Best of the Valley

Matt ColeAugust 1, 2013
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It’s heeeere – our “phattest” and “most gnarly” celebration of Valley food, culture, shopping and people ever! Find 345 curated recs in every conceivable arena, from macarons to movie theater popcorn, plus lifestyle “scenarios” to help you dress and play like a local.



Food & Drink

The delectable best in beverages and bites, from breakfast spots and burgers to sandwiches and seafood.

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Celebrity Taste Test

Celebrity judges help us pick the Best Cinnamon Roll and Best Arizona Gin!

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Shopping & Services

Superlative spots for your next auto repair, home design project, jazz and blues records, and more.

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People & Media

Meet the media mavens, local shows, politicos, and personalities that help bring vitality to the Valley.

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Art galleries, writing group, musical incubator, dance class and golf, oh my! Plus: The best places to take your date, and stuff to do with the kids.

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Meet the Phoenicians who are impacting our Fitness in myriad ways.

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