June 2019

What To Know About Tocaya Organica

Everything you need to know about Tocaya Organica.

An Introvert’s Date Night

First dates can be awkward, but overall I actually enjoy them if they’re in the proper setting.

Recipe Friday: The Shrimp Bowl at Sprouts at the Spa at Camelback Inn

Love Sprouts at the Spa at Camelback Inn’s Shrimp Bowl? Try making it yourself!

Best Food for the Worst Days: A Guide to Comfort Food in The Valley

“Any pizza is a personal pan pizza if you believe in yourself!”

Royse Contemporary Gallery Exhibits in Color

Color has helped us express ourselves since childhood.

Happy Hour: The Wigwam

Check out the happy hour deals at The Wigwam.

Citizen Hiker: The Best Dog on The Mountain

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

New Around Town: Denver

Need a break from the Phoenix heat? Check out the Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains.

From Pet Food to Bikini Waxes: What to Get at Former Valley Blockbuster Locations

Blockbuster went the way of velociraptors – What happened to their buildings?

Bag Bites

Reality TV and out-of-state vacations

Why We Changed Our Logo

Art Director Mirelle Inglefield explains why PHOENIX magazine looks so different this month.

Arizona Nonprofits: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

We caught up with Wes Gullett of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

How to Make Little Rituals’ Big City Nights Cocktail

Little Rituals’ Big City Nights is herbal, sour and incredibly beautiful.

App Corner: A Local Podcast We Love

Podcasts are booming, and there are plenty recording right here in the Valley.

Just Back From Barbados with Cory Lattuca

We chat with Cory Lattuca about his most recent trip to Barbados.

Who is @ClueHeywood?

Who is @ClueHeywood? We investigate.

Recipe Friday: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill’s Chilean Sea Bass

Love Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill’s Chilean Sea Bass? Try making it yourself!

Q&A with Deborah Muller of Schmattees

“Desert wanderin’ for 40 years…Only to end up in Arizona.”

5 Memorable Ways to Experience Old Town San Diego This Summer

From artsy shops teeming with Latin American influence to mouthwatering Mexican cuisine and interactive trolley tours, Old Town San Diego has it all for your summer escape.

Things to Do in the Valley Memorial Day Weekend

All the activities you can do in the Valley to celebrate Memorial Day.

Try These Local Joints for National Burger Month

Happy National Burger Month! How are you celebrating?

Happy Hour: CRUjiente Tacos

Check out CRUjiente Tacos for your happy hour excursion this week.

This Fusion of Art and Music Promises a Transformation

The Phoenix Symphony will debut the first of an innovative series of concerts this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Best Wine Bar Happy Hours in Town

Put a cork in your workday at one of these bargain-forward wine bars.

The Avengers

Meet the squad that smashed white supremacists.

Sharpe to the Point: It’s the Guns, Stupid

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe talks about why he thinks Phoenix saw a spike in officer-involved shootings last year.

Q&A with Chopped Champion Nick LaRosa

We catch up with Nick LaRosa, who faced the firing squad of celebrity chef judges on Food Network’s Chopped.

Brand Canyon

How social media is taking over your favorite landmarks.

A Look Inside Phoenix’s LGBTQ Gun Group

The Pink Pistols are the largest LGBTQ gun group in the state, and membership has only grown since the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

What to Do Around the Historical Coronado Neighborhood

This Central Phoenix strip in and around the historical Coronado neighborhood has long been a cultural hub. Now it’s a vegan haven, too.

Escape to Oceanside, California

Oceanside may be known for its beaches, but don’t call it a beach town: It’s so much more than that.

Readers’ Photo Contest

Check out the best photos from readers like you.

You’ve Got to Try ShinBay

Sit down, shut up and eat your impossibly good fish.

The Wildest Billboards in The Valley

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro and My Sister’s Closet are the undisputed champs of eyebrow-raising Valley billboards, but these ads are nipping at their heels.

Sunnyslope Owes Its Townhood to Tuberculosis

Sunnyslope originated as a haven for indigent tuberculosis patients hoping to be cured by the Valley’s dry, warm air.

What’s in Your Bookshelf? with Marshall Trimble

Historian Marshall Trimble collects more than just books on his shelf.

What Happened to All the Editorial Cartoonists?

Are editorial cartoonists, like movie critics and science reporters before them, going the way of velociraptors?

Crater Creator

Igneous meets ingenious at this otherworldly art destination in Northern Arizona.

Casa Terra Goes Where No Local Restaurant Has Gone Before

Check out this aspirational “vegan fine dining.”

River of Beer

A partnership between conservationists and farmers aims to save the Verde River and yield some tasty brews.

The Best Lamb Rib Chops in the Valley

Good-to-the-last-nibble rib chops will convert even the most sheepish diners.

Raising Phoenix: How Amy Silverman Fell in Love with Phoenix

In Amy Silverman’s debut column, Raising Phoenix, she explains how she fell in love with her neighborhood.

The Great 48

Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making.

Beyond the Logo

June 2019 Editor’s Note

Social Hall Has It All

A beersoaked rumpus room becomes an upscale gastropub in the debut of our new restaurant-design page.

Summer Staycations 2019

Triple-digit heat? Bring it on!

Eater’s Triangle: New on Roosevelt Row

Though controversial, the wave of condo construction on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix also has certain indisputable benefits. One: The new density has emboldened a new generation of restaurateurs to take a chance on the wily arts district.

Introductions Please: Debutiful Highlights New Authors

“I found out that [the debut novelists] are still just people,” Vitcavage says. “They aren’t these mythological figures that writers look up to. They’re still working in an office or started teaching grad school. I found that really appealing on a human level.”

Arizona Nonprofits: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

We catch up with Steve Schnall at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Pav on Juice: New Somm on the Block

A monthly look at Arizona wine with Valley dining impresario Pavle Milic.

Roasted Carrot Tacos

Veggie lovers have plenty of plant-based tacos to choose from around town, but the roasted heirloom carrot tacos at Saguaro Scottsdale’s La Señora are a revelation.

Happy Hour: S & V Urban Italian

Check out S & V Urban Italian for your happy hour excursion this week.

Local Salad Greens

BAMBOX’s microgreen salad blends delivery and a fast, easy and healthy punch of flavor.

Bronze Birds, Books and Mass Transit Share Space in North Scottsdale

Take a peep at local artist Mary Lucking’s birds and books.

Q&A with Restaurateur Jeff Mastro of Ocean 44

We catch up with Jeff Mastro, restaurateur extraordinaire, about what makes a good restaurant tick.

Cosmetic Surgery Guide

Educate and empower yourself with our primer.

Tara’s Big Travels

Travel queen Tara Hitchcock lets us tag along.

San Diego

Summer is here! It’s time for beachy fun.

It’s A Pet’s Life

Celebrate your furry friends with this guide.

Free Fitness in the Valley

Get a move on with fitness opportunities that won’t leave your wallet lean.

iBuyers: Selling Your Home Online

What we know about the ways you can sell your home without leaving your laptop.

Cuts to Colorado River Water Supplies Could Hurt Arizona Water

As Arizona prepares for cuts to Colorado River water supplies, a report raises concerns about groundwater safety.

A Q&A with Mustache Pretzels’ Greg Golden

Greg Golden created his dream job in 2014 – making mustache-shaped pretzels for the people of the Valley.

What Does CBD Actually Do?

You can rub CBD on skin, drop it in drinks and sprinkle it on food. Is it really the wonder cure advocates claim?

How One Phoenix Artist Forged a Creative Corporate Career

Phoenix artist Tania Katan crafts an unlikely corporate career based on creativity.

Citizen Hiker: Desert Safety and Survival

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

RIP: A Tribute to Paul Winer, the Naked Bookseller

This weekend we said goodbye to the naked man behind the counter of Reader’s Oasis Books.

New Around Town: Pinetop-Lakeside

As city life heats up this summer, chill out in this small community in the White Mountains, where temperatures are up to 30 degrees cooler than in Phoenix.

Recipe Friday: True Food Kitchen’s Cauliflower Polenta

Learn how to make True Food Kitchen’s Cauliflower Polenta at home.

Friday Flicks: Shadow

Shadow hits the big screens in the Valley this weekend.

Happy Hour: Uptown Alley

Check out Uptown Alley for your happy hour excursion this week.

Bag Bites

Bridal destinations, aspirational rending and a round-trip flight.

Where To Take Mom on Mother’s Day

Celebrate the matriarch in your life by taking her to one of these new Valley restaurants.

The Rolling Stones’ Fallback Jobs

In March, The Rolling Stones canceled their North American tour. We speculate on the Stones’ fallback careers if touring is off the table.

Theatre Thursday: Childsplay’s Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Herberger

Check out Childsplay’s Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Herberger.

Locally Owned Shops You Have to Check Out This Summer

Summertime Stash: Shopping With PHOENIX Art Director Mirelle Inglefield.

Charleen Badman is Arizona’s Newest James Beard Award Winner

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner, and it’s about damned time.

Pop Up Gallery at The Colony in Phoenix

Phoenix General and Framed Ewe at The Colony in Uptown want you to wander to the back of their shared space where they’ve turned a hallway into a pop-up art gallery.

Read It: Saving History

“Read local” with these books by Arizona authors.

Flavors of Phoenix to Feature More Than 30 Valley Chefs

Everything you need to know about 2019’s Flavors of Phoenix.

Inside Painter Denise Dominguez’s Studio

“Growing up in a traditional Mexican household, being the oldest of 10 kids and all the restrictions that came with it, art became a form of freedom and expression for me,” says Phoenix painter Denise Dominguez.

May Artist of the Month: Lee Goldberg

Most artists use paint or clay – Lee Goldberg uses carbs.

Arizona Nonprofits: Altered Tails

Get the inside scoop about Altered Tails.

Friday Flicks: The White Crow

The White Crow hits the big screens in the Valley this weekend.

Recipe Friday: Ghost Ranch Braised Pork Torta

Learn how to make Ghost Ranch’s Braised Pork Torta at home.

Happy Hour: Hula’s Modern Tiki

Check out Hula’s Modern Tiki for your happy hour excursion this week.

Just Back From… Puerto Vallarta with Patty Fleischman

Puerto Villarta is more than just a Mexican getaway for Howard and Patty Fleischman of Community Tire Pros.

Escape to Wailea, Hawaii

Have a Maui wowie of a vacation on the island’s beatific leeward coast.

Non-Local Companies We’re Excited About

We’re all about local at PHOENIX, but occasionally a cool company headquartered elsewhere strikes our fancy and we lower our “local only” shield to welcome them to the Valley.

Ted Talks: Q&A with Bundy Movie Director

We caught up with the director of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the controversial drama about Ted Bundy, while he was at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Barry Goldwater’s Photography at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The first time Barry M. Goldwater picked up a camera, he was a young boy, and it was without permission.

4 Instagram-Worthy Places to Visit in The Valley

Our Instagram profiles may be only surface-level representations of our lives, but it can be fun to show off a picture of a great view with your friends – especially if you’re in it.

The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports: It’s Derby Day

Grab your hat, bet on your horse and spice up your juleps – it’s the Kentucky Derby!

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