Archive for the ‘Tucson Restaurants’ Category

New Eastside Cafe Worth a Visit

May 21st, 2012 by tucsonbb

Because we live so far on the east side of Tucson, I wasn’t aware that the Paradise Bakery & Cafe had a location near the University of Arizona.  Last week I happened to stop at their new east side location at 6129 E. Broadway and was pleasantly surprised by their fresh bakery offerings, salad menu and wide variety of sandwiches.  Often guests at our hacienda want a good place to get fresh, appetizing salads or soup and maybe just 1/2 a sandwich for a lunch or dinner.  Without going to a large buffet, there aren’t many recommendations I’ve been able to make on the east side.  Check out their menu.  I have now added them to the restaurant list I provide in each guestroom at our bed and breakfast.

Attention Chocolate Lovers!

September 12th, 2011 by tucsonbb

One of Tucson’s premier restaurants, The Grill, is offering an evening of dishes incorporating chocolate on Wednesday, September 14th from 6-8 p.m. Chef Tavel Bristol has continued to make this restaurant an important place to visit if you are a foodie and also for special occasions. It is located at Hacienda del Sol, a small resort which used to be a girls school in the 30’s-40’s. The views from the restaurant are striking and the resort grounds incorporate all that is lovely about the Old Pueblo. We, at Hacienda del Desierto, frequently recommend this restaurant to our guests who are looking for a special dining experience.

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

Finest Italian Eastside Eating

September 5th, 2011 by tucsonbb

Guests at Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast often ask for suggestions for good places to eat on the east side of Tucson.  One of the very best and moderately priced places we like to recommend is Zona 78 Italian Kitchen on Tanque Verde Road.  We had our anniversary dinner there this August and were pleased with the menu selection.   The aromas upon entering the restaurant increased my appetite.  We were first seated in an area near the bar area which was a bit noisy, and the wait staff immediately offered to find us a quieter area.  Our original waiter continued serving us in the new location even though this wasn’t his area.  I ordered Mediterranean Penne Pasta with chicken, artichokes, Kalamata olives, pine nuts, Roma tomatoes, cilantro pesto, and Feta cheese.  Unfortunately, it was so good, I ate the whole serving instead of bringing a portion home.  My husband ordered Orecchiette Alfredo with chicken, house made alfredo, peas, Italian pancetta, and Parmesan cheese.  All of the service was outstanding.  We’ll continue recommending this fine restaurant.

Popular Tucson Middle Eastern Restaurant

March 21st, 2010 by tucsonbb

Shishkebab House of Tucson is a restaurant to which we at Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast refer our guests if they are looking for good Middle

Shishkebab House of Tucson

Shishkebab House of Tucson

Eastern, Greek, or Mediterranean food. We have a problem trying new dishes at the restaurant because we so love the Shawarma (made with beef, lamb, or chicken)  salad,  motabal, and fresh pita bread. David was taken there one weekend evening for his birthday celebration when there was a belly dancer performing. That was great fun!  Shishkebab House of Tucson is a small, informal restaurant at the end of a strip mall across the street from Park Place Mall.  5855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ.