Tombstone cowboys reveal favorite noshes


The city of Tombstone. (Photo by: Cassidy Blumenthal)

Everyone has one type of food they crave on a daily basis, however people tend to tell themselves that they do not need it. Located 70 miles from the heart of Tucson, the city of Tombstone invokes an image Western cowboy fare from steak to beans.

We traveled to Tombstone to chat with cowboys about their unusual cravings. 

We wanted to know what munchies are cowboys’ go-to when raiding their pantry for a midnight snack. 

Teresa Benjamin – “Granny”
From: Michigan
Cowboy Nosh: Bacon
“I got married in Kate’s Big Nose Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona.”
Judges Raines
From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Cowboy Nosh: Salted French Fries
“I came to Tombstone to do what I love: act and shoot guns.”
Brandon Cummings
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Cowboy Nosh: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
“A lot of things happen in this old town and its different everyday.”
Larry Toto
From: Brooklyn, New York
Cowboy Nosh: Pizza
“Tombstone is a town that is steeped in history and I love acting, which is something that I get to do everyday here.”
Ken Dooley
From: Portland, Oregon
Cowboy Nosh: Shoestring French Fries
“I love the history here in Tombstone and it is a very affordable place to live.”
Kyle Truhill
From: Nevada
Cowboy Nosh: Bagel and Cream Cheese
“You can come to Tombstone and forget that you are still in the United States.”
Larry Putnam
From: Texas
Cowboy Nosh: Spaghetti and meatballs
“There is no way you can do Tombstone in only one day.”
Jason Graham
From: Indiana
Cowboy Nosh: Can of Ravioli
“This town never changes. I am sure it still looks like it did 100 years ago.”

Cassidy Blumenthal is a reporter for Arizona Sonora News, a service from the School of Journalism with the University of Arizona. Contact her at

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