Valley News

Valley News

Players Gonna Play?

Will Escape the Room-Arizona escape the bankrupt fate of other adult role-playing games? The room is strange and narrow, like a walk-in closet converted into a playroom for a child in the 1980s. A po...

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

Clean Shave

Three decades after a notorious point-shaving scandal derailed his career, former NBA prospect Ernie Cobb builds a new life in Phoenix. With no apologies. Like any self-respecting schoolteacher, Erni...

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

Vintage Industrial

Artist of the MonthThe buzz of chop saws mingles seamlessly with the aroma of welding gases inside a repurposed cotton mill at 13th and Jackson streets in Downtown Phoenix, and Greg Hankerson couldn&r...

Spotlight

Spotlight

Linda Cobb

Sanitation 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. ...

Food Scene

Three Bites

Workin’ the Gherkin

As a burger topper or all by their lonesomes, fried pickles put the thrill in dill. Armadillo Grill1904 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-287-0700, myarmadillogrill.comIt is no secret Southerners will f...

History

History

Unborn Yesterday

Fifty-two years ago, Valley TV personality Sherri Finkbine terminated a tragic pregnancy –and unwittingly gave birth to a controversial legacy that lives on today. It was the biggest medical st...

Weekly Top Ten

Things To Do

MARCH 9-15

1. Scottsdale Arts Festival – March 13-15This award-winning festival features 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the U.S. Live entertainment, gourmet food trucks and an interactive art experience are included. The piece pictured is by Stephen Harmston. F-Sa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

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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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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