May/June 2022

Editorial StaffMay 1, 2022
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May/June 2022 Editor's Note

Features

Life in the Low Lane: A History of Lowrider Culture in the Valley

Born from the post-war milieu that spawned countless American classics, lowrider culture has played it cool on Phoenix streets for eight decades – and is enjoying a post-pandemic heyday.

Exile on Oak Street: A Snapshot of Homelessness in Phoenix

Homelessness has spread to neighborhoods all over Phoenix. And the remedies are as varied as the people the solutions aim to repair – or remove.

12th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Artful Contrast

Opposites attract and complement each other in this year’s final lineup of reader-provided photographic excellence.

Summer Food & Wine Getaways

From the high-desert vineyards of northern New Mexico to the Michelin-starred restaurants of the Las Vegas strip, these 11 Southwest food and wine adventures are ripe for the picking.

Phoenix Files

Cosmetic Surgery

Learn about the cutting-edge cosmetic procedures offered at the Valley’s premier plastic surgery clinics.

2022 Top Real Estate Profiles

Find the best real estate agent for you with our profiles highlighting the best and brightest in the Valley.

Scoop: Small Valley Museums Reopen After Pandemic Pause

After pandemic pauses, the Valley’s smaller institutions are reopening.

Phoenix’s Recognition of Juneteenth Has Been Long Coming

Phoenix recognizes Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the day when slaves in Galveston, Texas became the last to learn of their freedom, as an official holiday.

Spotlight: Mark Chacón

James Beard-Nominated Baker Mark Chacón spends a few moments discussing what he learned from Chris Bianco and why Phoenix is home.

Spotlight: Mark Chacón

James Beard-Nominated Baker Mark Chacón spends a few moments discussing what he learned from Chris Bianco and why Phoenix is home.

Opinion: Mark Brnovich’s Election Report Raises Questions

Opinion writer Jim Sharpe breaks down Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich’s interim 2020 election report.

Life in the Low Lane: A History of Lowrider Culture in the Valley

Born from the post-war milieu that spawned countless American classics, lowrider culture has played it cool on Phoenix streets for eight decades – and is enjoying a post-pandemic heyday.

Land Zo: Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe Gets a Modernizing Makeover

A new proposal includes tentative ideas to convert Hayden Flour Mill’s silos into a multiuse restaurant and museum space.

Raising Phoenix: Saying Goodbye to Big Surf

Big Surf kind of sucked. But like so many vestiges of the Valley’s yesteryear, is that any reason not to miss it?

Exile on Oak Street: A Snapshot of Homelessness in Phoenix

Homelessness has spread to neighborhoods all over Phoenix. And the remedies are as varied as the people the solutions aim to repair – or remove.

Leg Sesh 2022: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In their latest legislative confab, Arizona lawmakers clamped down hard on abortion, voting and catalytic converter thefts. Here are the post-game highlights.

What's in Your Bag? with Daulton Varsho

What could a rising baseball star who plays multiple positions need in his bag? Diamondback Daulton Varsho gave us a peek.

12th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Artful Contrast

Opposites attract and complement each other in this year’s final lineup of reader-provided photographic excellence.

Business Buzz: Faith-Based Financial Investing Funds Screen Companies on the Stock Exchange for Non-Christian Values

Faith-based financial investing looks to filter out the “good” companies on the stock exchange from the bad. But how does such “ethical filtering” work?

Explore

San Diego Travel Guide

America’s Finest City has it all for summer travelers: beaches, theme parks, restaurants, cultural attractions and world-class hotels.

Day Trip: Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat is an Arizona original, from the dollar bills tacked onto the walls to the prickly pear fare.

2022 Staycation Guide

As temperatures rise, room rates drop at Valley resorts – and the staycation deals just keep getting sweeter.

Summer Food & Wine Getaways

From the high-desert vineyards of northern New Mexico to the Michelin-starred restaurants of the Las Vegas strip, these 11 Southwest food and wine adventures are ripe for the picking.

History

Resurgence of Drag Shows on Roosevelt Row Harkens Back to Gay Nightlife Heyday

The resurgence of drag shows on Roosevelt Row recalls the heyday of Downtown gay bar 307 Lounge.

Eat Beat

Review: First & Last

If the food rises to the level of its décor, this handsome Modern American restaurant in Roosevelt Row will have the whole package.

Four Corners: May and June Dining Reviews

Monthly dining reviews from all over the Valley.

Three Bites: Veggie Boards

Packed with pickled and roasted goodies, new-look vegetable boards offer variety and fun to meat-free Phoenicians.

3 Local Products to Try This Late Spring and Early Summer

Try low-sodium seasonings, all-natural flavored pasta, and sweet and savory pie this May and June.

Drink This: Aloe Weed Thy Name from Garden Bar

Skip the Long Island Iced Tea and try this hilariously named, faintly fizzy refresher.

Review: Neighborly Public House

Set on the Seventh Street dining drag, this one-off concept from repeat restaurateur Chris Collins is fully off the hook.

Review: At My Place Café

This all-day mom-and-pop Filipino diner has a new East Valley address and our critic’s unabashed endorsement.

Liquid Arizona: Superstition Meadery Carbonated Session Meads

Arizona’s preeminent mead maker is suddenly feeling bubbly.

From Our Partners

Cosmetic Surgery

Learn about the cutting-edge cosmetic procedures offered at the Valley’s premier plastic surgery clinics.

2022 Top Real Estate Profiles

Find the best real estate agent for you with our profiles highlighting the best and brightest in the Valley.

San Diego Travel Guide

America’s Finest City has it all for summer travelers: beaches, theme parks, restaurants, cultural attractions and world-class hotels.
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