FOOD & DRINK

Suds for Sun Sounds

Suds for Sun Sounds

September 11, 2014 |

When the temperatures are hot during the summer – and into the fall – months in the desert, few things beat enjoying the taste of a delicious beer on a warm day. Well, that is unless you’re enjoying sampling a number of different beers in the company of thousands of friends and people from your community and […]

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A Long Plan for the Short Seasons

A Long Plan for the Short Seasons

September 10, 2014 |

Autumn is a wonderful time to be a vegetable gardener in the southwest. It is a time of reflection as we look back joyfully on our successes of the past summer and take note of our failures and how we may improve upon them next year. It is also a time of transition and anticipation […]

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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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Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

July 5, 2014 |

During a recent road trip I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit an American landmark that I had wanted to visit for many years – the Mitchell Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota. The exterior of the Corn Palace is adorned with decorative murals that are constructed almost entirely of corn kernels. It […]

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R Bar Set to Open

R Bar Set to Open

July 2, 2014 |

Rialto Theatre Expands Operations With New Bar The Rialto Theatre is opening a new bar, adding top-quality beverages to the live music experience. Slated for an opening in mid-July, the R Bar across Herbert Avenue from the theater will add craft cocktails and draft beer and wine to the Rialto’s options. The 1,100 square-foot bar […]

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New Farmers Market

New Farmers Market

June 26, 2014 |

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT comes directly from Heirloom Farmers Market… “Iconic Farmer’s Market partners with Pima County for permanent space On Sunday, July 6, 2014 , The Heirloom Farmers Market Group will be launching its newest and largest market at Rillito Park from 8am to noon.  They will be celebrating the opening with dozens of market vendors, food trucks, live […]

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Tap & Bottle 1-Year Celebration

Tap & Bottle 1-Year Celebration

June 17, 2014 |

Wow! It’s already been a year. This weekend, Jun 20-22, Tucson’s favorite wine and beer tasting room, Tap & Bottle, will celebrate its 1-year anniversary, with releases of rare bottles, special kegs, live music and fun. The 3-day celebration includes: Friday June 20th: 12noon: Tapping Jolly Pumpkin iO Saison 2pm: Tapping Destihl Sour Summer Ale 4pm: […]

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Coping with Summer Pests

Coping with Summer Pests

June 17, 2014 |

There is nothing more reminiscent of summer in Southern Arizona than the sound of cicadas buzzing away in the heated stillness. This pleasant humming provides the soundtrack for summers in our region and for those of us who have lived here our entire lives, their return is often a cause for celebration. For vegetable gardeners, […]

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Dancing Up a Storm

Dancing Up a Storm

June 12, 2014 |

Who says history can’t be fun? Or, that a religious celebration has to be pious and dull? History is much more than famous people and great events; it’s also about the songs we sing, the games we play and the way we celebrate our past. History is about connecting with previous generations by showing respect […]

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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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