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Old 12-18-2008, 02:49 AM
 
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I've been to Sabino Canyon and Old Tucson myself and they are great places to visit. A bonus of my living in Tucson was that Sabino Canyon was almost literally across the street from my neighborhood!
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Beautiful? There is so much here in Tucson, but for this thread I have to agree with Lucky Wishbone. I think I've been to every one of these in town. I believe this company was one of the original "fast food" places here in Tucson (Sue's Fish & Chips also comes to mind), and they continue to be. Great chicken, shrimp, and steak fingers complete with nummy-num-num garlic toast, which come in different sized boxes.

To me, the most wonderful food at Lucky Wishbone has always been their CHEESEBURGER! Yum! However, most of the stores have stopped making cheeseburgers in order to concentrate on the other stuff! Please STOP this practice, guys - you're killing me! I have also purchased a few of their T-shirts, and one employee even sold me one of their Lucky Wishbone sunvisors!

Here is more info on this Tucson oldie but goodie!
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Beautiful? There is so much here in Tucson, but for this thread I have to agree with Lucky Wishbone. I think I've been to every one of these in town. I believe this company was one of the original "fast food" places here in Tucson (Sue's Fish & Chips also comes to mind), and they continue to be. Great chicken, shrimp, and steak fingers complete with nummy-num-num garlic toast, which come in different sized boxes.

To me, the most wonderful food at Lucky Wishbone has always been their CHEESEBURGER! Yum! However, most of the stores have stopped making cheeseburgers in order to concentrate on the other stuff! Please STOP this practice, guys - you're killing me! I have also purchased a few of their T-shirts, and one employee even sold me one of their Lucky Wishbone sunvisors!

Here is more info on this Tucson oldie but goodie!
Eeeh, life must be so easy when you get excited by garlic toast and cheeseburgers ...
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Eeeh, life must be so easy when you get excited by garlic toast and cheeseburgers ...
Yummers!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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Favorite place-ummm too many to have just one. Gates Pass of course. Saquaro Monument East-watching Sunsets from there.
Pinnacle Peak or Molina's Midway
Brawleys on Wilmot for breakfast
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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OH YEAH- a Pop Shrimp would be awesome right about now..I miss Lucky Wishbone too.
Does anyone know if Tom's BBQ is still at Craycroft/22nd st ? They used to have good BBQ..
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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I'll tell you but don't tell anyone - Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness area. Beautiful area where many don't venture. You can hike it with a permit or you can take the road (unpaved) into the area. Only problem is the BLM is 'protecting' our land by blocking our use of it so there's no parking once you're inside. Regardless, fill the tank, pack a lunch and take your camera. You won't regret it. *note, be alert to possible flooding in areas of the canyon*
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Most beautiful -

1. I have to agree with the Gates Pass suggestion. I would expand it a little though to include the amazing trails near Gates Pass that allow you to climb to some of the most amazing views.

2. I also think most of Mt Lemon would also qualify though.

3. Sabino Canyon and 7 Falls as well. Both are amazing.

4. In the city proper, El Encanto is awesome and so is the Barrio area just South of downtown.

5. San Xavier. What's not to love about a several hundred year old Spanish Mission in your back yard?

6. The University of Arizona Campus, particularly in the area of Old Main and the other old areas of campus.


Most unique -


1. Casa Video is really cool.

2. I would also add the "Diner in a Train Car" off of Valencia Road. It's an old passenger rail Dinning Car that's parked out in the desert and now serves as a little restaurant. Good food, cheap, and very unique.

3. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the most "unique" places on Earth actually. Amazing place and a must-see in Tucson.

4. 4th Avenue. There is something remarkably "gritty" and real about the West University Neighborhood area. Cool shops, eclectic people, etc...

5. San Xavier. Yeah, I know I am listing it twice, but it really is both beautiful and unique.

6. Desert Survivors Plant Nursery on West Starr Pass Blvd. Not only do they have a great selection of native plants and smart staff, the money goes to charity. A very cool place.

7. Overpass Cafe. A big breakfast for $3.50 and the owner serves your coffee. Everyone is very friendly, the food is great and CHEAP and it's just a neat little family-run business.

8. El Charo. The oldest continually operated family owned restaurant in the United States.

9. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium on the UA campus.


Just a few places that come to mind...

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Hacienda del Sol Lodge, Tanque Guest Ranch, Desert Museum, Pima Air Museum, Titan Missile Silo Green Valley, Arizona Inn on Elm St., Manning House Downtown Tucson The list goes on:
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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Default Not so unique , but worth a mention

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I wish I could remember the name of this place. If you drive South towards the border it is a great little Southwest restaurant with awesome Margaritas, a little dive. You could look all the way into Mexico and watch the lightening storms!
Could it be the Cow Palace? Green Valley Arizona Steak House: Cow Palace Steak Restaurant and Bar Amado Arizona

We ride there often. Makes a nice motorcycle ride destination . Cool movie star memorabilia.
28802 South Nogales Highway, Amado, AZ


I like this thread. I hope to see more posts.

I heard great things about this place:

Cafe Marcel - Home
www.cafemarcel.biz/
Crêperie - Espresso Bar Café Marcel Creperie & Espresso Bar is now open and ready to serve you the most delicious, scrumptious, awesome, super fantastic, ...

344 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 623-3700

And this one I've been to and can't wait to go again:
Lavender Restaurant
4.0
10 Google reviews
French Restaurant
77 East Paseo De Golf, Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 648-0205
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