Tucsonans, pack your bags and get ready to take flight on a culinary journey of deliciousness. The new Doughbird–anyone driving down Campbell this past summer likely did a double take to check out its undeniably buzzing presence while being built–brings two stars to the stage: pizza and rotisserie chicken.
And stars they are. First, let’s unpack the pizza. Doughbird in Tucson offers hand-stretched or Detroit-style. Classics include pepperoni, sausage and mushroom and Margherita, while innovative show-stoppers, like Copper Hat with prosciutto, goat cheese, Medjool date and salted pistachio, and Spicy Hawaiian with tavern ham, caramelized pineapple, jalapeno and torn basil, are also on the bill.
Next up is a winner-winner of a dinner. Doughbird Tucson serves up everything you crave about rotisserie chicken and more. It’s flavorful, tender and oh so juicy. Choose from a variety of sauces, including lemon garlic, teriyaki, chicken gravy and spicy buffalo, as well as sides, including macaroni and cheese, cauliflower polenta and crispy Brussels sprouts. The famous chicken is served as a half or whole–and even as a quarter-size for the kiddos.
Pizza and chicken aren’t the only stars at Doughbird Tucson; the mozzarella sticks are a must-order. Don’t let the humble description of “Mozzarella Sticks: parmesan, marinara” fool you. One bite of these hand-breaded IG-worthy cheese-pull sticks may just have you kissing the sky and shouting “Mama Mia!” They are topped with freshly grated parmesan and served with a warm homemade marinara that adds just the right level of heat from fresh garlic balanced with savory tomato.
What better to pair all these delicious layers of flavorful complexity in every bite than libations from Doughbird Tucson’s cocktail menu? If you are craving a refreshing sipper, the Local is a concoction of strawberry-infused vodka, fresh grapefruit liqueur, lemon and sparkling wine that will make you go…ahh. For a cocktail offering a bit of a kick, look no further than the spicy blackberry margarita; blanco tequila is married with habanero pepper, fresh lime and served with a tajin rim.
As for the ambiance, entering Doughbird Tucson may make you question if you just walked onto a set at HGTV. Plush booths, coffered ceilings soaring to industrial heights and shelves lined with freshly potted ZZ plants offer the perfect setting, while the most glorious aromas waft from the open kitchen as you await for the stars of the show to arrive at your table.
Doughbird Tucson is open Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and happy hour weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.eatdoughbird.com.
2690 N. Campbell Ave. Ste. 160
Tucson, AZ 85719