Author Archive: Craig Baker

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The Mesquite Harvest

The Mesquite Harvest

June 2, 2016 |

It’s So Much More Than Just Milling Flour It’s summer time again and, as many of you already know, that means it’s also mesquite harvesting and milling season in Tucson. And where including mesquite flour in your diet is a great way to add some diversity of flavor to your favorite culinary staples, Desert Harvesters […]

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FC Tucson Is Picking up Steam

FC Tucson Is Picking up Steam

June 1, 2015 |

Midfield forward David Clemens left FC Tucson last year to try his hand in the professional soccer circuit with a USL Pro development team called the Dayton Dutch Lions. But when their local soccer community failed to show them the support they needed, the team folded down to the PDL level—the level at which FC […]

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Tucson Summer Nights

Tucson Summer Nights

June 1, 2015 |

When the temperature rises to the point that the plastic cups in your car begin melting into their cup holders, some Sonoran Desert dwellers experience a buildup of unfathomable rage. If you’ve lived here long enough, you may have been there yourself—at that point where you feel like you could lift and toss a small […]

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The Downtown Clifton

The Downtown Clifton

March 4, 2015 |

Clif Taylor is Tucson through-and-through. For starters, he was born and raised here, and one of his first concerts was actually an Elvis show at the TCC. Thanks to an interest he shared with his father growing up, he’s on a first-name basis with some of Mexico’s most famous bullfighters and, whether you know it […]

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The Ultimate Shabby-Chic Bash

The Ultimate Shabby-Chic Bash

September 2, 2014 |

Unbeknownst to the majority of locals, Tucson has in its midst one of the world’s foremost experts in recycled art. Though you won’t find his work hanging in the Louvre just yet, Mykl Wells makes his living as a working artist by creating incredible surrealist works out of paint and cardboard — his website proudly […]

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Comedic Improv on the Ave

Comedic Improv on the Ave

August 31, 2014 |

Ever seen someone hit in the face by an imaginary pie or chased through an imaginary forest by an invisible flying purple people-eater? Well, neither have I, but if this sounds like something that could be your cup of, er, imaginary tea, a comedy show at the Tucson Improv Movement (TIM) is your perfect prescription. […]

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Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

July 26, 2014 |

Lead barkeep Luke Anable has thought carefully about everything on the menu at Sidecar, the newest 900 square-foot concept bar by Tucson restaurateur Ari Shapiro. Working with fellow Wilko mixologist, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Anable custom-crafted each house recipe and hand-selected every bottle on display behind the bar in the newly renovated space in the Broadway Village […]

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Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

July 22, 2014 |

Forget about Ringling Brothers’ “Greatest Show On Earth!” Peter Frampton’ Circus — his Guitar Circus, to be precise — is much more bad-ass with its guitar-shredding virtuosos like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph on board. Now in its second year, Frampton says the concept for the tour-in-three-parts grew simply out of “woodshedding on […]

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PACC’s $100K Challenge

PACC’s $100K Challenge

July 1, 2014 |

If you are considering adding a furry friend to your family, doing so before the end of the summer can help Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) win a huge chunk of cash. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is in its fifth and final year of their annual $100K Challenge […]

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Have a “Brew at the Zoo” & Help the Apes, Too

Have a “Brew at the Zoo” & Help the Apes, Too

June 2, 2014 |

This ain’t any kind of monkey business, oh no. But come Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m., the Reid Park Zoo opens to local party animals and other 21-and-over friends for a fundraising gala aimed at helping the zoo’s white-handed gibbons move to a new enclosure. “Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes” is the […]

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