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24 WESTERN RIDING PHOTO ESSAY

Traverse the Old West the way equestrians have for generations by taking a horseback riding tour through panoramic vistas, flora and fauna. BY STEFANIE SPENCER

30 THE ONLY PLACE LIKE IT ON EARTH BIOSPHERE 2 COVER PROMOTION: OIL PAINTING ”EARTH AND SKY CONSPIRE” BY TOM MURRAY, A RENOWNED CLASSICAL TUCSON LANDSCAPE PAINTER. TOM MURRAY’S WORK CAN BE SEEN AT JANE HAMILTON FINE ART, TUCSON. 4

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A man-made replica of Earth’s ecosystems, let Biosphere 2 inspire you to learn about our planet’s place in the universe. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

34 FINDING THE MOTHER LODE MINING IN TUCSON

Since the 1880’s people have flocked to Tucson in search of gold, minerals and precious gems. Today, the gold rush is a thing of the past, but there are still places for treasure-seekers to collect valuables in Tucson. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

36 Q & A: GASLIGHT THEATRE OWNER TONY TERRY Tony Terry shares his story on how he came to own the theater, and speaks on providing joy, laughter and more. INTERVIEWED BY HEIDI GOLDMAN

72 PARTING SHOT Southern Arizona has an uncanny knack to provide sights and landscapes that can take your breath away.

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES

Tucson and Southern Arizona’s principal attractions, landmarks and sights.

The area’s major shopping centers, boutiques and art galleries.

46 ALL ABOUT TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS

A closer look at what Tucson and its surrounding area has to offer—broken down by sections of the city and Southern Arizona—spanning urban living, outdoor amenities and historical sights.

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48 THE GUIDE

TOP ATTRACTIONS

54 MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS Encounter culture, nature, art and geology at a wide variety of worthy sights.

56 DINING & NIGHTLIFE Venues with craft cocktails, tantalizing menus, relaxing ambiance, energetic dance floors and rockin’ live music.

71 ADVERTISER INDEX

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“The Gaslight Theatre has been

Name Tk

Michelle Glicksman

Heidi Goldman

Stefanie Spencer

“I had wanted to visit Biosphere 2 for years and am so glad that I finally had the opportunity to spend the day exploring the site. It was amazing to see—if you go, definitely make time to see the ‘lung!’” Glicksman says. She is a freelance writer and editor specializing in lifestyle and travel stories and is a former editor for Where Magazine.

“I love to laugh and as a freelance writer I appreciate subtle and outrageously hilarious, corny well-written shows. The Gaslight Theatre has been my go-to for all celebrations with friends and family. This melodrama theater boasts the best villains and heroes in the Southwest and is one of Tucson’s treasures. Although it’s not a ‘Broadway Show,’ the joke is that it’s located on ‘Broadway’ (& Kolb),” says Goldman. She is a former publisher for Where Magazine and Guestbook.

“The unique beauty of the Sonoran Desert is breathtaking, and there is no better way to experience it than slowly and up close, with only the sounds of nature and the clatter of the horses’ hooves across the rocky terrain,” says Name TkShe is a commercial Spencer. photographer, writer, designer and general aviation pilot living on her ranch in southeastern Arizona. She also specializes in advertising and editorial images for industrial and business clients.

The Only Place Like it on Earth, page 30; Finding the Mother Lode, page 34

For the Love of Laughter, page 36

Western Riding, page 24; For the Love of Laughter, page 36

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my go-to for all celebrations with friends and family. This melodrama theater boasts the best villains and heroes in the Southwest and is one of Tucson’s treasures.” - HEIDI GOLDMAN


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A preview of the Old Pueblo’s principal attractions, landmarks and sights, from majestic mountains to modern marvels

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Sabino Canyon

Located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon provides breathtaking scenery and gorgeous views that feature rock cliffs and desert vegetation. The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area alone consists of more than 30 miles of trails to explore, with uses that range from hiking, walking, jogging, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. The Sabino Creek flows year around and is a perfect spot for a picnic. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road, 520.749.8700, www.fs.usda.gov

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Arizona State Museum

Located on the University of Arizona’s campus, the Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropological research museum in the Southwest. The museum’s exhibits dig deep into the history of the indigenous and native cultures that span the region’s 13,000-year human history, with collections that provide research, visual representations, artifacts and more. 1013 E. University Blvd., 520.621.6302, statemuseum.arizona.edu

Fox Tucson Theatre The Loop

Frequently named as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, Tucson is a city best explored on two wheels. The Loop circles around the entire city— and stretches to the north, with pathways to Marana or Oro Valley—providing more than 120 miles of beautiful desert bike paths that enable bike riders to move throughout the city efficiently. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Road, 520.724.5000, webcms.pima.gov/ government/the_loop 16

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Situated along Congress Street in downtown, this theater was originally built as a vaudeville/ movie house in 1930. It closed in 1974 and sat vacant for many years. Today, it claims National Historic status, and the revived Southwestern art deco theater hosts musical and theatrical performances and special film screenings. 17 W. Congress St., 520.547.3040, www.foxtucson.com

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Old Tucson

Built in 1939 by Columbia Pictures, Old Tucson has been the film location for more than 300 projects. In its mid-century heyday, Wild West movies featuring such superstars as Jimmy Stewart, Gene Autry and Ronald Reagan were shot, and it has become known as “Hollywood in the Desert.” Today, the studio is a family-friendly fun park for all Western activities, from musical entertainment and miniature train rides to saloons, stunt shows and barbecue. 200 S. Kinney Road, 520.883.0100, www.oldtucson.com 18

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More than 230 animal species and 1,200 types of plants, a mineral collection and natural history exhibits are found on the 98-acre grounds at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. A two-mile outdoor walking path guides visitors through desert habitats, and native birds swoop overhead during the seasonal Raptor Free Flight shows. 2021 N. Kinney Road, 520.883.2702, www.desertmuseum.org


Mission San Xavier del Bac

The striking Mission San Xavier del Bac, dubbed “White Dove of the Desert” for its brilliant white domes, sits south of Tucson on the San Xavier Indian Reservation. The church was built by Spanish Franciscans in the late 18th century. Catholic services are held regularly, but visitors can enjoy the structure’s beauty and tour the interior in between services. 1950 W. San Xavier Road, 520.294.2624, www.sanxaviermission.org 20

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Pima Air & Space Museum

Tubac

Just 40 minutes south of Tucson is the historic village of Tubac. It was established in 1752 as the first Spanish fort in Arizona, but now the town is largely populated by working artists. More than 100 galleries—exhibiting everything from wood carvings to oil paintings—fill the quaint streets, and the Tubac Center of the Arts features local and national art in all media. The Tubac Chamber of Commerce provides visitor guides and a calendar of events. Official Visitors Center, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, 520.398.2704, www.tubacaz.com 22

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This is one of the largest, nongovernment-funded aviation and space museums in the world, displaying more than 350 historical aircraft and 125,000 rare artifacts. It has both indoor hangars and outdoor space featuring historic planes, restoration projects and exhibits. It also offers exclusive tours of the “Aircraft Boneyard”—U.S. military and government’s aircraft storage facility. 6000 E. Valencia Road, 520.574.0462, www.pimaair.org


WESTERN RIDING Explore the Old West the way travelers have done for centuries—on horseback. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEFANIE SPENCER

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There’s something triumphant and timeless about venturing out into the desert and exploring the surrounding terrain on horseback. Frontiersmen and indigenous people alike once traveled this very region the only way they could—as equestrians. Once you saddle up and mount these beautiful creatures you feel one with nature and your ancestors—not to mention, a little like John Wayne as well. There are a number of horseback riding tours available to take in the Tucson area, with few rivaling Tanque Verde Ranch’s Sunrise and Sunset Rides, seen here.

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Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Prickly pear found on the trail; handler Angela McClure looking out at the stables; a cowboy boot equipped with a spur; close-up of Dapple, their majestic white horse. This page: Old wagon near Tanque Verde Ranch’s stables.


“You may spot a red tailed hawk, cactus wren, or even a bobcat, while a few turkey buzzards circle above. On the evening ride, the view of the distant valley below at sunset is stunning.” - STEFANIE SPENCER

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The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 comprises a 40-acre campus, including 3 acres of biomes under a glass roof.

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THE ONLY PLACE LIKE IT ON EARTH Considered a wonder of the world, Biosphere 2 is just minutes from Tucson.

PHOTO CREDIT GOTHAM BOOK 5.5/9PT

BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

In Oracle, Arizona, just 20 miles north of Tucson, a sophisticated model of planet earth was built, with a mission to serve as a place of research, teaching and learning about Earth, its living systems and its place in the universe. A marvel in the desert, there are 3 acres of biomes under a glass roof—an earth science experiment like no other. It’s called Biosphere 2 (named “2” as Earth itself is considered the first biosphere), and it’s a living laboratory, a closed ecological system with a mature rainforest that houses more than 90 tropical tree species, an ocean with a coral reef, a savanna grassland, forested swamps with mangrove trees and a coastal fog desert. People—“Biospherians”— have lived in the biosphere for set periods of time as part of experiments, and today, the destination is used for research by scientists from all over the world. It’s also open to the public, with tours offered daily. “Biosphere 2 is the largest earth and environmental laboratory, where we can study how ecosystems respond to changes in temperature, moisture and more,” says John Adams, Biosphere 2’s deputy director. “This was the largest attempt—and is still the largest facility—that was designed and constructed to understand how earth systems function.” WHERET RAV EL ER ® G UEST B OOK

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In 1984, the founders of Space Biosphere Ventures Inc. purchased the 250 acres where Biosphere 2 would eventually be located. “This particular region—the Southwest—offered nearly 300 sunny days a year, and from a storm standpoint, we’re relatively mild compared to other areas of the country,” Adams says of the decision to locate near Tucson. “Geologically we’re really stable—we don’t have earthquakes. Those are all advantages when building a large glass structure.” Ten years were spent on the design, construction and initial experiment phases of the project, which originally called for the design of an enclosed facility with simulated environments that could be occupied by humans to demonstrate the inter-connectedness of humans and the environment. Construction began in 1987 and was completed in 1991. The biomes were all built, living spaces constructed and technical infrastructure built under the facility.

And then it was time for the first mission. For two years— from September 1991 to September 1993—four men and four women lived in Biosphere 2’s sealed environment for a much-publicized closed-system experiment. They grew their own food, and their air, water and waste were all recycled. It was an experiment as a sustainable planetary ecosystem, and for various reasons—including low food and oxygen—it failed. Still, it was a success in that researchers did glean insights from the experiment. From 1993-1994, a second mission was held. Though it was more successful, during this time, the managing company of Biosphere 2 dissolved. By 1996, Columbia University assumed management, using the property to run experiments, and providing education and public outreach activities, as well. They continued this until 2003. In 2007, the University of Arizona (U of A) assumed management of Biosphere 2, “with a vision of understanding complex environmental systems by engaging both the

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Left: A University of Arizona researcher climbs high into Biosphere 2 to study plant volatiles. Right: Visitors enjoy a tour of Biosphere 2’s desert biome.

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scientific community and the public, integrating largescale experimentation with computational modeling and advancing awareness of the environmental and resource challenges.” In 2011, U of A was gifted Biosphere 2’s campus and facilities.

COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

TODAY: RESEARCH AND PUBLIC TOURS

Biosphere 2’s “ocean” features a total water volume of nearly 687,000 gallons and was built to simulate a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem.

Named by Time Life Books as “one of the 50 must-see Wonders of the World,” today Biosphere 2 draws more than 110,00 visitors a year. Tours are offered daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and include the Under the Glass guided tour (daily), a Family Tour (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays), a History Tour (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) and an Ocean and Beach tour (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). In addition to the tours, visitors can explore the habitat (which houses the Lunar Greenhouse; upper Landscape Evolution Observatory; and former Biospherian dining table, kitchen and living quarters) and Ocean Gallery on their own.

Research is continuously being conducted, and current projects include the Landscape Evolutionary Observatory (LEO), which consists of three artificial landscapes, contained within elaborate steel structures and locked inside three adjacent bays; an experiment with the rainforest and water deprivation; and more. “There is no other place in the world where you can do what we do here at Biosphere 2,” Adams says. “For example, you can’t put the entire rainforest under glass, but here there’s one on a smaller scale.” “Building this was a huge undertaking and huge accomplishment, especially for something that was privately/philanthropically funded. And now, 30 years later, it’s being used for cutting-edge research.” The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 is located at 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, AZ. For more information, visit www.biospheere2.org or call 520.621.4800.

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FINDING THE MOTHER LODE Tucson has a rich history of gold, gems and minerals. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

Gold. Gems. Minerals. The promise of riches scattered across the ground or below it. In the mid- and late-1800s prospectors flocked to the area hoping to strike it rich, shaping the growth of the city itself. To this day, the area continues to draw prospectors from near and far to try their luck.

COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GEM AND MINERAL MUSEUM. THIS PAGE: COURTESY VISIT TUCSON

OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COURTESY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY; ©ROBERT GUBBINS/DREAMSTIME.COM;

GO FOR THE GOLD In the late 1880s, the lure of possible riches embedded in the mountains near Tucson led to a gold rush. Gold deposits were found in Mammoth, near Tucson, as well as in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson’s northeast region. Mines were established, and thousands of ounces of gold were extracted from the mountains. First gold and silver were found, then gold-bearing quartz. Though those finds eventually ran thin, today, the lure of finding gold still beckons—as well as the myths of treasures still hidden in the mountains. According to legend, the Lost Iron Door Mine—with its riches of abundant gold—is somewhere to be found in the Catalinas. Although people have been looking since the 1880s (it was first reported in the 1700s), if it exists, the Lost Iron Door Mine still remains hidden. There is also, some say, a lost city, which is near the supposed mine. For those who prefer to mine an active location rather than search for a lost one, a local chapter of the Desert Gold Diggers, a non-profit prospecting club, meets regularly in Tucson. The club has gold claim sites, and members can join the monthly outings to prospect at one. The organization’s website also lists several resources for prospecting on your own.

POPULAR MINERALS AND GEMS Tucson is also known for its minerals and gems. The Old Yuma Mine—which is now abandoned—is located in the Tucson Mountains, and was popular for its abundance

of lead, silver, gold, copper, zinc, molybdenum, vanadium and wulfenite. Other mineral and gems found in and near Tucson include sulfide minerals chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, pyrrhotite, cornetite and sphalerite. Though the many local mines are now all closed and deserted, several gem and mineral events draw visitors to Tucson from both near and far. The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase will be held Feb. 1-16, 2020 at multiple locations around the city. The popular event—where you can browse or buy everything from fossils to beads to jewelry to meteorites, culminates with the famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show—which celebrates its 65th year with its Feb. 13-16, 2020 event. Drawing visitors from around the world, the Gem and Mineral Show includes exhibits from private collections and museums, retail items, lectures, auctions, education and more. Other—smaller—gem, mineral and fossil shows are held around Tucson throughout the year, as well. In addition to its annual event, the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society is a resource for mineral collecting and lapidary, offering events, classes and field trips. A collection of minerals can also be found on display at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, as well as The University of Arizona Mineral Museum and in Mesa at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. And, for those willing to take a short drive, just an hour-anda-half from Tucson sits the town of Bisbee, which was a popular mining destination for everything from gold and copper to minerals. Today, visitors can explore the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, as well as tour the famous Queen Mine. Though Tucson’s heyday for a gold rush was more than 100 years ago, there still may be gold—as well as gems and minerals—to be found in or near the city itself. The lure of riches is enough to keep people looking.

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Metcalf mines in Greenlee County; panning for gold; gems and minerals found at the University of Arizona’s Gem and Mineral Museum. This page: A couple searching for treasures at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

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FOR THE LOVE OF LAUGHTER Owner of The Gaslight Theatre, Tony Terry, shares his motivations for making people laugh. INTERVIEWED BY HEIDI GOLDMAN

Was it your dream to be in the theater business?

No, I wanted to be a doctor. When I was younger I was involved with Up With People (travelbased organization). When I finished a friend called asking me to do a tour-bus tour of Skagway, Alaska. I didn’t know anything about Skagway, but I didn’t want to take time off because I was transferred from the labor and delivery room to the ER at the University of Arizona Hospital, 36

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and I was really looking forward to that. But he told me I would be paid around $1,000 plus tips, room and board. At this point I didn’t have any money. In fact, I’d just sold my truck so I’d be able to pay for tuition for school. So as he said that, I said, “well, sure.” What prompted you to open a melodrama theater?

While driving tourists around Skagway during the day, I realized there wasn’t anything to do at night. So, I thought a melodrama theater would work. When I came back to the University of Arizona, I talked to my friends and we started The Mighty Moose Melodrama. It was actually owned by some friends at the drama department. We rehearsed, and I went ahead of the cast and drove up to Seattle. I paid their fare from Seattle and we spent the summer in Skagway.

to Tucson and joined my brother Tom and opened the Gaslight here in Trail Dust Town in 1977 and have since enlarged and relocated to the Broadway location. We are proud to say we have been entertaining Tucson for 42 years this November. Our Monday Night Concert series has been going on for over two decades now and has been so successful that it was really the motivation behind The Gaslight Music Hall. Most Monday nights we present a live concert starring local bands and sometimes even the Gaslight actors in a 2-hour concert with a live band.

Valley Music Hall?

The landlord approached me and the space was available and I thought, “When is a theater, that has been copying the design of my theater, ever going to land in my lap again?” So, I took advantage of the situation and came up with The Gaslight Music Hall. How is the Music Hall different from the Gaslight Theatre East?

The Gaslight Music Hall is primarily a music venue—we do tribute concerts, visiting-artist series, dance parties, murder mystery shows, magic shows and musical revues.

Did you ever perform? Sing? Dance?

What would you say your biggest

No. Never, but I knew how to work hard. I don’t get up in the morning thinking how much money can I make. I want to run the best theater that I can.

accomplishment has been?

When did you open The Gaslight

What is your motivating factor?

Theatre?

A: Fun. I’ve got to have fun doing it.

A: After Skagway, I came back

Why did you decide to open Oro

Making people laugh, bringing laughter. I like to call it a 2-hour vacation from their stresses and problems. I think we do that. When I’m sitting in my office, and if I can hear the audience laughing, I know we’re doing what we should be doing.

PHOTO CREDIT ©STEFANIE SPENCER GOTHAM BOOK 5.5/9PT

The Gaslight Theatre produces hilarious on-stage melodramas where every character is an over-the-top exaggeration of a pop culture figure. Villains get booed and the good guys and gals always get cheered, and full audience participation is not only welcomed but expected. We caught up with the owner of this zany theater, Tony Terry, who shares his thoughts on the history of The Gaslight Theatre, his own experiences in the industry and more.


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Owner Tony Terry with a front row view of his very own Gaslight Theatre.

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FACES OF TUCSON

Excellence is required to exceed expectations and provide visitors with a unique experience during their stay—as well as to wow locals. Those profiled here are in-the-know and the movers-and-shakers who go above and beyond to provide the exemplary experiences and destinations that make our city great.

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

The Pima Air & Space Museum opened its doors 40 years ago with 48 aircraft and the vision and commitment of nine founders. For nearly 20 years, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Count Ferdinand von Galen has been working to grow the museum and its collections. Twelve years ago, Executive Director Scott Marchand added momentum to this effort. Today the museum encompasses six indoor display hangars, a collection of more than 300 aircraft and 125,000 artifacts, and it is one of the largest nongovernment-funded air and space museums in the world. 520.574.0462, pimaair.org


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CARLY QUINN DESIGNS

Carly Quinn is a Tucson-based tile artist who has been creating one-of-a-kind and custom tile murals out of her historic downtown studio for eight years. Projects include everything from residential kitchen backsplashes to statement pieces for major hotels and commercial properties. She and her talented staff also create a line of trivets, house numbers and small murals available throughout the Southwest. The studio and gallery are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. 520.624.4117, carlyquinndesigns.com

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SPIRIT OF SANTA FE

The three-generation family business of direct trade with American Indian craftsmen began with J.D. Atkinson’s grandfather, who was one of the first licensed traders in the Southwest. His grandfather Jake and grandmother Maxine opened their first trading post in New Mexico in the early 1930’s. Today, J.D. continues to run the family business with his father, John. With more than 5,000 pieces to choose from, Spirit of Santa Fe has one of Arizona’s largest and most complete selections of American Indian jewelry, crafts and art. 520.577.9673, spiritofsantafe.com

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GINZA SUSHI

Owner and Chef Jun Arai is a native of Nagano, Japan, and opened Ginza Sushi with his wife, Diana, in 2008. Located in northeast Tucson, Ginza Sushi is home to the first Izakaya-style dining concept in the region, which focuses on providing drinks and a tapas-style menu in a lively atmosphere meant for gathering and relaxing. Chef Jun Arai uses the freshest ingredients possible, and he and his staff strive to give diners an experience similar to visiting Tokyo’s famous district. 520.529.8877, ginzatucson.com


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THE PARISH

Dedicated to providing the most amazing Southern dishes in Tucson, the restaurant’s fare and namesake are inspired by the culinary influences of its owners— Steve Dunn, Travis Peters and Bryce Zeagler—that span from Louisiana to Arizona. The food is anything but ordinary at The Parish. Discover unique and classic style dishes—with a twist. Voted “Best Place for Out of Town Guests,” the fun, intimate atmosphere is the perfect casual dining spot to have a true Southern experience. 520.797.1233, theparishtucson.com

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ALL ABOUT TOWN From the museums of downtown to the scenery of the foothills, here’s a selection of noteworthy nooks.

DOWNTOWN Tucson’s downtown strikes a nice balance between preserving historic charm and ushering in urban convenience. Find beautiful Victorian homes in Armory Park, just steps from renovated urban lofts on Broadway Boulevard. Walk the Turquoise Trail to discover some of downtown’s high points—just follow the turquoise stripe on the sidewalk to see such sites as the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block; Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, site of the Spanish fortress built in 1775; and the Fox Theatre, a recently restored art deco movie theater that hosts both screen and stage events.

UNIVERSITY Around the University of Arizona campus, turnof-the-century brick buildings contrast with modern developments. Choose from several museums to tour: the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography or Arizona State Museum. Shop and dine at Main Gate Square, a long-standing entertainment destination, or jump on the Sun Link streetcar to visit Fourth Avenue, where bicyclists roll past vintage shops and vegetarian cafés. 46

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the oldest suburb of Tucson, established in the 1940s as a haven for ranchers. Now a recreation and shopping hub, golf courses and country clubs are plentiful here, all offering spectacular views of the nearby mountains. Shop at high-end boutiques or dine at one of the charming restaurants at the Mediterranean-style Casas Adobes Plaza. And for sightseeing, visit nearby Tohono Chul Park, where plants indigenous to the Sonoran Desert have been protected for decades.

CATALINA FOOTHILLS The scenic Santa Catalina Mountains form Tucson’s northern border, and the foothills serve as the Catalinas’ gateway. Rambling roads and undulating hills give way to residential niches, upscale retail centers, eclectic art galleries and expansive resorts with fine dining and posh spas. At shopping mecca La Encantada, open walkways and landscaped courtyards provide the grounds for upscale chains like Louis Vuitton and Crate & Barrel, alongside a wine lounge and upscale mall eats. But it’s not all just wining and dining; you can experience the desert firsthand here. Hiking and guided tours are available in nearby Sabino Canyon, and higher elevations and cooler temperatures greet you as you drive up Mount Lemmon on the winding Catalina Highway.

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ORO VALLEY Snowbirds flock, golf courses flourish, and master-planned communities stretch from north of Casas Adobes to where the Tortolita and Santa Catalina mountains meet in Oro Valley. Along the western foothills, the family-friendly suburb is a safe and quiet community that prioritizes recreational amenities and education. Cycling and running events are commonplace here, and classic car shows bring in Tucson locals and tourists alike.

This page, from left: Pottery for sale in Tubac; Tombstone actors ready for a showdown. Opposite page: The Sun Link streetcar.

About an hour southeast of Tucson, the Old West town of Tombstone prospered as a silver mining town in the 1880s and has survived into the 21st century, thanks to visitors’ curiosity about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and their infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. Thirty minutes south of Tombstone rests Bisbee, a mellow, mile-high city tucked into the Mule Mountains. Wander Main Street for unique art, uncommon antiques and outstanding eats, or take a guided tour of Copper Queen Mine and learn how this Old West mining camp proved to be one of the richest mineral sites in the world.

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Incorporated in 1977, this Tucson suburb extends 18 miles along Interstate 10 toward Phoenix, with the southernmost part of town seeing ever-expanding growth and development. Outdoor recreation in the form of parks and trails is abundant, with convenient access to Saguaro Tucson’s downtown National Park and the Tortolita Mountains. Indoor fun can be had at the many shopping censtrikes a nice ters springing up, like Tucson Premium Outlets, balance between which opened in 2015 and is home to more than historic charm 60 brand-name and designer retailers offering and ushering in deep discounts. Each year, Marana hosts a Fourth of July celebration, complete with food trucks, urban convenience. beer gardens, live music and dazzling fireworks.

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TUBAC Forty minutes south of Tucson, Tubac was established in 1752 as the first Spanish military fort in Arizona, and it has since evolved into an artist’s destination. Visitors explore traces of its past at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and visit a plethora of galleries—exhibiting a variety of fascinating art and mediums. WHERET RAV EL ER ® G UEST B OOK

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A true Tucson treasure. Designed and hand-built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia in the 1950s, the Gallery in the Sun Museum houses six permanent collections of paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery.

SHOPPING & GALLERIES H ABBOTT TAYLOR JEWELERSCL009137 Custom-design jeweler and diamond broker. 6383 E. Grant Road, 520.745.5080. www.atdiamonds.com H ALAN'S SHOESCL009137 Shoe brands to keep wearers comfortable and light on their feet, like Birkenstock, Ecco, New Balance and Rockport. 5632 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.747.5555. 6030 N. Oracle Road, 520.297.5268. Shoe District, 7366 N. Oracle Road, 520.327.7772. www.alansshoes.com

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H ARLENE’SCL0038761 Find glass works, pottery, gold and silver among other mediums at this Southwestern trading company. 400-402 & 415 E. Allen St., Tombstone, 520.457.3678 & 520.457.3833. www.arlenesgallery.com

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ART GALLERY H Contemporary and cutting edge art can be found at this gallery located in Tubac, which features a variety of artists and mediums. 8 Plaza Road, Tubac, 520.820.7000. www.artgalleryh.com

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H BAHTI INDIAN ARTSCL007215 A gallery celebrating a range of Indian arts including textiles, jewelry, Hopi kachinas, pottery, Eskimo and Navajo art, sculptures, paintings and basketry. St. Philip’s Plaza, 4330 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 73, 520.577.0290. www.bahti.com H BOOKMANS ENTERTAINMENT EXCHANGE Tucson-founded reseller of books,

magazines, CDs, DVDs, video games and sheet music in expansive yet personable stores. 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.748.9555. 3733 W. Ina Road, 520.579.0303. 3330 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.325.5767. www.bookmans.com H CARLY QUINN DESIGNSCL0043859 One-of-a-kind and limited edition specialty tile collections by Tucsonbased designer Carly Quinn. 730 S. Russell Ave., 520.624.4117. www.carlyquinndesigns.com H CASA DE TESORO A must-see gallery destination for art lovers, located in the historic artist colony of Tubac. 8 Camino Otero, 520.398.2274. www.casadetesoro.com009145 H DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUNCL007381 Built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, this 10-acre National Historic District has six permanent collections of paintings that trace Southwestern history and native cultures. Rotating exhibitions display the 15,000 original DeGrazia works. 6300 N. Swan Road, 520.299.9191. www.degrazia.org H DESERT ARTISANS’ GALLERYCL003457 Local art cooperative features contemporary works by over 60 local artists. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.722.4412. www.desertartisans.com H DESERT SON INDIAN ART American Indian jewelry, belts, fetishes, rugs, baskets and pottery. 4759 E. Sunrise Drive, 520.299.0818. www.desertson.com5

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Shopping, dining, beauty & fitness! Noral Diamond Jewelers

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Great Italian cuisine & catering

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THE GUIDE H THE HAPPY SAGUARO Quaint mercantile jam-packed with Southwest furniture, pottery, tiles, decor and more. 7974 N. Oracle Road, 520.297.3333 H HF COORS FACTORY STORECL004394 Artist-designed locally manufactured dinnerware to withstand the daily demands of professional chefs and enthusiastic restaurant guests. 1600 S. Cherrybell, 520.903.1010. www.hfcoors.com

dgar Castillo, owner and curator of The Happy Saguaro, brings over 30 years of experience in providing the highest-quality regional pottery and Southwest home décor for the distinguished consumer. Castillo travels regularly to Mexico, nearby states and Native American reservations and personally hand selects everything offered in his store.

H JANE HAMILTON FINE ARTCL00405 Artwork spanning traditional, contemporary, abstract and figurative styles in an established gallery in the Catalina Foothills. Plaza Colonial, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, 520.529.4886. www.janehamiltonfineart.com H K. NEWBY GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDENCL005712 Since 1988, Newby Gallery has exhibited a wide range of artists, genres and mediums. Outside, the extensive sculpture garden combines native materials and xeriscaping landscape methods to create a Southern Arizona-inspired space. 15 Tubac Road, Tubac, 520.398.9662. www.newbygallery.com KRIKAWA JEWELRY DESIGNSCL0064102 Studio and showroom of designer and master goldsmith Lisa Krikawa. 21 E. Congress St., 520.322.6090. www.krikawa.com

520-297-3333 | 7974 N. Oracle Rd. | thehappysaguaro.com Hours: Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm | Sun 11am - 4pm At the corner of Oracle and Magee in the Trader Joe’s shopping center.

H LIMITED ADDITIONSCL009164 Artistic and elegant clothing with a certain sense of spirit. St. Philip’s Plaza, 4300 N. Campbell Ave., 520.577.1356. www.shoplimitedadditions.com

H LONE MOUNTAIN TURQUOISE COMPANY Authentic American Indian turquoise and silver jewelry is sold in this 3,500-square-foot gallery. 11 Tubac Road, Tubac, 520.398.2802. www.lonemountainturquoiseco.com H LOOP JEAN COMPANYCL003461 Men’s and women’s premium denim and denim-friendly apparel, plus an extensive Robert Graham selection. Casas Adobes Plaza, 7047 N. Oracle Road, 520.219.9785. www.loopjeancompany.com H MARK SUBLETTE MEDICINE MAN GALLERYCL0065314 One address, three identities: Medicine Man Gallery, featuring American Indian art, traditional crafts, cowboy art and regional furnishings; the Maynard Dixon Museum; and Mark Sublette Modern, featuring artistic furniture. 6872 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 130, 520.722.7798. www.medicinemangallery.com MCGUIRE'S JEWELERS A family-owned and -operated jeweler since 1947, McGuire's is the place to go for all your fine jewelry needs. 230 E. Wetmore Road, 520.622.7532 www.mcguiresjewelers.com NATIONAL PARKS STORE Find souvenirs and specialty items such as authentic, handmade American Indian and Mexican crafts, books, clothing and more, all dedicated to the people who are native to this region. 12880 N. Vistoso VIllage Drive, 520.622.6014. www.wnpa.org

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THE GUIDE H OLD PRESIDIO TRADERSCL00917 Jewelry, pottery, kachinas, baskets and other works by Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache, Santo Domingo, Zuni and Tohono O’odham artists. 27 Tubac Road, Tubac, 520.398.9333. www.oldpresidiotraders.com0496 ROSIE'S BARKET This dog-centric store provides everything your pup needs. 327 E. Seventh Street, 520.304.1029 www.rosiesbarket.com H THE SEASONED WOMANCL006431 Gifts, clothing and jewelry that celebrates women of all ages. 5460 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 300, 520.745.5942. www.seasonedwoman.com H SPIRIT OF SANTA FECL00918 American Indian collectibles and jewelry, including such Arizona state highlights as turquoise, copper and amethyst. Also a dealer of Kabana inlay jewelry from New Mexico. La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, 800.650.9567. www.spiritofsantafe.com H SUNRISE JEWELERS Find all your jewelry needs at this Tubac jewelry exchange with a caring staff that will help you look your best for any occasion. 24 Tubac Road, Tubac, 520.398.1121. H TUBAC OLIVE OIL, CO.CL004291 Extensive and unique selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, stuffed olives, salsas, salts, pestos and olive oil beauty products. While in-store, sample oils infused with basil, blood oranges or roasted chiles. 2 Plaza Road, Tubac, 520.398.3366. www.balsamichotsauce.com

TUBAC TERRITORYCL00405 Handcrafted mesquite furniture and interior accessories. 1 Calle Baca, Tubac, 520.398.2913. www.ttfurniture.com H VENTANA PLAZACL0064125 This shopping mall in the Catalina Foothills has a variety of shopping boutiques, cafes, restaurants and salons. 5445 N. Kolb Road, 520.577.1475. ZOCALO VILLAGE AT GREEN THINGS Zocalo imports the finest furniture, pottery, folk art, lighting and antiques from the southern states of Mexico. Find the best Mexico has to offer such as mesquite and alder furniture, pinas, pewter, chandeliers, mirrors and Talavera. 3384 E. River Road, 520.320.1236. www.zocalovillage.com WILDE MEYER GALLERYCL00941 Wilde Meyer Galleries in Scottsdale and Tucson have changing exhibits of original contemporary fine art with subjects including abstracts, landscapes, figurative and contemporary Western. Media include paintings, bronzes, sculpture, glass and more Gallery Row, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 170, 520.615.5222. www.wildemeyer.com

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS ARIZONA STATE MUSEUMCL00307 Explore the history and prehistory of the Southwest through artifacts from numerous indigenous cultures of the region. The oldest and largest anthropological collection in the Southwest, and an active research program. 1013 E. University Blvd., 520.621.6302. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

H CASINO DEL SOL Two casinos and an amphitheater owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Bingo, poker, slots and tables, as well as live music and plenty of dining options, including Festa. 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7829. www.casinodelsol.com H DESERT DIAMOND CASINOCL0034503 Bingo, poker, blackjack, slots and keno. Live entertainment lineup, several restaurants including the lovely Diamond Café, a sports bar, nightclub and lounges. 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, 520.294.7777. 7350 S. Nogales Highway, 866.332.9467. www.ddcaz.com DISCOVER MARANA Discover all the fun and exciting things to see and do in Marana at this visitor center. Find information on events, places to stay and more. 13881 N. Casa Grande Highway, Suite 100, 520.639.8040. www.discovermarana.org GASLIGHT THEATRE A regional theatre troupe with more than 40 years of musical comedy melorama under its belt. The programming varies throughout the year, so there is sure to be something for everyone no matter when the curtain comes up at Gaslight. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd., 520.886.9428 www.thegaslighttheatre.com H KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORYCL00305 Self-guided or tour-guided walking tours are available daily, and a nightviewing program grants visitors the opportunity to peer through one of the magnifying giants.

Tohono O’odham Reservation, I-19 south, Highway 86 west, Junction 386, 520.318.8600. www.noao.edu/kpno H O.K. CORRALCL00325 This is where the world-famous 1881 Old West shoot-out went down. Live reenactments featuring Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Museum displays include animated figures of the gunfighters and historic photos. 326 E. Allen St., Tombstone, 520.457.3456. www.okcorral.com H OLD TUCSONCL00327 Visit famous movie and TV sets and enjoy Wild West-style entertainment such as gun fights. The guided tours feature the site’s movie history. Plus, take a miniature train ride into the nearby desert. Dining venues offer barbecue, brews, ice cream and more. 201 S. Kinney Road, 520.883.0100. www.oldtucson.com PETROGYLPHS Located in the Lost Barrio shopping district, this furniture store has new home essentials such as locally sourced furniture and acccents. 228 South Park Ave., 520.628.4764. www.petroglyphs.com H PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUMCL007219 See more than 350 retired aircraft and 125,000 air and space artifacts in the third-largest collection of its kind in the country. Multiple hangars hold historic planes and a variety of exhibits are found indoors and outdoors throughout the property. Take a self-guided walking tour, a guided tram tour of the campus or tour the adjacent plane boneyard on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 6000 E. Valencia Road, 520.574.0462. www.pimaair.org

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TUCSON’S FAVORITE PL ACE TO PLAY With over a 1,000 of the loosest slots, no wonder Desert Diamond is the people’s ’ ’s choice for fun and games.

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THE GUIDE QUEEN MINE TOURCL00917 Gear up and ride the rails into the Mule Mountains with a retired Phelps Dodge miner as your guide. 478 Dart Road, Bisbee, 520.432.2071. www.queenminetour.com REID PARK ZOOCL00918 A walk-through aviary, two white rhinos and the opportunity to feed giraffes from eye-level platforms are among the lures of this city zoo. 3400 Zoo Court, 520.791.3204. www.reidparkzoo.org TRAIL DUST TOWN A recreated 1880s Western town. Stroll the town square, ride the miniature train, watch a stunt show, pan for gold or dine at Pinnacle Peak steak house. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.296.4551. www.traildusttown.com

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TUBAC PRESIDIO STATE HISTORIC PARK Protected ruins of a Spanish military settlement established in 1752, plus an Arizona Territory schoolhouse, hand-operated newspaper press, and other significant historic structures and parcels. 1 Burruel St., Tubac, 520.398.2252. www.azstateparks.com/parks/tupr H TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORIC BLOCKCL00391 A conglomeration of history, art and

1850-1907 residential architecture. The museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works, focusing on Western, Latin American and contemporary American art. 140 N. Main Ave., 520.624.2333. www.tucsonmuseumofart.org H WESTERN NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION Enhances the education and preservation of 71 national parks across the western U.S., including Arizona parks Tumacåcori, Saguaro, Hubbell Trading Post, Fort Bowie and many other national monuments. 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive, 520.622.6014. www.wnpa.org

DINING & NIGHTLIFE 5 POINTS MARKET & RESTAURANT A daytime eatery featuring such items as rice chilled pudding with coconut, cashews and pistachio; smoked-salmon Benedict with garlicbasil cream cheese; and a pork torta with avocado aioli, sweet chile and pickled onions. 756 S. Stone Ave., 520.623.3888. www.5pointstucson.com AGUSTIN KITCHEN New American and classic French cuisine combine. Seasonal ingredients are featured, with the spotlight on cocktails made with local ingredients. 100 S. Avenida del Convento, 520.398.5382. www.agustinkitchen.com ALLORO D.O.C. Alloro D.O.C. and D.O.C. Lounge provide an elegant dining experience located on the second floor of the Hilton Tucson East. Find a hearty buffet or a la carte options for break-

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THE GUIDE fast at Alloro D.O.C. as well as dinner. Lunch is served at the D.O.C. Lounge. 7600 E. Broadway Blvd., 520.721.5600. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/ hilton-tucson-east-TUSHEHF/ dining/index.html

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H BK TACOSCL00458 BK is a fusion of authenticity and innovation. The sonoran-style hot dog has received national acclaim. 2680 N. 1st Ave., 520.207.2245. 5118 S. 12 Ave., 520.295.0105. www.bktacos.com BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSECL006807 Turf, surf, fine wines and cocktails in a debonair environment. Located in the Omni Tucson National Resort. Omni Tucson National Resort, 2727 W. Club Drive, 520.877.2377. www.bobs-steakandchop.com CONTIGO LATIN KITCHEN Contigo is the place for fresh, colorful Latin cuisine. The menu is heavy on tapas, with chorizo-stuffed dates and tacos de calamari and more. 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, 520.299.2540, www.eatatcontigo.com H DANTE'S FIRE8961 Adventurously creative continental American fare and craft cocktails, with live music on weekends. 2526 E. Grant Road, 520.382.9255. www.dantesfireaz.com H ECLECTIC CAFECL0038961 American and regional Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7053 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.885.2842. www.eclecticcafetucson.com H EL BERRACOCL00458 Latin seafood with attitude. The freshst ingredients and years of cook-

ing experience come together for a seafood experience sure to impress. 2960 N. 1st Avenue, 520.620.9828 www.el-berraco.com EL CHARRO CAFÉCL009106 America’s oldest Mexican restaurant continuously operated by the same family, since 1922. Traditional Sonoran-style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican fare by chefauthor Carlotta Flores. 311 N. Court Ave., 520.622.1922. 7725 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, 520.229.1922. 6910 E. Sunrise Drive, 520.514.1922. www.elcharrocafe.com EL CISNE Dining at El Cisne is like taking a culinary tour of Mexico. Classic dishes from Sonora, Oaxaca and Veracruz make for a dynamic menu sure to satisfiy any craving. Their extensive tequila and mescal selection will quench your thirst and wash down any one of their delicious entrees. 4717 E. Sunrise Drive, 520.638.6160 www.elcisnerestaurant.com FESTA BUFFETCL00417 Located on the gaming floor of Casino del Sol, this buffet offers cooking stations dedicated to cuisine from around the world. Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7829. www.casinodelsol.com H GHINI’S FRENCH CAFECL00458 Breakfast and lunch café serving such French items as omelets and crêpes. 1803 E. Prince Road, 520.326.9095. www.ghiniscafe.com H GINZA SUSHI CL003897 Tucson’s Japanese izakaya (a casual

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tavern where patrons can relax, have a drink and a bite), plus the addition of a full sushi menu. 5425 N. Kolb Road, 520.529.8877. www.ginzatucson.com GOLD Savor fresh, seasonal ingredients handpicked by executive chef Todd Sicolo from the Chef's Garden at GOLD. Serves up artfully plated Amerian cuisine and prestigious wines while overlooking the stunning Tucson terrain. 245 E. Ina Road, 800.722.2500, www.westwardlook.com/dining HARVEST As the name suggests, the menu here focuses on seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients and a “back to basics” approach to preparation. 10355 N. La Cañada Drive, 520.731.1100. www.harvestov.com HUMBLE PIE Crisp 12-inch pizzas with optional gluten-free crust, fresh salads and wine in a casual setting. La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, 520.395.1280. www.humblepieusa.com KINGFISHER BAR & GRILLCL00915 Great fish, great bar, great music and a great crowd. Kitchen open late. 2564 E. Grant Road, 520.323.7739. www.kingfishertucson.com H LA PARRILLA SUIZACL00741 Serving up authentic Mexico City cuisine since 1969. Fresh handmade corn tortillas and salsas. 4250 W. Ina Road, 520.572.7200. 2720 N. Oracle Road, 520.624.4300. 5602 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.747.4838. www.laparrillasuiza.com

H LE RENDEZ-VOUSCL004583 A classic Parisian-style menu at a romantic spot. 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road, 520.323.7373. www.rendezvoustucson.com LIGHTNING RIDGE CELLARS Since 2005, this winery's estate wins have been made from traditional Italian varietals such as Nebbiolo, Primitivo, Malvasia and other classics. 2368 AZ-83, 520.455.5383. www.lightningridgecellars.com H THE LIVING ROOM Wine bar serving flatbreads, sliders, bruschetta and salads. La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, 520.308.5591 www.livingroomwinebar.com LOOKOUT Treat yourself to contemporary comfort food and signature drinks at this casual spot for indoor and outdoor idning. Sway to the live music on weekend and don't forget your dancing shoes. 245 E. Ina Road, 800.722.2500. www.westwardlook.com/dining KIEF-JOSHUA VINEYARDS Sitting near the breath-taking mountain ranges of Sonoita, this vineyard has a wide selection of wines to sip and purchase. Boasting ten tasting rooms, USA Today named KJ one of the top wine trails in the country. 370 Elgin Road, 520.455.5582. www.kj-vineyards.com H THE PARISH GASTROPUBCL004231 A Southern-fusion eatery that’s all about bold flavors, progressive beers and unique cocktails. 6453 N. Oracle Road, 520.797.1233. www.theparishtucson.com WHERET RAV EL ER ® G UEST B OOK

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Authentic, handmade American Indian and Mexican crafts, plus books, food, apparel, and more. 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr. Tucson, AZ 85755 520-622-6014

H PY STEAKHOUSECL004172 Casino del Sol’s main restaurant, with a 100-seat dining room, more than 1,000 wines available, and a menu of high-quality steaks. Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7829. www.casinodel sol.com/dining/py-steakhouse H SAFFRON INDIAN BISTRO Authentic Indian cuisine in a modern atmosphere with a popular lunch buffet offered daily. 7607 N. Oracle Road, 520.742.9100. www.tucsonindianrestaurant.com

Open daily* 10 AM–5 PM The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service since 1938. Your tax-free purchases help support national parks across the West.

H THE TASTEFUL KITCHEN Dinners gently assembled from the dehydrator, roaster, steamer or straight from the garden. Some raw selections, including a soup of the day. 722 N. Stone Ave., 520.250.9600. www.thetastefulkitchen.com

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TEASPOON Modern eatery that specializes in brunch with menu items such as eggs benedict, country chicken, peanut btter & jelly pancakes and a variety of omelets. 7053 N. Oracle Road, 520.989.3189 www.teaspoontucson.com TUCSON TAMALE COMPANYCL008971 A rotating menu of traditional and unique tamales, ranging from pineapple coconut to chipotle beef to vegetarian. 7159 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.298.8404. 7286 N. Oracle Road, 520.403.1888. www.tucsontamale.com

H UMECL004173 Contemporary Chinese cuisine in the main room, fresh sushi at the counter, and specialty cocktails and Asian beers in the lounge. Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 520.838.7177. www.casinodelsol.com/dining/ume VIVACE RESTAURANTCL003692 Open and airy with an urban ambience, the restaurant’s earned an impressive reputation for creative but reasonably priced Italian dishes. 6440 N. Campbell Ave., 520.795.7221. www.vivacetucson.com H WILD GARLIC GRILL A California-French inspired grill, with an organic and diverse menu including steaks, seafood, burgers and salads. 2530 N. 1st Ave., 520.206.0017. www.wildgarlicgrill.com WISDOM’S CAFECL00453 Cheesy Mexican fare—as well as plenty of American options—served by the Wisdom family for more than 69 years. The fruit burro for dessert is a must. 1931 E. Frontage Road, Tubac, 520.398.2397. 4 Plaza Road, Tubac, 520.216.7664. www.wisdomscafe.com ZINBURGERCL003256 This wine and burger bar dishes out excellent modern American fare, including its signature burger topped with Zinfandel-braised onions and manchego cheese. 6390 E. Grant Road, 520.298.2020. 1965 E. River Road, 520.299.7799. www.zinburgeraz.com

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WELCOME TO

TUBAC, ARIZONA Just 40 minutes south of Tucson is the historic village of Tubac. Established in 1752 as the first Spanish military fort in Arizona, the town long ago exchanged its martial backdrop in favor of a more artistic character. More than 100 shops and world-class galleries—exhibiting everything from woodcarvings to oil paintings—fill the quaint streets, and the Tubac Center for the Arts features regional and national art as well as seasonal exhibits. Locally owned restaurants and bars dot the area, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and specialty drinks. Frequent festivals are held throughout the year to celebrate the area’s artistic present and ancient past. tubacaz.com

TUBAC HOT ‘N SPICY Come get fired up at our hot ‘N Spicy tasting room. We have hot heat from all over the world. Beginning from Jalapeno to Ghost Pepper. You think Arizona desert is hot; well our hot sauces will make you sweat even at 60 degrees room temperature. We make our hot sauces here in Tubac. A must try is a blend of Ghost pepper, Scorpion pepper & Carolina reapper (three of the hottest chilies in the world). We even have hot mustards and jellies and habanero pickle slims. Don’t forget to get a tasting of Atomic Frog balls… Our ghost pepper ketchup is to die for. You won’t be disappointed.

2 Plaza Rd. • Tubac, AZ • 520.398.3366

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SUNRISE JEWELERS & TRADING CO. Sunrise jewelers has been located in Tubac, AZ for twelve years. VinCent Gulino, Jewelry designer, Artist and Owner has been designing and creating fine jewelry since 1969. VinCent is well known for his custom designs in Platinum, Gold and Silver incorporating fine, rare and unusual gem stones such as the highly prized Arizona Blue Opal. Each design and piece is one of a kind and unique. Custom designing, diamond and gemstone setting, jewelry repair, stone cutting, custom inlay work and repair, large selection of gem stones. We will be happy to work with your design for you. Mine Owner and home of Arizona Blue Opal, Arizona’s newest gem stone discovery. 24 Tubac Rd. • Tubac, AZ • 520.398.1121

K NEWBY GALLERY + SCULPTURE GARDEN Since 1988, the K Newby Gallery + Monumental Sculpture Garden has represented a prestigious and dynamic group of Southwestern artists. The nationally recognized and award winning artists represent a vast array of styles and genres. The expansive collection of fine southwestern art spans traditional, contemporary, abstract and figurative styles including works from kinetic sculptor Mark White, Star Liana York, Gary Lee Price, Pokey Park, Tom Hill, Nicholas Wilson and Darcie Peet. Located in the charming art community of Tubac, Arizona, the K Newby Gallery welcomes visitors with a warm aesthetic and rustic two acre sculpture garden, giving a relaxed feeling for a true Southern Arizona fine art experience. Artist Credit: Mark White Kinetic Sculpture Grouping, Stainless Steel and Copper Health Warning: Extended viewing may cause extreme relaxation and bouts of pleasant daydreaming. 15 Tubac Rd. • 520.398.9662 • newbygallery.com

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TUBAC SALSA COMPANY Did you know southern Arizona has one of the best Sonoran Style Mexican cuisines. So here at Tubac Salsa Company we have created unique salsas blending the true tastes of Southern Arizona and state of Sonoran. You can come down to Tubac and taste our 40 different varieties of salsas ranging from Mild to Super-hot. We are well known for our Chiltepin Salsa (a local chili that grows in the Sonoran region) and our Prickly pear salsa. You can also enjoy the tastings of Moles and different Mexican sauces. Don’t forget to taste our Mexican Style hot Cocoa Almonds. 2 Plaza Rd. • Tubac, AZ • 520.398.3366 • www.tubacsalsacompany.com

LONE MOUNTAIN TURQUOISE COMPANY Lone Mountain Turquoise Company is a stunning 3,500-square-foot gallery located in historic Tubac, Arizona. Specializing in museum-quality Native American jewelry made from rare, gem-grade, Lone Mountain turquoise, as well as other fine jewelry, rugs, pottery, carvings, paintings, baskets, and sculptures, this gallery is one of the most elite in the industry. The Winfield family has been providing the finest turquoise and supplies to Native artists since 1951. In turn, they have purchased finished products directly from these exceptional artists. Lone Mountain displays work from over 3,000 Native American artists over six decades. By dealing directly with the artists they represent, the Winfields are able to offer quality and authenticity that is unmatched anywhere in the world. If you are just discovering Native American jewelry or are a longtime collector, you will be taken in by the quality and variety offered here. With the knowledge of three generations of trading and a treasured love and respect for the Native American artists and their work, Lone Mountain will be your home for all things that are authentic Native American made. 11 Tubac Rd. • 520.398.2802 • lonemountainturquoiseco.com

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ARLENE’S Arlene’s has been the unexpected in world famous Tombstone, AZ since 1978. At our 3 locations, you are bound to find something special to remember your Arizona adventure by! We specialize in Native American jewelry, pottery, kachinas, artifacts, and artwork made in the Four Corners region. Also, you will find unique items for home décor, and great gifts to bring home to loved ones. We are open from 9am to 5pm daily. The staff at Arlene’s looks forward to meeting you when you make the journey to Tombstone! 400-402, 415 E. Allen St., Tombstone, AZ

520.457.3678 or 520.457.3833 www.arlenesgallery.com

THE SPA

OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT Experience luxury with a sense of the Southwest in our spa treatment rooms at Omni Tucson National Resort. Select from an impressive array of treatments designed to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. From complete packages to individual massages, facials, and body treatments, our 13,000-square-foot spa is the perfect place to enjoy the highest level of personalized attention. Every spa treatment you choose to indulge in includes access to our separate men’s and women’s relaxation rooms each featuring a whirlpool, sauna and steam room. You’ll also be pampered with a plush robe, spa slippers and towels to use during your time with us. Along with your spa service, you will receive a full-day pass to our Sweetwater pool, an outdoor luxury relaxation oasis featuring cabana rentals, delicious snacks and refreshing beverages. 2727 W. Club Dr., Tucson, AZ

520.877.2367

www.omnitucsonhotels.com

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TUBAC OIL ‘N VINEGARS We are southern Arizona’s best Olive Oil tasting room. Here you can come and taste our small batch artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. We are well known for our Traditional style balsamic vinegar and Prickly Pear white balsamic vinegar. All our olive oils and balsamic vinegars are infused in Tubac. Come join us for an amazing olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings. Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. We ship anywhere in USA. We also have tasting rooms in Bisbee and Tombstone. 2 Plaza Rd., Tubac, AZ

520.398.3366

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DANTE’S FIRE

DIAMOND CAFÉ

ECLECTIC CAFE

Looking for a great dinner or late night spot with local and unique cuisine to Southern Arizona? Come down to Dante’s Fire. We’re open 7 days a week with a daily Happy Hour, Food and Drink specials. Best of all, we serve our full menu until 2 a.m. We also deliver through Postmates. We’ve created a fine food, casual atmosphere that caters to everyone. Our from scratch kitchen has been featured in many local Arizona publications and even as far as the Cooking Channel’s ‘Late Nite Eats.’ There is banquet and catering space available for groups up to 35 people.

Lively. Flavorful. Fun. It’s all on the menu. Prepare to share a winning connection with Diamond Café’s delicious take on the classic American menu. Steps away from the casino floor, we’re here for you with great deals and daily happy hour specials, seven days a week. Give your party something to celebrate today.

By definition, eclectic is “a selection of the best from a variety of sources and styles.” Founded in the fall of 1980, Eclectic Cafe is a high-energy, neighborhood cafe with fresh food and seasonal and nightly specials. Breakfast is served on the weekends and lunch and dinner all week. Eclectic Cafe is also available for take out and catering and offers gluten-free and vegetarian options. Pet-friendly patio seating is available. Hours: M-F 11am-9pm, Sa 8am-9pm and Su 8am-8pm. Located on the northwest corner of Tanque Verde Road and Sabino Canyon.

2526 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.382.9255

www.DantesFireAZ.com

7350 S. Nogales Hwy., Tucson, AZ

520.342.1328 www.ddcaz.com

7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.885.2842 www.eclecticcafetucson.com

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FESTA

GHINI’S

INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

FRENCH CAFFE

There’s only one place where guests will go to find the energy of the casino off the gaming floor! Festa International Buffet features live action cooking stations showcasing traditional favorites day and night. Guests to our renowned buffet in Tucson indulge themselves with cuisine from around the world as our chefs prepare fresh ingredients to order. Open daily, Festa will also host specialty meals including Seafood Thursday, Sunday Brunch, and much, much more! Don’t let the ultimate in feasting pass you by; be a guest in our kitchen and let our attentive staff and culinary experts tantalize your taste buds and take you on a world dining tour! Su 9am-9pm, M-W 11am-9pm, Th 11am-2pm and 3pm-10pm, F 11am-3pm and 4pm-10pm, Sa breakfast 7am-11am, lunch 11am-3pm, dinner 4pm-10pm. 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ

Our philosophy of Ghini’s French Caffe is to emphasize freshness and simplicity. We only use whole, local & organic foods. Chef Ghini’s award winning breakfasts include Ghini’s signature dish; Eggs Provençal, fresh stuffed crepes and frittatalike Omelettes. Lunch features daily specials, beautifully crafted salads, hot and cold sandwiches, scrumptious pastas and our popular croque madame (shown). Our Friday & Saturday evening dinner/happy hour has another spectacular menu including incredible mussels, escargot, many French classics, craft beers, an extensive wine and rosé list, and full bar along with Happy Hour specials. Breakfast is served all day every day including a full service French bakery and barista bar. Open Tu-Th, 7:30am-3pm, Fri & Sat, 7:30am-8pm and Sunday, 8am-2pm. We cook from the heart & hope you enjoy our Southern French Café.

855.765.7829

1803 E. Prince Rd., Tucson, AZ

www.casinodelsol.com

520.326.9095 www.ghiniscafe.com

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GINZA Ginza Sushi is the only izakaya-style Japanese dining experience in Tucson. Izakaya is the most popular and relaxed style of dining in Japan, allowing patrons to sample, in small portions, a large variety of delectable Japanese dishes from salads, sashimi, tempura, tataki, filet mignon, squid, chicken and more. In addition, a full sushi menu is offered, all prepared in exhibition style. Ginza has an extensive sake list and full bar. Enjoy Tucson’s extraordinary weather and views of the Catalina Mountains while dining on the patio or enjoy the intimate and modern dining room. Open for lunch, Tu-Sa from 11:30am-2:30pm, and for dinner, Tu-Su from 5pm-9pm. Mondays are seasonal. Ventana Plaza 5425 N. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.529.8877 www.ginzatucson.com


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LA PARRILLA SUIZA LE RENDEZ-VOUS

THE LIVING ROOM

Le Rendez-Vous, an award-winning restaurant has been the icon for French dining in Tucson for over 37 years. Through perfecting the art of French cooking and outstanding service, Le Rendez-Vous offers authentic French food in a fast-paced world, proving that attention to detail and the fine dining experience still exist. Le Rendez-Vous offers both a casual bistro offering small plates of as well as the formal dining experience. Sample many of your favorite dishes with a small plate or try one of our daily specials. Enjoy Le Rendez-Vous, Tucson’s premier French restaurant.

The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge is a modern-day neighborhood place to relax and enjoy sharable food, music and drinks. Guided by the mantra “love, laugh and lounge,” The Living Room is focused on offering customers a vast selection of wine in beautiful and comfortable surroundings. Experience delicious food, wines by the glass, handpicked wines by the bottle, a full bar and coffee drinks. The intimate patios, weekend brunch and DJ spins make this locally owned and operated lounge special. Open: M-Th 11am-11pm, F 11am-1am, Sa 10am-1am, Su 10am-10pm. Happy hour specials from 3pm-6pm daily. Weekend brunch from 10am-2pm.

MEXICO CITY FOOD

At La Parrilla Suiza we serve authentic Mexico City cuisine. All of the restaurant’s tacos, meat and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled. We serve fresh, handmade corn tortillas and authentic Mexico City salsas. Most of our dishes have been on the restaurant’s menu since 1969. Tacos, chicken and pork dishes and fajitas make up many of the items on the menu. La Parrilla Suiza also offers vegetarian specials. Call or come visit us at any of our locations in Arizona! 5602 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 4250 W. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ

Corner of Fort Lowell and Alvernon

2720 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ

3844 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ

1622 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ www.laparrillasuiza.com

520.323.7373 www.rendezvoustucson.com

2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, AZ

520.308.5591 Ahwatukee Chandler DC Ranch Gainey Ranch Peoria

www.livingroomwinebar.com

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THE PARISH GASTROPUB

The Parish is a favorite for those seeking a unique and flavorful dining experience. Dine with true Southern hospitality under glass chandeliers and in church pew banquettes that ooze Southern charm. Take your tastebuds on a culinary journey with bold Southern dishes like Guedry’s Gumbo with crawfish hushpuppies. Other menu items include the Drunken Angel pasta – wine-marinated angel hair pasta, crawfish and shrimp in a red pepper cream sauce – smoked giant short rib with bleu cheese hominy sauté, a Dr. Pepper demi-glace, topped with blueberry pickled red onions and chimichurri. Each dish pairs well with an extensive selection of craft beers and unique cocktails created with housemade infused spirits. Looking for a true Southern hospitality experience? Come and join us, y’all!. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, live music, and Sunday brunch.

PY STEAKHOUSE A new era of dining has come to Southern Arizona. The finest cuts of meats, fresh seafood and a wine list second to none, coupled with outstanding service in an elegant dining room create an evening unlike any other. The Tucson culinary scene starts here and so does your perfect dining experience. In addition to a 100-seat dining room, guests can enjoy the lounge and bar area for a cognac and cigar, or choose one of more than 1,000 wines and over 100 rare whiskey & bourbon selections available on the hand-selected beverage menu. An intimate, private dining room featuring beautiful vintage wine cellars and bottle display is the ideal location for your next special event. Visit our website to make reservations! T-Th 4pm–10pm, F-Sa 4pm–11pm. Private wine room for parties. 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ

855.765.7829

www.casinodelsol.com 6453 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ

520.797.1233

www.TheParishTucson.com

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SAFFRON INDIAN BISTRO Welcome to Saffron, a unique dining experience. Here we fuse modern cooking techniques with the grand tradition of classical Indian cuisine to create meals that are both delicious and appealing to the eye. A feast for the senses that is like no other. So sit back and enjoy this exotic culinary adventure. As always, it is our great pleasure to serve you. M-Sa 11am-10pm, Su 11am-9pm and lunch buffet everyday, 11am-3pm. 7607 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ

520.742.9100

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THE TASTEFUL KITCHEN A creative and artful vegetarian restaurant, serving plant-based cuisine since 2011. Our goal is to showcase the beauty and flavor of vegetables. We offer a diverse and eclectic menu for a variety of tastes. We enjoy working with seasonal fruits and vegetables with a strong emphasis on organic and locally grown produce. We offer farm to table specials frequently and local ingredients are intermingled throughout our menu. Our menu has been thoughtfully designed considering the growing awareness of specific dietary needs, many of our dishes are free from, dairy, eggs, soy, gluten and nuts.

UME Featuring unique sushi creations and favorites, contemporary Asian cuisine in the main dining room, and a lounge and bar offering specialty cocktails, Asian or visit us online. Su-Th 11am10pm, F-Sa 11am-11pm. Daily happiness hours & all you can eat sushi $20. 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.838.7177

www.casinodelsol.com

WILD GARLIC GRILL A sophisticated gourmet, family owned restaurant, is one of Tucson’s premiere destinations for food lovers. Combining classical French education, and technique with the flavors of traditional southwest and California cuisine. Executive Chef Steven Schultz and his crew prepare the dishes in an open kitchen. Owners Maudi Gourdin-Schultz’s, style and flair and husband Chef Steven unique dishes create an amazing epicurean experience. A memorable cuisine in an atmosphere of warmth and elegance. Closed Mon. Open Tues - Sat 11 am - 10 pm. Sun. 11am - 9pm. $$-$$$, B/L, CA, HH, MCC, OD, RS, WA.

722 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ

520.250.9600

www.thetastefulkitchen.com

2870 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 120, Tucson, AZ

(520) 206-0017

www.wildgarlicgrill.com

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ADVERTISER INDEX SHOPPING & GALLERIES Abbott Taylor Jewelers .......................................................................... 7 Alan’s Shoes ........................................................................................... 49 Arlene’s ...................................................................................... 17, 64, BC Bahti Indian Arts ....................................................................................23 Bookmans Entertainment Exchange................................................. 10 Carly Quinn Designs ............................................................................ 40 Casa de Tesoro ....................................................................................... 13 DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun ............................................................... 50 Desert Artisans’ Gallery ...................................................................... 44 Desert Son Indian Art .............................................................................8 The Happy Saguaro...............................................................................52 HF Coors ....................................................................................................9 Jane Hamilton Fine Art .......................................................................... 3 K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden .............................................62 Limited Additions ................................................................................. C2 Lone Mountain Turquoise Company ...........................................21, 63 Loop Jean Company ............................................................................... 2 Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery ...................................................1 Old Presidio Traders .............................................................................58 The Seasoned Woman......................................................................... 50 Spirit of Santa Fe ...............................................................................5, 41 Sunrise Jewelers Trading Co. ............................................................62 Tubac Olive Oil, Co. ............................................................... 61, 63, 64 Ventana Plaza .................................................................................. 51, 60

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

Desert Diamond Casino ................................................................55, 65 Kitt Peak National Observatory .........................................................58 O.K. Corral ............................................................................................... 19 Old Tucson...............................................................................................70 Pima Air & Space Museum ....................................................38, 39, 56 Town of Marana ..................................................................................... 45 The Tucson Museum of Art .................................................................57 Tubac Chamber of Commerce ............................................................ 11 Western National Parks Association ................................................ 60

DINING & NIGHTLIFE BK Tacos ..................................................................................................53 Dante’s Fire ............................................................................................ 65 Eclectic Cafe .......................................................................................... 65 El Berraco ................................................................................................53 Ghini’s French Cafe .............................................................................. 66 Ginza Sushi ...................................................................................... 42, 66 La Parrilla Suiza......................................................................................67 Le Rendez-vous ......................................................................................67 The Living Room....................................................................................67 The Parish ........................................................................................ 43, 68 Saffron Indian Bistro ............................................................................ 68 The Tasteful Kitchen ............................................................................ 69 Wild Garlic Grill ..................................................................................... 69

REAL ESTATE/RENTALS Sally Robling - Realty Executives......................................................59

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SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE EVENING SKY, SAGUARO CACTI APPEAR TO STAND GUARD AS A THUNDERSTORM PUTS ON A SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW AT SUNSET. UNIQUE TO THE SONORAN DESERT, THE SAGUARO CACTUS IS THE LARGEST CACTUS IN THE UNITED STATES, REACHING HEIGHTS OF UP TO 60 FEET.

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