List of Tucson’s 10 Best Steakhouses

Silver Saddle Steakhouse

Drum roll, please. Southern Arizona Guide Is Proud To Present Tucson’s 10 Best Steakhouses 10/02/2015 – But first, a brief explanation. Tucson has two basic types of steakhouses. First, we have Cowboy Steakhouses. These are characterized by casual western ambiance and attire and are, relative to the other type, inexpensive. … Continue reading

A Day Trip Through History: The Santa Cruz River Valley

Tucson Convento & Chapel on the West Bank of the Santa Cruz River.

A Brief History Of The Santa Cruz River Valley From Tucson South To The Mexican Border.  Here you will find the Spanish missions and presidios (forts) of the Pimeria Alta, Land of the Upper Pimas. Today, Interstate 19 makes traveling this 70-mile section of Arizona history an easy day trip. … Continue reading

A Targeted Killing: How Cushing Street Got Its Name

Lt. Howard B. Cushing

In 1942, Eve Ball, author and friend to many Mescalero Apaches (NM), convinced Asa (Ace) Daklugie, a Chiricahua Apache, to tell her the stories of his people’s war with the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico (1861-1886). These stories had been told many times by White Eyes: … Continue reading

Is Bob’s Steak & Chop House The Best Steakhouse In Tucson?

Bob's steak and chop house tucson az

We are near the end of our exhaustive search for the Top 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson. So far, we have reviewed: Pinnacle Peak; El Corral; Silver Saddle; PY; Cattletown; Daisy Mae’s; Lil’ Abner’s; Tanque Verde Guest Ranch; Fleming’s; & Sullivan’s. This week we review Bob’s Steak & Chop House … Continue reading

Tucson Museum of Art: Biennial 2015


Showing at the Tucson Museum of Art through October 11, Biennial 2015. Watch this video, produced by Arizona Public Media about the exhibit now showing at the Tucson Museum of Art. Then visit the exhibit and join the Museum on October 11 for the Second Biennial Bash, a reception with music, … Continue reading

Cycling Oro Valley Is Incredible!

Cycling in Rancho Vistoso, Oro Valley, AZ

By John Westergaard, The Arizona Bicycle Association. Cycling writer John Westergaard of, the official media portal for The Arizona Bicycle Association contributed to this article. Jason “The Bike Bandit” Kirk, mountain bike guide for Tucson Bike Rentals and Guided Bike Tours also contributed to this story. ORO VALLEY, Arizona … Continue reading

Mushrooms and the Huachuca Mountains

Mushroom in the Huachucas

Have you visited the Huachuca Mountains lately? This year has been exceptionally wet, spawning Mushrooms in abundance. In this video, Mike Foster talks about the Mushrooms of the Huachucas. Carr House will be open for another month. Go. Sunday September 20, 2015 will feature a talk on the Coronado Expedition … Continue reading

Chief Nana’s Revenge: An Extraordinary Life

Apache Chief Nana: 1885.

The Mexicans called him Nana; meaning “Grandma”. In 1881, he was about 75 years old, and was crippled in one leg. Moreover, his eyesight was deteriorating. But he had one good leg, a keen mind, and all-consuming hatred of Americans and Mexicans. In the late 1870’s and early 1880’s, this … Continue reading

Tombstone Steampunk Parade, September 5, 2015

Tombstone Steam Punk Parade

I thought it might be interesting to visit Tombstone on Labor Day Weekend and take in the Steampunk Parade, “Steampunk” being: a movement of people and things, powered by steam and set in the 1800’s. Think “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. I invited Neighbor Roy to join me. Our first … Continue reading