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INSIDER GUIDES

Picture This: Restaurants worth snapping about

By Jordan Houston | September 3, 2021 The only thing better than enjoying mouth-watering food is indulging in a just-as-tasty atmosphere. With over 1 billion monthly...

Pour the Paso, Please!: The best bottles from the wine region

By Alison Bailin Batz | July 30, 2021 Paso Robles is a winemaking region on the rise. Located along California’s Coast, Paso Robles winemaking dates...

Tea for Two: Arizona is a hot spot for afternoon sipping

By Taylor O’Connor | July 12, 2021 Sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches while donning pristine outfits wasn’t done just for looks. Although that may...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

A World Coming Apart: Gary Numan speaks for Earth’s destruction

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 22, 2021 Gary Numan admits he’s insecure. Since scoring era-defining hits such as “Cars,” “When the World Comes Apart” and “Are...

Emotional Rescue: In This Moment has mixed feelings about tour

By Alex Gallagher | September 22, 2021 In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth is a little sketchy about his tour with Black Veil Brides, DED...

Aggressive Stance: The Arizona Federal Theatre is new ground for DED

By Alex Gallagher | September 22, 2021 DED vocalist Joe Cotela has one goal on his band’s tour with Black Veil Brides, In This Moment...

Love Made Her Do It: Music is at the core of...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 22, 2021 Kat Von D has played several roles — tattoo artist, singer, performer, entrepreneur. Today, she’s playing mom. Her son...

Refined Concept: Scottsdale man makes a business from selfies

By Alex Gallagher | September 15, 2021 After being furloughed from his job at a tourism company in 2020, Mike Clevenger wondered what he would...

A Smooth Transition: Barnes & Noble unveils relocated Peoria store

By Annika Tomlin | September 15, 2021 Barnes & Noble celebrated the reopening of its new Peoria store with a September 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony. This...

A Gateway to Activism: Anti-Flag brings its North American tour to...

By Alex Gallagher | September 10, 2021 Pittsburgh-based punk rockers Anti-Flag are continuing their crusade for social justice with a September 23 show at the...

Building a Community: Peoria Film Festival returns after pandemic hiatus

By Connor Dziawura | September 8, 2021 Peoria Film Festival Executive Director Jason Carney sees film festivals as fostering their own little community. “There’s just that...

Welcome Back: Arizona Broadway Theatre planning a safe, full season

By Annika Tomlin | September 8, 2021 Arizona Broadway Theatre co-founder Kiel Klaphake is ready to welcome guests to the venue when it starts its...

Love Letter to Creativity: East Valley Children’s Theatre marks 25 years

By Srianthi Perera | September 8, 2021 A 25-year-long love letter to creating, performing, growing and making friends that have become family. That’s how C. Lynn Johnson...

Fostering Passions: Nicole Royse wants to share her love of art

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 3, 2021 Art is important to Nicole Royse. As the owner of Royse Contemporary in Old Town, she works to engage...

Taking Its Shot: Patrons will be ‘satisfied’ with ‘Hamilton’

By Annika Tomlin | September 3, 2021 Guests can be “in the room where it happens” as the long-awaited ASU Gammage 2021-2022 Broadway Series kicks...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

An ‘Elevated’ Twist: Mesa restaurant serves tacos, hot dogs in style

By Melody Birkett | September 15, 2021 Raymond Jimenez opened Tacos & Hot Dogs Los Mayitos in Mesa in April 2021 with an eye toward...

Street Tacos: Mesquite Fresh moves into Happy Valley

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 15, 2021 Mesquite Fresh Street Mex’s partners have had their eye on their just-opened Happy Valley location for five years. It...

Culinary Diversity: Arizona Restaurant Week returns with takeout, in-person options

By Connor Dziawura | September 10, 2021 Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO Steve Chucri has seen the broadening of local palates and growth of...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

Home Sweet Home: Glendale tennis star Kylie McKenzie returns to Arizona

By Derek Moskal | September 15, 2021 After years of training in California and Florida, tennis star Kylie McKenzie returned to her hometown of Glendale...

Long Time Coming: Wagers pour in as sports betting becomes legal

By Jill R. Dorson | September 9, 2021 Sports Handle Managing Editor At 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, the state of Arizona reached the end of a...

The Next Chapter: Gilbert’s MyKayla Skinner misses her hometown already

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 8, 2021 Gymnast MyKayla Skinner’s career highlights read like a champion. The 2020 Olympic vault silver medalist, the 2021 U.S. vault...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

Chill Out: Winter at The Princess has arrived

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 8, 2021 The temperatures are creeping up, but winter isn’t over yet. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess overhauled its grounds to resemble...

Keeper of the Flame: We-Ko-Pa’s Ember is a red-hot experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 5, 2021 When We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened in Fort McDowell in October, the 166,341-square-foot facility unveiled an experience. The hotel lobby...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters, poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season,...

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