2020 Best of the Valley

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things.

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things – from celebrity taste tests to distance-friendly shopping to surefire mood boosters – in this special COVID-19-era edition of our one-of-a-kind culture guide. Bonus: Dramatically expanded readers’ picks.

Al MCcoy

People & MediaReader’s Pick
Best Play-By-Play Announcer


People & MediaReader’s Pick
Best Food Blogger

Charlie Levy

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Indie Music Promoter

DJ Image

People & MediaReader’s Pick
Best Event DJ

Jaime Cerreta

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Walking Billboard for Local Products

Julie Ertz

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Soccer Legend

Laiken Jordahl

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Environmental Activist
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For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.