January/February 2022

Editorial StaffJanuary 1, 2022
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January/February 2022 Editor's Note

Features

Cowboy Down: The Tangled Arizona Legacy of Lawrence Tenney Stevens

An iconoclastic sculptor. A warehouse full of artwork potentially worth millions. The widow and devoted archives fighting over it.

52 Weekend Adventures 2022 Edition

Get your wheels turning with our annual smorgasbord of in-state escapes for every weekend of the year.

The 101 Best Dishes in the Valley

Fill your 2022 dining bingo card with our sumptuous showcase of the Valley’s most crave-able restaurant dishes. Bring your napkin – it’s gonna get messy!

Pandemic Tech: Local COVID-19 Health Innovations

COVID-19 called for drastic innovations in technology. The health-care field stepped up to the plate.

Beyond the Butt Lift: Trending Plastic Surgery Procedures

Let’s assume a BBL is not an option worth pursuing right now. What other trending procedures are out there to consider?

5 Healthy Grain Bowls to Try in 2022

Looking to take a healthy hiatus from fast food? Find your picks for the Valley’s finest specimens of fiber-packed, heart-healthy grain bowls.

Phoenix Files

Cowboy Down: The Tangled Arizona Legacy of Lawrence Tenney Stevens

An iconoclastic sculptor. A warehouse full of artwork potentially worth millions. The widow and devoted archives fighting over it.

Extreme Makeover: Scottsdale Church Edition

A Catholic church in Scottsdale gets a holy makeover.

Valley Dwellers Dabble in Teetotaling with Sober-Curiosity Trend

Valley dwellers test the waters of teetotaling with the national trend of “sober-curiosity.”

Land Zo: Sam Fox Invests in New Mega-Development

Restaurateur Sam Fox’s investment in The Grove, an ambitious Arcadia development, sets the stage for a new power district.

Business Buzz: Mesa Marketing Pro Turns Pets into Social Media Influencers

Sam Ferry offers advice for pet owners seeking internet impact.

Phoenix Suns Ownership Group Braces for Power Play

With an owner in the #canceled seat and a franchise on the rise, the Phoenix Suns ownership group braces for a power play – and mounting scrutiny from a newly progressive NBA.

2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Other People

Our opinion columnist presents eight resolutions for everyone else, which is a lot more fun than taking a cold, hard look at what he needs to change himself.

Spotlight: Travis Shumake

Meet the first openly gay driver to compete in the National Hot Rod Association.

What’s in Your Golf Bag? with Mark Timms

The founder and CEO of Cool Clubs let us peak inside his golf bag.

What’s in Your Luxury IV Bar? with Denise Walsh aka The Beauty Boss, RN

This year, Denise Walsh will expand her beauty business to include a luxury IV drip bar, so in addition to feeling “refreshed and rebalanced,” patients can also feel rehydrated. Walsh shares the tools of her trade.

What’s in Your Luxury IV Bar? with Denise Walsh aka The Beauty Boss, RN

This year, Denise Walsh will expand her beauty business to include a luxury IV drip bar, so in addition to feeling “refreshed and rebalanced,” patients can also feel rehydrated. Walsh shares the tools of her trade.

Pandemic Tech: Local COVID-19 Health Innovations

COVID-19 called for drastic innovations in technology. The health-care field stepped up to the plate.

Beyond the Butt Lift: Trending Plastic Surgery Procedures

Let’s assume a BBL is not an option worth pursuing right now. What other trending procedures are out there to consider?

Explore

Visit Ventura

Ventura, California, is a medley of old and new, where historical landmarks, biologically diverse natural wonders and contemporary bars and restaurants coexist.

Adventure Guide to the West

West is best, from hiking ancient cliff dwellings in New Mexico and swimming in the Pacific to adventures in your own backyard.

52 Weekend Adventures 2022 Edition

Get your wheels turning with our annual smorgasbord of in-state escapes for every weekend of the year.

Day Trip: Ahwatukee

Discover where to eat and what to do in this South Phoenix neighborhood.

“Big” Love

Cultural traditions mesh with modern amenities on the home island of Hawaii.

History

History: The Abduction of 40 Orphans in 20th Century Clifton

Early in the 20th century, the abduction of 40 Irish orphans from their Mexican foster families in Clifton created a legal battle heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Eat Beat

Review: Pa’La Downtown

Much more than a sit-down version of Claudio Urciuoli’s original seafood counter on 24th Street, this swank Downtown charmer ventures into excitingly global territory.

Four Corners: January and February Dining Reviews

Monthly dining reviews from all over the Valley.

3 Local Products to Try in 2022

Start your year off with locally made sourdough bread, malted rice crisp chocolate and cocktail shrubs.

Liquid Arizona: Chaco Flaco Canned Cocktails

Behind an upstart Valley beverage company, Arizona takes the lead in canned cocktails.

Three Bites: Elevated Pastrami Sandwiches

Valley chefs elevate a deli favorite with Wagyu beef and other rarified cuts.

Drink This: The Colonel’s Flip

Riffing on the traditional flip, Rough Rider general manager4 Jarrett Reynolds created this sexy sipper that breathes elegance and romance.

5 Healthy Grain Bowls to Try in 2022

Looking to take a healthy hiatus from fast food? Find your picks for the Valley’s finest specimens of fiber-packed, heart-healthy grain bowls.

From Our Partners

Visit Ventura

Ventura, California, is a medley of old and new, where historical landmarks, biologically diverse natural wonders and contemporary bars and restaurants coexist.

Adventure Guide to the West

West is best, from hiking ancient cliff dwellings in New Mexico and swimming in the Pacific to adventures in your own backyard.
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