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STOMPING GROUNDS : Floor Polish studio gives fitness new meaning

STOMPING GROUNDS : Floor Polish studio gives fitness new meaning

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Downtown Tucson is home to many great up-and-coming places. And no, I’m not talking about the million new ice cream shops that just happened to appear. I’m talking about the Floor Polish Dance Studio. I’m always on the hunt for places around town, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon Floor […]

Vegetarian meals can be creative

Vegetarian meals can be creative

By ERIK MEDINA My first time dining at Tasteful Kitchen was by chance. A group of friends and myself were planning to dine out, but we were tired of the usual chain restaurants. Someone had the idea of eating vegetarian. Unsure at first, we decided to look up local restaurants. Tasteful Kitchen popped up. The […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Old West awaits, practically in your backyard

STOMPING GROUNDS: Old West awaits, practically in your backyard

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Polish your boots, straighten your bolo and bust out those Wranglers, because this is Trail Dust Town and you’re re-entering the wild west. Well, about as close as you can get without leaving the Tucson metropolitan area. Trail Dust Town is located on Tucson’s east side at 6541 E. Tanque […]

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When a former stuntman/producer wanted to settle down two and a half years ago, he opened Tucson Games and Gadgets. “I’ve traveled the world, lived in 14 different countries and then I had an opportunity to come back to Tucson, where I grew up, and try something else,” store owner Mark Kadow […]

Stomping Grounds:Tucson cyclists are riding in the Loop

Stomping Grounds:Tucson cyclists are riding in the Loop

by JESSICA GONZALES USA Today ranked Tucson number seven in “The 10 Best U.S Cycling Towns” in 2014. With our variety of bike lanes, trails and routes, that title comes as no surprise to Tucson’s cycling community. One of those much-loved routes is the Loop, a large bike path that spans over 100 miles for […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Native Grill and Wings

STOMPING GROUNDS: Native Grill and Wings

By ALEX FREUTENICHT It’s Thursday night; you and your friends are going out to see a midnight release of some indie film at The Loft. Before the flick, you’re all hungry for great food, but since you’re also college intellectuals, you want some mentally stimulating conversation. No worries, fellow intellectual college student, there’s a place […]

Stir fry restaurant  offers tasty choices

Stir fry restaurant offers tasty choices

By ALYSSA RAMER C.I. Chu’s Mongolian Barbeque is a made-to-order stir fry restaurant in midtown that brings in lots of customers and enjoys good reviews. Calvin Chu and his wife Elaine opened the restaurant in 2003. The restaurant gets a lot of business during the week, especially on Thursdays when many college students come in […]

Yogi’s offers authentic Indian food

Yogi’s offers authentic Indian food

By RUDRANI CHATTERJEE Yogi’s Indian Market and Cafe is the place to be if you love Indian food, where you won’t find a buffet or a large and overwhelming menu. It’s a family-run business that takes its cuisine to another level. The restaurant, located at 2537 N. Stone Ave. just north of Grant Road, has […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Tiny’s Saloon offers oversized pleasure

STOMPING GROUNDS: Tiny’s Saloon offers oversized pleasure

By ANDREW PAXTON Anyone who has taken a trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Kitt Peak or Saguaro National Park West probably noticed a small building with a covered wagon in the parking lot. Tiny’s Saloon and Steakhouse, located at 4900 W. Ajo Highway, is about 5 miles from I-19 at the […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Skate Country wheeling out fun

STOMPING GROUNDS: Skate Country wheeling out fun

By DANA BOYD Colorful lights dance across a wide floor, glimmering on a room full of adventure. Skate Country, a roller rink on Tucson’s far east side, opened its doors in 1972. The rink still works hard to bring wholesome family entertainment to Tucsonans. “We are keenly aware of the times and what the public […]

Lindy’s dares you to finish its O.M.F.G. burger

Lindy’s dares you to finish its O.M.F.G. burger

Story and photo by Daniel Gaona Imagine a burger so big you can’t even take a standard bite. So big, it towers 12 patties with as many slices of cheese packed inside a regular bun, not to mention the lettuce, onion and special sauce. Try to envision that monster sandwich. Or, just go to Lindy’s […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Kon Tiki lounge

STOMPING GROUNDS: Kon Tiki lounge

Story and photo by Debbie Hadley Kon Tiki is not the kind of joint you frequent for the food, although lunch and dinner are served at the oldest Hawaiian lounge in town. The main draw is a strong drink, Polynesian flavor decor and rockin’ island jams. Opened in 1963, Kon Tiki at Broadway and Swan […]