These Arizona Restaurants are TV Famous
I love to travel around the beautiful state of Arizona. One of the best experiences is the impressive array of delicious food found and beverages here in the desert southwest, and that fact isn't lost on some major television networks.
You don't have to go far to experience one of the most unique places in Southern Arizona.
Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone
First featured on AXS TV's Drinking Made Easy, this popular tourist attraction is a must stop when you visit "The Town Too Tough to Die".
Big Nose Kate's Saloon began life as The Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel was considered to be one of the finest hotels in the state of Arizona. That is until 1882 when a fire broke out and destroyed most of the structure.
The Grand was reborn as Big Nose Kate's. The long bar at Kate's is the original from the Grand Hotel. When you visit Big Nose Kate's you can rest your elbows in the exact spot where Wyatt and the rest of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons also "bellied up the bar".
According to the website, you can also, "Dress up and take pictures, behind the bar, on our piano, or with a cowboy or saloon girl! FOR FREE!"
Featuring pub fare, hamburgers, seafood and American fare, find Big Nose Kate's Saloon at 417 W Allen Street in Tombstone.
El Charro Café in Tucson
Food Paradise highlighted El Charro Café. The restaurant features Chimichangas - and they should! After all, they invented the chimichanga - at least, that's how the story goes.
The El Charro Café owner Monica Flin invented the modern-day chimichanga in the early part of the last century. Wikipedia says the story goes that this serendipitous delight was born when Monica accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep-fat fryer in 1922. She immediately uttered a Spanish profanity, but stopped herself and said chimichanga, a more polite term that basically amounts to "thingamajig".
The El Charro Café now has three locations. See their website for their delicious menu, hours and locales.
El Güero Canelo, Tucson