September 2019

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September 2019 Editor’s Note

Phoenix Files

Studio Session with Nicholas Bernard

See inside ceramicist Nicholas Bernard’s studio.

Friday Flicks August 2: “15 Minutes of War” & “Skin”

Catch these two poignant films this weekend for a dose of drama.

Music Notes: The Artist Formerly Known as Taylor

Phoenix native Taylor Upsahl recently signed to a major label and booked a gig at Lollapalooza. She’s also had some work done – on her name, that is.

Q & A with Actor and Director Eugenio Derbez

PHOENIX sits down with Eugenio Derbez from Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Where to Celebrate Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary in Phoenix

It’s time to bust out the bell bottoms. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and Phoenix has a handful of celebrations in store – from tribute bands to tie-dye pancakes.

Pain Management

Get insight on the latest pain innovations and treatments by Valley healthcare providers and pain management specialists.

Fall Arts Preview

The best music, dance and theater productions to hit the Valley’s 2019-2020 season.

Five Star Real Estate Professional

Real estate professionals scoring higher in overall satisfaction.

4 Arizonans in the News this Month

In July, Mrs. Justin Bieber – born in Tucson into acting’s Baldwin clan – made news for defending her husband from the ire of Maynard James Keenan.

What’s in Your Urban Farm? with Greg Peterson

Urban farmer Greg Peterson let us peep his farm tools.

Money, Money, Money

Who Makes What? How to Make It? Where to Spend it?

Money, Money, Money

Who Makes What? How to Make It? Where to Spend it?

Raising Phoenix: Hand-to-Mouth Lawmaking

Considering a run for the Arizona Legislature? Prepare to be paid like a lifeguard.

Q & A with L.T. Smith

Larry “L.T.” Smith didn’t quite achieve his dream of a lucrative NFL career, but the amiable 27-year-old has found another way to make a lot of dough.

Good Bones

What’s next for these unique and historical buildings after the departure of their recent tenants?

Sharpe to the Point: Sylvia Wrath

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe examines Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen’s recent racist remarks.

Femme Finance

Phoenix financial adviser Stephanie Ellsworth has created safe spaces for women to discuss money with Her Slice of the Cake.

Artistic Evolution

Artlink ups the ante on First Fridays with a connector hub for cars and a hotel art lab.

Foodie Activism

Did Charleen Badman’s grassroots initiative tip her James Beard win?

Side Hustle: PHX

From retired Boomers to peaking Gen Xers to motivated millennials, every generation could use a little something on the side. Here’s a guide to creating your own alternate revenue stream.

Side Hustle: PHX

From retired Boomers to peaking Gen Xers to motivated millennials, every generation could use a little something on the side. Here’s a guide to creating your own alternate revenue stream.

Brush with Greatness

From piano to painting, a troubling number of Arizona schools have eliminated arts from their curriculum. Our writer surveys the parched landscape, and finds a heroic clique of teachers keeping an oasis alive

Valley Spending Guide

From secondhand stores to ritzy resorts, here’s everything you need to know about spending and saving in the Valley.

Valley Spending Guide

From secondhand stores to ritzy resorts, here’s everything you need to know about spending and saving in the Valley.

Voyeurism

Who among us hasn’t craned to look at a friend’s bank statement, or rubbernecked in a nice neighborhood? Satisfy tour pangs by peeking in this dossier of Valley wealth and income

Voyeurism

Who among us hasn’t craned to look at a friend’s bank statement, or rubbernecked in a nice neighborhood? Satisfy tour pangs by peeking in this dossier of Valley wealth and income

Split Decisions

Who gets custody of a business’s fans and followers when its founding partners split? That’s just one modern question Valley businesses face when their principals get a “business divorce.”

Explore

20-20 Challenge

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

20-20 Challenge

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

San Diego Travel Guide

This autumn, set your sights on the sunny California escape bursting with budget-friendly fun for the entire family.

What to do in Tucson

Tucson is a nature-lover’s Shangri-La but with average daily highs of 95 degrees F in September, Tucson is an indoor city as well.

All-Star West Coast Resorts

Stay close to home, relatively speaking, with an autumn trip to one of five West Coast locales.

History

University Club

Elevating a humble state college in Tempe to university status – and creating the educational juggernaut we know today – ended a decades-long battle with a certain “old pueblo” to the south.

Eat Beat

Recipe Friday: The Olive Oil Cake at Tempe Public Market Cafe

Try this rich, moist olive oil cake from Tempe Public Market Cafe.

Happy Hour: Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

This art-adorned bar and restaurant at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows serves up unique dishes in upscale environs.

Happy Hour: Mix Up Bar at Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Try the new seasonal cocktails at Mix Up Bar at Royal Palms Resort & Spa.

Recipe Friday: Strawberries & Red Wine Pavlova from Tracy Dempsey Originals

Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals recently sent along a strawberry-laden dessert recipe that’s both summery and delicious.

Happy Hour: Blue Clover Distillery

Is “soft industrial” a design aesthetic? It definitely describes the vibe at Blue Clover Distillery, Old Town Scottsdale’s first distillery.

Piscine Match

Seafood charcuterie? With a little smoke and salt, this lovely paradox swims to life in top Valley restaurants.

Anhelo

Set in historical Heritage Square, this new chef-run restaurant excels with small bites, but over-punches a bit with pricey entrées.

Autumn Eats

Hunger goeth before the fall when you visit one of these new Valley restaurants.

Casa Corazon

Behold the stealth brilliance of this Oaxacan-Yucatecan fine dining restaurant in CenPho.

Drink This: Strawberry Mule

Who says there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Rancho Pinot makes a variation of the classic Moscow Mule that looks and feels blessedly cold in your hand.

7 Secret Foodie Gems

Not all the Valley’s great restaurants fly above the radar. Culled from years of food-scene research, these stealthy culinary standouts deserve a visit this fall.

Scotchdale

Scottsdale residents Travis Ranville and John McDonnell produce “The Most Livable Whisky.”

Avocado Fries

At Breakfast Kitchen Bar, owner Sam Ashek serves avocadoes in a novel way: avocado fries, a buttery but crunchy take on the humble tater fry.

Happy Hour: Taco Chelo

Taco Chelo is a collaboration between Phoenix chef/restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin, chef Suny Santana and artist Gennaro Garcia.

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