Wildcat Weekenders: Taste local wines and destress in serene Sonoita

The drive to Sonoita itself feels like a vacation. About an hour and a half south of Tucson, you’ll meander through rolling hills, feeling wholly convinced that you’re in another world — save the ocotillos and soaptree yucca resounding with a prickly sense of home. The green desert, shape-shifting around every corner, eloquently forms an argument for Arizona’s rich and varied beauty. Read more

Empire Pizza dishes up authentic New York fare

Part of the revitalization of Tucson’s historic downtown has been a wide array of new and exciting restaurants cropping up along Congress Street and Broadway Boulevard. Empire Pizza & Pub has been front-running this trend with its small storefront located at Congress Street and Sixth Avenue, directly in front of the Sun Link Tucson Modern Streetcar stop and just down the street from the Ronstadt Transit Center. Read more

CHVRCHES' new album defies the odds

For those in search of the auditory equivalent of caffeine, something to clear the haze and wake up your world, CHVRCHES, the Scottish synth pop trio, is a musical triple-shot espresso. Don’t believe me? Check out their newest album Every Eye Open, out today. Read more