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INSIDER GUIDES

Holiday Spirits: Try these drinks on National Bourbon Day

By Annika Tomlin This social distancing period has left many of us looking for ways to entertain ourselves and celebrate even the littlest things—like baking...

Netflix and Thrill: Summer movie season arrives in your own living...

By Joseph J. Airdo If you were to look at the theatrical release calendar for May a mere two months ago, you would have found...

Eat Well During the Crisis: Airpark restaurants still offering takeout and...

By Annika Tomlin Dining options are dwindling with increasing governmental restrictions on restaurant and fast-food establishments. Here is a partial list of places following the...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

All He Could Say: Shannon Hoon film outlines his life through...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Before Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon died, he traveled with a video camera. Everywhere he went, he documented his life, almost...

Fortunate Soul: Kailee Morgue explores genres on ‘Bedroom’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Kailee Morgue is finding the COVID-19 quarantine difficult. In late April, however, she released new music, something she had been hiding away—the EP...

Electric Dreams: Lectric eBikes celebrates its first successful year

By Annika Tomlin Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel were passionate about biking. When electric bikes hit the market, they piqued their interest. “Robby was already a...

Virtual Fun: Arizona Goat Yoga breaks up the pandemic with ‘field...

By Annika Tomlin Motivating kids to do homework is a challenge during the pandemic. Gilbert’s Arizona Goat Yoga is here to help by offering virtual...

Triple Threat: Kelvin Harrison Jr. is hitting the ‘high note’ of...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Kelvin Harrison Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, he dreamed of starring on a Disney TV show. That way, he...

Back to the Front Lines: Musician Joshua Strickland treats COVID-19 patients...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Joshua Strickland witnessed the horrors of war, as a soldier with the U.S. Army with missions in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. The Bayou Bandits...

A Whole New World: The National Comedy Theatre adapts to the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The National Comedy Theatre, Downtown Mesa’s home for improv and sketch comedy, has fallen on hard times, due to the coronavirus crisis....

Movies to Go: Phoenix Film Foundation raises funds with virtual events

By Laura Latzko With the cancellation of major events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local organizations have sought to find different ways to entertain the...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Convenient Ordering: Fantasticós adds drive-thru and online ordering in Cave Creek

By Connor Dziawura With the stay-at-home order over and many restaurants trying to return to some semblance of normalcy, while still maintaining safe practices during...

A True Visionary: Chef Marcellino Verzino brings the flavor to Old...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sima Verzino calls her husband, Chef Marcellino Verzino, a “visionary.” That relates to the creative dishes at Marcellino Ristorante in Old Town Scottsdale...

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns: Biannual event shines the spotlight on suffering...

By Annika Tomlin The COVID-19 pandemic nearly decimated the food and beverage industry. The biannual event held to celebrate local eateries, Arizona Restaurant Week, was...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

‘It Is What It Is:’ David Peralta is back with the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski David Peralta is happy to be back on the field after falling ill and questioning if it was COVID-19. He tested negative four...

Hard Work Pays Off: Tre Mitchell overcame a nasty injury en...

By Chris Fahrendorf Lamar “Tre” Mitchell, a redshirt sophomore guard on Phoenix College’s men’s basketball team, picked up his first NCAA Division 1 offer from...

Rising Sun: Mikal Bridges was ready to win big—until the pandemic

By Christopher Boan A draft night trade sent prodigal forward Mikal Bridges to the Valley in 2018, in a move that sent shockwaves across the league. Fast-forward...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

A New Concept: Atari planning first video game-themed hotel in Phoenix

By Phoenix.org staff Atari, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is pioneering a new concept: a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a...

The Pack Expands: Arizona will soon welcome Great Wolf Lodge waterpark...

By Octavio Serrano With electronic devices dominating dinners and vacations, Great Wolf Lodge is aiming to bring families back together with its new location in...

Hotel Adeline just steps away from all the Scottsdale action

Article and Food Images by Lynette Carrington, Hotel Adeline Images Courtesy of Hotel Adeline A large sign at the entrance to Hotel Adeline proclaims, “WTF,”...

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