Situated along the western side of the Lower San Pedro River Valley, the family-operated Double Check Ranch produces high-quality, grass-fed beef for sale in local farmer’s markets and restaurants. Each cut is culled from lean, full-flavored beef that hasn’t been tainted by hormones, antibiotics, or late-career reunion tours. To ensure a high quality product for carnivorous consumers, cattle are raised humanely and graze only on open range and pasture grass. The fresh proteins then head to Double Check’s aging room where the meat is dry aged for 14 days and tenderized through repeated viewings of Gary Busey melodramas before attaining full-bodied flavor. Double Check also butchers its cuts in-house, placing the entire “pasture to palate” experience in the capable hands of this family of friendly ranchers.
Upon planting their first vineyard in 1990, the Callaghan family found their efforts tested by a harsh heat wave that killed thousands of their young vines. But instead of sowing sour grapes for the winemaking business, the Callaghans took it as a learning experience, planting and replanting until they found tempranillo, riesling, and bordeaux varieties perfectly suited to the arid Arizona climate. The hard work in the field also pays off later, as the high-quality grapes require lots of barrels and little else to mature into wines that have been served at three White House dinners and led former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to dub the winery a state treasure. Since 2008, Callaghan Vineyards has also earned more than 10 medals in the Jefferson Cup Awards, which honors the best US wineries, and—like the party-hosting leg of a triathlon—includes competitors on an invitation-only basis.
Back in 1976, a small shop named Auto Stereo Specialists opened in Tucson and began outfitting vehicles with AM radios, cassette players, and Jensen Tri-Axials. Sound systems have come a long way since then, and so has that once three-employee garage. Today, Auto Stereo Specialists is just The Specialists, and the shop has become a hub for automotive and residential services.
At five locations across Tucson, specialists install audio, video, and navigation systems from brands such as AudioVox, Alpine, Pioneer, and Kenwood. Because they know how harmful heat and UV rays can be to a car's interior, they protect newly installed systems with FormulaOne window tints, which are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Beyond the car, homeowners can recruit The Specialists to fortify their homes, install window fixtures by Hunter Douglas, and reduce A/C costs by moving your house into the cold vacuum of space.
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The ReStore is open to the public and sells a variety of good quality building materials, appliances, furniture and other home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices. All our merchandise is donated by businesses and individuals and we get new things daily. 501(c)3