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Tucson, Arizona

Maynards Market & Kitchen, one of many ways to enjoy Tucson

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I grew up traveling to Tucson, Arizona a lot; the lack of an orthodontist, shopping mall, Target, and and other basic luxuries of a big city in my hometown made it necessary. I felt like I already knew a significant amount about the second largest city in Arizona, but my excursion there over Labor Day weekend, and what I discovered,  surprised me. My companion for this trip was, for lack of a better term, my “brother from another mother,” Andrew Urman, and we had a mission to accomplish –

Ivy: Subs are buy one get one free!!
Andrew: So naturally we’re getting two each
Ivy: Duh.

Our destination? Sausage Deli. A brown building surrounded by a parking lot on the corner of First Avenue and Grant Road that has been serving up delicious sandwiches since 1978, and thank goodness for it. For as long as I’ve known, I’ve always ordered the Italian Grinder (or its smaller counterpart, the Hoagie, if I’m feeling shy): a huge sub stuffed with a variety of meats, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, green peppers and a special dressing to top it all off. Their lunch special includes two sides (try the jalapeno chips and yummy potato salad) and a drink. I always get lemonade, as it’s the perfect mixture of sweet and sour, and I love that they use crushed ice (which might be stupid, but this is my blog, damn it). Andrew ordered a Susie Sorority (*giggle*) and an Artichoke Reuben. Although I’m completely satisfied with my traditional order, it’s nice to know that if I ever get tired of it (I won’t), the Reuben is a fantastic alternative! Further proving how much I love Sausage Deli. Continue reading