If you concentrate on it, the MSA Annex is sort of a treasure map of present retailers, craft beer, cocktails, and veggie burgers, however in the event you make your technique to the middle, there’s a espresso store that marks the spot.
Since its grand opening in October 2019, Decibel Espresso Works has been serving up espresso to regulars or these simply passing by, and now the kitchen is firing up a menu that’ll assist kickstart your day.
Introducing Decibel Kitchen
Rather a lot has occurred over the previous yr, giving the favored espresso spot the prospect to evolve right into a breakfast and lunch vacation spot situated simply west of downtown.
So, in case your abdomen is grumbling and also you’re craving greater than only a sizzling — or chilly — cup of espresso, chef Michael Larson is serving up breakfast bowls, tartines, sandwiches, and extra every day from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Moreover, recent pastries are popping out of the oven each day, too, from pastry chef Karen Renda, who landed one in every of her first baking gigs alongside chef Larson at Welcome Diner.
A candy match made within the kitchen
Larson and Renda met whereas working at Welcome Diner and finally moved to San Francisco, the place they each dished out the products at Domenico Winery & Osteria in Silicon Valley. As soon as the pandemic did its deed on the restaurant trade, the couple moved again to Tucson and landed themselves a good sweeter alternative — Decibel Kitchen.
In chef Larson’s eyes, pastry chef Renda’s baking is “nostalgic with a twist”, very similar to the Salted Chonkin’ Chip Cookies.
“She enjoys highlighting seasonal components,” stated Larson. “Most lately your nostril can be delighted to search out the smells of Kumquat and Black Sesame Scones and Blood Orange Goat Cheese Scones, co-mingling with the scent of gooey, marshmallow-stuffed, Rocky Highway Cookies that simply occur to be gluten-free.”
In relation to chef Larson’s influences, they're numerous sufficient to characterize that he’s been consuming his manner all over the world through the years. Though, regardless of the entire touring, his roots are within the Pacific Northwest.
Presently, on the menu, it received’t take lengthy to your gaze to lock onto the Barbecue Pulled-Pork Sandwich with blueberry espresso barbecue sauce and Granny Smith apples. The pork is ready with a spice rub and smoked in-house for 9 hours — bringing a “subtle elevation to hearty home-style classics.”
Do you see that sauce dripping out of the sandwich? That’s Decibel’s very personal espresso combined in with the blueberry to create the barbecue sauce.
“I specialise in sauces,” stated Larson. “Talking of sauce, in the event you adore it sizzling, it's important to do that housemade sizzling sauce. I emulsify habanero, carrot, and vinegar in such a manner that makes it mild and ethereal, coating the tongue in a blanket of warmth.”
He additionally recommends that if spicy isn’t your cup of Joe, and also you’d somewhat dwell life on the lighter facet, attempt the Inexperienced-Goddess Avocado Toast.
“The guacamole takes on an entire new herbaceous dimension with the addition of herbs like tarragon, basil, and inexperienced onion,” stated Larson. “The entire toast is a enjoyable chromatic inexperienced, topped with crispy Brussel leaves, delicate pea shoots, shaved parmesan, and fried garlic.”
Apart from the common menu, Decibel Kitchen has weekly weekend specials that rotate between vegan and non-vegan dishes. You’ll wish to keep up with them on Instagram for the specials as a result of they’re normally posted on Friday afternoons.
Decibel Espresso Works is situated at 267 S. Avenida Del Convento. For extra data, name (520) 838-0750 or go to decibelcoffeeworks.com.