2023 Local Gift Guide

No matter the occasion – Christmas, Hannukah. Kwanzaa, a birthday, a Thursday – there’s a local gift for everyone on your list.  

Dining Review: Elliot’s Steakhouse Brings Upscale Dining to Downtown Chandler

Adventurous small plates, dialed-in steaks make this Chandler newcomer a must-visit for East Valley meat enthusiasts.

2023 Best New Restaurants

Relive a red-letter year in Valley dining with our picks for the new restaurants most worthy of your immediate gustatory attention – from the Scottsdale sushi spot led by an old culinary lion to a pair of upstart Downtown diners that started on four wheels.

The Great 48 2023

From athletes and educators to artists and entrepreneurs, our 2023 class of superlative Valley dwellers is raising the proverbial bar.

Hikes, Honky-Tonks & Hangouts: 8 All-Day Valley Adventures Tailor-Made for Trail Season

We’ve teased out eight offbeat Valley adventures tailor-made for trail season.

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5 Pop-up Christmas Cocktail Bars Around the Valley

Desert Digest5 Pop-up Christmas Cocktail Bars Around the Valley

It’s time to indulge in Christmas sipping! Eat, drink and be merry at these five festive pop-up concepts at local bars and restaurants. Miracle at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar With extravagant, festive décor and a customized cocktail menu that includes crowd favorites like the Christmapolitan and Christmas Cricket, Miracle at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar will transform into a holiday haven from November 16 to December 30. This year’s additions include seasonal sips like Marshmallows &...

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Best of the Valley 2023

Our most evolved Best of the Valley ever includes 561 of the most laudable people, places and things in Greater Phoenix.
Editor’s Note: Great Set

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November/December 2023 Editor's Note

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