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Damissus and I like to patronize local, independent restos during the summer, to help the owners survive the summer, and lack of snowbirds.

Looking for suggestions for good food, reasonably priced. Doesn't need to be white table cloth, just good eats at lunch or dinner.

Suggestions, please.

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  1. Check out both Feast and Kingfisher. They both offer wonderful summer specials with great prices.

    1. Look at the Tucson Originals for deals http://tucsonoriginals.com/

      also Fox Restaurant Concepts http://www.foxrestaurantconcepts.com/

      1. I agree that Feast is an excellent choice.

        Another good bet is Guiseppe's if you are in the mood for Italian. You can't beat the prices, and there is a very pleasant area for outdoor dining if the temperatures drop below inferno in the evening.

        My husband and I went to Le Rendezvous the other night, first time we'd been there in a couple of years, and it has improved greatly after a change of ownership. The food was excellent, though pricey, and we noticed that they offer some very enticing and reasonably priced lunch specials, so we'll be back to try that. We like to go to lunch at places that offer the kind of food you typically find at dinner, not sandwiches and salads. We've discovered that that's hard to find around here.

        1. I'll continue the recommendations for Feast. I'll also throw Pastiche, Poca Cosa, Chars Thai, and Pat's Chili Dogs into the hat. And, it being Summer in Tucson, let's not forget Eegee's.

          1. The best joints in Tucson in the summer are the ones whose A/C's are working fine.

            1. Has anyone been to Maynard's or The Cup Cafe recently?

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              1. re: hungryintucson

                We continue to like the Cup, but Maynard's just doesn't pull it off for us.

              2. Exept for Ra sushi, I think that most or all the sushi bars in town are locally owned. Takamatsu has locations in the Phx area, but I believe it started here. I know that Sachiko is local, and very good.

                1. For totally local, hole-in-the-wall, probably takeout Mexican food on the near east side, there are several, but myfavorite is Poncho's, at Speedway and Craycroft. Paco's, on Grant just east of craycroft, is good for several things, too.