Elliot’s on Congress and The HUB

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Pictured here are the pulled duck street tacos from Elliot’s on Congress. This is a neat little bar in the downtown area.

My friends and I went for happy hour where they feature great drink prices (though, honestly, their full price specialty drinks are no more than 8 dollars anyway.) It is a SERIOUSLY good deal!

I enjoyed a glass of draft Shock Top for $2 and a plate of the Street Tacos for $7. A filling and fun evening for $10 total.

The tacos were really unique and cool. I’ve never seen of this fusion before and really enjoyed the pulled duck. The tortillas were a mix of corn and flour as well, providing a nice mild flour flavor with the sturdiness of your average corn tortilla.

I will admit it was a smaller portion than I was bargaining for. Especially when compared to the huge plate of burger and fries that my friends both enjoyed.

The fries there, by the way, are truly a unique experience. They are the thinnest shoe string fries I’ve ever come across and drizzled in a light garlic sauce. They are even more addicting than normal fries because you feel like you have to eat three of them to measure up to an average fry. I don’t mean this in a bad way! It’s just different. A true SNACK food.

The decor is very trendy to boot. It’s a neat hip place that you should definitely check out!

And of course, end the evening with a visit to the HUB for some original and amazing ice cream flavours (like brandied cherry goat cheese ice cream or chocolate stout ice cream.) A very gourmet dessert for a decent price!

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Sauce Pizza and Wine

Sauce is one of the many and famed Fox Concept restaurants (including Blanco and Zinburger) that you can find throughout Southern Arizona.

This particular restaurant is an open, but crowded pizzeria that features a brick pizza oven and freshly made to order delights.

The menu has everything from sandwiches, salads, pastas, wine… and pizzas. Of various traditional and unique topping combinations.

The pizza pictured above was a delicious Rosemary Potato pizza featuring spinach and olive tapenade. The potato was creamy, the tapenade was salty, and all the flavors melded nicely. The traditional artisan crust and thin crust are both crispy and chewy and have a wonderful flavor. These are the doughs that actually taste good enough to eat without drowning in sauce.

During the summers they usually have a $20 meal deal where you can get two glasses of wine, a pizza and a salad. It’s a lot of food and a great deal.

And when you are done with lunch or dinner, you can pop on over to Frost a classy and fun gelato joint for dessert!