From Glendale to Gilbert, downtown neighborhoods across the Valley have flourished over the past decade, sprouting high with local restaurants, boutiques, theaters and that all-important “cultural density.” Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they need our love more than ever.
Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making. Find them all in this year’s across-the-board salute to the 48 most influential people in the Valley today. Plus: Our heroes of the coronavirus.
From the Valley’s premier artisan baker to one of its best-known boutique farmers, these six food pros talk about their current challenges, and their anxieties for the future amid the coronavirus pandemic.