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Old 01-07-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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This might possibly be a very stupid question , but what is midwestern food?
I'd imagine he/she means the ethnic restaurants than can be found in other parts of the country, but not (or not many) in Tucson - German, Check, Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Brazilian, Argentinean, etc.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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This might possibly be a very stupid question , but what is midwestern food?
Here is a link that will give you info on midwestern food:

Food in United States Midwest Region

Personally, I love Cincinnatti Chili "skyline chili", it's an Ohio original. It rocks!
Can't get that stuff here in the southwest, but they do sell it online.

For all you cheesesteak lovers, I found a place here in Tucson that is great!They even use Amaroso rolls shipped from the east coast - Frankie's Philadelphia Cheesesteaks on Campbell.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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viva Burrito!!! -- Broadway & Camino Seco. Purely the best...
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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I am from Maryland, too, and I agree that the shellfish in Tucson cannot compare to that in Maryland. For that matter, I have never had a crab cake ANYWHERE else that is nearly as good as the ones in Maryland. On the other hand, the fish at Blue Fin in Tucson are as good as fresh rock fish from the Chesapeake.

I take back everything I have said about Blue Point. We went last night, and the service was so bad that we left and had dinner elsewhere. We were seated, given menus, and ordered drinks. The drinks arrived, and the wait person described the specials, which were also on a printed addition to the menu. He told us that Tuesday was "sea bass night" and that it was the special fish of the evening. He then disappeared for over thirty minutes and only returned to take our order when we complained to another waiter. We tried to order the sea bass, which we had enjoyed on a previous visit, only to be told that they did not have any! We finished our drinks and walked over to North, where we had an excellent meal.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Here is a link that will give you info on midwestern food:

Food in United States Midwest Region

Personally, I love Cincinnatti Chili "skyline chili", it's an Ohio original. It rocks!
Can't get that stuff here in the southwest, but they do sell it online.

For all you cheesesteak lovers, I found a place here in Tucson that is great!They even use Amaroso rolls shipped from the east coast - Frankie's Philadelphia Cheesesteaks on Campbell.
I gotcha. See, I catch on quick.

I've had Cincinnati Chili at a place called Hard Times Cafe back in MD. It was really good, but they served it over spaghetti. Not quite sure if that's normal, but the chili itself was really good.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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I gotcha. See, I catch on quick.

I've had Cincinnati Chili at a place called Hard Times Cafe back in MD. It was really good, but they served it over spaghetti. Not quite sure if that's normal, but the chili itself was really good.
Yup! Cincinnatti Chili is served over spaghetti. It is also topped with onions, shredded cheese and beans in any combination depending on your preferences. Now, I want some!
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Anybody tried Grimaldi's in Tucson?
I have eaten NYC pizza in NYC many times. I have been to Lombardi's the first ever pizzeria in the US and I've been to most famous pizza places in Little Italy Manhattan, and the south Bronx. My point here is, I know what NY Pizza should taste like(sorry if I sound like an elitist).

Grimaldi's is amazing because it tastes as good or better than anywhere I've had in NYC!
They have a coal-brick oven. I have been around the food review websites where people claim everything tastes like NY pizza, but this is not one of those cases, they really do. They're on Campbell next to Sam Hughs championship dining, but they're not that expensive.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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"Ba dars" on Broadway and kolb ...for excellent Chineese food.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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I can't believe no one has mentioned Rocco's! Rocco's Chicago style pizza on Broadway near Country Club. I mostly ate the subs - covered in meats and oils but somehow healthier than actual Chicago-style, and the best antipasto ever. They still have Old Style cans for $1.29. How's that for midwestern? The first time I got an old style in Chicago it was in a bottle -- I was totally confused. They must think it's gold.

Other faves are:
Jersey Joe's on 6th street across from the UofA stadium
Austin's Ice Cream (I was informed they're across form Park Place now)
Blue Willow on Campbell bewteen Grant and Fort Lowell
El Fuente on Oracle (decadent Sunday champagne brunch)
BoBo's breakfast on Grant and Country Club - greasiest breakfast anywhere, best hangover cure anywhere

All these restaurants are moderately priced. I have no experience with high-end Tucson dining, and personally I think Tucson should leave that market up to other cities. The cool little holes in the wall I enjoy there are my favorite food anywhere.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Smile No great pizza in Tucson.

:The seafood restaurant at LaEncantada is not good in my opinion. We ate there and thought the meal was absolutely horrible, the pits. We did not really complain but I assume the waitress knew the meal was bad as she took my husband's dinner off the bill. No we did not ask, she just deducted his dinner.
Heard there was a place that had Amoroso's rolls. Do they still taste wonderful? I have read that the reason we don't have really good pizza out here is the water. Back east the water is different, not sure if that is true. I also think back east they use better ingredients for the pizza. We gave up, lowered our expectations. We have some good pizza here, but nothing compared to N.J./N.Y.
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