Dine with desert denizens
Using the finest ingredients, like free-range chicken and seafood from sustainable sources, the Desert Museum’s Ocotillo Café will delight your taste buds with delicious regional cuisine. Open seasonally for lunch in winter, and for dinner on Summer Saturday Evenings, the café is a perfect place to refuel after exploring the museum’s grounds. Visit desertmuseum.org to view the menu, or call 520-883-5705 for reservations.
Brown bag lunch lectures at AZ State Park
Every month, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park hosts a “Brown Bag Lunch Lecture” that focuses on different aspects of Arizona history and culture. In September the subject is Arizona: 100 Years Grand, and in November it’s Sunset on Glen Canyon, where a local historian will show images on Glen Canyon before it was flooded. Visit azstateparks.com and click on “Calendar” for more information, or call the park at 928-779-4395.
Immerse yourself and heal at The Belly Studio
The Belly Studio’s Immersion program offers concentrated, individual work that helps you work towards a goal. It improves mobility and energy levels, prevents injury, strengthens, and reduces stress. By committing to an intensive program, you’re committing to correcting patterns of movement. Residential Pilates Immersions include intensive systematic work over a several day period. More information is available at bellystudio.net, or by calling 661-0321.
Treat yourself to a post-workout libation
When it’s hot, and you finish a hard weekend training session or race, sometimes a beer is what will hit the spot. Don’t worry about negating your hard work when you reach for a Michelob Ultra. With only 95 calories, 2.6 carbs and a smooth taste, you can satisfy your craving without sacrificing your waistline. For more info visit michelobultra.com, and please enjoy responsibly.
Escape to the White Mountains
The Northwoods Resort has cozy cottages, cabins and chalets equipped with full kitchens, including the appliances and cookware you need to use them. The newly remodeled resort is a good home base for all of your hiking, biking and skiing adventures. Nearby, you’ll find shops and restaurants to explore. See photos of the resort at northwoodsaz.com, or call 800-813-2966 for reservations and information.
A wholesome bread for every occasion
For 31 years, Small Planet Bakery has been delivering some of the tastiest and nutritious breads to local Tucson restaurants and markets. Using organic flours and oils, they create full-size loaves, mini-loaves and buns. For a complete list of their offerings, which includes whole wheat, orange cranberry pecan and millet, visit smallplanetbakery.com. Call 884-9313 for delivery locations.