Tag: Arizona

Tucson, Arizona: La Encantada Shopping Center

La Encantada Shopping Center Skyline Drive & Campbell Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 299-3556 Website: LaEncantadaShoppingCenter.com Where does a stylish terrier take his People to shop for their summer wardrobes? The Tommy Bahama boutique at La Encantada, of course – or any of the high-end stores in this beautiful outdoor shopping center nestled in the foothills of Tucson’s Catalina Mountains.… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar

Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar 58 West Congress Street Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 623-0744 Many downtown office workers and concert- and theater-goers know Enoteca as a convenient spot to meet friends after work or to enjoy a simple Italian meal before a performance. As an aficionado of pizza crust, this terrier wishes to spread the word that Enoteca is a most… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: The Cup at Hotel Congress

The Cup at Hotel Congress 311 East Congress Street Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 622-8848 Website: HotelCongress.com Arizona’s oldest continuously operating hotel is the home of one of Tucson’s best breakfast spots, The Cup Café, and on any given morning, you’ll find dogs seated beneath at least one of the outdoor tables. (I hear The Cup offers a mighty fine lunch,… Read more →

Sedona, Arizona: Red Planet Diner

Red Planet Diner 1655 West Highway 89A Sedona, Arizona Telephone: (928) 282-6070 Capitalizing on Sedona’s geological otherworldliness, the Red Rock Diner dishes up tasty fare in a fun, Martian-inspired setting. (Although I had to admire the interior décor through the window, the outside tables are next to the restaurant’s lush rose garden, which surrounds a spaceship-shaped water fountain.) This popular… Read more →

Tohono O’odham Reservation, Arizona: Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory Tohono O’odham Reservation, Arizona Telephone: (520) 318-8726 Website: NOAO.edu/outreach/kpvc/ Starry, starry night… Perched atop a wind-blasted mountaintop named for 19th century settler Kitt Peak, this site supports the world’s most diverse collection of astronomical observatories for nighttime astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. In fact, the magnificently large sun telescope was the Very Coolest Thing… Read more →

Tuscon, Arizona: Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress 311 East Congress Street Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 622-8848 Website: HotelCongress.com PET POLICY: No restrictions on size “as long as the dog is friendly,” according to the employee who took our reservation. My People were asked to sign a form at check-in saying that I am well-behaved and non-aggressive. Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: Barrio Food and Drink

Barrio 135 South 6th Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 629-0191 Although this popular restaurant receives good reviews, friends visiting from New York tried it out and had quite a very impression of the place. (“Terrible atmosphere,” said my lady friend, a designer of high-end men’s furnishings. “Maybe the lights were so bright so we could see that both my fork… Read more →

Doin’ Arizona with Your Pooch

Where to Stay, What to Do, and How to Do It! Eileen Barish This book’s bright cover – featuring a grinning, gun-slinging hound – caught my eye first. But it was award-winning author Eileen Barish’s detailed entries and extensive resource listings that made me lug her book up to the cash register. In addition to lists of hotels, hiking trails,… Read more →