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TUCSON ESSENCE 26 THE SOUTHWEST’S DESERT OASIS

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MOUNT LEMMON

The Tohono Chul Gardens and Galleries provide its visitors with an intimate look at the region’s nature, terrain and art.

No matter the season, adventurers in Tucson hike, backpack, ski and cycle this beautiful mountain in search for scenic overlooks and crisp air.

BY TAYLOR CLAYTON

BY ERIC SWEDLUND COVER PROMOTION “Condor” by Tucson sculptor Peter Eisner is made of fused glass and steel. His sculpture is shown at Jane Hamilton Fine Art. Photo ©James Patrick

INSIDE COVER Sunset in Saguaro National Park near Tucson. ©Anton Foltin/ Shutterstock 8

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32 A WINDOW ON THE WEST TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART

The Art of the American West collection at the Tucson Museum of Art offers an insightful view of the changing perceptions of the West. BY HEIDI GOLDMAN

38 Q & A WITH EL GÜERO CANELO OWNER DANIEL CONTRERAS The recent recipient of a James Beard Award, El Güero Canelo owner Daniel Contreras shares his story. INTERVIEWED BY TAYLOR CLAYTON

72 PARTING SHOT OLD TUCSON

The Old West puts on a show for visitors at the site of more than 400 movie and TV productions at Old Tucson.


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TUCSON ESSENTIALS 16 FIRST LOOK

SHOPPING & GALLERIES

The area’s principal attractions, landmarks and sights.

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

48 ALL ABOUT TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS

A look at what the city has to offer, spanning urban living, outdoor amenities and historical sights.

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50 THE LISTINGS

TOP ATTRACTIONS

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

Encounter culture, nature, art and geology at a wide variety of worthwhile sights. DINING & NIGHTLIFE

Venues with crafted cocktails, tantalizing menus, relaxing ambiance, energetic dance floors and rockin’ live music.

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

Kartchner Caverns

Discovered in 1974 by two men exploring the area, the Kartchner Caverns were withheld from public access for 25 years. Today, these caves can be explored through tours provided for each trek into the abyss, including the Throne Tour, Big Room Tour and a Saturday Helmet and Headlamp Tour, giving cave visitors the most from their experience. 2980 S. Highway 90, Benson, 520.586.4100, www.azstateparks.com/parks/kaca 16

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Trail Dust Town

The re-created 1880s Western town originally opened in 1962 and was rebuilt following a fire in 1971. Stroll the town square, ride the miniature train, watch a stunt show or pan for gold. The on-site Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse adheres to a strict “no ties allowed” policy, and rule breakers find their neckties cut off and strung on the rafters. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.296.4551, www.traildusttown.com

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum El Presidio

Anchored by the Tucson Museum of Art, this neighborhood is one of the country’s oldest continually inhabited sites. The Hohokam people lived in the area from around 700 to 900 A.D. Just strolling the streets of the eight-block area and absorbing the historic sense of place may be the best way to experience the Presidio’s character. Tour information at Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., 520.624.2333, www.tucsonmuseumofart.org 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 ArizonaSonora 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

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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 and blends Moorish, Byzantine and Spanish Renaissance styles. Catholic services are held regularly, but visitors are invited to enjoy the structure’s beauty and tour the interior in between services. 1950 W. San Xavier Road, 520.294.2624, www.sanxaviermission.org


PETER EISNER MURRAY FRED WACKERLE Tom Bahti, a recent graduate in anthropology from University of New SeventyTOM years ago

Mexico, opened Ghost Ranch Trading Post at Ghost Ranch, near Abiqiui, New Mexico. That winter he moved to Tucson where he opened Tom Bahti Indian Arts. He was a widely recognized authority on Indian arts and culture and in the forefront of those supporting the modern movement in Indian art. His son Mark took over the store in 1972 and has also written a number of books and articles on various aspects of Indian art, culture and history and has served on the board of the Tucson Indian Center (run by and for urban Indians) since 1976 and serves on the Foundation board of the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe. Mark and his wife, Emmi Whitehorse, continue the commitment to Embers 31 x 13 x 4 steel and glass South Rim Passage 30 x emerging 40 oil working with established and jewelry artists, painters, sculptors as well as Hopi katsina carvers, Tohono O'odham basket weavers, and Navajo weavers.

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Pima Air & Space Museum

This is one of the largest, nongovernment-funded aviation and space museums in the world, displaying more than 300 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

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Fox Tucson Theatre

Situated along Congress Street in downtown, this theater was originally built as a vaudeville/movie house in 1930 before 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 22

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The historic Fourth Avenue, located northeast of downtown Tucson and part of the city’s City Center, is home to a plethora of art galleries, boutiques, cafés and bars along the city’s streetcar route. If the season permits, visit either the Winter or Spring Fourth Avenue Street Fair, a nearly 50-year-old family-friendly tradition where the street is lined with arts and crafts booths. 434 E. 9th St., 520.624.5004, www.fourthavenue.org

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Seventy years ago Tom Bahti, a recent graduate in anthropology from University of New

Mexico, opened Ghost Ranch Trading Post at Ghost Ranch, near Abiqiui, New Mexico. That winter he moved to Tucson where he opened Tom Bahti Indian Arts. He was a widely recognized authority on Indian arts and culture and in the forefront of those supporting the modern movement in Indian art. His son Mark took over the store in 1972 and has also written a number of books and articles on various aspects of Indian art, culture and history and has served on the board of the Tucson Indian Center (run by and for urban Indians) since 1976 and serves on the Foundation board of the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe. Mark and his wife, Emmi Whitehorse, continue the commitment to working with established and emerging jewelry artists, painters, sculptors as well as Hopi katsina carvers, Tohono O'odham basket weavers, and Navajo weavers. Come visit - in St. Phillip’s Plaza at River Road and Campbell Avenue

fine Indian art for seventy years SANTA FE and TUCSON www.bahti.com ©2018 - Ernie Schloss


Biosphere 2

Planet Earth’s three-acre, glass-enclosed replica was constructed in the late 1980s, and is best known for housing scientist-simulated ecosystems and famed lockdown experiments (1991 and 1994) that measured the survivability of eight human beings. Visitors continue to embark on daily tours to explore the five ecosystems, while learning about experiments regarding future life on our planet. 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, 520.838.6200, www.biosphere2.org 24

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A reclaimed-metal horse by Kenyan artist Kioko Mwitiki and donated by Roland and Lila Wadsworth greets visitors of the Cactus Circle. A pioneer of sorts, Kioko only uses rusty recyclables to constuct his artwork— including items such as food cans and vehicle parts.

THE SOUTHWEST’S DESERT OASIS A closer look at the Tohono Chul’s Botanical Gardens and Galleries.

The Tohono Chul (which translates in the native Tohono O’odham’s language as “desert corner”) Botanical Gardens and Galleries encompasses nature’s terrain and plant and animal life of Southwest Arizona. With the Santa Catalina Mountains off in the distance, this Sonoran Desert natural habitat is home to a variety of wildlife, trails, gardens, museum shops, galleries and a bistro, all sitting on 49 acres of land. Daily tours of the grounds are provided and eco-stations are scattered throughout the park, educating visitors on the various plant and animal life found here. Sprinkle in some amazing art and you have one of the city of Tucson’s gems.

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THE GARDENS ARE HOME TO MORE THAN 150 SPECIES OF SHRUBS AND TREES, 300 SPECIES OF CACTI AND SUCCULENTS AND 50 SPECIES OF WILDFLOWERS. THEY INCLUDE THE HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN, PENSTEMON GARDEN, DESERT PALM OASIS, PERFORMANCE GARDEN, CHILDREN’S GARDEN, STREAMSIDE GARDENS, GEOLOGY WALL, SIN AGUA GARDEN, SONORAN SEASONS GARDEN, ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN AND THE DESERT LIVING COURTYARD.

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ABOUT THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE SONORAN DESERT, AND THE BIRDS OF PREY-NIGHT & DAY WITH NATURALIST AND WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR KATHIE SCHROEDER. ON THE THREE NATURE TRAILS YOU MAY SEE ANIMALS SUCH AS BOBCATS, COYOTES AND JAVELINA.

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TWO OF THE ECO-STATIONS ON THE GROUNDS ARE THE BUTTERFLIES OF TOHONO CHUL, WHERE VISITORS CAN GET AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AND LEARN


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©COLLECTION OF THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART/MUSEUM PURCHASE

Opposite page: “Buffalo Watering (Marias River)” by Charles Marion Russell. This page: “Home of Tucson” by Maynard Dixon.


A WINDOW ON THE WEST Visions of the frontier from the Art of the American West collection at the Tucson Museum of Art

ŠCOLLECTION OF THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART/MUSEUM PURCHASE

BY HEIDI GOLDMAN

Ah, the wild, wild West. Expansive plains, billowing clouds, sentinellike saguaros, untamed horses running freely through the brush, cowboys and Native Americans. These are the images of the American West that have captured the world’s imagination from the earliest exploration of this wide expanse of the prairies and deserts. The way this region has been perceived over the years has been shaped by the work of artists, some who had a romantic vision of the West and others who saw it through a realistic perspective. The Art of the American West collection at the Tucson Museum of Art brings life to the fascinating history, lore and culture of the American West. The extensive collection spans 200 years of works in a variety of media including textiles, sculpture, ceramics, paintings and more. The art ranges in style from traditional to contemporary, romanticized to idealized and includes works by 19th-century artist-explorers, the Taos School of Artists, Native American Cultural Artists, and modern and contemporary artists. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Charles Marion Russell is considered one of the two greatest artists of the American West. More than any other artist, he and Frederic Remington contributed to the myth of this region, creating a nostalgic and romantic view that persisted well into the 20th century. Take, for example, Russell’s 1911 “Buffalo Watering (Marias River),” which depicts bison serenely drinking at a watering hole in an idealized depiction of the untouched plains. The scene is beautifully captured in rich colors, with the huge beasts representing the majesty and vastness of the land. Ironically, at the time the painting was completed efforts were underway to save the bison population, which had been nearly decimated by massive slaughter during much of the previous century.

MAYNARD DIXON, “HOME OF TUCSON” Originally from California, Maynard Dixon traveled extensively throughout the Southwest, painting the people and landscapes 34

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he encountered. Toward the end of his life he settled in Tucson. His love of the Old Pueblo, the majestic Catalina Mountains and endless blue skies full of billowing cumulus clouds comes through in his work. Those clouds are a signature of Dixon’s paintings, and works depicting them are highly coveted by museums and collectors alike. This element appears prominently in the 1945 painting “Home of Tucson.” An enormous cloud formation looms above the deep purple mountains which serve as backdrop to the sun-drenched home of Dixon’s neighbors the Ronstadt family. This painting reflects Dixon’s modern style and mastery of light and shadow.

NICOLAI FECHIN, “INDIAN WITH CORN” Renowned artist Nicolai Fechin emigrated from Russia in 1923 and eventually settled in Taos, New Mexico, in 1927, becoming part of the Taos Society of Artists. Fechin felt an affinity for Native Americans, whom he often depicted in his work. One such painting, “Indian With Corn,” is an example of

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CHARLES MARION RUSSELL, “BUFFALO WATERING (MARIAS RIVER)”

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The way this region has been perceived over the years has been shaped by the work of artists, some who had a romantic vision of the West and others who saw it through a realistic perspective.


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Opposite page, from left: “Wyoming #44” by Billy Schenck; “Indian with Corn” by Nicolai Fechin. This page: “And the Dog Jumped Over the Moon” by Donna Howell-Sickles.

Fechin’s unique style of impressionism and use of color. The colors are vivid, almost exaggerated, and with a sharp juxtaposition between light and dark. The paint is layered with bold, broad strokes, an example of Fechin’s use of a palette knife, stiff bristle brush and his thumb.

BILLY SCHENCK, “WYOMING #44” The myth of the American West inspired a 20th-century phenomenon known as the Spaghetti Western. Filmed in Europe, some of the most popular films of the genre were directed by Sergio Leone. These films typically featured American actors in the leading roles and made Clint Eastwood a superstar. One of Leone’s biggest fans is Arizona artist William “Billy” Schenck. Considered the pop artist of the American West, Schenck was inspired by Andy Warhol’s graphic art. Schenck’s 1973 painting “Wyoming #44” reflects Warhol’s influence. To create this painting, Schenck took a still from Leone’s classic 1968 Western, “Once Upon a Time in the West” with Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson, and created a silk screen from it.

Using Schenck’s “paint-by-number” technique, the work pokes fun at the mythology of the West while perpetuating its legacy.

DONNA HOWELL-SICKLES, “AND THE DOG JUMPED OVER THE MOON” Women were often overlooked in Western art, but contemporary artist Donna Howell-Sickles has put them front and center in her art, so much so that she was named to the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame. Howell-Sickles’ work conveys the message that women’s role was not just in the kitchen or as a pretty face, but a part of Western life. Howell-Sickles first became fascinated with the image of the cowgirl when she came across a postcard from the 1930s of a cowgirl wearing bright red lipstick seated on her horse. The artist’s 1993 “And the Dog Jumped Over the Moon” was inspired by a such a postcard, this one depicting three women wearing the same red lipstick and with somewhat forced expressions, the dichotomy of the beautiful facade and the toughness that exist underneath. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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6,500 FEET CLOSER TO HEAVEN Year-round active and scenic adventures on Mount Lemmon take visitors through varied terrain by foot, chairlift, two and four wheels.

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It’s called Babad Do’ag in O’odham native language and often referred to as part of the Sky Islands, but whatever the name, Mount Lemmon and its surroundings are a paradise of outdoor adventures. In summer, winter, spring and fall, the mountain hosts hikers, backpackers, skiers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts looking for mountain air and gorgeous vistas. Towering over the northeast edge of Tucson, Mount Lemmon rises to 9,157 feet—6,500 feet above the city of Tucson. And along an easy hour-long drive up the Catalina Highway/Sky Island Scenic Byway, vegetation transforms from saguaro, palo verde and cholla, to a forest of oak and juniper trees, piñon and ponderosa pines, and then again to fir and aspen. Near the very top is Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley, the southernmost ski area in the United States. Skiers and snowboarders flock to the slopes when there’s snow, but the chairlift is a popular attraction no matter the season, says Graham Davies, Ski Valley’s general manager. “We’re 32 miles from the base, and riding a chairlift is 100 percent different than anything you’ll do in Tucson,” Davies says. “We run it every day we’re open and there’s always people on it .... At the top you can see all of southern Arizona, from Tucson down to the Santa Ritas.” For hikers, the mountains offer more than 150 miles of hiking trails of nearly unmatched variety, from Catalina State Park and the Pusch Ridge Wilderness on the western and southern edges to the peaks of Mount Lemmon and Mount Bigelow. Kris LaFleur started hiking on Mount Lemmon as a kid and has been going up on his own for more than 20 years, enjoying quicker day hikes and longer camping and backpacking trips. He lists the Box Spring and Aspen trails among his favorites. And for a longer, more rugged journey, LaFleur prefers the Wilderness of Rock Trail with its picturesque rock formations. “The short hikes and longer trails make it a great, diverse place to get away,” LaFleur says. “For me, it’s a great

recharge. In the middle of June when it’s 105 [degrees], I can get in my car and from my front door be at 8,000 feet within an hour, next to a stream in the mixed pine and oak forest. It’s such a unique thing to have a mountain range like this so close to a desert city.” Two-wheeled adventurers also have an array of options on Mount Lemmon. World-class cyclists use the elevation increase of Catalina Highway for training, and mountain bike enthusiasts enjoy the rugged trails. Stephen Jordan has done it all, from driving his bike up to ride a quick trail or embarking on the 10-hour, 130-mile round-trip ride from his house through Redington Pass and up the rough, steep Oracle Control Road on the backside of the mountain. “I’ve ridden pretty much every trail up there over the last 22 years,” says Jordan, who enjoys both mountain and road cycling. “You can spend an entire day up there and be completely happy. It’s a beautiful thing to have.”

The 27-mile Catalina highway/sky island scenic byway is the only paved road to the town of Summerhaven and the top of Mount Lemmon, climbing more than 6,000 feet in elevation along the way.

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Q&A

SONORAN’S FINEST El Güero Canelo’s Sonoran hot dogs helped win them and their owner Daniel Contreras a James Beard Award. It helps that the hot dog—and the owner himself—originate from the same place. INTERVIEWED BY TAYLOR CLAYTON

restaurant, with original authentic Mexican food like carne asada. I have the best carne asada in the world, too. From the grill to your mouth. The reason for the hot dog stand was because that used to be my dinner—three or four hot dogs and a soda.

visiting Tucson?

love most about Tucson?

open your own market

The people. Everything is about the people.

Have you heard of the

of Magdalena de Kino, why

My supplier wasn’t giving me the quality meat every day, so I opened my own one five, six years ago to supply my restaurant.

first restaurant?

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recommend they do while

meat market—why did you

a third party?

The reason I chose Tucson is that my family immigrated from Mexico to Tucson; my mom was a U.S. citizen.

is there anything you

in Tucson. What do you

You have three locations

instead of getting it from

stand and eventually your

visiting from out of town,

You have your very own

Sonora, Mexico, in the town

to open your first hot dog

When you have friends

We have a lot of places to go in Tucson. We have Mt. Lemmon; we have nice hotels for tennis and for golfing. If you want to take it easy, you have to come to Tucson.

Having been born in

did you choose Tucson

your own bakery, then you can control quality. When you get the meat and the bread from somewhere else, you can’t control quality as well. That’s the reason we opened the bakery, meat market and tortilla factory.

You also have your own bakery and tortilla factory

Mexican Baseball Fiesta What is the biggest change

held in Tucson?

you have seen from when

Oh, yes. We supported them for the first three years. We made a huge profit off of those games.

you first opened until now?

I used to sell around 10,000 hot dogs a week from one store; we sell that much in about three days now.

in your hometown of

Any other great Sonoran restaurants you

Magdalena de Kino. What

They are really big on the

would recommend?

does that do for the quality

Old West reenactments here.

Why hot dogs?

of food you serve in your

Any favorites?

When I opened a hot dog stand back in 1993, there was no original authentic

restaurants back in Tucson?

Yes, we go to Old Tucson. They play a lot of the old films and really do a good job.

El Molinito. Tucson is the Mexican food capital. If someone wants to eat a Sonoran hot dog, they’ve got to go to El Güero Canelo’s.

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Tucson is a hotbed of eateries that provide the best Sonoran hot dogs available in the U.S. However, recent James Beard Award winner and El Güero Canelo owner Daniel Contreras feels that if you are going to truly eat the best dogs around, you should get them straight from their birthplace across the border, Sonora, Mexico.


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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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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FABRICS THAT GO

For over 39 years, Fabrics That Go has been Arizona’s leading home fabric supplier, providing customers with a vast collection of fabrics from all over the world. Family-owned and -operated for generations, it offers more than 10,000 bolts of fabric in stock. Along with the amazing collection of fabrics, Fabrics That Go also supplies an extensive selection of trim, antique buttons, and so much more. Plus, give your current furniture new life with the in-house re-upholstery services. Stop by today to get the fabric that your home or business needs. 520.881.4444, fabricsthatgo.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. 48

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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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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: Golf on desert-surrounded greens; pottery for sale in Tubac. Opposite page: University of Arizona.

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 Fifty 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 dozens of galleries—exhibiting everything from wood carvings to oil paintings—along the quaint streets. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES 22ND STREET ANTIQUE MALL Period furniture and rare and retro collections. Paranormal activity is well-documented here. 5302 E. 22nd St., 520.514.5262. www.22ndstreetantiquemall.com 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. 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., 520.207.4621. Shoe District, 7366 N. Oracle Road, 520.327.7772. www.alansshoes.com 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 H 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

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 CASAS ADOBES PLAZACL009143 Old World-style village of boutiques, day spas and restaurants. 7001-7153 N. Oracle Road, 520.299.2610. www.casasadobesplaza.com 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

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Clothing, Handbags and Accessories

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THE LISTINGS H FABRICS THAT GOCL009150 Family-owned store has been providing Tucson with quality fabrics for over 50 years. Find Southwestern and other textiles to give your furniture, bed and windows a treat. 3105 N. Campbell Ave., 520.881.4444. www.fabricsthatgo.com

KRIKAWA JEWELRY DESIGNSCL0064102 Studio and showroom of designer and master goldsmith Lisa Krikawa, who is known for one-of-a-kind settings and careful craftsmanship. Engagement and wedding rings are the specialty of the house. 21 E. Congress St., 520.322.6090. www.krikawa.com

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

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 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 KOOREY CREATIONSCL00417 Handcrafted gold and gemstone jewelry. Timeless beauty with “edgeless” designs. 7090 N Oracle Road, Suite 148, 520.297.3222. www.kooreycreations.com

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.com 0496 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 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 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 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 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 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

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. H 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, mirrorsTalavera, along with one of a kind collectibles, clothes, textiles, religious art and antiques from around the world. Located on premises at Green Things Garden Center in the Binghamton Historic District. 3384 E. River Road, 520.320.1236. www.zocalovillage.com H 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

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THE LISTINGS 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. 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 H 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 suggested ideas to make your stay a memorable one. 13881 N. Casa Grande Highway, Suite 100, 520.639.8040. www.discovermarana.org 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 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 or a guided tram tour of the campus; tours of the adjacent plane boneyard on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base run daily. 6000 E. Valencia Road, 520.574.0462. www.pimaair.org 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

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THE LISTINGS 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

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TITAN MISSILE MUSEUMCL0091 The Cold War is recounted in chilling detail, from the conclusion of World War II through the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, on the former site of a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile. 1580 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614, 520.625.7736. www.titanmissilemuseum.org TUBAC PRESIDIO STATE HISTORIC PARKCL0038752 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 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 H ALLORO D.O.C. ITALIAN TRATTORIA & CHOPHOUSE AND D.O.C. LOUNGE 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 breakfast 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 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

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THE LISTINGS H ECLECTIC CAFECL0038961 American and regional Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7053 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.885.2842. www.eclecticcafetucson.com EL CHARRO CAFÉCL009106 America’s oldest Mexican restaurant continuously operated by the same family, since 1922. Traditional Sonoran-style and innovative Tucsonstyle Mexican fare by chef-author 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 H FESTA BUFFETCL00417 Located on the gaming floor of Casino del Sol, this buffet offers cooking stations dedicated to cuisine from around the world. Visit for Sunday brunch or one of the specialty nights such as Seafood Thursday. Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7829. www.casinodelsol.com H GHINI’S FRENCH CAFFECL00458 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 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

H 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. 5605 E. River Road, 520.529.7180 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

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H LE RENDEZ-VOUSCL004583 A classic Parisian-style menu at a romantic spot. 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road, 520.323.7373. www.rendezvoustucson.com THE LIVING ROOM Wine bar serving flatbreads, sliders, bruschetta and salads. La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, 520.308.5591 www.livingroomwinebar.com

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A window into the people, places, and histories of this region

Authentic, handmade American Indian and Mexican crafts, plus books, food, apparel, and more.

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.casinodelsol.com

12880 N Vistoso Village Dr. Tucson, AZ 85755 520-622-6014 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. Visit wnpa.org to learn more.

H CL006829THE 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

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

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H TAVOLINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO In this culinary oasis, chef/owner Massimo Tenino offers sophisticated Italian fare. 2890 E. Skyline Drive, 520.531.1913. www.tavolinoristorante.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 VIVACE RESTAURANTCL003692 Open and airy with an urban ambience, the restaurant’s earned an impressive reputation for creative but reasonably priced Italian dishes. Specialties include crab-stuffed chicken breast, osso buco, wild mushrooms in puff pastry, and a dessert of chocolate cake and spumoni. Patio seating. 6440 N. Campbell Ave., 520.795.7221. www.vivacetucson.com H 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. 1865 E. River Road, 520.299.7799. 6390 E Grant Road, 520.298.2020. www.zinburgeraz.com

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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

WISDOM’S CAFÉ Since 1944, 4 generations of the Wisdom family have endeavored to make delicious Mexican food in a warm & welcoming atmosphere with friendly service in order to offer you a great dining experience. Nestled between the Tumacacori and Santa Rita mountains, Wisdom’s is known for its iconic giant chickens out front and it’s a decades-old tradition to get a picture with one. Visit us to see why Wisdom’s is not only a local favorite but on tourists’ lists of places to visit. Enjoy one of the best margaritas you’ll ever have and don’t forget to try our Baconwrapped Shrimp or our World famous Fruit Burro! Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available. Live music every Friday and Saturday night and 2-for-1 margaritas every Tuesday! Closed all of June and first 3 weeks of July. Please call us for exact dates. 1931 E. Frontage Rd. • 520.398.2397 • wisdomscafe.com

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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. These 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 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 warm aesthetic and a rustic two acre sculpture garden, giving a relaxed feeling for a true Southern Arizona fine art experience. Artist Credit: Joryel Vera Premium Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry Collection 15 Tubac Rd. • 520.398.9662 • newbygallery.com

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ART GALLERY H Tubac’s premier contemporary fine art gallery with a unique twist in that this gallery is an artist owned gallery. Karl W. and Audrey Hoffman have created a place with a very special warm and friendly atmosphere. Karl is a fine jeweler who escaped from NYC in the 70s” and his decades long and exciting journey to Tubac is always fun to hear about. Bold and expansive, the eye of an artist never rests putting Karl’s work always on the cutting edge. His art is internationally collected and encompasses palette knife oil painting, steel and bronze sculpture, and photography. Audrey’s journey from Pennsylvania to Colorado and working as one of the few female hunting guides, packing hunters on horseback into the snowy Rockies is also captivating. Her passion as a jeweler combines copper, bronze, brass, silver and sometimes a whisper of gold into whimsical, fun, must wear jewelry that reflects her true self and her love of life. There is a special case with silver designs which they both have collaborated on. To complete Art Gallery H they also represent 25 local, national and international artists In a wide verity of media. Stop in and just have fun. Ring by Karl W Hoffman in sterling silver & 14kt rose gold with tanzanite and diamonds. La Entrada De Tubac • 8 Plaza Rd. • Tubac • 520.820.7000 • www.artgalleryH.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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HILTON TUCSON EAST Hilton Tucson East has been transformed with its 11 million dollar renovation completed early 2018. The full service hotel has 232 spacious rooms-10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space. The skilled and imaginative culinary team provides an exquisite dining experience for the full service restaurant and catered events. This Eastside hotel is a true gem in the desert. 7600 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

520.721.5698 www.hilton.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 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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TUBAC OIL ‘N VINEGARS

TUBAC SALSA COMPANY

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.

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.tubacoliveoil.com

ZOCALO VILLAGE AT GREEN THINGS GARDEN CENTER

Importing the finest furniture, pottery, folk art, lighting and antiques from the southern states of Mexico, Zocalo is bigger and better than ever. Come see the best of what Mexico has to offer (mesquite and alder furniture, pinas, pewter, chandeliers, mirrors, Talavera), along with one of a kind collectibles, clothes, textiles, religious art and antiques from around the world. Visit us on premises at Green Things Garden Center in the Binghamton Historic District. Muchas Gracias! 3384 E. River Rd.

520.320.1236

www.zocalovillage.com 2 Plaza Rd., Tubac, AZ

520.398.3366

www.tubacsalsacompany.com

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ALLORO DOC

DIAMOND CAFÉ

ECLECTIC CAFE

Alloro DOC represents true European Italian cuisine. Each plate is skillfully crafted by our culinary team to present you with delicious, subtle flavors of creative steaks, fresh pasta and seafood dishes. Our extensive wine list will certainly compliment your experience by the glass or bottle.

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. Where jackpots hit close to home.

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.

7600 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

520.721.5698 www.hilton.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.

The philosophy of Ghini’s French Caffe is to emphasize freshness and simplicity. We only use whole, local & organic foods. Chef Ghini’s awardwinning breakfasts include Ghini’s signature dish; Eggs Provençal, fresh stuffed crepes and fluffy frittata-like Omelettes. Lunch features daily specials, beautifully crafted salads, hot and cold sandwiches, scrumptious pastas and our popular croque madame (shown). Friday & Saturday night dinner and happy hour is another spectacular menu including incredible mussels, escargot, coq au vin, hand selected craft beers, an extensive wine and rosé list, a full bar along with happy hour specials. Breakfast is served all day every day

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ

855.765.7829

www.casinodelsol.com

including a full service French bakery and barista bar. Open Tu-Th, 7am-3pm, Fri & Sat, 7am-9pm and Sunday, 8am-2pm. We cook from the heart & hope you enjoy our Southern French Café. 1803 E. Prince Rd., Tucson, AZ

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

520.326.9095 www.ghiniscafe.com

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HARVEST RESTAURANT Because life is too short for average food. Winner of several AZ Daily Star Reader’s Choice Categories, both Harvest Restaurant locations are locally owned with complete scratch kitchens & seasonally changing menus. We have a variety of seasonal & regional food on our menu such as steaks, seafood, fresh pasta, salads, burgers and tacos, as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Harvest Restaurant exclusively purchases all of our food from local purveyors. Harvest on River 5605 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.529.7180

www.harvestonriver.com

LE RENDEZ-VOUS 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. Corner of Fort Lowell and Alvernon 3844 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ

520.323.7373 www.rendezvoustucson.com

Harvest Oro Valley 10355 N. La Canada Dr., Oro Valley, AZ

520.731.1100

www.harvestov.com

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 – and the mouthwatering doubleboned pork chop marinated in sweet tea, then smoked and grilled in spicy adobo barbecue sauce. 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. 6453 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ

520.797.1233

www.TheParishTucson.com

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PY STEAKHOUSE MORTON’S

A new era of dining has come to Southern Arizona. The finest cutsTHE of meats, fresh seafood and a wine STEAKHOUSE 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.

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.

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

7607 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ

520.742.9100 www.saffronaz.com

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ

855.765.7829

www.casinodelsol.com

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Southern Arizona’s one-of-a-kind

Wild West

Experience.

Old Tucson features live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids and special events throughout the season! Home to more than 400 film, television and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region’s premier film location.


ADVERTISER INDEX SHOPPING & GALLERIES Abbott Taylor Jewelers ..........................................................................6 Alan’s Shoes ............................................................................................ 51 Arlene’s .............................................................................................C4, 19 Art Gallery H ...........................................................................................63 Bahti Indian Arts ....................................................................................23 Bookmans Entertainment Exchange................................................. 12 Carly Quinn Designs ............................................................................ 42 Casas Adobes Plaza ................................................................................4 DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun ................................................................52 Fabrics That Go ..................................................................................... 46 HF Coors Factory Store ........................................................................ 11 Hilton Tucson East ................................................................................ 64 Jane Hamilton Fine Art ............................................................Cover, 21 K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden .............................................62 Limited Additions .................................................................................... 2 Lone Mountain Turquoise Company ...........................................13, 63 Loop Jean Company ...............................................................................5 Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery ..................................................9 Old Presidio Traders .............................................................................58 Omni Tucson National ......................................................................... 64 R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery................................................................47 The Seasoned Woman..........................................................................52 Spirit of Santa Fe .............................................................................. 7, 43 Sunrise Jewelers ....................................................................................62 Tubac Hot N Spicy................................................................................ 64 Tubac Oil N Vinegars ........................................................................... 65 Tubac Salsa Co. ..................................................................................... 65 Ventana Plaza ................................................................................. 53, 60 Wilde Meyer Gallery.............................................................................. 14 Zocalo Village at Green Things Garden Center ......................25, 65

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS Casino Del Sol ....................................................................................... C3 Desert Diamond Casino .......................................................................57 Discover Marana ....................................................................................... 3 Kitt Peak National Observatory .........................................................58 O.K. Corral ............................................................................................... 15 Old Tucson...............................................................................................70 Pima Air & Space Museum .......................................................... 40, 59 Tucson Museum of Art .........................................................................55 Western National Parks Association ................................................ 60

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE Allero DOC ............................................................................................. 66 Diamond Cafe ........................................................................................ 66 Eclectic Cafe .......................................................................................... 66 FESTA .......................................................................................................67 Ghini’s French Caffe ..............................................................................67 Ginza Sushi ...................................................................................... 44, 67 Harvest Restaurant ............................................................................... 68 Le Rendez-vous ..................................................................................... 68 The Parish ........................................................................................ 45, 68 PY Steakhouse....................................................................................... 69 Saffron Indian Bistro ............................................................................ 69 Tavolino Ristorante Italiano................................................................ 56 UME .......................................................................................................... 69 Wisdom’s Cafe........................................................................................ 61

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Lights, camera, draw! TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO THE ERA OF GUNSLINGERS AND SALOONS AT OLD TUCSON STUDIOS, THE SET OF OVER 400 FILM AND TV PRODUCTIONS. EXPERIENCE THE OLD WEST IN THE LAND THAT BRED THE CULTURE WITH LIVE REENACTMENTS, MUSICALS, RIDES, STUNT SHOWS AND SOUTHWEST BBQ.

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