• 7 Splendid Swimmin’ HolesGrab your favorite pair of cut-offs, pack a sandwich lunch and dive in – we’re taking you on a tour of Arizona’s best shady spots to get wet.
  • Golden Vegetable CurryFEZ restaurant’s curry is worth its weight in gold. According to chef de cuisine Adam Green, the secret to FEZ’s golden curry ($13.95) is in the sauce. It’s such a popular dish that the kitchen staff turns out five to 10 gallons of curry at a time and powers through the aromatic sauce in short order.
  • An Army of JuanMaricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez seized the international spotlight during the Jodi Arias trial. Is he destined for greater things, or will his controversial methods prove his undoing?
  • Cafe TranquiloGallo Blanco successor nails mod-Mex with summery salads and eye-opening starters. Replacing a beloved restaurant is like swapping out a child’s threadbare teddy for a newer model or rebound dating after a bad breakup: It’s just never the same
  • Eat, Play, CutSeeking a bigger bust or tauter skin, cosmetic surgery patients from around the world come to Scottsdale – and make a sun-soaked vacation out of it.
  • Creole Cajun BistroTrue to the name, this East Valley gumbo haunt doesn’t discriminate when it comes to tasty Louisiana cuisine. Like many Southern chefs, Eric Rachal learned to cook at his grandmother’s knee. Lucky for him, she was also a professional chef and caterer in New Orleans.
  • Billie Jo HerbergerSocialite. Fitness pioneer. Fashion-forward philanthropist. Up close and personal with the incomparable Billie Jo.
  • Planet 9 from Outer SpaceThis July, a NASA probe will take the first up-close photos of Pluto – 85 years after the discovery that should never have happened.
  • Mom-trepreneursMum’s the word for these Valley startups created for and by mothers. Any mother will tell you she wears many hats – chef, housekeeper, chauffeur, therapist – frequently all at once. More and more Valley moms are adding “entrepreneur” to that list.
  • On the ReboundUltimate working mom Sandy Brondello coached the Phoenix Mercury to a championship last year. But can she lead them to a repeat – sans their star player?
  • Where the Cameras Aren’tLacking a tax incentive program for film and TV production, Arizona loses the economic equivalent of a Super Bowl every year. Will the Grand Canyon state ever be ready for its close-up?

Valley News

Valley News

In Development: Group/Think

A new breed of niche business incubators in the Valley goes beyond the techie-coworking model.

Drink This

Drink

Purplesaurus Rex

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles’ Kool-Aid based cocktail is dino-mite.

People

People

An Army of Juan

Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez seized the international spotlight during the Jodi Arias trial. Is he destined for greater things, or will his controversial methods prove his undoing? ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Cafe Tranquilo

Gallo Blanco successor nails mod-Mex with summery salads and eye-opening starters.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Eat, Play, Cut

Seeking a bigger bust or tauter skin, cosmetic surgery patients from around the world come to Scottsdale – and make a sun-soaked vacation out of it.

Arts

Arts

Cyrus and Nona Coron

Phoenix couple creates new art from old wood and scrimshaw skulls.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Billie Jo Herberger

Socialite. Fitness pioneer. Fashion-forward philanthropist. Up close and personal with the incomparable Billie Jo.

Food Scene

Three Bites

Modern Egg Rolls

Valley restaurants offer new takes on an American original.

History

History

Making Waves

Big Surf water park keeps nostalgia fresh.

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

July 6-July 13

1. Boz Scaggs – July 11The singer/songwriter lit up the charts in the ’70s and ’80s with such hits as “It’s Over,” “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle” and “Georgia.” 8 p.m. $64-$119. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

Web Extras

Web Extras

Cocktail Guide Extras

Our Cocktail Guide overfloweth. See our web extra for extended Q&As with bartenders, more top drink picks, photo extras and more. ...

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Taras BIG Travels

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From Sedona to Tucson, The Valley TV personality partakes in the good life across Arizona. ...

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