Friday, August 25, 2006

Local Dough, Tucson, AZ

I wish more of our readers were located in Tucson, so that I could encourage you all to go to Local Dough en masse.

Local Dough opened up on Wednesday, after nearly a year of buzz among the beer-loving community in Tucson (which, as far as I can tell, consists mostly of myself and other patrons of Plaza Liquors and Brew Your Own Brew). They are on the south side of Speedway, between Campbell and Cherry (in the space that used to be occupied by Eric's).

Go there. Now. There is no other place like it in Tucson, and it MUST succeed.

The owners are young guys--still students--who clearly have a great appreciation for fine beer. There are 24 beers on tap, virtually all of which are American micros. Good ones, including: several from Dogfish Head (60 and 90-minute IPAs, Raison d'Etre, and a pumpkin ale), Speedway Stout, and several from Left Hand and Deschutes. I'm positive I'm leaving something out. The bottle selection is even better.

Prices are very reasonable--$4 pints of everything except high-alcohol beers (which are $4 for 10oz.), $3.50 for most bottles, with a few exceptions on really premium stuff (mosly Trappist Ales).

The lunch special is a slice of pizza and an pint for $6.50--a great deal considering the pints are all good and the slices are HUGE (approximately equal to 2 slices of NY-style thin crust). Other items on the menu include sandwiches, finger food, and burgers. I had the lunch special, and the pizza was very good.

Tucson needs a place like this. There have always been places here to get good beer here, but never so many in one place. If you are in town, do not miss it.


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