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Hike of the Week: Glassford Hill Summit Trail in Prescott Valley

There's a little volcano in Prescott Valley with a big enough impression on the landscape to warrant a hiking trail to its summit.

Top 10 Valley Events in May and June

Here are our top 10 picks for events happening in late spring and early summer.

Summer Food & Wine Getaways

From the high-desert vineyards of northern New Mexico to the Michelin-starred restaurants of the Las Vegas strip, these 11 Southwest food and wine adventures are ripe for the picking.

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Business Buzz: Faith-Based Financial Investing Funds Screen Companies on the Stock Exchange for Non-Christian Values

Business Buzz: Faith-Based Financial Investing Funds Screen Companies on the Stock Exchange for Non-Christian Values

Faith-based financial investing looks to filter out the “good” companies on the stock exchange from the bad. But how does such “ethical filtering” work?
Resurgence of Drag Shows on Roosevelt Row Harkens Back to Gay Nightlife Heyday

Resurgence of Drag Shows on Roosevelt Row Harkens Back to Gay Nightlife Heyday

The resurgence of drag shows on Roosevelt Row recalls the heyday of Downtown gay bar 307 Lounge.
12th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Artful Contrast

12th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Artful Contrast

Opposites attract and complement each other in this year’s final lineup of reader-provided photographic excellence.
What’s in Your Bag? with Daulton Varsho

What’s in Your Bag? with Daulton Varsho

What could a rising baseball star who plays multiple positions need in his bag? Diamondback Daulton Varsho gave us a peek.
Leg Sesh 2022: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Leg Sesh 2022: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In their latest legislative confab, Arizona lawmakers clamped down hard on abortion, voting and catalytic converter thefts. Here are the post-game highlights.
Exile on Oak Street: A Snapshot of Homelessness in Phoenix

Exile on Oak Street: A Snapshot of Homelessness in Phoenix

Homelessness has spread to neighborhoods all over Phoenix. And the remedies are as varied as the people the solutions aim to repair – or remove.

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Photo courtesy Tía Carmen All the news that’s fit to nosh.   Felicidades: Tía Carmen is now open! The hotly anticipated restaurant from Top Chef alum Angelo Sosa made its debut early this month at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The contemporary Southwestern eatery boasts globally inflected Southwestern/Mexican dishes including tuna crudo with chilled corn-coconut broth; Southwestern-style Wagyu tri-tip kebabs; lamb ragù with mesquite noodles; and the restaurant’s signature dish, chicken guisado, a...
First Dish: Recreo

First Dish: Recreo

How many of us would love to go back to that carefree feeling of frolicking around the playground as a child? Indeed, it would be pretty cool to relive those memories as an adult – perhaps even with a cocktail in hand. Good news for the young at heart: Recreo, a new playground-themed restaurant in downtown Chandler, is serving up inventive eats and playful cocktails with a serious side of nostalgia. The expansive patio and...
First Dish: Far Away Wine and Provisions

First Dish: Far Away Wine and Provisions

When my friend and I wander into Far Away Wine and Provisions, we consider the cozy living room set-up — couch, chairs, coffee table — near the entrance but settle instead for a couple of stools at the tiny bar. We know we want to eat something and hunching over a coffee table is never a fun way to go about it. Besides, the bar seems to be where the action is. At 5:30, there...
Six Questions with Cala Executive Chef Peter McQuaid

Six Questions with Cala Executive Chef Peter McQuaid

When we last spoke with Peter McQuaid in 2016, he was just starting culinary school at the International Culinary Center in New York City after winning a scholarship from Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Today, the 24-year-old McQuaid is the executive chef at Cala, a Clive Collective restaurant in the new Senna House Hotel in Scottsdale. After culinary school, McQuaid spent time in the kitchen with chef Beau MacMillan at The Sanctuary and then...

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