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Tequila isn’t the only spirit distilled from a desert plant: The juniper berries that grow wild around Mount Lemmon and throughout Northern Arizona can actually be used to make bathtub gin.
  • Noble Eatery

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     Former Noca chef and Downtown dough master find success in simplicity.

     

    Former Noca chef Claudio Urciuoli is most at ease with simple dishes. Consequently, he teamed up with local bread maker Jason Raducha to open Noble Eatery, a community-focused, order-at-the-counter restaurant showcasing organic legumes,… Read More +

  • Space Case

    PHM0415PF01 Planetary scientist Jim Bell reaches for the stars – and Pluto, and Mars –
    while advocating for the return of big-government space programs.

    Planetary scientist Jim Bell always had stars in his eyes. Growing up in rural Rhode Island, the future Arizona State University professor could hardly imagine life… Read More +

  • Toro

    PHM0415EB02The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ hip mash-up of Latin and Asian cuisine is no bull.

    It generally pays to follow the “don’t dine in a hotel restaurant unless you’re on vacation” rule. Hey, I like lobster bisque and conservatively seasoned filet mignon as much as the… Read More +

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  • Craig Jackson

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    Calling Craig Jackson “a car guy” is like calling Michael Jordan “a basketball guy.” Jackson, the scion of one-half of the partnership that founded the legendary Barrett-Jackson car auction and show (barrett-jackson.com), is the car guy. Since taking… Read More +

  • 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 +

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  • 2013 Best New Restaurants

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    Our annual guide to the Valley's newest crop of culinary keepers.

    Astor House
    2243 N. 12th St., Phoenix
    602-687-9775, astorinphx.com
    Opened: April 2012
    Cuisine: American
    Price: $
    Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Su;… Read More +

  • 7 Wives Saison

    These days, beer is increasingly nudging wine aside as the preferred food-pairing potation. So it’s fitting that Scottsdale-based Sonoran Brewing Company is teaming up with four Valley chefs to brew small batch beers (1,000 bottles or less) made with local… Read More +

  • Cuoco Pazzo

    Chef Peter DeRuvo and Mario Rana Jr.’s seasonal Roman-style dishes bring fresh flair to Old Town Scottsdale.

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  • The Boutique Beaches of San Diego

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    Celebrate the completion of the state-long Arizona National Scenic Trail with these highlight hikes.Finally, outdoor lovers have a boots-on-the-ground way to experience our state’s mesmerizing diversity, border-to-border. Just in time for Arizona’s Centennial, the state-traversing Arizona Trail has debuted… Read More +

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  • Hells Angels Shootout

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  • Raiders of the Lost Art

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    There’s a painting hanging in the basement of the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tucson. It alone adorns a… Read More +

  • 100 Years and Counting

    On the cusp of Arizona’s Centennial, a Phoenix woman is working to end age discrimination by celebrating Arizonans over age 100.
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