This interesting restaurant has been serving cocktails and dinner on Tucson's FAR east side since 1956! It's way out on Old Spanish Trail and even now there is not a lot built up nearby. The area had to be nothing but desert 62 years ago so this must have been a true "destination" dining spot. I understand that long ago it was a fine dining place with white linen tablecloths, etc. Now it is a much more casual place with patio dining and live country western music. The interior features a floor to ceiling wall of glass so that you can observe the local wildlife like javelina and bobcat foraging around. Fun!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: