11th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest

This year’s theme: People of Arizona. From farmhands at work to that guy hiking Camelback in a muumuu, send us your finest images depicting the human condition in Arizona by March 29 for a chance to appear in PHOENIX and win a resort weekend for two!

High Hopes: Will Prop 207’s Aspirations of Empowering Minority Communities Go Up in Smoke?

Proposition 207 will legalize marijuana in Arizona, but without sound policy, its aspirations of empowering minority communities will go up in smoke.

Family Ties: Five Legendary Valley Dining Clans

Five legendary Valley dining families. Five tales of blood, sweat and cornmeal.

101 Reasons to Get Psyched About Valley Dining

Here are 101 reasons to celebrate dining in the Valley

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Hiking Guide to Camp Creek Falls – Blue Wash Trail near Cave Creek

Hiking Guide to Camp Creek Falls – Blue Wash Trail near Cave Creek

Navigate the boulders, create your own adventure and discover a desert waterfall in the northeast part of the Valley.
Hiker Tom Rodriguez Learns Risk Management in the Remote Blue Range Primitive Area

Hiker Tom Rodriguez Learns Risk Management in the Remote Blue Range Primitive Area

Huddled in a rain poncho, drenched, shivering, dehydrated and lost, Tom Rodriguez wished he had packed the right charging cord for his cell phone. His August 2019 day trip in the remote Blue Range Primitive Area in eastern Arizona illustrates how even the most experienced hikers can end up in life-threatening situations. A former Eagle Scout, Rodriguez was no amateur. Alongside hiking pal and fellow Valley resident Michael Houseknecht, he familiarized himself with the area,…
Art Directions with Joe Willie Smith

Art Directions with Joe Willie Smith

In this new PHOENIX magazine web series, art director Mirelle Inglefield visits the workspaces of various Arizona artists to chat about their work.
Visit Tucson – 5 Ways to Recharge in Tucson

Visit Tucson – 5 Ways to Recharge in Tucson

Just a short drive away, you can escape the hustle and bustle of Phoenix, bask in beautiful mountains and warm winter sun, and rejuvenate in inspiring settings.
Tomaso Maggiore, Titan of Italian Cuisine, Has Died

Tomaso Maggiore, Titan of Italian Cuisine, Has Died

The Valley has lost one of its culinary luminaries. This past weekend, legendary Italian chef/restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore died after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.  Maggiore immigrated to the United States from Sicily as a young man and worked his way up the restaurant ranks in New York City before moving west. He and his wife, Patricia, opened Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant in the Camelback Corridor in September 1977. Their children, Joey and Melissa, grew up in the industry and joined their parents in running a…
Winter Safety Trivia

Winter Safety Trivia

Are you prepared for a cold blast from mother nature?

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Chef Rene Andrade Opens Bacanora on Grand Avenue

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Great news for Downtown dwellers and the avant-garde peeps who appreciate Grand Avenue for its quirky coolness. Rene Andrade, the Nogales-born chef who garnered a following at Ghost Ranch, is opening his own Grand Avenue restaurant today in the tiny sunlit space that most recently housed Silvana Salcido Esparza’s Barrio Café Gran Reserva – and years before that, the historical Bragg’s Pie Factory and Bragg’s Pie Factory Diner. Andrade is calling his pie wedge-shaped place Bacanora, name-checking the little-known and underrated mezcal produced…
Drink This: La Chocolat Sazerac

Drink This: La Chocolat Sazerac

The Sazerac, designated the official cocktail of New Orleans, has various origin stories. Begin your own origin story at home with this simple recipe.
Three Bites: Grilled Romaine Salad

Three Bites: Grilled Romaine Salad

Grill-savvy chefs give the humble romaine salad a scintillating makeover.
Liquid Arizona: Absinthe Minded

Liquid Arizona: Absinthe Minded

A pair of Valley absinthe enthusiasts want to put wormwood on your brain.

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