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Tucson Guide spring 2012
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    ucsoN G u IDE SHOPPING FOR HANDMADE MEXICAN POTTERY SPRING 2012 $3.95 {BONUS} TUCSON & SOUTHERN ARIZONA GOLF GUIDE S PECIAL EXPANDED DESERT DINING GUIDE + 101 THINGS TO DO, SEASONAL EVENTS, GALLERY GUIDE, LOCAL CHARACTER, AREA MAPS

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    there's nothing quite like casino del sol. Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel welcomes you to a new era of fun and excitement as we unveil a new place to play unlike any other in Tucson. Now, guests can enjoy 215 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, a new Conference Center including a ballroom for up to 2,000 guests, five great restaurants including fine dining at the new PY Steakhouse, premium cocktails in the Prema Lobby Lounge, and our unique Spa, Fitness Center and Pool. It's all new and it's all spectacular...raise your expectations at the new Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel! Join Club Sol and earn Free Play, concert tickets and meals, plus participate in exclusive promotions. resort | spa | conference center | amphitheater i-19, exit valencia west, 6 miles | 855.sol.stay | casinodelsolresort.com Please play responsibly. If you have a gambling problem, please call 1-800-639-8783. TUCSON... raise your expectations! enterprise of the pascua yaqui tribe Book now at casinodelsolresort.com Or Call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829).

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    This exquisite brand new Mediterranean masterpiece, nestled on a 1.07 acre lot in prestigious, gated Finisterra, offers sweeping mountain and city views! Highlights of the absolutely stunning 8,921 sq. ft. home include massive artistic wrought iron entry doors, an open flowing floor plan, soaring coffered ceilings, extensive use of 24" x 24" travertine stone flooring, 8' alder wood doors throughout, walls of windows, a study/library and 5 fireplaces. District #16 schools. $4,200,000 The Paul Ash Residence This architectural masterpiece, is high above Tucson on 3.33 acres in The Canyons, a gated, esteemed Catalina Foothills community. $3,950,000 Gated Pima Canyon Estates Located on 1.35 acres on top of a hill in prestigious, gated Pima Canyon Estates, this spectacular, brand new contemporary offers stunning views. $1,495,000 Gated Canyon Pass Masterpiece Tucked into a mountainside, on 1.54 acres this prominent, gated Mediterranean/Spanish colonial home is located at Dove Mountain. $2,500,000 e-mail: longs@longrealty.com * 1-888-912-1116 * (520) 529-1116 www.LongTucsonTradition.com/Finisterra www.TucsonLuxuryResidence.com www.TucsonLuxuryResidence.com Gated Stone Canyon Beauty This exquisite SW contemporary is located on a quiet, 1.39 acre cul-de-sac lot in reputable, gated Stone Canyon and offers sweeping mountain views. $1,500,000

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    Sunny, warm, and welcoming... The Gallery Golf Club invites you to warm up this winter with a visit to sunny Tucson, Arizona. Experience two PGA Tour tested golf courses, with amenities that include an award-winning restaurant and a state of the art fi tness facility. The surrounding community offers miles of hiking & biking trails, breathtaking scenery, and quite naturally, a place to call home. Our members and staff welcome you to share in this experience. For membership and golf information, contact Jennifer Price at (520) 744-4700. gallerygolf.com

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    Nothing's Been Overlooked. The Overlook at The Gallery has it all. Only 14 custom homes accessed by private gate will be overlooking The Gallery North's 14th hole. Near and distant mountain views present a pleasing panoramic in every direction. Four imaginative fl oor plans range in size from a comfortable 2,500 to a spacious 3,250 square feet. Don't overlook this opportunity to live on one of The Gallery's two celebrated golf courses. For more information, contact Vince Smedes at (520) 744-4700. gallerygolf.com

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    Swan at Ft. Lowell Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Extended Restaurant Hours * Select shops open Sunday www.plazapalomino.com Ad Proof #1 TG SPRING 12 Ad Size: 1/3 File Name: DarkStar(TGsp12) Change/Resize (Non-Billing) $35.00 Total as of 2/2/11 $0.00 Fax changes and/or approvals to 520-322-9438. Ad Approved by: ____________________ Sales Rep: PT Designer: TB *This advertisement will remain the property of Madden Media. Usage of this advertisement is exclusive to Madden Media and may be used in any Madden Media product. Advertiser may purchase right to use this advertisement outside of Madden Media for final invoice amount. Thank You for advertising with us! plaza palomino * swan & ft. lowell 520.325.5677 / 800.398.5677 lacontessaboutique.com tucson guide Publisher John Hudak AssociAte Publisher Whitney Coleman eDitor Courtney Colaianni contributing eDitors Jeff Atwell, Jessica Dunham contributing Dining eDitor Edie Jarolim eDitoriAl AssistAnts Kirsteen Anderson, Lisa Cooper Anderson, Bill Clemens, Sharon Hunt, Andrew Schaeffer eDitoriAl contributors Elena Acoba, Bryn Bailer, Courtney Colaianni, Mark Mussari eDitoriAl interns Amanda Merz, Ashley Pearlstein Vice PresiDent of creAtiVe serVices Don Scheer Art Director Tina Owyoung Design AssociAtes Diane Kashy, Andy Mosier contributing Artists Carter Allen, Jackie Alpers, Amy Haskell, Steven Meckler, Amanda Rockafellow senior ADVertising Designer Tracy Bowers Director of MAnufActuring & ProDuction Wendy Voorhees PrePress coorDinAtor Andy Mosier chief finAnciAl officer David M. Zapf business MAnAger Cassandra Thomas Accounts PAyAble sPeciAlist Judith Stanton Accounts receiVAble sPeciAlist Elisa Benzenhoefer collections sPeciAlist Terri Goddard Distribution & oPerAtions MAnAger Stephen Alston ADVertising inforMAtion Tucson 520-322-0895 * Phoenix 480-638-3770 regionAl Account MAnAger Tamah Murphy senior Account eXecutiVe Jill T. Madden Account eXecutiVes Amy Imbrescia, Pat Thompson sAles suPPort & ADMinistrAtion Director Adriane Cuaron sAles suPPort stAff Zoë Anderson, Dawn Durfey, Sarah Hupp, Nancy Weuthen Distributed by Presidio Distribution, 520-296-8024 Volume 30, Number 1 TUCSON GUIDE is published by Madden Media LLC, PO Box 42915, Tucson, AZ 85733, 520-322-0895. E-mail info@maddenmedia.com. Subscriptions (email subscriptions@maddenmedia.com): $13.95 for one year (4 issues); $27 for two years; US $25 per year for Canada/Mexico; US $50 per year for overseas. Single copies $5 each; multiple-copy discounts available. VISA/MC accepted. Not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or other materials. Copyright © 2012 by Madden Media LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. TG-SP 2012 Printed on recycled PaPer www.tucsonguidemagazine.com

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    AMANDA ROCKAFELLOW » DEPARTMENTS 8 MORE TUCSON Something for everyone-choice tidbits from around town. 15 FESTIVALS & FIESTAS Seasonal events reveal Tucson and Southern Arizona's unique charms. 25 101 THINGS TO DO An eclectic guide of what to see and do in Tucson and Southern Arizona. 48 TUCSON & SOUTHEASTERN AZ MAPS Major streets in Tucson, plus a Southeast AZ inset. 49 SHOP LOCAL Check out these items from the city's finer shops, plus an overview of major shopping destinations. 64 WALKING TOUR Interpretive tours of area attractions. In this issue: Titan Missile Museum. » TUCSON ARTS 54 LOCAL CHARACTER Tucson personalities reveal their favorite haunts. In this issue: David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star political cartoonist. 57 GALLERY GUIDE A handy reference listing a broad selection of Tucson and Southern Arizona's many galleries and museums. 60 A FRAME BY ANY OTHER NAME Arts writer Mark Mussari shares his opinion on the elusive titles artists give their work. 62 NOW SHOWING A visual display of local and international art currently on exhibit at area galleries and museums. Following page 84 TUCSON & SOUTHERN ARIZONA GOLF GUIDE Discover the region's golfing hot spots-from traditional to desert courses-in this handy guide. contents SPRING 2012 ON THE COVER Talavera plate from Antigua de Mexico. Photo by Amanda Rockafellow. 65 Desert Dining Guide 67 GLOBAL EATS Bring your appetite for Tucson's endless array of culinary options. 69 CHEF SAYS Get the "dish" on Tucson's culinary scene from renowned local chefs. In this issue: Jason Jonilonis, executive chef of Sol Casinos Resort. 42 Hecho a Mano Colorful, handmade ceramics find their home at Mexican import stores around town. Avid shopper Bryn Bailer uncovers the region's best shops that carry a myriad of items, from pots, trivets, and vases, to bowls, plates, and garden decor. SPECIAL EXPANDED EDITION 71 À LA CARTE Area restaurants share samplings of their menus. 73 DESERT DINING GUIDE LISTINGS A selective guide to notable eateries in and around town. www.tucsonguidemagazine.com SPRING 2012 TUCSON GUIDE 7

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    {more }tucson by Tucson Guide editor Courtney Colaianni unless otherwise noted Compleat Flynn hobo leather handbag by lockheart L Accessorize! oop Jean Company's abundance of fashionable finds makes it more than just a typical clothing boutique. along with the 40-plus brands of designer denim, stylish belts, name-brand clothing, and shoes for men looP Jean ComPany at Casas adobes Plaza, 7047 n. oracle rd., 520-219-9785, www.loopjean company.com and women, loop is the only store in town to feature all-leather lockheart purses. these handmade, limited-edition handbags are cut-to-order, featuring vibrant colors and stitching, playful ruffles and pleats, dimensional detailing, and unique hardware. ~ashley Pearlstein amy haskell mod pod Step back in time with a stay at The Shady Dell-a midcenturymodern "motel" just outside Bisbee in Southern Arizona. Nine fully furnished Airstream trailers from the 1950s come equipped with original appliances, but the on-site diner also serves up dogs, burgers, and shakes. The retro RVs that once took families on the road are now cozy retreats oufitted with vintage black-and-white televisions, phonographs, shag carpeting, and vinyl banquettes. Spring rates start at $87. 520-432-3567, www.theshadydell.com 8 TucSon GuiDe spring 2012 www.tucsonguidemagazine.com Terrence Moore

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