• 2017 Best of the ValleyYour guide to the best of everything in the Valley, including our superlative selections for dining, entertainment, shopping, fashion and media
  • SLO Wine CountryTake a tipsy tramp through California’s best-kept wine secret: the Central Coast wine region of San Luis Obispo County.
  • News Chopper FourOn the 10-year anniversary of the infamous TV news helicopter crash over Steele Indian School Park, colleagues and family members of the victims reflect on the tragedy that changed Valley newsgathering – and their lives – forever.
  • Mr. Play-by-PlayAl McCoy has been the “Voice of the Suns” for 45 years, making him the longest-running NBA broadcaster of all time.
  • The Deadline DeanAs 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 smiling?
  • A Riddle, Wrapped in a GenomeASU scientists working in a new, niche field explore mysteries surrounding famed historic figures and events.
  • Life in the Fast LaneManzanita Raceway was a nationally known dirt racetrack that attracted top drivers for almost six decades until closing in 2009.
  • Stacey GordonThe Valley puppet master splashes onto the silver screen with Julia, Sesame Street’s newest character.

Valley News

Valley News

The Lobby

Things we love and loathe this month.

Drink This

Drink

Watermelon Fizz

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

People

People

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

Doughbird

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

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Warehouse District AKA Rail Row

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

Arts

Arts

Artist of the Month: Daniel Shepherd

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

Spotlight

Spotlight

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.

History

History

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.

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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 24-30, 2017

Arizona Breakfast Weekend – July 27-30Whet your appetite for all things egg, bacon and toast as Valley chefs and restaurateurs offer special dishes at $7, $10 and $15 price points. Arizona Restaurant Association hosts this third annual event, which celebrates the morning meal. Among the dozens of participants are Ticoz Latin Kitchen, The Market Restaurant + Bar, Original Breakfast House, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Hash Kitchen and Perk Eatery. Statewide, arizonabreakfastweekend.com. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves – July 24-26Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, dbacks.com, 602-514-8400. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – July 25The longtime members of Fleetwood Mac perform in celebration of their first-ever album as a duo. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Press Coffee Grand Opening – July 27-29Press Coffee is opening its second Tempe location and to celebrate, is giving out free cups of drip coffee. Press a the Nexa Apartments serves award-winning roasts, espresso drinks, pour overs and cold brew, plus breakfast and lunch items. 1221 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, presscofee.com. Dwight Yoakam – July 28The Grammy Award-winning artist is recognized for his maverick blend of country, rock, Americana, pop, bluegrass and soul, as well as his distinguished acting career (Sling Blade, Panic Room and Wedding Crashers). 7:30 p.m. $46-$80. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600. Gallery at Tempe Center – Through July 28Biomimicry: design inspired by nature, through July 28. Tu-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2867. Sedona Hummingbird Festival – July 28-30Educational presentations, garden tours, a hummingbird marketplace, banding demonstrations and birding trips are included as this event coincides with Sedona’s peak hummingbird population. Call for times and ticket prices. Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, hummingbirdsociety.org, 800-529-3699. Real, Wild & Woody – July 29Countless specialty and small-batch beer styles are on tap at this summer beer festival, along with bites from top area restaurants, live acoustic music and seminars. 2-6 p.m. $57 (includes 20 drink samples and small bites); $25, designated driver. Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. Third St., Phoenix, realwildandwoody.com, 480-586-6711. HarvestFest – July 29This annual celebration includes wine tastings, food and wine pairings, vineyard tours by wagon, winery tours with the winemaker, grape stomping and a blessing of the vineyard. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25-$85. Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin, sonoitavineyards.com, 520-455-5893. Ally Hardest Working Dollar – Through July 31All July long, All Bank is encouraging you to use cash and check your dollars. The online-only financial services firm is circulating 500, $1 bills across Phoenix in a seriously stacked treasure hunt. Of the dollars, 150 are marked to return $100; 6 for $5,000; and one for the $10,000 grand prize. If you find an Ally Bank-marked dollar, enter the serial number at allyhardestworkingdollar.com to see if you’ve won.

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...

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Recipes

Recipe Friday: Fresko's Tahini Frozen Yogurt

If you’ve ever tried to make ice cream at home, you know it’s pretty easy – just combine the ingredients in an electric ice cream maker, churn and freeze. The same simple directions ...

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. ...

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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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