FBM, it wasn’t my intent to get into an argument or derail this thread.
The depth is my perception. I lived there in 1985-89.
Love Arizona/Mex food.
Love the desert and high country, not in any hurry to get back to the Valley of the Sun.
Tucson, along with several of the outlying towns, in my opinion, retain more of some original Arizona dining traditions than the new-age nature of Phoenix.
I like areas that have an evolving history pre WW2.
just my preference.
I lived in Phoenix from 1980-1988. I will admit that by the time I left, I had grown very weary of chips and salsa. Also, I related to a bumper sticker sold there – “I am not afraid of Hell, I live in Phoenix”.