Saturday, March 6, 2010


Tucson Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, are sponsoring the 15-cents-a-pound airplane rides as a scholarship fundraiser. It is a 503.c. nonprofit and all proceeds from the event go to aviation scholarships for women. The event is being held at one of our favorite eating places, Todd's Restaurant at Ryan Airfield, located only minutes west of Downtown Tucson on Ajo Hwy, right up front, between Airport Lane and the Airport Authority Building. (just look for the propeller outside the front door!) Of course, eat only after you've had the ride of your life; the scale will be lighter and you'll ride for a bit less!
Todd's Restaurant features American favorites enhanced by Arizona prickly pear cactus fruit products and chiles. Todd's homemade salsa, BBQ sauce and salad dressings are unique and delicious. They use the highest quality, freshest ingredients and prepare everything to order. Try the Red Tea made with syrup from the fruit of the regional prickly pear cactus.
They welcome all aircraft pilots, passengers, and crew. If you fly in, just taxi up to their rear door. Refuel, shut down, relax and they'll serve you an Arizona breakfast or lunch just the way you want. Yesterday, Donald had the Spanish omelet, and red tea of course, and I had the pulled pork barbecue sandwich with lemonade.. They even had New England Clam Chowder on the menu. Ada tried it, but she's never had celery in clam chowder before. It tasted good and they get a "A" for effort. After all, it's American Food, Arizona Style and they cook to please the flying public. We hope to see you there next week. Ada is going for the ride.
Donald will watch and take pictures.......
On-the-tarmac dining

2 comments:

TerriD said...

OMG you are going in the little plane???? Be careful! I tell you - your wild and daring side comes out in Arizona!

Ada May Roberts @ Amelia Payson House B&B said...

yep.......if it's a good day, I'll be hovering over Tucson. Not sure if I will pick the yellow plane or the red one. Red Baron sounds good. Where's snoopy and my scarf..Donald thinks that the "Amelia" movie is going to my head and that I'm trying to
re-live my youth. Did I tell you I once took flying lessons in my late teens. Flew a Piper Cheroke. Fun little plane.....