August 2019

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August 2019 Editor’s Note

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From Haboob Globes to Hawaiian Shirts: 5 of the Most Iconic Diamondbacks Giveaways

Here are some D-backs giveaways—past and present—that make the trek downtown to the ballgame just a bit more worth it.

The Week in Valley Music: July 1-5

Looking for some live music to enliven your pre- and post-Fourth of July revelry? Here are some weeknight options to weigh.

5 Phoenix Summer Rites of Passage

Here are five things that serve as badges of honor for surviving Arizona’s warmest season – if you dare to venture out of the air-conditioning, that is.

After 100 Years, The Grand Canyon is Officially a Dark Sky Park

The Grand Canyon received its International Dark Sky Park certification in June, just months after celebrating its 100th year as a national park.

4 Local Comic Book Artists Appearing at the Phoenix Independent Comic Show

The comic-book community is thriving in the Valley. Bookmans Phoenix will host a diverse array of local artists on Saturday, July 20.

New Around Town: Ak-Chin Indian Community

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino got a multi-million-dollar expansion and facelift this year. Here are our favorite nips and tucks.

ASU Displays Moon Photography at monOrchid

Art and science collide in a new exhibit presented by ASU, True North Studio and Downtown Phoenix’s monOrchid gallery.

Friday Flicks July 12: “Miss Arizona” & “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”

Don’t miss this indie dramady and emotional documentary in theaters this week.

8 Frank Lloyd Wright Works Are Now UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Taliesin West in Scottsdale is one of eight Frank Lloyd Wright sites recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Innovation in Education

Learn valuable information to propel learning through secondary and higher education, and into the 21st-century career of your dreams.

2019 Valley Dentists

Get to know the Valley’s premier dentists providing unparalleled levels of care in their practices.

Tech Corner: Cove

A new dating app launches in the Valley, which aims to provide a more intense vetting process than apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Local Artist Spotlight: Clyde Thompson

Local muralist Clyde Thompson has a passion for painting and traveling.

Nonprofit Inspires Future Filmmakers at Phoenix Art Museum

Nonprofit organization Made In Her Image empowers young filmmakers to share their stories through a one-day camp at Phoenix Art Museum.

4 Phoenix Artists You Should Follow Right Now

Check out these four Arizona artists on Instagram for some aesthetically pleasing inspiration.

5 Local Botanical Gardens to Check Out Right Now

Phoenix may be in the desert, but the area is abundant with lush gardens and a plethora of plant species. Explore these 5 desert oases around the Valley.

What’s In Your Purse? with Arrianee LeBeau

The new general assignment reporter for 3TV/CBS5 lets us have a peek in her handbag.

Raising Phoenix: Dancing Queen

Late Valley dance teacher Frances Smith Cohen leaves behind a legacy of pirouettes, pliés and full hearts.

Raising Phoenix: Dancing Queen

Late Valley dance teacher Frances Smith Cohen leaves behind a legacy of pirouettes, pliés and full hearts.

Is Mesa the Next Nashville?

Recent changes in Mesa have champions of the sleepy burg thinking big.

Museum Roadshow

Phoenix Art Museum CEO Amada Cruz raised the visibility of the museum on a national level. Despite her recent resignation, her vision lives on.

Sharpe to the Point: Dirty Jobs

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe weighs the pros and cons of professional decisions.

Self-Care Strategy

Scottsdale’s Massage Envy is the No. 1 employer of wellness professionals in the U.S. Who knew?

Water War

Carefree and Cave Creek are wrangling over water customers.

A Tale of Two Sals

Conservative Sal DiCiccio wants to upend Mayor Kate Gallego’s agenda with two controversial initiatives, and he’s getting help from an unlikely source: left-wing firebrand Sal Reza.

Bill Woodbury

Behind the scenes of how Bill Woodbury became the most recognized armored fighter in the U.S.

Punching Back

Mesa’s police chief made headlines by publicly reprimanding his officers. Now some are calling for his resignation.

Friday Flicks July 26: “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” and “Luz”

Check out a nostalgic, star-studded Quentin Tarantino flick and an eerie German horror movie this weekend.

Tempe Fashion Incubator F.A.B.R.I.C. Hosts Designer Showcase

F.A.B.R.I.C. is a one-of-a-kind fashion incubator that provides aid to emerging designers in Arizona. Its AAF Designer in Residence Accelerator program culminates in a can’t-miss fashion show this Saturday.


West Texas Road Trip

Looking to get out of Arizona for a spell this summer? Consider an asphalt voyage to the Lone Star State’s quirkiest clime.

What to Do in Heber-Overgaard

The twin communities of Heber and Overgaard boast a quaint small-town charm sprinkled with a colorful history.


History: Religious Conversion

A former Methodist church in Phoenix repurposed as the Taco Guild restaurant still attracts faithful parishioners.

Eat Beat

Recipe Friday: The Braised Pork Shank Ragu from MODERN Oysterbar Chophouse

Craving a hearty home-cooked dish even when it’s blazing hot outside? Try MODERN Oysterbar Chophouse’s recipe for braised pork shank ragu with pomme puree.

Happy Hour: Hush Public House

Happy hour highlights at Hush Public House include $2 off drinks and a small but satisfying food menu.

Recipe Friday: The Tomato and Watermelon Salad at Doughbird

It’s watermelon season! We can’t get enough of the refreshing tomato and watermelon salad at Doughbird. Here’s how to DIY.

Happy Hour: The Lola AZ

A new locally owned eatery is welcomed at Westgate.

Recipe Friday: Chopped Salad Pizza from Fired Pie

Mix things up with this salad/pizza combo from Fired Pie.

Thunderbird Lounge

Parked at the end of the historic building that also houses Melrose Pharmacy and Restaurant Progress, Thunderbird Lounge is a quirky time capsule.

Cob Salad

Crunchy, cooling elote is a Mexican summer meal unto itself.

La Marquesa

CenPho’s newest Mexican gem invites diners to get their goat… along with many other delightful permutations of Jalisco-style cuisine.

MODERN Oysterbar Chophouse

Another high-end Valley steakhouse? Don’t scoff – this swank Scottsdale newcomer is genuinely the bomb.

Veggie Antipasto

Cibo Urban Pizzeria may be known for its glorious, crusty pies and quaint 1913 bungalow, but it also deserves a shoutout for its mixed vegetable antipasto.

New Restaurants 101

With the new school semester comes a fresh batch of student-appetite-friendly eateries.


The Scookie Bar offers build-your-own deep-dish skillet cookies out of a food truck.

Pineapple Paradisio

Classified on Tommy Bahama’s menu as a martini, this frothy, feminine cocktail bears little resemblance to James Bond’s macho cocktail of choice.

Recipe Friday: The Bang Bang Broccoli at The Larry

Broccoli lovers will swoon over this dish, but if you’re not a fan, this crunchy, cruciferous powerhouse from The Larry might make you think twice.

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