Tuesday, August 20, 2013

To Eat: Proper

Proper's Foodshed Map
Disclaimer: I am posting this restaurant review mostly because of their cool map. My food preferences are indeed swayed by my geography-nuttiness.

Proper is a fun little restaurant that opened recently down on Congress and 5th Ave in downtown Tucson as part of Tucson's downtown restaurant renaissance. They focus on locally-sourced food and drinks served in an artful manner in a cozy corner of the historic Rialto building.

Reasons we love them:

1. Local food. In a time when the sources of most of our food are obscured by commercialized commodity chains, it's great to know where your food is coming from. The fact that Proper maps and publishes their food sources allow the consumer to do their research.

2. Tasty food. The House Board is awesome (it includes amazingly delicious duck and rabbit! - plus cheese and other goodies), and the churros are to DIE for. (Our favorite dinner arrangement= house board, 2 small plates, and churros to share)

3. Delectable (local) drinks. There's a wide selection of beers from AZ breweries on tap, as well as a number of local wines. Right now, Nate and I recommend the Four Peaks Brewery Peach Ale.

4. Did I mention their awesome map? I recommend sitting under the giant version of it on the back wall.

The Place:  32.222005,-110.966954
                 Proper | 300 E Congress St. | Tucson, AZ 85701
Hours:        M-F | 11am-Midnight
                 Weekends | 9am-Midnight

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