You know Joe. But do you know the Elvis-busting, opium-seizing, Sinatra-singing, racially-profiled Notorious J.O.E.?.
“Is this safe? Am I going to get shot here?”
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has arrived to have his portrait taken at Legend City Studios near Van Buren Street and Fifth Avenue. Historically, this area has been heroin-hawking, hooker hotel heaven, heavily decorated with graffiti and the glitter of broken glass. Presently, it’s transitioning into a hipster-approachable haunt where you can usually walk around in daylight without worrying about somebody shooting you.
Along with sweeping sherbet sunsets, one of the perks of living in the Valley is our proximity to paradises of milder climates. It’s easy to escape the scorching days of summer for a century-old rodeo, stargazing at the Grand Canyon, or tequila tasting on a train. Here are 41 places and events to discover this summer – including 12 out-of-state adventures.
Arizona music is as deep and vast as the Grand Canyon, so choosing 25 of the most influential Copper State greats was a tough act. We placed a high value on professional esteem (artists who’ve written/produced for or inspired others, and are considered pioneers in their genres), community impact (support for local business/charities/music), and to a lesser extent, commercial success. We also wanted the list to reflect the diversity of Arizona music – like a radio listener twisting dials through snippets of songs, you can catch and tune in to something you like, whether that’s vintage country, classic rock, New Wave, heavy metal, or the blues.
For the first time, we’ve vetted the Valley’s Asian restaurants to bring you the tastiest Thai food, the sublimest sushi, the most phenomenal pho. We’ll introduce you to Korean barbecue, Filipino finger food, Cambodian curry, and Dongbei dumplings. We’ll string you along on a noodle tour and show you where to shop. And we’ll spotlight the must-try eateries, from traditional gems to contemporary boundary-pushers. It’s all part of our Definitive... ASIAN FOOD GUIDE.
Mark your calendar and top off the tank in your getaway car: This menu of statewide escapes serves up everything from zip lining to llama hiking to ghost busting, plus a hefty helping of hikes, scenic drives, festivals and more.
New this year: a handful of out-of-state outdoorsy meccas for every season.
Leeks with mozzarella and egg at FnB
Chef Charleen Badman’s recipe for braised leeks with mozzarella and egg is a rags-to-riches story. “I like to take vegetables that people don’t like and present it to them in a way they haven’t tried it before,” Badman says. She tasted a