Monday, February 15, 2016

Good Stuff, Maynard!

After walking The Moc yesterday, we needed to nourish ourselves with a little breakfast. The World's largest Gem Show was in town so we thought downtown would be packed and hesitated dining there even though it was nearby.

We checked online for a few places, something new, a place we haven't been to before, and happened to pass by Maynards Market.  I'd been wanting to try this place for ages but I generally refuse to do anything downtown because parking is non-existent and when it is available, it's a pain in the ass.

I was pleasantly surprised to find there wasn't much traffic at all, and we actually found a spot right in the Maynards lot.  Total score!

Maynards has two entities - the Market and the Kitchen - the Kitchen is only open for dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Maynards is located in the Historic Tucson Train Depot.  Built in 1907 and renovated in 1941, the train depot is home to an Amtrak station, shops and office, and the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.

According to the Downtown Tucson website, there's a locomotive - Locomotive 1673, a freight hauling engine that logged over one million miles for the Southern Pacific Railroad and featured in the film "Oklahoma" - that's also located on-site.  They've also noted that an incident involving Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday took place in 1882 and is memorialized with a statue.

From the breakfast menu we ordered Breakfast Burritos (Wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, potatoes, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, sausage, and hot tomatillo salsa), a Cheddar Biscuit and Peppered Gravy (House-made cheddar onion biscuit with peppered gravy), and the Ham & Cheese French Toast Sandwich (Applewood ham and Gruyere cheese on sourdough, dipped in french toast batter and pressed).  

Add two coffees and a delicious latte, and you've got a hearty breakfast for three.

The weather was beautiful so we enjoyed breakfast on the patio, with passing trains less than 200 feet from where we sat.  A loud horn toot to announce their presence was unnecessary since they were right there, but it did add a lot of train station atmosphere.
There was a large community table in front of the coffee bar and an extensive collection of wines.  Through the glass door on the right, at the other end of the breezeway is where you'll find Maynards Kitchen.  
This is definitely a place I'd go back to for breakfast and I certainly want to try out the Kitchen for dinner.

It's a total Marlaina and MacG place, so I'll putting it on my list for their next visit.

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