Tucson – The Blue Willow


I don’t know when I’ll get back to Tucson, but if and when I do the place for breakfast there is the Blue Willow at 2616 N. Campbell Avenue, a few blocks North of Speedway on the East side of the street. Matt had eggs with chorizo, Angelo buttermilk pancakes, Eddie a tamale and a chicken salad sandwich, and me a tofu scramble, pictured above. I’ve never had a tofu scramble before, nor had one ever sounded even faintly appealing. But after several days in a row of eggs for breakfast and nursing a slight tequila hangover (just one drink will do that for me) I was in the mood for something that sounded healthy. The scramble was delicious! Fried tofu (must have been fried in olive oil), mushrooms, spinach, and sesame seeds comprised this dish. Everyone else’s food was great too. The pancakes were fluffy and divine, the scrambled eggs with chorizo delicious, and of special note was the salsa that accompanied the tamale. It tasted exactly like my mother’s enchilada sauce. Festive outdoor shaded seating, nice waiting staff, funky gift store.