September/October 2021

Editorial StaffSeptember 1, 2021
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Autumn Comes Early

September/October 2021 Editor’s Note

Features

8 Perfect Places in Arizona

Luxuriate in these eight beauteous, nostalgic or otherwise magical places within a few hours’ drive from metro Phoenix.

Monster Mash: Arizona’s Scariest People

In the spirit of Halloween, we present 10 of the most frightening and formidable Arizonans alive today.

How Bodega Pierce Winery Creates a Vintage for Hidden Track Bottle Shop

This evocative photo essay chronicles a yearlong process of winemaking in Arizona, from grape to glass.

The Valley’s Best Neighborhoods of 2021

This guide to the Valley’s best neighborhoods for a variety of personalities can help you navigate today’s crucible of a real estate market and find your ideal home.

Phoenix Files

Will The Census Undercount Hurt Arizona Republicans?

When the Census undercounted Arizona, it left our state’s Independent Redistricting Commission with fewer options to draw fair congressional districts.

Phoenix’s Rundown Historic Buildings Face Demolition

Historical landmarks are scant in Phoenix and recent demos raise a troubling question: What’s the impact if an owner neglected the property intentionally?

Opinion: Public School is Microcosm of Life

Are school-choice proponents using COVID to dismantle public schooling? Our columnist thinks so.

Monster Mash: Arizona’s Scariest People

In the spirit of Halloween, we present 10 of the most frightening and formidable Arizonans alive today.

How Bodega Pierce Winery Creates a Vintage for Hidden Track Bottle Shop

This evocative photo essay chronicles a yearlong process of winemaking in Arizona, from grape to glass.

Suns Arena Partner Footprint Changes the Game on Plastic

The average person ingests a credit card’s worth of microplastics every week. Gilbert-based materials science company Footprint aims to change that.

The Valley’s Best Neighborhoods of 2021

This guide to the Valley’s best neighborhoods for a variety of personalities can help you navigate today’s crucible of a real estate market and find your ideal home.

New Arizona Law Cracks Down on Abortion Providers

If a contentious law is upheld, certain abortions could land Arizona physicians in jail. But do its authors have something bigger in mind?

Inking the Deal: Tattooed Realtor Rises to the Top

Real estate agents are free to be themselves in today’s red-hot housing market. Out: gold blazers. In: face tats.

A Valley Company is on the Frontlines Supporting Doctors to Help Patients with PAD

Tempe’s Becton Dickinson (BD) Peripheral Intervention aims to lead the way in educating people about Peripheral Arterial Disease

Scoop: Phoenix Art Museum Grapples with Another Leadership Change

Phoenix Art Museum is all about innovation as it looks beyond the pandemic and seeks a new leader following director Tim Rodgers’ abrupt and unexpected departure.

Spotlight: Carlos Garcia

Phoenix City Councilman and newly elected Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia talks about his imposter syndrome, activism and the most important issue facing the city.

What’s in Your Hype Bag? with Zanezor

Rapper Zane Clark Waxman aka “Zanezor” shares his “hype bag” of tricks to get the crowd pumped.

Explore

San Diego is Calling Long After Summer Ends

Family fun in San Diego is a year-round affair.

8 Perfect Places in Arizona

Luxuriate in these eight beauteous, nostalgic or otherwise magical places within a few hours’ drive from metro Phoenix.

Adirondack Escape

Even humble Arizonans can vacation like the Vanderbilts at Lake Kora in upstate New York.

Day Trip: Leroux Street in Flagstaff

Spend the day exploring this nascent nexus through nearby eateries, lodging and other enterprises both contemporary and classic.

History

History: Into the Wild

Ruess wandered Depression-era Arizona, capturing its beauty, until he mysteriously vanished in southeastern Utah.

Eat Beat

3 Local Products to Try This Fall

Try chicken charcuterie, elderberry syrup and fancy cocktail ice from local purveyors this month.

Restaurant Review: The Peppermill

Unveiled just before the pandemic, this risk-taking Tempe steakhouse escaped our notice for 20 months. It was worth the wait.

Four Corners: September and October Dining Reviews

Monthly dining reviews from all over the Valley.

Liquid Arizona: Swigging for a Cause

A Valley restaurant group incentivizes charitable giving the old-fashioned way: with good beer.

Three Bites: Chiles en Nogada

Roasty yet rich, traditional Mexican chiles en nogada fits your autumn dining needs like a turtleneck sweater.

Drink This: Sure Shot from Postino WineCafe

This effervescent tipple gets its brilliant color and lively brightness from Cocchi Rosa, an Italian aperitivo. Topped off with sparkling rosé and soda water, the cocktail is fresh, fizzy, fruity and well-balanced.

From Our Partners

San Diego is Calling Long After Summer Ends

Family fun in San Diego is a year-round affair.

A Valley Company is on the Frontlines Supporting Doctors to Help Patients with PAD

Tempe’s Becton Dickinson (BD) Peripheral Intervention aims to lead the way in educating people about Peripheral Arterial Disease

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