Janos Wilder has detailed the painstaking process of designing his new restaurant, Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, on his blog, but there’s been little mention of the food it’ll serve—until recently.
From the newest post on Wilder’s blog:
I wrote the first menus three months ago. DOWNTOWN will serve the food of what America is today. We will serve you the flavors of the New American melting pot. My grandparents came from Russia, my parents are first generation Americans. They were not unusual, that wave of immigrants came from all over Europe. Earlier waves came from England, Spain and France. The history of immigration is the history America. We have always been the place people from around the world could come to find safety and a new chance.
Following a tradition as old as human migration, today’s immigrants bring with them the foods from their homes in Indo-China, the Middle-East, China, Latin America and Africa. We will be choosing the dishes from those and other sunny regions around the world where the climates are similar to our own so that we can grow many of the ingredients we’ll cook. DOWNTOWN the food will be full of flavor, it will excite your taste buds and nourish your soul.
We’ll be serving lunch, dinner, a bar menu and late night. Our prices will beaffordable(sic). We know what the economy’s doing to everyone’s discretionary income. We want you to be able to come often. Have a bite at the bar one time then come back before or after a performance and return again when you have time to enjoy a few courses. As the name implies, we’ll also serve you some the best and most exciting cocktails you’ll find in Tucson.
Read the whole thing here.