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August 24, 2016

screenshot of New York Times article on UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation

Hey, look! It's the New York Times!

It's been a great few days for Tucson food in the national media, continuing the momentum started by December's announcement that our city was named the first American UNESCO City of Gastronomy. First, USA Today's Ashley Day created an impressive list of Tucson culinary opportunities in Friday, August 19th's issue, including recommendations of BOCA, Tucson Tamale Company and Whiskey del Bac.

The New York Times covered another aspect of the UNESCO designation, the food producers and protectors of Tucson's gastronomy culture, including Heirloom Farmers Markets, Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails, and San Xavier Co-Op Farm. 

Want to learn how you can experience Tucson food for yourself? Check out our list of Tucson farmers markets, places where you can see what UNESCO saw in Tucson and - of course - lists of great places to eat.

July 18, 2016


As you've noticed (hopefully), you've reached the new We've combined responsive design for all digital platforms, streamlined navigation and new content all to create the best user-experience for anyone considering a visit to Tucson. However, this launch is just the beginning as updated sections, more articles and video and new features will uploaded on a rolling basis. Feel free to explore our digest of what Tucson has to offer, but if you're looking for somewhere to start, here are some of our favorite new articles/sections:


Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Mecca Tucson has been hard at work crafting its own unique cycling culture for decades, and when it comes to mountain biking there's... Read More

Diana Madaras, Capturing the B…

Six-time winner of Best Visual Artist in Tucson, Diana Madaras captures the beauty of the southwest with each stroke of her brush. Locals and visitors... Read More

Ten Great Tucson Sonoran Hot D…

Yes, the Sonoran hot dog probably came from Sonora - Hermosillo, more likely than not, but most of the history of a bacon-wrapped hot dog... Read More

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