A quick note: If you're curious about Pinnacle Peak and decide to stop in to find out how it's doing these days, my advice is -- don't. We were up that way on Friday evening because I had to deliver a document for my office, so, having never been there, we decided to give it a try. I had been to Tucson's Pinnacle Peak long ago when I was a student at the U of A, and my husband had been to the one in LA. (I don't know if they're all related.) Result: $72 spent for two drinks, a tough t-bone for me and an okay porterhouse for my husband, a couple of blah dinner salads, some beans, and a baked potato for me. Plus, we were subjected to some really annoying touristy Old West-type skits of gunfights and a mediocre country band.
The only nice part was eating outdoors on the patio, believe it or not -- around sundown, it was quite pleasant, with a little breeze to keep us cool, and the beautiful scenery.
Next time we're in that area we will either spring for Sassi or check out Greasewood Flats as many of you have recommended.