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 “Ahwatukee” means “house of my dreams” in the language of the Crow Nation. HIGH LIFE: The 16,000-acre South Mountain Park/Preserve borders Ahwatukee on the north. While the 2,690-foot Mount Suppoa isn’t accessible to the public, Valley residents can climb the 2,330 feet to Dobbins Lookout.
Wherever these mobile boutiques stop, you can shop.
Fashionable, affordable and on the move, the modern mobile boutique is the lovechild of your friendly neighborhood food truck and a hip urban clothing shop. Often featuring locally-made or designed products, fashion trucks push the pedal to the metal when it comes to inexpensive, in-vogue designs.
Scottsdale’s eagerly anticipated West-themed museum is off to a galloping start.
On the lookout for a place to see antique David E. Walker saddles with your 5-year-old wannabe cowboy (or girl), Georgia O’Keeffe and Ed Mell paintings with your artsy friend, or pieces of Old West history such as saloon card holdouts and Navajo blankets with your parents?
It's a laugh a minute at Valley comedy clubs.
“The audience is the instrument you play,” comedian Louis C.K. once said. At comedy venues around the Valley, local and touring comedians – stand-up, improv, sketch and more – get a chance to jam.
Ignited by a new generation of gin-slinging geniuses, the craft cocktail scene is exploding across greater Phoenix. Find the Valley’s top tipples inside, with best bar picks, do-it-yourself mixology hacks, bartender profiles and more.
By The Numbers
214,815 League-record attendance mark registered by the Chicago Cubs in 2014, their first season at newly-built Sloan Park in Mesa.
67,445 League-low attendance by the Cleveland Indians in 2014, when they averaged 4,496 per game.
1947 The Cleveland Indians and New York Giants first hold spring training in Arizona; for all intents and purposes, the “birth” of the Cactus League. Also in 1947, Cleveland outfielder Larry Doby becomes the Cactus League’s first black player. Doby later made his major league debut in July 1947.
Alice Cooper’s thrift store offers one-of-a-kind signed items.
When it comes to Arizona resident Alice Cooper’s shock-rock stage show, some things are to be expected – boa constrictors, straitjackets, guillotines, the trademark black eye paint. Anyone who’s ever seen his live shows or ghoulishly theatrical music videos might expect Cooper’s personal effects to be equally unsettling.
Mexican Food Guide
You’ve come a long way, bebÉ. From old-school chimis to Mod-Mex burritos, we present this head-to-tail guide to the Valley’s favorite sort-of-foreign cuisine. The Chile WhispererAre you a Mexican food fan with a DIY streak? Elote ...
Neighborhoods We Love
Whether you’re relocating or just recreating, the Valley’s diverse and distinctive neighborhoods offer a host of haunts to explore. From family friendly enclaves to hidden historic ’hoods, plus meccas for outdoorsy types, foodies anD creatives, here ...
2015 Summer Beer Guide
Get a handle on new taprooms and breweries with our seasonal salute to Arizona suds. But First: 5 local releases you should try right now. ...
Adult Pool Parties
What’s the difference between a pool party and a pool par-tay? A cover charge and a DJ, usually. Beat the triple-digit heat at these sizzling Valley pool events....
Two Valley moms capitalize on the retro craze with Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. Like a good thrift-store score, Lindsey Holt and Coley Arnold’s business was pure serendipity. The two met in a class for young married couples at Scottsdale ...