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New Orleans
Saint City’s cultural and culinary cachet shines.New Orleans is known for its rich cultural heritage of jazz music; French, Creole and Cajun cuisine; lax alcohol laws; lore and life along the Missi...
Road to Morocco
Add exotic touches to your home oasis. For the past 20 years, the Van Lith family has made an annual pilgrimage to Morocco to source products directly from craftspeople and artisans for their Scot...
Linda Cobb
Sanitation Guru No job is too dirty for Linda Cobb, aka “The Queen of Clean,”  though her two beloved cats provide some of her biggest cleaning challenges. “Finn has a delicate stomach, so h...
Alice Cooper’s thrift store offers one-of-a-kind signed items. When it comes to Arizona resident Alice Cooper’s shock-rock stage show, some things are to be expected – boa constrictors, stra...
Marigold Maison
Is the Valley hungry for upscale Indian cuisine? The brain trust behind Roka Akor is betting on it. The new Marigold Maison is as much a proving ground as it is a place to get a good plate of tikk...
Anatomy of a Zero-Energy Home
Arizona’s first “net-zero energy” townhomes were unveiled in Scottsdale last October. Designed by late architect Graham Downes (Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego) and constructed by Valley develop...
Dangerous Liaison
Relationships have never been simple, even in the 18th century when marriages were arranged and gender roles enforced. As Madame de Rosemonde laments in the period drama Dangerous Liaisons: “Thos...
Breakfast Hash
Corned beef hash get upgraded at these Phoenix restaurants. Corned beef hash – the humble diner mainstay born of leftovers – doesn’t have to be a greasy-spoon snooze fest. What if it’s mad...
  • Sables

    0215EB11The French sablé – pronounced SAW-bluh – is a simple but elegant, sandy-textured butter cookie.

    Rachel Ellrich Miller, owner of Pistol Whipped Pastry, had something else in mind when she created her rustic sable – pronounced SAY-bull – pastry. “Go big or go home,”… Read More +

  • Diego Pops

    0215EB08Old Town has a new Caribbean king.

    Last February, Pottery Paradise in Old Town Scottsdale shuttered after an historic 60-year-run. In its place, we now find Diego Pops, a casual Mexican eatery with Mayan, Yucatan and Caribbean influences. Out with birdbaths… Read More +

  • Shabu Fondue

    0215EB05Chef Johnny Chu’s hot pots return for a steamy, mouthwatering experience.

    Megan Draper’s cheesy appetizer from the Mad Men Season 6 opener looked so scrumptious it landed in a cookbook aptly titled Fondue. But the gooey Swiss standard isn’t the only trending… Read More +

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  • Linda Cobb

    PHM0215Flash-3-LindaCobbSanitation Guru

    No job is too dirty for Linda Cobb, aka “The Queen of Clean,”  though her two beloved cats provide some of her biggest cleaning challenges. “Finn has a delicate stomach, so he gives me a lot of research material,”… Read More +

  • Craig Jackson

    PHM0115Flash-1-JacksonBarrett-Jackson Boss

    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 (, is the car guy. Since taking… Read More +

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When Valley TV personality Tara Hitchcock goes somewhere, she goes big! Follow her adventure in 

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Popular Articles

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  • Wave of Madness

    Despite a marketing whitewash and new state laws, “bath salts” remain Arizona’s latest dangerous designer drug of choice – and a thriving local industry.

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    Arizona boasts some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. But how tough is too tough?
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  • 2013 Best New Restaurants

    It was a banner year for the Valley dining scene – such an abundance of great new restaurants, in fact, that PHOENIX magazine was forced to cut several worthy candidates from our final roster. It was agonizing, but we… Read More +

  • Cheap Eats

    Contrary to popular belief, "eating well" and "spending little" can be synonymous. From $4 meatball hoagies to low-dollar delicacies from the best local kitchens, we present this definitive guide to the Valley's most bodacious bargain cuisine.


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  • 2012 Best New Restaurants

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

    Astor House
    2243 N. 12th St., Phoenix
    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.

    Have you ever known a couple that seems to have nothing in common, and you wonder how they ever got together?… Read More +

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  • The Boutique Beaches of San Diego

    No use denying it: PHOENIX magazine is in the bag for San Diego. You could set your seasonal clock to our annual San Diego-themed headlines: “San Diego: A Paradise for Tourists,” “Swimsuits… Read More +

  • 52 Weekend Adventures -2012

    From historic hollows and Hummer half-pipes to dapper dude ranches and to-die-for drives, we’re serving up a bountiful birthday helping of 52 weekend adventures to help you christen Arizona’s second century of statehood. Plus: New… Read More +

  • The Arizona Trail

    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 +

  • Great Arizona Campsites and Cabins

    From cowboy-chic cabins and high-altitude campsites to recreation-rich mountain retreats and old fire guard stations, we've mined the Copper State for gems of nature loving lodging.

    Lodging under the stars in Arizona's high country forests doesn't have to mean schlepping… Read More +

  • New Mexico Skiing

    Santa Fe and Taos are famous for their arts scenes, but the surrounding slopes make a scenic ski escape for bunny-slopers to black-diamond daredevils.
    It starts with a soft chant somewhere up on the dark, snow-covered ski slope. “TOOORCH-light….… Read More +

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  • Hells Angels Shootout

    After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?

    It was a peaceful Saturday morning… Read More +

  • A Fungus Among Us

    A rare, fungus-spawned disease that mimics cancer thrives in Arizona. Just another weird local bug.
    It’s a medical mystery worthy of a House season cliffhanger: A treatable infection that strikes few and far between, with a mere 44 known… Read More +

  • A Heady Brew

    When brain cancer attacked his craft-brew-loving wife, Louis Dolgoff devised a charity just for her.

    On August 29, 2009, Laurie Dolgoff was near the end of a long, agonizing journey. The cancer in her brain – a glioblastoma multiforme, the most… Read More +

  • Raiders of the Lost Art

    The majority of Arizona’s museum collections reside in storage. What argosies of art and artifact are concealed in their basements?

    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.
    Just before Doris Krapell’s family moved to Arizona from chilly 
    Washington, her father told her she could run… Read More +

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