• 2016 Best of the ValleyFeaturing 333 of our favorite things, including Valley restaurants, bars, museums, music festivals, dog groomers, do-gooders, radio DJs and readers' picks. New this year: Best Fall Festivals.
  • Selling YarnellWould you film a 9/11 movie in Toronto? As Hollywood re-creates the Yarnell Hill Fire in New Mexico, family members and survivors wonder if media interest has crossed into exploitation.
  • Phoenix FrightsFrom family-friendly forays to horrifying haunted houses, here's a trio of terrifyingly fun things to do this Halloween.
  • Fever PitchArmed with a new test and vials of dog saliva, Arizona scientists are waging war on valley fever.
  • Stranger Things2016 not wild enough yet? Arizona Democrats think they can tie – or take – the State Senate.
  • The Importance of ErnestErnest McFarland spent six decades in public service, shaping landmark legislation like the G.I. Bill and Central Arizona Project. A new memorial celebrates his legacy.
  • Premium ProductPhoenix's Arcadia Premium delivers – in both senses of the word – a quality selection of local and national specialty goods to the Valley.
  • Hidden Las VegasFrom scuba diving to secret menus, Sin City boasts a jackpot of lesser-known diversions.
  • Barbra SevillePhoenix's drag queen extraordinaire talks wigs, camp and causes she's passionate about.
  • Silver LiningLack of dedicated retirement housing can be a dark cloud for Arizona's LGBT seniors.
  • Top of MindNew Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick means business – but not “as usual.”
  • Mexi-MakeoverBeloved Valley institution Macayo's Mexican Kitchen looks back on 70 years as its flagship location gets a revamp across the street.

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Things we love and loathe this month.

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Pirate's Remorse

If a pirate were given pause to ponder his perilous plunders, would he have reason for remorse? Perhaps, if he had the right drink in hand – or hook.



Top of Mind

New Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick means business – but not “as usual.” ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

2016 Best New Restaurants

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



Las Sendas

A roundup of the hotspots in Mesa's Las Sendas 'hood – aka “Spooky Golf.”



Artist of the Month: Rob Ballard

Sprouts' first in-house photographer finds inspiration in organic beets and heirloom carrots.



Jan D'Atri

Arizona Midday longevity queen.

Food Scene

Three Bites

Taking a Ribbing

When it comes to succulent, swoon-worthy beef flavor, nothing beats the humble short rib.



Groove Merchant

Herb Lieb found the perfect beat in transforming the Phoenix nightclub scene in 1971 when he opened Herb’s Underground, the city’s first discotheque.


Performing Arts

Southwest Shakespeare Company’s “The Merchant of Venice” Puts Modern Twists on a Centuries-Old Story

“The Merchant of Venice” is one of William Shakespeare’s most controversial plays. Southwest Shakespeare Company’s production proves it is as timeless as it is contentious. Th...

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

October 17 - October 23, 2016

1. The Sound of Music – October 18-23This classic musical follows the life of a young nun, her duties as a governess, and the subsequent loves of her life – the children, their father and music. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

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Favored Fare

Meet the chefs, owners and staff from some of this year's Best New Restaurants and hear which three foods they think are tops in this exclusive video. ...



Recipe Friday: Queso Carnitas Poppers from El Palacio

For some, this is the most wonderful time of year. No, I’m not referring to the upcoming holidays. I’m talking about football season – a time to don our jerseys, gather 'round the TV...

Tara's Big Travels

Taras BIG Travels

Tara’s Staycation Guide 2016

Valley TV personality Tara Hitchcock prefers the personal touch when planning her in-town getaways. ...

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Zaks Chocolate

Local products populate our recommendations for Father’s Day gifts (PHOENIX magazine, June 2016, page 46), including Zak’s Chocolate. Get up close with their confections in our behind-the-counter video.

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