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Experience the diverse dining, ultimate shopping, outstanding art and culture around Tucson.

Whiskey del Bac: a True Tucson Classic

Tucson’s Hamilton Distillers, makers of real craft whiskey, harness the power of mesquite to capture the true flavor of Tucson |By Louie Christensen Tucson’s youth didn’t grow up with friendly oaks and maternal willow trees to climb. No, in the desert we climbed Mesquite trees. We scrambled up that dusty bark, pushed our way through… Read more »

Tucson’s Moveable Feast

Why sit in one place all night when there is so much to savor?| By Louie Christensen You can find plenty of restaurants scattered across the Southwest that will wow you, from Phoenix’s award-winning Tarbell’s to Santa Fe’s fabulous Pantry Restaurant. But there are very few cities in the western sprawl where foodies can walk… Read more »

Shot List

An insider’s guide to the best golf courses in Tucson| By Louie Christensen As winter lingers in the northern half of the United States, thousands have to shovel themselves out of hazardous conditions. Here in Tucson, the only tool we ever need to escape our winter hazards is a sand wedge. When temperatures heat up,… Read more »

10 Reasons Marana is on the Rise

By Lindsay Lawson Travel north of Tucson on I-10 and you’ll discover the town of Marana, Southern Arizona’s diamond in the rough. Visiting for a day or weekend is definitely not enough time to experience all that Marana has to offer—with so many plans for new attractions and services in the works, even a week… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Enrich your life with art. The following is a select list of galleries in Tucson and Southern Arizona whose holdings run the gamut from painting and sculpture to glasswork and ceramics. Call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. TUCSON TUBAC TOMBSTONE SONOITA ORACLE BISBEE Featured Places Hal Empie Studio & Gallery 33… Read more »

Dining Guide

Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance. Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance. CENTRAL NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST Featured Places Tavolino Ristorante Italiano Tavolino Ristorante Italiano in the Tucson foothills would be… Read more »

Shopping Guide

Here’s an overview of just a few of the many fine shopping opportunities in and around Tucson. And while you’re out finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture for your home, don’t be surprised if you run across a lot of other great finds as well. CENTRAL DOWNTOWN & UNIVERSITY AREAS EAST NORTHWEST &… Read more »

Tasteful Settings

Please your eyes and your tastebuds at these 3 local favorites | By Edie Jarolim With its sweeping desert vistas and graceful historic buildings, Tucson is known for its distinctive sense of place. Its complex mix of culinary traditions also creates a distinctive sense of taste—one that helped earn Tucson a designation by UNESCO as the first… Read more »

Mix It Up

Pull up a barstool and sip on a craft cocktail at these six Tucson waterholes. | By Edie Jarolim Potent potables raised to an art form, craft cocktails bring out the inner geek in many imbibers. Whether re-creating historic recipes or doing contemporary riffs on the tried-and-true, these drinks are exceptionally detail-oriented, down to the shape of… Read more »

Carnivore Carnival

Five local restaurants serve up meaty dishes | By Edie Jarolim Southern Arizona’s cattle-ranching past is well documented, but the region’s love affair with meat likely dates back to the Paleolithic period, when hunter-gatherers roamed the land. Groups of people still gather to hunt for meat, but now it’s far easier to find. Top spots catering to… Read more »