Valley News

Valley News

Transplantizona

You know the old Arizona refrain “Everybody here is from somewhere else”? U.S. census data proves it. As of 2012, only 38 percent of the people living in Arizona were born in the state, th...

Drink This

Happy Hour

West Side Story

Phoenix doesn’t have the Jets and Sharks, but when it comes to neighborhood pride, there’s a definite east-west divide. Score drink discounts and noteworthy nibbles at these westerly happy...

People

People

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,&...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Noble Eatery

Former Noca chef and Downtown dough master find success in simplicity. Former Noca chef Claudio Urciuoli is most at ease with simple dishes. Consequently, he teamed up with local bread maker Jason Ra...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee (AKA “The Other Side of the Hill”)Technically part of phoenix, Ahwatukee draws its name from one of the first homes in the foothills, the Ahwatukee Ranch, built in 1922. The word...

Arts

Arts

Jeff Slim

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Jeff Slim looks like an artist. With his hair pulled back into a bun, white shell earrings, lacquered fingernails and blue paint stains on his jacket, there’s no denying he ...

Spotlight

Spotlight

Amy Van Dyken

Amy Van Dyken Olympic Swimmer & Survivor Scottsdale resident Amy Van Dyken won four gold medals in swimming at the 1996 Olympics, including a nail-biting victory by a hundredth of a second in the...

Food Scene

Veg Out

Jackfruit Po’boy

Traditionally, po’ boy sandwiches are made with fried seafood or meat. But at the Welcome Diner, chef/owner Michael Babcock whips up a pulled jackfruit po’ boy ($7) that fools even the mos...

History

History

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 resurrection...

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

May 25-31

1. The Phantom of the Opera – May 27-June 7 This timeless story of seduction and despair tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

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. ...

Tara's Big Travels

Taras BIG Travels

Local Luster

From Sedona to Tucson, The Valley TV personality partakes in the good life across Arizona.You know things are bad when the TSA agent at Sky Harbor refers to you by name and says, “You never stay home, do you?” Even as a former high school debater, I didn’t have a comeback. He was r...

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