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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Time Has Come! The Second Round of Best of Tucson is Open

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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It's here! After two long weeks of vote tallying, the second and final round of Best of Tucson is up and awaiting your attention.

For the uninitiated: Best of Tucson® is our annual celebration of everything local. We start with an initial (completely write-in) round of voting to find our who your favorites are. We tally the votes, make a list of your top five (or so) most loved people/places/businesses in each category and then open the ballot up for Tucson to decide who of the finalists really is the best.

Start looking over the ballot, and get your votes in by midnight on July 31. Or else!


Having trouble voting? Your name is your password. You have to type your name the exact same way each year when you want to vote in Best of Tucson. If the ballot won't let you in because your "email address is already associated with an account on this site," try a couple variations of your name. Can't figure it out? Direct your Bat-Signal to chelo@tucsonlocalmedia.com.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Look Inside Phoenix Comicon

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 3:14 PM

A look at some Minions, monsters and emojis that attended Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix. The convention was hosted at Phoenix Convention Center May 25-28.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lindy’s New Location is Open and Awaiting its Food Network Debut

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Check out Lindy's new sign and one of their huge burgers. - GABRIELLA VUKELIC
  • Gabriella Vukelic
  • Check out Lindy's new sign and one of their huge burgers.

Things are looking a little different on Fourth Avenue these days: Lindy’s Diner on 4th, a business of 13 years, moved to a bigger location—and they don't even have to change their name.

Lindy’s is now where Bumsted's once lived (and Bumsted’s isn’t happy about it, but as Lindon Reilly, owner of Lindy's put it: “We are trying to be respectful about it but we are also really excited for the new space.”)

The restaurant's reconstruction and cleaning process started on March 1 and is officially open.

Lindy’s is, of course, know for their menu of juicy, decadent burgers. Regular customers crave their burgers because of the toppings that go on it such as mac and cheese, guacamole, sour cream, bacon, and raspberry preserves. Yum.

That’s not all the exciting news for Lindy’s because Josh Denny, the host of Food Network’s Ginormous Foods, came to Lindy's to tape his show and try one of their infamous burgers. And it really sounds like he stopped in the right plave: Denny says his favorite burger topping is more burgers.

Reilly said Denny tried a new version of their three-pound burger with extra ghost pepper sauce and green chile. Denny travels all over America to find dishes large enough to feed an army and he makes it his goal to eat every bite.

If you want a chance to see your hometown featured on television, the episode will air on June 9, but that is subject to change, so keep an eye on your television schedule.

Lindy's has a new location and this one is a lot bigger. - GABRIELLA VUKELIC
  • Gabriella Vukelic
  • Lindy's has a new location and this one is a lot bigger.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Get Your Fair On!

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:43 PM

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It's the final weekend for the Pima County Fair! Tonight, you'll hear from modern jam band Dirty Heads alongside all the carnival rides, deep-fried foods, cute critters and other fun that makes up one of our favorite annual shindigs. Tomorrow, country star Tanya Tucker and Latin sensation Septima Banda hit the stage and on Sunday, you'll hear from Kip Moore, who is a sure favorite of certain staff members at Tucson Local Media. You'll find all the details here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM

The Tucson sun is heating up again, which means indoor air conditioning will be everyone's best friend soon enough. For those days that it is too hot to do anything, including to leave your bed, kick back and relax in the comforts of your makeshift igloo with one (or all) of Casa Video's top 10 best-sellers of the week.

Star Wars: Rogue One

Hidden Figures


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Split

Why Him?


Lion


Arrival

Sleepless

A Monster Calls

Moonlight

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Pima County Fair is Back and You Don't Want to Miss It

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM

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It’s that time of year again folks: The Pima County Fair is back which, for most, is the official kickoff to summer in Tucson.

Here’s your guide on some quick information you should know before attending. 
  • The Pima County Fair will take place April 20-30. General admission is $8, ages 6 to 10 are $4, and kids who are 5-years-old and under are free.

  • The annual fair is adding activities to their list with more concerts, food, rides, and exhibits. Popular events from previous years are back such as the butterfly exhibit, John Shaw’s Freak Show, and the Wild About Monkeys exhibit.

  • Concerts during the full ten days of the fair will include performances by T-Pain with Naughty by Nature, Rockfest with Cinderella’s Tome Keifer and Winger, Josh Turner, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!, Lil Yachty, Tanya Tucker, and many more.

  • If you are still a kid at heart who now also has a kid, the carnival section is where you want to be. Two types of carnival sections will be available for everyone: The Kiddie Land Carnival is for families with younger children and The Tucson Weekly Carnival is designed for those adventure-seeking Tucsonans.

  • Guests can purchase a wristband in order to go on all the rides or you can purchase individual tickets at the ticket booth. The fair is offering a “Fun Pass” to fair goers which acts as a debit card and once the card is scanned before going on a ride, the number of “tickets” for that ride is deducted from the card.

  • For all the horse lovers out there, the fair will be having horse shows that include performances from competition horses such as hunter/jumper, Arabian, reining horse, paint horse, quarter horse, and a lot more.

  • And, as for the real reason why anyone goes to fairs, the food is going to be great. There are going to be many options to choose from, so come hungry. For annual fair goers, you’ll see new food stations too so it’s a win-win for everyone. Some popular foods to expect there are Lisa’s Sonoran Hot Dogs, Mustards Café, Candy Factory, Big Dogs, Dutchmen’s Funnel Cakes, Squeezers, Texas Steak out, and Get Pickled.

  • The newbies will include Sleek Greek, Sweet Cheeks Deep Fried Sweets, Hot Dog on a Stick, and Tommy D’s Burgers—yum.

  • The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Greater Vail Community Resources are partnering to collect food for their organizations and as a reward to whoever brings in three cans of food before 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 and Sunday, April 30, they will get free admission into the fair so be a good person and donate food to help feed the hungry.

  • An annual livestock auction will be taking place under the county fair Ramada during the second weekend. Large animals will be auctioned on Saturday, April 29 at 11:45 a.m. and small animals will be auctioned the next day at 10:30 a.m.

  • Also, during the second weekend of the fair is the Grand Canyon Pro- Rodeo Association Rodeo at 1 p.m. in Manny’s Area.
Luckily for you, we can help you get in for free. Enter here, and we'll get in touch with winners throughout the fair. These passes are good for any night.

Main gate hours will open on Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. and on weekends at 10 a.m. All the exhibits open at the same time as the main gate but each hall close at different hours of the night.

The carnival hours will be Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. and on weekends at 11 a.m.

The fair will be located at 11300 S. Houghton Rd. which is one-mile south of the I-10 and Houghton Rd. exit. Parking is $5.

Be there or be square.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Renting movies, in my humble opinion, has become a lost pastime in the face of Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO. As convenient as these services may be, there's something about opening up a DVD case and popping it into a player that makes me nostalgic for a simpler time and can't be replaced. For those of you reading who are not college-aged students, maybe this is how you feel about VHS tapes or cassettes. Anyway, if you want to step away from your Netflix docket for a day or two, here are the top 10 movies you can rent from Casa Video.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Why Him?

Arrival


Sing


Silence


20th Century Women


Passengers


Moana


Collateral Beauty

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Quick Bites: Tour de Cookie

Posted By on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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What’s better than riding your bike through a scenic route? Eating cookies while you do it.

The second annual Tour de Cookie is coming to Tucson to support the Marana Rotary Club as they help fund international community service projects such as special needs playgrounds, access ramps, and water projects in Africa.

On Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon, Tour de Cookie will take over the Rillito River Park bike path where 11 organizations in Tucson will hand out homemade cookies to all riders.

Dan Contorno, self coordinator at Marana Rotary Club, said the idea wasn’t original and happened about four or five years ago. The Rotary Club decided to bring it back because a lot of members participated in the original event.

“It used to be almost like a scavenger hunt where there were six or seven stops but this new Tour de Cookie is different, it’s safer and not a race,” said Contorno.

The path is about 29.5 miles and each organization will hand out a different type of cookie every two miles passed.

Contorno said some of the organizations include youth organizations, churches, breweries and insurance companies.

He said the Marana Rotary Club hopes to get 13 organizations by the time the event happens so that participants can have two more stops of cookies.

To sign up for the event, participants can visit the rotarytourdecookie.org website and fill out the waiver form to bring to the event. People riding with a group of 10 or more can get a $5 off discount on the registration fee.

All ages are allowed to participate and the entry fee is $40 but children 12 and under can ride for free. The only requirements for this event is to bring your own bike, your appetite and to leave your competition at home.

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