April 2020

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Silver Lining

April 2020 Editor’s Note

Features

Unicorn Doctors

Meet the ultra-specialized specialists who take on the rarest ailments – or treat common conditions in the most uncommon of ways.

Heart of Glass

Famed Phoenix chef Christopher Gross carefully crafts his dream eatery high atop the Wrigley Mansion.

Doctor My Eyes

As an antidote to the drab waiting room norm, local physicians offer visual art alongside the art of medicine.

Phoenix Files

Unicorn Doctors

Meet the ultra-specialized specialists who take on the rarest ailments – or treat common conditions in the most uncommon of ways.

Heart of Glass

Famed Phoenix chef Christopher Gross carefully crafts his dream eatery high atop the Wrigley Mansion.

Doctor My Eyes

As an antidote to the drab waiting room norm, local physicians offer visual art alongside the art of medicine.

Scoop: Change of Art

The retirement of The Arizona Republic’s theater reporter leaves a voic in the Valley’s performing arts coverage.

Spotlight: Stephen Tilder

Ballpark food is an American tradition that predates portable cameras. But Stephen Tilder, executive chef at Chase Field, makes stadium cuisine for foodies of the Instagram age.

What’s in Your Pantry? with Alex Stratta

James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Stratta let us peek inside his pantry.

State of Health

Let’s step back for a panoramic view of Arizona health news in 2020

Alzheimer’s Tech

Sonora Quest Laboratories is using A.I. for risk assessment and prevention.

Safety in Numbers

The Phoenix area is becoming a safe place for people with sensory issues.

Boutique Rehab

For the founders of Fountain Hills Recovery, addiction hits close to home.

What’s Up, Docs?

Valley medical institutions share their latest and greatest advancements.

New Approaches

From pioneering procedures to corrective contraptions, local health and science innovations abound.

Raising Phoenix: ‘Til Glock Do We Part

A gun-themed wedding pitch triggers our columnist.

Foreign Intrigue

Sky Harbor is rolling out the red carpet for more international flights.

Land Zo: On the Waterfront

Scottsdale’s proposed Southbridge II development has divided Old Town tenants.

Business Buzz: Convenience Chi

Air Guitar aims to rock the retail-restaurant concept.

Sharpe to the Point: Senate-ing for $$$

Not only will the Martha McSally/Mark Kelly U.S. Senate race be the most expensive race in Arizona history, it’s turning into America’s premier Senate battle royale.

Borderline Emergency

Local nonprofits and medical professionals are working hard to address the staggeringly complex and ominous health care crisis on the border.

Explore

Day Trip: Arizona Capitol

Rub elbows with legislators and lobbyists at the historical area around the Arizona Capitol.

7 Louisville Must-Douxs

Going to the Kentucky Derby this year, or planning a weekend spirit quest? Sprint out of the gate with this checklist.

History

Chandler’s Champ

Boxer Zora Folley fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title only to later die under mysterious circumstances while serving as a Chandler city councilman.

Eat Beat

Century Grand

Climb aboard a dining experience like none other in the Valley, where chef Sacha Levine’s dim sum program is almost as transportive as the ticklish Prohibition-era train motif.

Sherpa Kitchen

Say namaskar to the Valley’s one and only Nepalese restaurant.

Four Corners: No Foolin’

We swear: These new restaurants in the Valley will make for interesting April dining.

Local Product: Aguas Frescas

Irene Arellano started selling aguas frescas at Old Town Scottsdale’s Farmers Market’s First Friday a few years back, later recruiting Elva Covarrubias to help launch Cantaguas.

Veg Out: Wood-Oven Carrots

Lathered in olive oil, lemon and lime juice, salt and pepper and a touch of honey, the wood-oven carrots from Parma Italian Roots are slipped into the heat and kissed by mesquite flames.

Three Bites: Tip o’ the Cap

Enjoy the choicest part of meatdom’s choicest cut with the heavenly rib-eye cap.

Space Case: Rancho Pinot

Rancho Pinot captures Old Arizona with more lived-in authenticity than any other restaurant in town.

Drink This: Penicillin

If you appreciate smoky spirits such as mezcal, but haven’t made the leap to scotch, the Penicillin is a splendid gateway.

From Our Partners

2020 Physician Profiles

Search through hundreds of profiles for physicians from various areas of specialty who practice throughout the Valley and dedicate themselves to making our lives better.

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