Edna's Eatery at Tucson Botanical Gardens closes and Charly's BBQ & Grill temporarily relocates

Edna's Eatery at Tucson Botanical Gardens closes and Charly's BBQ & Grill temporarily relocates

The team is in Tucson Botanical Gardens is making some changes to the on-site café at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. So that I can catch up with the speed, Botanica Cafe Closed in 2021 And Edna's restaurant He moved in, which was a partnership between the parks and Wyndham Grand Look Resort & Spa West.

Just last week, this was announced Charlie's BBQ & Grill The food truck will move temporarily until The Gardens opens its brand-new café sometime in the next two to three months.

“We will have breakfast and lunch options, plus all your favorites,” shared the folks at Charly's BBQ.

A tray of sausages sits on the table
A Sonoran dog at Charly's BBQ & Grill (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

Under the temporary name Porter Patio CafeCharly's BBQ will serve breakfast from 8:30am to 11am and lunch from 11am to 3pm daily (park access or membership required to access Porter's Patio Café). Just head toward the Herb Garden at the west end of the gardens and follow the arrows and the sweet smell of Sonoran-style barbecue.

The menu at The Gardens will include dishes such as Sonoran Chili Cheese Friesa Bacon sandwich, Sonoran BBQ Chili Dog, Caesar saladAnd Smoked chicken wings For lunch. Baby menu features Creamy mac and cheese, grilled hot dog, And Tendi chicken.

Close-up of a tray of hot dogs placed on a tableClose-up of a tray of hot dogs placed on a table
Charlie's BBQ & Grill (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

For breakfast A Breakfast burrito, buttermilk pancake, avocado toast, And Parfait Just a few bites awaiting your arrival. You can check out their full menu online.

You've probably come across Charly's before while the truck was parked outside local taprooms around Tucson like Caps and corks.

chef Carlos Guerrero He is the mastermind behind Charly's BBQ/Porter's Patio Café. He was 17 when he first started getting creative in the kitchen. He eventually landed a position at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa as their banquet chef — and learned about the passion play that is proper barbecue. That's when he came up with the idea of ​​Sonoran-style barbecue.

Read our October 2022 article, “Charly's BBQ: Texas-Style BBQ with a Sonoran Twist.”

Porter's Patio Café is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast until 11 a.m.). There's no set date yet for when the roster will leave the parks but it's expected to be around for the next two to three months.

As mentioned previously, admission or a Gardens membership is required to access Porter's Patio Café.

Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686 or visit tucsonbotanical.org.

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