread is just the beginning. Visa, MasterCard. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 7 am-8 pm, Sun. 7 am-6 pm.
BLUE HOUSE CATERING
Ron Wassell, owner and chef
7831 E. Wrightstown Road, Suite 113, Tucson, Arizona 85715
Blue House Catering specializes in regionally and classically inspired contemporary cuisine. We are anything but ordinary! Sumptuous feasts with exquisite hors d’oeuvres, stunning entrees, artisan breads, and breathtaking desserts are all custom crafted and house made. Office luncheons to the most formal affairs (and everything in between!). Let our full service creative and responsive event professionals coordinate the details for your next event.
758 S. Stone Ave.; 370-7000
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine and coffee from fair trade Ethiopian beans. Chicken, lam, fish and vegan dishes. All entrees served with selata (salad) and injera (bread) or rice. Bring your own wine or beer (no corking fee). All major credit cards. Daily 11 am-9 pm. Lunch specials served from 11 am-2:30 pm.
DESERT DIAMOND CASINO AGAVE RESTAURANT
11OO W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita (exit 80, I-19); 885-2842
We feature beef, seafood, pasta and specialty dishes using the freshest ingredients, cooked to order. Dine in our casual atmosphere or go al fresco and enjoy the Arizona sunset in our courtyard-facing patio. All major credit cards. Reservations suggested. Sun.-Thurs. 11 am-9 pm, Fri.-Sat. 11 am-10 pm.
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 885-2842
New American cuisine. Fresh ingredients centering on regional Mexican dishes, homemade soups, large array of pasta and salads, homemade desserts, weekend breakfast. Patio dining. Daily specials. Beer & wine. Take-out items. Catering. Reservations accepted for 5 or more. Visa and MasterCard. Mon.-Thurs. 11 am-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm, Sun. 8 am- 8 pm.
3360 E. Ajo Way; 889-4066
eegee’s catering service offers a variety of items to fit your event needs. Friendly customer service and on-time delivery make ordering easy. eegee’s catering offers tray, as well as a selection of hot entrees such as lasagna, ziti, chicken legs and more. Don’t forget the eegee’s. Any size event! Order today from 8 am-4 pm.
4147 E. Sunrise Drive; 638-6160
website : elcisnerestaurant.com
At El Cisne, you will find exceptional variations of fine Mexican food with influences from abroad as well as your favorite traditional Mexican dishes. We specialize in wonderfully prepared seafood and steaks. We carry a wide variety of beers, wines and liquors, including specialty drinks. The multi-cultural Mexican heritage is the heart and soul of El Cisne. Modern contemporary setting that is both elegant and relaxed. Sun.-Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm.
2201 E. River Road; 299-6092
El Corral offers world famous beef and spirits. Come enjoy a mesquite-grilled steak, chicken, fish and barbeque ribs in a relaxed Western setting. A Tucson favorite for over 60 years. Take-out. All major credit cards. Reservations suggested for parties over 20. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 pm, Fri.-Sun. 4:30-10 pm.
1880 E. Ft. Lowell, Suite 168 (at Campbell Ave.); 319-5554
Joe Abi-Ad has been serving Tucson for over 30 years, specializing in Mediterranean delicacies, sandwiches, light meals, salads including falafel, shawarma, baba ghanoush and tabouli. We offer many vegetarian choices. Catering available for all occasions. All major credit cards. Mon.-Sat. 11 am-8 pm.
FRY’S FOOD STORES
500 S. 99th Ave., Tolleson, Ariz. 85353; (623) 907-4910
Fry’s Food Stores proudly celebrates 50 years of fresh food and famous low prices! Fry’s is a division of the Kroger Company and operates more than 120 stores in Arizona. We offer the freshest meat and produce, health and beauty care products, $4 and $10 generic prescriptions, friendly service and much more. Visit our website to find a store near you.
GHINI’S FRENCH CAFFE
1803 E. Prince Road (at Campbell Ave.); 326-9095.
Breakfast, lunch and Friday happy hour and dinner. Full service French bakery attached. Awards include best breakfast, best cafe, best bistro and best French. Full bar featuring French boutique wines. Patio dining, which allows dogs. All major credit cards. Tues.-Sat. 6:30 am-3 pm, Fri., 3 pm-9 pm (happy hour 4-7 pm)
GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO
5845 N. Oracle Road; 408-9000
Serving seasonally inspired breakfast and lunch. Everything is gluten free! No fear of cross-contamination. Outstanding selection of baked goods and fresh dishes made with natural ingredients, including raisin challah French toast, Sonoran sandwich, pastrami reuben, soups and salads. All major credit cards. Tues.-Sun. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
10355 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley; 731-1100
This intimate, upscale eatery features a seasonally inspired menu with fresh, local and domestic ingredients, such as organic vegetables from Willcox and seafood from sustainable fisheries. Warm, comfort-food dishes include homemade fettuccine and roasted squash soup. All major credit cards. Reservations accepted. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 am-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am-10 pm.
IT’S GREEK TO ME
15920 N. Oracle Road, Suite 120 (in Catalina Pointe Shopping Center); 825-4199
Fresh and delicious Mediterranean dining. Authentic homemade Greek cusine including salads, fresh fish, gyros and pita sandwiches. We use the freshest ingredients and serve hearty portions. Gluten-free options available. Visit our website and sign up for “fishgrams” for weekly specials. All major credit cards. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
3844 E. Ft. Lowell Road; 323-7373
Authentic French cuisine. Perfect for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. Distinguished wine cellar and exquisite desserts. Catering available. All major credit cards. Lunch: Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Tues.-Sun., 6-10 p.m.
LOEWS VENTANA CANYON — FLYING V BAR & GRILL
7000 N. Resort Drive; 615-5495
Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations strongly recommended. Casual resort attire. Innovative southwestern steakhouse. Enjoy Loews’ famous tableside guacamole and relax in our outdoor setting overlooking the 18th hole, cascading water and city lights. All major credit cards. Dinner served daily, 5:30-10 pm.
OPA! GREEK CUISINE
Andreas Andoniadis, owner
2990 N. Campbell Ave.; 327-2841
Visit Greece without leaving Tucson! We are a family owned and operated Mediterranean restaurant offering authentic Greek dining that can satisfy you cravins while going easy on your pocketbook! Our menu features tasty appetizers, daily specials, low-carb dishes, even gluten-free options. When you walk through our doors you get an experience of Greece. Colorful murals of Greek tradition adorn the walls, the blue tablecloths mirror the waves of the Aegean Sea, and Greek music plays overhead to top it off. We have a lively and friendly atmosphere — perfect for all ages. We also offer catering for all your party needs, with something for everyone’s needs on the menu. Stop by and see our in-store items for authentic Greek tastes you can bring home with you. Go to www.opatime.com for printable coupons. Reservations recommended. All major credit cards. Sun.-Thurs. 10:30 am-9 pm, Fri.-Sat. 10:30 am-10 pm.
RADISSON SUITE TUCSON — BREEZE PATIO BAR & GRILL
6555 E. Speedway Blvd.; 721-7100
Delicious American menu featuring freshest regional ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Regional favorites, signature burgers, catch of the day and tantalizing desserts. Full bar, specialty cocktails and original frozen drinks. Happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. All major credit cards. Open daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 55; 529-2700
Artisan-style pizzas and salads. Beer, wine, spirits. Reservations available for parties of 6 or more. All major credit cards. Mon.-Thurs. 5-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 5-10 pm. Closed Sundays.
SHERATON TUCSON HOTEL FIRE + SPICE
5151 E. Grant Rd.; 327-7631
Baja enchiladas, fish, tacos, tortilla soup, flame roasted salmon, grilled New York strip (served over an ancho port redictopm), mashed sweet potatoes with green chiles, gourmet s’mores served tableside or traditional s’mores at our firepits. Full bar with award-winning margaritas. Poolside dining on patio. All major credit cards. Reservations accepted. Daily 6am-11 pm.
1785 E. River Road; 299-4275.
Comfortable fining dining in a lively atmosphere, featuring fine steaks, seafood, hand-shaken martinis and live music. We offer a variety of private and semi-private dining and reception spaces. All msjor credit cards. Daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Sat. 5:30-11 p.m., Sun. 5-10 p.m. Bar open late.
2890 E. Skyline Drive; 531-1913.
The menu features fresh, hand-made pastas, signature pizzas from the wood-burning oven, rotisserie meats cooked in the Tuscan style in the brasserie fireplace and more; complemented by wines offered by the glass and bottle. Set in the Plaza Colonial shopping center in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, Tavolino boasts some of the best patio dining in town. Seating is also available in the main dining room or at the bar; a chef’s table provides up to 14 guests with an intimate, exclusive experience. A private dining room with separate patio access is available for special events for up to 35 guests. All major credit cards. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Happy hour daily 3-7 p.m.
The Tucson Originals are a vibrant community of locally owned restaurants dedicated to providing and preserving the soul and unique falvors that help define Tucson. Founded in 1999, the Tucson Originals set out to informa nd encourage Tucson residents and visitors to support locally owned and operated businesses.The more than 50 restaurants vary from white-tablecloth bistros to gourmet pizza parlors, with everything in between. Visit our website for a complete list of member restaurants. We offer Tucson Originals Dining Deals, a great way to save money by purchasing gift certificate at discounted prices. Dining Deals are available on our website.
4310 N. Campbell Rd.; 795-7221
Owner/chef Daniel Scordato offers contemporary Italian cuisine including his unique seafood lasagnette with handmade pasta, a must-try. At Vivace’s, everything is fresh and homemade, and the menu features specialties such as light seafood entrees, innovative pastas, risotto and polenta dishes. Entrees such as filet of beef tenderloin, osso bucco and veal are simply marvelous. Vivace has one of the most extensive Italian wine lists and a full-service bar. Dine indoors or on their patio. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 4-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. until 10 p.m. Reservations accepted. All major credit cards.
WESTIN LA PALOMA & SPA
3800 E. Sunrise Drive; 742-2700
The exceptional is always in season. Escape with the flavors of AZUL Restaurant, AZUL Lounge, Sabino’s Pool and Grill, Courtside Deli and Expresso at La Paloma. All menus are prepared with a personal touch and passion. All major credit cards.
YUKI’S SUSHI & JAPANESE
2962 N. Campbell Ave.; 326-7727
Master Chef Yuki is back! We offer a unique combination of traditional and modern Japanese dishes. Entrees range from house-made spicy seafood ramen to our signature kamikaze roll. With a casual dining atmosphere, we accommodate parties of all sizes and ages for any occasion. All major credit cards. Mon.-Fri. 11 am-10 pm, Sat. 3 pm-10 pm, closed Sundays. Happy hour, Mon.-Sat. 3-6 pm