Tucson is a city with a rich culinary culture. With farmers’ markets, community gardens, seed libraries, and community kitchens throughout the city, chefs of all backgrounds are inspired to create some of the most memorable dishes around. In fact, these qualities earned Tucson recognition as a World City of Gastronomy by UNSECO, and it was the first city in the United States to earn this honor. You may get lost in a world of culinary delights if you ever visit the Old Pueblo, so be sure that you keep these hits on your list of must-haves.
El Güero Canelo’s Sonoran Hot Dog
The Sonoran Hot Dog is probably the most iconic food of Tucson, and it is served perfectly at El Güero Canelo. It starts with an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon, then grilled. The dog is served in a fluffy, slightly sweet bun and piled high with chopped onions, tomatoes, jalapeno sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard.
Raging Sage Scones
There’s no shortage of exceptional coffee roasters in Tucson, but Raging Sage stands out with a delectable selection of freshly baked treats that come out fresh from an impossibly small kitchen in the tiny shop. On Saturdays and Sundays, patrons are clamoring for the freshly baked scones, which often sell out within moments after coming out of the oven. In both sweet and savory varieties, these scones are truly something to enjoy with your favorite coffee confections.
Plato Poca Cosa
Café Poca Cosa is the ideal venue for an upscale dinner, which you’ll choose from a chalkboard menu presented by your server—and the selections are different each day. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Plato Poca Cosa will offer a trio of surprises with three delectable entrées selected by the chef. No two people at the same table will receive the same plate, so it’s a unique experience every time.
At Pennington Creative, we’re proud to be part of the unique and vibrant culture of Tucson, and we’ve enjoyed plenty of the favorite local dishes ourselves. If you’re in search of marketing services to promote your Southern Arizona business, check out our website to see what we offer.