Angel Gonzalez, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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If you’re looking for a dose of small-town charm in the new year, take a road trip to Superior. The former mining town, with its budding food-and-beverage scene, is about an hour’s drive from Phoenix. Bruzzi Vineyard The Young, Arizona-based winery’s Superior tasting room opened in October 2020, housed in the same historical building as La Paloma Fine Art gallery so guests can drink wine while enjoying the art on display. Wine tasting reservations are...

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Each year, the Polar Express visits the small Northern Arizona town of Williams, and transports passengers directly to Santa’s very own North Pole home. The experience is truly one of a kind, which is why many people visit from various locations just to embark on this special locomotive journey offered through the Grand Canyon Railway. You’ll meet a variety of characters at every step of the journey, from waiting at the train depot with elves...

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Black Magic cocktail at Hula’s Modern Tiki | Photo by Angel Gonzalez    Halloween is just a few days away and that means plenty of treats to try, including themed cocktails at Valley establishments. Enjoy your Halloween night with these cool cocktails to get you in the spooky spirit. Hula’s Modern Tiki The sophisticated, refreshing Black Magic cocktail is made with Malibu rum, Bacardi Spiced Rum, lime, pineapple and charcoal simple syrup. Other Halloween-inspired drinks...

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Casey Moore’s Oyster House | Photo by Brian Goddard   Phoenix’s diverse culinary landscape provides plenty of ways to satisfy late-night food cravings beyond fast food or national chains. If you’re a night owl who wants to try out a new dining destination open until midnight or later, here are four options in each corner of the Valley. For even more options, check out our Ultimate Late-Night Eats Guide. Brenda’s Inferno (Phoenix) Open until midnight...

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Whether you are passing through Williams on your way to the Grand Canyon or just looking for a temporary escape from the Southern Arizona heat, this small historic Route 66 town offers plenty to see and do, plus a slew of notable dining destinations. Here are three popular restaurants enjoyed by visitors and locals alike for their unique food options and welcoming atmospheres.   Photo by Angel Gonzalez   Pine Country Come for the pies...

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