Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into surrounding bounty with today’s deal: for $10, you get $25 worth of food and drink at The B Line, near the University of Arizona and downtown. If you redeem your Groupon Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., you'll get an additional $5 gift certificate for your next visit.
The B Line's bistro-style vibe and delicious homespun dishes have captured numerous awards, and the Food Network featured the restaurant's succulent desserts on an episode of $40 A Day. High-quality ingredients pepper the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Breakfast is beloved, with all eggs begotten by free-range hens when available and all-organic and fair-trade coffee. Slather an egg, cheese, and chorizo biscuit ($6.75) or potato, egg, and cheese breakfast burrito ($5.50) with fresh pico de gallo or salsa (on request). Nautical noshers return for flavorsome dinner fare, including fish tacos ($10.95) or the blackened mahi-mahi burro, which tricks out pan-seared, Cajun-spiced mahi-mahi with homemade Creole sauce, achiote rice, and 20-inch coleslaw rims ($9.50). Your Groupon is also good for drinks. Each of the 13 domestic microbrews on tap arrives in a frozen glass, and you can snag some vino either by the glass, bottle, or gremlin-bone goblet.
After you place your order, the friendly conductors behind the counter clip it to a zipline and zoom it to the chefs, a nifty trolley system that inspired the invention of the steam engine. Pictures of trains color the modern décor of The B Line, and spacious windows allow for people watching and sun gazing from each wooden table.
Not valid with happy hour or other promotions. Dine-in only.
The B Line has received some great accolades, including _Tucson Weekly's Best Casual Dining in 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003. Zagat gives it very good ratings, and 82% of over 150 Urbanspooners recommend it. Yelpers, TripAdvisors, and Insider Pages give it a four-star average:
- The B Line's pies alone nearly reduced me to greedy tears. Such flaky crust, with a taste like lightly sweetened sugar cookies, should be celebrated. – Charlotte Lowe Bailey, Tucson Weekly
- The B-Line is on my A list for good, simple food and even better people watching. – TucsonFoodLover, Zagat member
- This little gem on Fourth Avenue has it all for a great meal. – Terri L., Insider Pages
The B Line
Cage-free eggs, all-natural chicken, and aged italian parmigiano reggiano cheese stock the kitchen at The B Line, enabling its chefs to concoct dishes that have helped the eatery win Tucson Weekly's Best Casual Dining and Best Desserts categories for eight years. The culinary team rolls eggs, chorizo, and carne asada into breakfast burritos, and organic and fair-trade coffee help guests wash down homemade granola and crepe-thin pancakes. During lunch and dinner, chefs use never-frozen chicken breast and fresh mahi-mahi to stuff quesadillas, tacos, and burritos. Pasty chef Terri La Chance whips together premium ingredients such as real vanilla, belgian chocolate, and butter to hand-bake an array of desserts, from flourless chocolate pecan cookies to the four-berry pie once enjoyed by Rachael Ray before her last lunar mission.