July 2019

Arizona Nonprofits: Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

PHOENIX magazine recently caught up with Jill H. Johnson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix director of strategic partnerships, to learn more about the work of this Valley nonprofit.

8 Ways to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

Fried Chicken is having a major comeback – looking at you, Nashville Hot Chicken. Take some time on July 6 to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day.

Recipe Friday: The Watermelon Agua Fresca from Macayo’s

Now that the dog days of summer are here, we’ve rustled up a frosty drink recipe from Macayo’s that you can make at home.

Happy Hour: Fellow Osteria

Seasonal pizzas, tropical drinks and a sleek, airy space make Fellow Osteria a heavenly happy hour hot spot.

Trail Trash Warriors

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

Your Design Destination for Lighting!

Valley Light Gallery is a second-generation family-owned business with an unsurpassed passion for lighting. The second-generation owner and staff offer you an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, with over 100 years of combined friendly, professional customer service.

Fire in the Sky: 5 Best Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in Phoenix

Phoenix has a plethora of patriotic pyrotechnics in store all Fourth of July weekend.

New Around Town: Cambria & San Simeon

Make a pit stop in these Central Coast towns on California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Bag Bites

Virtual art tours, surf lessons and staycation redux.

Just Back from Cordova, Alaska with Marc Lupino

We chat with Ocean 44 chef Marc Lupino about his Alaskan fishing trip.

Local Podcast: Good to Be Home

Scottsdale couple Russ and Mika Perry talk business and family in their weekly podcast.


Try out the lawn game invented by MLB players.

Parking Lot Sprawl

Parking spots have hidden costs, Arizona State University researchers say.

3 Hot Chicken Sandwiches to Try

Nashville’s hot chicken craze has hit the Valley.

Inside Sports Lobbying

Lobbyists are all sleazy guys in suits, right? Not so, says Phoenix sports lobbyist Rana Lashgari.

Summer Guide: Tacos & Cocktails

The Valley taco and cocktail scenes rev up with gourmet creations. Whether you prefer a cozy bar or a food truck, there’s a refreshing drink and delicious taco for you to try this summer.

The Social Media Effect

Horseshoe Bend is one of many Arizona tourist attractions changing protocols after “going viral.”

Arizona Summer Beer Spectacular

Triple-digit heat getting you down? There’s an Arizona craft brew for that.

Making it in Portland

“Local” isn’t a catchphrase in the City of Roses – it’s a way of life.

What to Eat at Chase Field

Thanks to Chase Field’s ambitious culinary program, eating at a D-backs game is more than just peanuts.

2019 Faces of Phoenix

As the fifth largest city in the nation, Phoenix is home to a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, professionals and game-changers. Meet dynamic industry leaders, from pediatric heart care specialists to a father and son team bringing a new type of sweet and spicy Buffalo sauce to the market.

Bar Design: Little Rituals

A well-stocked bar is just the beginning at Ross Simon and Aaron DeFeo’s chic new watering hole.

Vegetarian Panini

The Parlor’s seasonal vegetarian sandwich is fresh and delicious.

Scottsdale Arts Shakeup

After a few years of leadership tumult, Scottsdale Arts charts a steady new course.

Q&A with Phoenix Mercury’s Briann January

We catch up with the black-belt point guard.

Arizona in Space

We celebrate Arizona’s pivotal role in space exploration.

The Census is Coming

What you should know about the 2020 census program launched by the city of Phoenix and the Maricopa Association of Governments.

The Farish House

A historical home in Roosevelt Row roars back to life as a pan-European bistro.

Road Warriors

Road rage is on the rise in Phoenix. What’s being done to curb violence on Valley roads?

What to Do in Pine-Strawberry

Cool off with a day trip to these Northern Arizona sister towns.

TERRA Farm + Manor

Chef James Porter finally opens his farm, inn and cooking school in a top-secret location in Northern Arizona.

Raising Phoenix: Home-Care Woes

The Hacienda HealthCare tragedy underscores the need for home-care options for people with disabilities – but in Arizona, resources are sorely lacking.

Taco University

From savory, cilantro-flecked street tacos to $10 pork belly masterpieces, your semester in taco studies begins now.

What’s in Your Locker? with Archie Bradley

The Arizona Diamondback lets us peek into his clubhouse nook.

Arizona’s First Congresswoman

Isabella Greenway was Arizona’s first congresswoman, a confidant of Eleanor Roosevelt and an entrepreneur who founded the Arizona Inn in Tucson.

Taco of Tomorow

July 2019 Editor’s Note

Wright’s Feels a Little Wrong

Arizona Biltmore’s flagship restaurant is decidedly less than the sum of its parts lately.

Sharpe to the Point: Big City Dreams

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe says stop debating – Phoenix is a big city.

Jupiter Rings Buffalo Sauce

Kick meals up a notch with this local hot sauce.

How To Make a Tomato Collins

Tratto’s Tomato Collins is lean, savory and elegant.

The Biggest, Baddest Milkshakes in Town

We live in a milkshake golden age. Resistance is futile.

First Bite: Basilic Vietnamese Kitchen

Vietnamese cuisine is once again surging in the Valley.

Pav on Juice: Arizona Vermentino

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

Friday Flicks: Pavarotti & Katie Says Goodbye

This week’s flicks take on opera and small-town prostitution.

Happy Hour: Tomaso’s When in Rome

Check out Tomaso’s When in Rome for your happy hour excursion this week.

Where to Take Dad for Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, get the patriarch smashed by taking him to one of these new Valley restaurants.

The Totally ’90s Bands You Have to See This Month

Boo-yah! Phoenix will be hosting some totally ’90s bands this month. Time to break out your Discman and check out these radical shows.

Read It: All Over the Map

“Read local” with these books by Arizona authors.

Arizona Nonprofits: Arizona Coyotes’ team captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson

We caught up with Arizona Coyotes’ team captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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