May 2019

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Grand Canyon Fatalities

About a dozen people die every year in the Grand Canyon. Are new safety measures are needed?

Five Guacamole Deals For Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Valley restaurants offer a variety of drink and food specials, from special blend margaritas to creamy guacamole.

Recipe Friday: Modern Market Eatery’s Herb Yogurt Dressing

Learn how to make Modern Market Eatery’s Herb Yogurt Dressing at home.

Friday Flicks: Avengers and Family

Avengers: End Game and Family hit the big screens in the Valley this weekend.

Phoenix’s Air(plane)Bnb

Take flight on your next staycation.

Happy Hour: Spinato’s Pizzeria & Family Kitchen

Spinato’s Pizzeria & Family Kitchen is more than just your favorite pizza joint.

A Local’s Take on San Felipe

Our intrepid travel correspondent Tara Hitchcock interviews Michele MacDonald, owner of San Felipe Salt Co. and local health care advocate, in this exclusive video.

Mexico Travel Guide – Los Cabos

PHOENIX magazine travels to Los Cabos Mexico!

Mexico Travel Guide – Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PHOENIX magazine travels to Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit Mexico!

Bus Boutiques

Mobile boutiques bypass brick-and-mortar for the open road.

Who Sank the “Love Pirate”?

When a prominent businessman was found dead in the Arizona Canal in 1992, his little black book exposed Phoenix high society’s steamiest secrets.

Grand Divide

Grand Avenue might just succeed Roosevelt Row as the Valley’s signature arts district, but not without some residents bracing for impact.

Mexico Travel Guide – La Paz

PHOENIX magazine travels to La Paz Mexico!

Hush Public House is an Under-the-Radar Gem

Form admirably meets function in North Scottsdale, where two local restaurant vets have stealthily opened the Valley’s best new restaurant of 2019 – so far.

Mex Tape

May 2019 Editor’s Note

Mexico Travel Guide – San Felipe

PHOENIX magazine travels to San Felipe Mexico!

Mexico Travel Guide

Will you follow the crowd this summer, or strike out on your own under-the-radar retreat? From serene beaches to centuries-old Aztec ruins, a breathtaking bonanza of summer possibilities is only a border away.

Mexico Travel Guide – Holbox

PHOENIX magazine travels to Holbox Mexico!

Mexico Travel Guide – The Yucatán Peninsula

PHOENIX magazine travels to The Yucatán Peninsula Mexico!

Take a Trip Around Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3

Catching a flight at Sky Harbor? Bypass Starbucks in favor of local goodies at the airport’s evolving Terminal 3.

Candid FotografÍas from our Mexican Getaways

Take a peek behind the scenes of our Mexico travel reporting with our staff’s personal photos from our adventures. They’ll make you want to pour a margarita and plot your own vacaciones soon.

Sharpe to the Point: Borderline Crazy

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe ruminates on the politics surrounding the Southern border.

Trouble in Paradise

A grievance across the greenbelt in Paradise Valley exposes disparities in power and privilege, even in Arizona’s wealthiest town.

Embattled Arizona Wildlife Experiences

Social and environmental pressures are changing wildlife in Arizona, for better or worse.

Mexico Travel Guide – Mazatlán

PHOENIX magazine travels to Mazatlán Mexico!

OTTO Car Club

Los Angeles transplant Eli Kogan melds logistics and fun at his Scottsdale automotive haven.

Draw With the Artists at This Live Chalk Art Event

What to look out for during the upcoming Chalk Walk.

4 Changes You Can Make to Reduce Your Home’s Environmental Impact

Being sustainable can sometimes feel daunting. Here are four easy ways to make your Arizona home more sustainable.

Skin Care & Cancer Awareness

PHOENIX magazine and the American Cancer Society inform readers about skin cancer prevention and dermatological skin care.

Men’s Lifestyle Guide

All things revolving around today’s man in the Valley. Covering trends in fashion, style, grooming, fitness, outdoor activity, sports, alcohol, recreation, and gadgets. Also include resources for men’s health & wellness, nutrition, diet, urology, bio-identical hormones, and aesthetics.

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort Got a Delicious Makeover

If you haven’t been to T. Cook’s lately, it’s time to give the iconic Royal Palms Resort restaurant another look.

How Entrepreneurs Can Get Into PickleCon

Let’s get this out of the way: PickleCon isn’t a pickle convention.

Friday Flicks: Stuck, Wild Nights with Emily and Avengers

Stuck, Wild Nights with Emily and Avengers hit the big screens in the Valley this weekend.

Recipe Friday: Desert Vibes Bowl

Learn how to make Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade’s Desert Vibes Bowl at home.

Happy Hour: Rita’s Kitchen

On the hunt for a happy hour spot this week? Try Rita’s Kitchen at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

Four Short Plays Come to the Valley with Rochester Nights

Rochester Nights continues through Saturday, April 27 at Theatre Upstairs, 2701 North 16th Street #210. For details go to or call 602-535-5472.

An Introvert’s Night Out in Downtown Phoenix

Your guide to going out in Downtown Phoenix if you’re not that into going out in Downtown Phoenix.

2019 Physician Profiles

Find hundreds of profiles of Valley Physicians who practice in various areas of specialty to find the right care for you and your family.

The Newest Dish at Binkley’s Might Be Its Atmosphere

If you’ve been lucky enough (and flush enough) to enjoy a three- to four-hour, 24- to 28-course dinner at Binkley’s, then you know it’s a revelatory food experience that requires the capacity and sheer doggedness that only a true gourmand can muster.

What is that White Arch Over McDowell Road?

You’ve probably seen that white metal arch over McDowell Road near 16th Street – but what is it?

Tattoos for Every Kind of Arizonan

There’s nothing objectively wrong with showing off your love of the Grand Canyon state by getting its outline inked in your skin, but it isn’t a terribly original idea.

A Look Behind The Scenes at the Merkin Vineyards Wine Bar

“The approach here is for guests to have their senses come alive with an Arizona experience,” says owner and head winemaker Maynard James Keenan.

Recipe Friday: Taco Guild Borracho Beans

Learn how to make Taco Guild’s borracho beans at home.

Friday Flicks: High Life, Little and Sunset

High Life, Little and Sunset hit the big screens in the Valley this weekend.

Recipe Friday: Blue Hound Mac ‘N Cheese

It’s hard to pass up a comforting bowl of mac and cheese – so don’t.

Friday Flicks: Shazam!, The Public, Storm Boy and The Wind

Check out our definitive list of movies to watch in the Valley this upcoming weekend.

What to Expect From the Phoenix Film Festival

The 19th annual Phoenix Film Festival kicks off Thursday, April 4, and continues through April 14 at its usual, conveniently concentrated venue, Harkins Scottsdale 101.

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