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matcrazy1 Cactus Restaurant :-): Cactus Restaurant - opening soon :-)

Tucson is a capitol of world's cacti kingdom. But I couldn't find any restaurant specializing with... cacti food there. So, I got an idea of opening matcrazy1 Cactus Restaurant there. What do you think?

My pre-business plan :-):

IMAGINE: walls and roof made of cacti, tables in palo verde trees shadow, tequila drinks (hmm... tequila is not made of cactus, it's from agave) served in drilled cacti pots instead of normal glasses. Mountain Lion (cougar, puma) kiddies playing in the backyard :-), free internet for VT members (up to 1 hour), food (cactus) store.

FOOD: most of the cactus family members are used as food mainly by their fruits.

For example the fruits of the prickly pear cactus (opuntia) are eaten up at the moment in the mediterranean region, where the peculiar climatic characteristics have supposed a perfect adaptation of the plant , being of particular interest in the island of Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey and Israel. I liked them a lot there!!!

In central America some species of Opuntias are used instead of the tomatoes or are eaten up fried, instead of chips. Apart form the fruits the seeds are also consumed roasted or crushed to prepare cakes.

9am - last consumer :-).
Sorry, closed June - September (heat!) except 2004 (to pay debts hehe).

RESERVATIONS for big opening ceremony highly recommended ASAP: by e-mail below. Sorry, list of guests is top secret for security reasons.

Address: matcrazy1 Road (under construction)

Price Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: Top secret :-)

Other Contact: matcrazy1@virtualtourist.com

Phone: Top secret :-)

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Local

Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/9ecb

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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ITL Coffee Shop: Delicious coffee and live music

It's a little strange place :-) - rather for young folks (15-20yo). Delicious coffee, cold beverages. Add live music in the evenings, mainly on weekends. It seems that they play music like house, jungle , hip hop. If you like it...

There were a few young musicians playing/excercising in the backside of a property when I was there.

Favorite Dish: Cafe au lait (coffee with milk) and capuccino. Inexpensive.

Address: 415 N. Fourth Ave.

Price Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: On western side of 4th N. Ave. between E 6th and E 7th St.

Phone: +1 (520) 624-4411

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 3

Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2003
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Hippie Gypsy: Pub

It's nice looking place to stop and drink a beer for example. Hmm... I was a driver so I skipped it. I noticed that there were some commercials on live music on weekends there.

Address: 351 4th N. Ave., Tucson

Price Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: On the corner of 4th N. Ave. and E. 7th Street.

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Pub/Brewery

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2003
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