I was talking to a woman this morning about restaurants in the Tucson area. She said they don’t eat out much (??) but gave me the names of a dozen or so places they’ve eaten since they got here. It seems like a lot of our life, both on the road and in our sticks-and-bricks house, is centered around food.
Without a doubt, we eat at more Mexican restaurants than any other. We try to find something other than a recognizable national chain, since we can eat at those anywhere. In Yuma, we ate at Chretin’s and Mi Fajita, both of which were very good and the service was great. Yesterday we found a place called Macaya not far from the Northwest Community Friends Church. It was great. There are several closer to our RV park that we’ll try to take in before we leave the area.
On the way back here from Yuma we stopped at a place called Dateland where there was a grove of…you guessed it, date palms! There were citrus trees on the edges, too.The main attraction in the gift shop was apothecary jars of date samples. I had no idea there were so many varieties and that they were so different. At the ice cream shop, the top item on the menu was their famous date shake, which we decided to share. It was very sweet and remarkably good, with pieces of dates blended into the ice cream.
We stopped Friday evening at Tiny’s Family Restaurant and Bar and I had a wonderful hamburger. LeRoy had the obligatory Friday night fish fry. There were people there with their families, but it was obviously a bar, too. Strange ambience for “family dining”!
QuikTrip is cleaner and manned by a higher quality of employee than any convenience store we’ve ever been in. AND they have food! Nothing to write home about and definitely not the healthiest fare but we had to pick up something for lunch, just for old times sake.
Yet to come on our agenda is a really good steak house here. In Sierra Vista, we visited Daisy Mae’s, which operates out of the oldest building in the area. It used to serve as a brothel for the soldiers at Ft. Huachuca! The meal we shared there, a 16 oz. ribeye, was very good, but we understand the Silver Spur, just down the road from us now, is the very best and we’ve heard it since we were in Huachuca City. That’s probably next on our list. We’ll let you know our verdict.