An annual jaunt through a labyrinth of agriculture, Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins pits prescient guests young and old against a pasture of sizable stalks. As young ones and inner children sift their way through sky-high garrisons of corn, they must answer questions about the farming lesson that begins the maze. Correct answers will lead them out, and incorrect answers will lead them further into the maze’s cinnamon-scented core.
Coronado Vineyards harvests the grapes of its own mountain-bound orchard to concoct a medley of fine wines. Palates will joyfully paddle through rivers of sweet whites, such as the sparkling Dolce Veritas, and dry reds, such as the Meritage—a mix of cabernet sauvignon and merlot with notes of raspberry and black currant and oak, dark berry, and herb harmonies.
The authentic Chinese dishes at Szechuan Omei strike a balance between sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, with chef's specialties ranging from mild cantonese chow mein to peking duck complete with oriental crêpes and plum sauce. Asian-inspired artwork and a massive photograph of a mountain landscape emblazon the walls, and an aquarium by the entrance houses a glistening silver fish to greet guests and ask if they are celebrating special occasions this evening.
Tanque Verde Ranch is an Arizona dude ranch nestled in the mountains between parks and forests. Complete with plush accomodations, unparalleled amenities, and a variety of daily rides and activities, Tanque Verde is a great place for families and friends to get away.
Flying V Bar & Grill's chefs forge a menu of Southwestern delicacies flanked by a selection of nearly 70 tequilas and an extensive wine list. Tableside guacamoliers mix fresh avocado with tomatoes, jalapeños, and a cassette tape of love ballads to cilantro. Baby back ribs prepare for dinner with a bath in either agave or classic glaze before tucking a corn on-the-cob boutonniere into its lapel ($15 for a half slab, $26 for a full slab). The grilled sirloin burger steps off the sizzling grill and accessorizes with roasted a New Mexico chili sombrero, pancetta earrings, and asadero cheese wedge sandals ($16). Cocktail creators pour frosty margaritas sweetened with the nectar of the prickly pear cactus for a concoction as dulcet as the tears of Roy Orbison ($9). The Flying V Bar & Grill Canyon's outdoor patio and floor-to-ceiling windows gaze out upon panoramic views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. An indoor fireplace and granite-topped bar meld rustic elements with modern flair, and have earned the restaurant a place on Zagat restaurant guide's Best Tucson Décor list.