Coming Soon: Skybox Restaurant & Bar, Tucson Restaurants
According to an ad on Craig’s List, Skybox is coming to Tucson: “SKYBOX Tucson’s newest, most innovative restaurant and sports lounge will be opening in March, located near River & Craycroft. Be part of an outstanding culinary staff, with one of the most creative Executive Chefs in Tucson. We will be accepting applications and setting up interviews throughout the next few weeks for all kitchen positions. Training will start around the 2nd-3rd week of March”
(that’s the ad)
With a little more research, the location is 5605 E. River Road. Currently that’s the location for Ric’s Café, Mina’s Thai, and Canal Street Pizza. There may be another sushi restaurant in that shopping center which used to be anchored by an IGA grocery store. It also has a veterinarian, library, and post office or UPS store and Annabell’s Attic, an antiques store. I bought a great orange chair there a few years ago.
a/o May 20, 2009 – here’s a review
In that exact location, suite 201, was Phoenician Mediterranean Restaurant. Before Phoenician, I don’t recall what was there. After the Phoenician, was a very short lived (4 months or less) Latin restaurant that advertised lots of tequilas.
I have not been able to confirm but there is a chain of Skybox Sports Grilles and this could be an addition. After a healthy google, I see Skyboxes in Albuquerque, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Florida, and one coming soon to Michigan. They are all sports related and called sports grille, bar & grill, and restaurant.
Is it just me or does the description of “most innovative” and “sports grille” sound incongruous?
When I think about the “most creative Executive Chefs in Tucson”, I think Janos Wilder (Janos/JBAR), Mark Ehrler (Loews Ventana Room), and Doug Levy (Feast)… not sports bar.