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Rob Halford
Rob HalfordJudas Priest Singer  Judas Priest singer Rob Halford qualifies as the godfather of heavy metal music – he’s influenced countless singers in the genre over the past 40 years, sold mo...
The Upton
Led by its longtime sous chef, the former Petite Maison is less French and less ritzy, but a classy nosh nonetheless.
Sermon on the Track
A Phoenix church has conducted Easter sunrise services at Turf Paradise horse racetrack for the past 53 years. On Easter morning in Phoenix, Jesus is off to the races, where his biblical resurrect...
Spudding Romance
Years after selling her Miss Vickie’s chips brand to Frito-Lay, Vickie Kerr invites the world back into her kitchen. “Pretend this is a potato.” Vickie Kerr sits across the table,   holding...
Sonoran Desert
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.
Hibiscus Enchiladas
For Los Sombreros owner Azucena Tovar, educating diners about authentic Mexican cuisine has become a mission. “Most people think that Mexican food is just fajitas, chips and chimichangas,” she ...
Where the Wild Things Are
The fate of stray horses in Heber could depend on just how feral we think they really are. Everybody’s a wise guy on Twitter. Even the Arizona Department of Transportation. “Reports of burros ...
Welcome Chicken + Donuts
CenPho’s favorite micro-diner makes holy matrimony of two deep-fried favorites.
  • The Upton

    PHM0315Flash-UptonLed by its longtime sous chef, the former Petite Maison is less French and less ritzy, but a classy nosh nonetheless.

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  • Paz Cantina y Taqueria

    PHM0315EB05New Downtown taqueria offers subtle variations on the tried and true upscale taco theme.

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  • Sonoran Desert

    PHM0315Flash-DrinkTequila 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.

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  • Rob Halford

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    Judas Priest Singer

     Judas Priest singer Rob Halford qualifies as the godfather of heavy metal music – he’s influenced countless singers in the genre over the past 40 years, sold more than 46 million records and established the genre’s… Read More +

  • 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 +

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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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  • Class Dismissed

    As the constitutionality of Arizona’s ethnic studies classes law is debated in court, the question still simmers: How can schools teach American history without marginalizing – or militarizing – some groups of students? Read More +

  • Popped Culture

    Arizona boasts some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. But how tough is too tough?
    Beverly Mason Biggers has a good reason – the most personal of reasons, in fact – for devoting herself to the fight… Read More +

  • Hunger Games

    Proposed federal cutscould have devastating effects on the one in six Arizonans who use food stamps. But can we afford to feed millions of people?

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  • Incarceration, Inc.

    Private prisons profit from government contracts while touting taxpayer savings, secure facilities and superior services. But following high-profile escapes, do our corrections need correcting?On July 30, 2010, three convicted murderers – John McClusky, Daniel Renwick and Tracy Province –… Read More +

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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
    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.

    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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