• Pizza City, USATravel & Leisure named Phoenix the best pizza town in America. Other publications put us in the Top 10. Fake news? Not even. Peek inside to find out why.
  • Brand PHXWhich banners fly proudest over Greater Phoenix? As the Valley expands its cultural and economic reach, we step back to survey the landscape of tech companies, charities, hospitality firms and sports franchises that best represent our city. Herein: The Valley’s 10 best brands.
  • Love, Loss & BordersMary Ann Mendoza’s son was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Now she’s striving to keep his memory alive by fighting against illegal immigration.
  • Confessions of an Evil StepmotherLocal life coach Barbara Goldberg turns the fairytale trop on its head.
  • Anwar NewtonThe comedian went viral at San Diego Comic-Con and hosts two regular shows in Phoenix.


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Valley News

Valley News

The Lobby

Things we love and loathe this month.

Drink This


Watermelon Fizz

Start mellowing with melon by making the Watermelon Fizz cocktail from Bar Bianco.



The Deadline Dean

As dean of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, Christopher Callahan is leading a new generation of media corps into a profession the U.S. president has personally declared war on. So why is he smilin...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews


Sam Fox’s new pizza-chicken combo diner is slightly off-kilter and severely irresistible.



Warehouse District AKA Rail Row

Downtown Phoenix’s Warehouse District is in the midst of a renaissance.



Artist of the Month: Daniel Shepherd

Don’t be fooled by Daniel Shepherd’s “Pretty/Creepy” collages – he’s a sensitive soul.



Stacey Gordon

The Valley puppet master splashes onto the silver screen with Julia, Sesame Street’s newest character.

Food Scene

Three Bites

Bonjour, Mr. Delicious

Say hello to the croque monsieur – a delectable Gallic twist on the classic grilled cheese.



Life in the Fast Lane

Manzanita Raceway was a nationally known dirt racetrack that attracted top drivers for almost six decades until closing in 2009.


Visual Arts

Film Review: Tyrus at No Festival Required

Near the beginning of Pamela Tom’s documentary Tyrus, the painter Tyrus Wong, who died last year at the age of 106, explains that his Chinese name, Gen Yo, translates to something like “Bu...

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

July 10-16, 2017

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – July 21Country music’s ultimate power couple bring their Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 to the Valley, performing hits from their respective careers, along with such popular duets as “Speak to a Girl,” “Break First,” “Keep Your Eyes on Me” and “It’s Your Love.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Web Extras

Web Extras

Super Cooper

There’s so much more to Alice Cooper than heavy metal music and his rock ‘n’ roll patina. Get a peek into what it’s like to hang out with the charitable, and surprisingly goofy...



Recipe Friday: Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles

If you missed National Fried Chicken Day (July 6) and didn’t get a chance to feast on fabulous fowl, don’t fret: Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles is celebrating all month by offering a ...

Best New Restaraunts

Food Reviews

2016 Best New Restaurants

Clasp your cufflinks and polish your pearls – PHOENIX magazine's black-tie salute to the best in Valley dining is back for 2016. Warning: The contents of this feature may result in food comas and uncontrollable grazing. ...

More Videos

How to Make a Poke Bowl

Poke, if you haven't noticed, is trending. Learn how to make a fish bowl at home with a step-by-step video by Best of the Valley winner Chula Seafood. Read more in the August 2017 issue of PHOENIX magazine

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