November/December 2021

Editorial StaffNovember 1, 2021
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Spell Check: Magic in the Valley

Hold onto your broomsticks as our columnist dives into the modern world of Valley witchcraft.

The Drinks Must Go On

Bars had it rougher than most during the pandemic. Yet a surprising number of them debuted in the Valley over the last 18 months, creating an exciting new landscape for local tipplers, from daily-driver sports bars to subterranean cocktail lounges.

2021 Best New Restaurants

Find our picks for the Top 10 New Restaurants, plus best-in-show selections, honorable mentions and more.

How to be a Good Phoenician!

Are you tired of division, isolation and the soul-numbing toot-toot of the global media calliope? Yeah, us too. We don’t expect the following 14-page magazine article to solve these things, but maybe something in it will resonate with you. A recipe for solid Valley citizenship, in seven simple and not-so-simple steps.

Local Gift Guide

With the Valley’s population boom and groundswell of makers, artisans and entrepreneurs, there’s never been a better time to shop locally. From cornhole boards and cocktail kits to body oils and books, there’s a gift for everyone on your list.

Winter Show Guide

COVID killed public performances last year, forcing everything from Festivus concerts to Shakespeare to shift online. But with curtains rising again across Phoenix, this will not be the winter of our discontent.

Phoenix Files

BECTON DICKINSON (BD) Early Detection Saves Lives

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, now more than ever, this month is an important reminder to get screened to stay ahead of this disease.

Art Directions: Art One Gallery in Scottsdale

Art One bolsters up-and-coming artists through representation and the Art One Foundation.

What’s in Your Tattoo Removal Office? with Dr. Ashley Chung

Chung shares the tools that help everyone get through this intriguing procedure with ease.

Spell Check: Magic in the Valley

Hold onto your broomsticks as our columnist dives into the modern world of Valley witchcraft.

Land Zo: Arizona is Being Considered for a Sustainable Metropolis Envisioned by Former Walmart CEO

Arizona is on the short list for a sustainable, socially progressive metropolis envisioned by the former CEO of Walmart.

Opinion: Arizona’s New Abortion Law is Exploiting Those with Disabilities

With its new abortion law, Arizona is exploiting people like Sophie under the pretext that it cares about defending their civil rights.

Sharpe to the Point: Be Careful What You Primary For

A recent New York Times headline read, “Kyrsten Sinema is the key to President Biden’s agenda in Washington. Some Arizonans wish she weren’t.”

Spotlight: Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki loves to talk about money – and people who have money.

Substack Wants to Change Local Reporting in the Valley

Over the last year, several high-profile national journalists were poached from their newsrooms by Substack, an electronic newsletter platform. The San Francisco-based startup wants to start making an impact on the local level.

Can Erika Neuberg Remain Nonpartisan?

Until the state’s new voting district maps are approved, the most powerful person in Arizona politics may be a spotlight-shy Chandler psychologist with ties to neither party. Can Erika Neuberg remain nonpartisan?

Business Buzz: An Influx of Production Facilities Sets the Stage for a Manufacturing Hub in the Valley

An influx of production facilities sets the stage for a manufacturing hub in the Valley – and beyond.

How to be a Good Phoenician!

Are you tired of division, isolation and the soul-numbing toot-toot of the global media calliope? Yeah, us too. We don’t expect the following 14-page magazine article to solve these things, but maybe something in it will resonate with you. A recipe for solid Valley citizenship, in seven simple and not-so-simple steps.

Local Gift Guide

With the Valley’s population boom and groundswell of makers, artisans and entrepreneurs, there’s never been a better time to shop locally. From cornhole boards and cocktail kits to body oils and books, there’s a gift for everyone on your list.

6,000 Years of History on Display at MIM’s New Exhibit

The Valley is in for a rare treat when the Musical Instrument Museum welcomes a new exhibit on November 12, Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments, showcasing 75 instruments that underscore the power of music across 6,000 years of history.

Explore

Day Trip: Williams aka The Gateway to the Grand Canyon

You may know Williams as a small town just west of Flagstaff, or you may not have heard about it at all – nestled in the beautiful Northern Arizona forests, it often flies under the radar.

Resort Refresh

Arizona hotels are emerging from the nadir of the pandemic with new looks and amenities.

The Hike Book Podcast Episode One

Author Sirena Rana tells us the Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail nearest to Phoenix

Eat Beat

3 Local Products to Try

Try Bourbon-Pecan Toffee, Flavored Roasted Pistachios and Artisanal Bitters from local purveyors this month.

Four Corners: November and December Dining Reviews

Monthly dining reviews from all over the Valley.

Drink This: The Gripe’s Egg

Inspired by the old apothecary shops of New Orleans, Grey Hen RX is one of three cocktail concepts at mixology mastermind Jason Asher’s Century Grand in Arcadia Lite.

Liquid Arizona: Hello, Sake

An era came to an end – sort of – this summer when the Valley’s best-known BYOB restaurant, Hana Japanese Eatery, got its Series 12 liquor license and unveiled its very first beverage menu.

The Drinks Must Go On

Bars had it rougher than most during the pandemic. Yet a surprising number of them debuted in the Valley over the last 18 months, creating an exciting new landscape for local tipplers, from daily-driver sports bars to subterranean cocktail lounges.

Destination: Gastropub

Two talented Valley chefs, two new Modern American menus. Our critic takes the plunge.

Three Bites: Texas Turnover

Topped with fruit or stuffed with meat, the kolache deliciously blends Eastern European pastry traditions with Lone Star tastes.

From Our Partners

BECTON DICKINSON (BD) Early Detection Saves Lives

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, now more than ever, this month is an important reminder to get screened to stay ahead of this disease.

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