January/February 2023

Editorial StaffJanuary 1, 2023
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January/February 2023 Editor's Note

Features

5 U.S. Winter Travel Destinations

Explore this wintertime all-star squad of dandy destinations in the U.S. west.

Exit Interviews

Six former Phoenicians share their stories of self-exile in this collaborative profile inspired by last fall’s Exit Interviews series on Valley radio station KJZZ.

Sting Operation: Dutch Bros’ Bee Problem

Valley bees are proving a buzzkill for Dutch Bros Coffee – says an Arizona beekeeper who would know.

Eatin’ in the U.S.A.: Dine in All 50 States Without Leaving the Valley

Eat your way through this cross-country culinary road trip done entirely in the Phoenix metro.

Phoenix Files

Exit Interviews

Six former Phoenicians share their stories of self-exile in this collaborative profile inspired by last fall’s Exit Interviews series on Valley radio station KJZZ.

Sting Operation: Dutch Bros’ Bee Problem

Valley bees are proving a buzzkill for Dutch Bros Coffee – says an Arizona beekeeper who would know.

What’s Up January/February 2023

A glimpse of the goings on this February when Arizona hosts Super Bowl LVII.

Meet Phoenix-Based Royal Correspondent Kinsey Schofield

Anglophile Kinsey Schofield turned her obsession with the British monarchy into a bespoke career.

Collections Dept.: Frequently Stolen Items from Valley Bars and Restaurants

We chatted with local restaurateurs about their most-stolen items.

Buckeye Determined Not to Repeat the Mistakes of Fellow Suburbs Amid Record Growth

The Valley’s fastest-growing city is determined not to repeat the mistakes of its fellow suburbs.

Raising Arizona: Women in Public Office

Arizona has an excellent track record electing women to office. But that alone is no cause for celebration.

Sharpe to the Point: New Year’s Resolutions for Other People

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe sets aside his flaws for another year.

Virtual Reality Provides Visceral Cultural Education for Phoenicians

From the Holocaust to street murals, virtual reality provides Phoenicians with a “more visceral” cultural education.

Spotlight: Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee

With her centrist messaging and decisive general election win, Kimberly Yee may represent a pathway for Arizona Republicans.

What's in Your Travel Bag? with Denise D. Resnik

Inside autism advocate Denise D. Resnik’s travel bag.

Six Buzzworthy Events, People and Places on Local Buzz This Week

The best places worth checking out in the Phoenix community, thanks to the Local Buzz mobile app.

Explore

Laid Back in Loreto

Valley media mainstay Tara Hitchcock gets cozy in Baja California Sur.

5 U.S. Winter Travel Destinations

Explore this wintertime all-star squad of dandy destinations in the U.S. west.

Day Trip: Downtown Glendale

Known for its historical charm, downtown Glendale rings in its 131st birthday on February 27.

Hermosa Pagosa

Healing hot springs anchor a wellness-minded retreat in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Adventure Guide to the West

From the Pacifi c Ocean to the Sonoran Desert, there are experiences aplenty in the wild and wonderful West.

History

The Border Conference Moved the Needle on Social Justice as a Collegiate Sports Battleground in the 1930s

Sports and social change were intertwined long before Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest in 2016 – and one of the earliest entanglements took place in Arizona.

Eat Beat

Dining Review: Shimogamo

Always solid, this Chandler sushi stalwart veers abruptly into greatness under the reins of a new chef.

Dining Review: Anhelo

Chef Ivan Jacobo’s reconceived Downtown restaurant is the swank, citified hideout we need.

Dining Review: Sin Muerte

Yes, this archly macabre vegetarian restaurant on Roosevelt Row is to die for.

Four Corners: January and February Dining Reviews

Monthly dining reviews from all over the Valley.

3 Local Products to Try in 2023

Try locally made giant cookies, adult coffee cereal and organic pasta this year.

Liquid Arizona: Take-Home Barrels from Citizen Public House

Love the ground-breaking barreled cocktails at Citizen Public House? Adopt one.

Three Bites: Mole Verde

Valley chefs get saucy with tomatillo-based mole verde.

Space Case: Gypsy Cup

Happy hour is like recess for adults. What better way to enjoy adult recess than at an adult playground?

Drink This: Banoffee Pie Martini

The banoffee, a divinely inspired British dessert whose name is a conflation of its two major ingredients – bananas and toffee – has been transformed into a blissfully boozy martini milkshake at The Parlour Room.

From Our Partners

Laid Back in Loreto

Valley media mainstay Tara Hitchcock gets cozy in Baja California Sur.

Adventure Guide to the West

From the Pacifi c Ocean to the Sonoran Desert, there are experiences aplenty in the wild and wonderful West.
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