There are many restaurants I have not eaten at in Tucson during my ten years here. One of them I haven't eaten at multiple times is Buddy's Grill.
The food was good and they were open later than some sit down restaurants and it was in a great location in northeast midtown.
I learned this afternoon thanks to Twitter (I learn a lot thanks to Twitter) that its closing after being at Grant and Swan for a number of years. They apparently have a second location at Valencia and Houghton that is doing well and will remain open.
Here's the note posted on the Buddy's Grill Facebook page detailing the closure:
"A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the folks that have joined us on Grant and Swan over the last 21 years. Unfortunately we will be closing our doors tonight for the last time. We are part of the microcosm of what's happening all over the United States with small business and the economy. We are family owned and operated and consider Buddy's our home and welcomed you all in as guests not customers because to us, that is what you have always been. Thank you for an amazing run at our Grant and Swan location.
THE SILVER LINING... we have found a home on the east side of Tucson on Houghton and Valencia for the last 3 years and that location will remain open and is flourishing. Please consider making the drive out for your favorites. You will see familiar faces and of course the Owens family there to welcome you in with open arms!
Again, we can't thank you all enough for your loyalty all these years. You could've gone anywhere and your chose our place. We are forever grateful. God bless you all! The Buddy's Grill family."
RIP Grant and Swan Buddy's Grill. You will be missed!