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Shiver Me Livers
Outlawed in California, decadent foie gras finds an enthusiastic welcome in Valley kitchens. Lon’s5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, 602-955-7878, hermosainn.com/lonsHappily, foie gras pr...
Scroll Over, Beethoven
ASU’s laptop orchestra creates high-tech classics in the Digital Age. No sheet music. No composer. Only the glistening glare of laptop screens shining on nine obscured faces and melodies conjure...
Dr. Do-It-All
With cardiology and oncology departments, VETMED has the technology to make almost any pet well. But can your wallet handle the cost of a puppy pacemaker? In one of the nine exam rooms at VETMED...
Caramel Addiction Brownies
To say Sherrye Chapin’s gourmet brownies are “habit-forming” falls somewhere short of adequate. There’s a reason she named the brownies Caramel Addiction. One bite inevitably leads to another.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Go for the craft drinks, stay for the shockingly competent mod-Asian menu at this tony Downtown hang. If you’re a tippler who dreams of a cocktail bar with impeccable drinks, spot-on food, and t...
Tito Time
With a flourish of his baton, maestro Tito Muñoz transports Phoenix Symphony into the 21st Century. Classical music audiences in Phoenix don’t leap to their feet. They slowly rise, or half-hear...
Jeff Hornacek
Phoenix Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek was a key piece on some of the most successful teams in Suns history. The plucky shooting guard helped lead Phoenix to four 50-win seasons and two Western Con...
Local Gift Guide 2014
Homogenous holiday shopping got you down? Step up your gift game with Arizona-made goods. ‘Tis the season for eggnog, fruitcake, twinkling lights, pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and trampling...
  • Shiver Me Livers

    PHM1214Flash-8-LiverOutlawed in California, decadent foie gras finds an enthusiastic welcome in Valley kitchens.

    Lon’s
    5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, 602-955-7878, hermosainn.com/lons
    Happily, foie gras prohibition is one California craze that hasn’t yet migrated east. Supremely rich and buttery, as if a filet mignon and a stick… Read More +

  • Holiday Spiced Manhattan

    PHM 500x500 FPODespite prominent mention in the song “We Wish  You a Merry Christmas,” figgy pudding never quite made it to American holiday tables – perhaps because the fruitcake-like dessert was banned by English Puritans for its alcohol content. Luckily, there’s no such prohibition at Local Bistro, where… Read More +

  • Take a Hike

    Breezy temps and clear skies make wintertime the perfect season for a brisk walk in the mountains. Cool down afterward with discount drinks and high-protein nibbles at these three trail-adjacent hotspots.

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  • Jeff Hornacek

    PHM1214Flash-5-HornacekPhoenix Suns Head Coach

    Jeff Hornacek was a key piece on some of the most successful teams in Suns history. The plucky shooting guard helped lead Phoenix to four 50-win seasons and two Western Conference finals during his six seasons in… Read More +

  • Matt McMurry

    PHMPF24Record-Setting Race Car Driver

    Phoenix native Matt McMurry has never seen a single movie from The Fast and the Furious franchise. This is highly ironic given that McMurry, 16, not only represents the key demographic for such eye-candy action… Read More +

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