Tucson is Portland, with sunshine

With all the excellent food, hip breweries, shopping, our light rail system, culture, and museums, one could practically say:

“Tucson is Portland, with sunshine”!

Topic: Dining in downtown Tucson

Whether you are visiting Tucson or you are a resident looking to see what is new, be sure to check out the dining in downtown Tucson.  There are many great dining options in downtown Tucson! Today I’ll highlight just a few here that I’ve enjoyed that are the closest to Atelier Laura Tanzer.

My starting point: Atelier Laura Tanzer 410 N. Toole Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701
We just moved into this new location in the Historic Tucson Train Depot.  Stop by on your way to dinner or lunch in downtown Tucson!

The closest dining option is:

Maynards at 400 N. Toole Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701 MaynardsTucson.com

Walk less than one minute away with no streets to cross! Fall wine tastings on Fridays, and fine dining in the old train station or under the stars with a view of the Catalina Mountains to the north.

Cup Café at 311 E Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 hotelcongress.com

Walk less than two minutes away with only one street crossing! Inside the circa 1919 hotel with a lovely patio. Hotel Congress is the place where gangster John Dillinger stayed shortly before his arrest in 1934. Relish in the history, gaze at the Catalina Mountains to the north, and savor delicious food in this eclectic restaurant.

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery at 266 E. Congress Street, Tucson AZ 85701 hubdowntown.com

Walk less than 3 minutes away and only two street crossings, this is a hip place with great food and beer and…homemade ice cream! Dining inside is great and there’s a nice patio in the back as well.

Café Poca Cosa at 110 East Pennington Street, Tucson AZ 85701 CafePocaCosaTucson.com

Walk about 3 minutes away (0.2 miles), this is one of my long-time favorite places to dine in Tucson. Suzana Davila’s stylish Mexican food is amazing, as well as a sight to behold! The menu is updated daily and the sampler dish is ideal for those wanting to try a bit of everything.

Next topic: a selection of bars in downtown Tucson and on lower 4th Avenue

-Mike