November 2019

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November 2019 Editor’s Note

Features

Inn Mates: A B&B Guide

When date night just won’t cut it, these romantic Arizona retreats and B&Bs will do the trick.

Comfort Food

Find dozens of recommendations for comfort-cuisine satisfaction, along with picks from our favorite Valley food pros.

Power Play

The imminent shutdown of Arizona’s largest coal-fired energy plant is an environmental win for the state, but an economic headache for the Navajo Nation. The caveat: It may position the Nation to dominate the West’s renewable energy demands.

Phoenix Files

Studio Session with Elizabeth Butler

Peek inside Phoenix-based painter Elizabeth Butler’s colorful studio.

Shopping: Rebel Deck

Check out Rebel Deck, a stack of 60 oracle-inspired cards with snarky, to-the-point messages designed to ignite intuition.

State of the Art

Native American art is at the forefront of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino’s recent revamp.

Sharpe to the Point: Smoke & Math

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe does the math on U.S. vaping deaths.

What’s in Your Fridge? With Michael Rusconi

Michael Rusconi let us see what’s in the fridge of an award-winning chef. Hint: It’s not what you’d expect.

Power Play

The imminent shutdown of Arizona’s largest coal-fired energy plant is an environmental win for the state, but an economic headache for the Navajo Nation. The caveat: It may position the Nation to dominate the West’s renewable energy demands.

Business Buzz: In the Neighborhood

Car washes and storage facilities are springing up like Starbucks in North Phoenix and beyond. What do trends like this portend?

Land Zo: Saguaro Standoff

Developer and community tangle over proposed rezoning near the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve.

Raising Phoenix: New Body, Old Soul

A Phoenix artist embarks on a journey of transition – and discovery.

Close to Home

Home-based elder care facilities are popping up in neighborhoods around the Valley – to mixed reactions.

Not-So-Private Eyes

Amazon’s Ring app and partnership with police departments have some wondering if Big Brother is on our doorsteps.

Spotlight: Peter Volny

Meet Ferrari aficionado Peter Volny.

Cancer Awareness

We partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide you a trusted resource for cancer facts, early detection and conquering the disease.

Explore

Trail Therapy

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

Deer Valley Dreaming

Snowy winters make it a stellar destination for skiers, but autumn adventures abound at Park City’s premier resort.

Inn Mates: A B&B Guide

When date night just won’t cut it, these romantic Arizona retreats and B&Bs will do the trick.

What to Do in Pinetop-Lakeside

Few getaways are more head-clearing than a high-altitude retreat. Pinetop-Lakeside is the perfect place to get your fix.

History

The Dead Fed

Ninety years after federal lawman Paul E. Reynolds was fished out of a Phoenix canal with a bullet hole in his heart, the FBI still refuses to say who killed him – officially, the only unsolved murder of a bureau agent in U.S. history.

Run Down Memory Lane

Paradise Valley physician Art Mollen looks back on more than 40 years of his Phoenix 10K and half-marathon, which returns to the Valley this month.

Eat Beat

Drink This: Mercury Mirage

Weft & Warp at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows amplifies the smoked cocktail trend with the Mercury Mirage, a robust Sazerac-like sipper that uses smoke three ways.

Seydi’s Pupuseria & Grill

Pupusas are having a moment – and this North Phoenix pupuseria might be the Binkley’s of them.

Veni, Vici, Comedi

Mexican, Argentine, vegetarian chorizo – Latin is anything but a dead tongue in this month’s new-restaurant roundup.

Space Case: Taco Chelo

Serial restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin never planned on opening a down-home taqueria. But a trip to Southern California changed all that.

The Flower

You might be surprised to hear that Meat the Ball owner Stefano Fabbri’s preferred “meatball” is made of cauliflower.

Chia Cookies

Audrey Martinez launched Audrey’s Chia Cookies to share the health benefits of chia seeds with the Valley and beyond.

Swine Flights

Everyone’s favorite breakfast side takes center stage on new-fangled bacon boards.

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