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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

Family Programs: Maricopa libraries offer fun for everyone

By Elsa Hortareas The pandemic is making it hard to stay involved in the community, but thanks to the local libraries, residents can participate in...

The Stakes are High: LuMar and its band are making the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Luis Martinez and Marah Armenta were students at Glendale Community College when they met in music theory class nearly 12 years ago. Martinez...

One-Stop Shop: Anthem Ace Hardware is more than a tool store

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Gary and Jessica Belfore see their Anthem Ace Hardware as more than a shop selling screws, bolts and tools. “We’re a heck of...

‘Dare to Dream’: Jerry O’Connell visualized a ‘Secret’ role, and landed...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Actor Jerry O’Connell was on a set of a TV show and frequently complaining about his life, when a coworker gave him...

Golf Meets Cigars: Sticks lounge opens in Carefree

By Connor Dziawura A common complaint Larry Foppe has heard from locals in Carefree is that a laidback gathering place was missing—the key word now...

Stumbling onto Creativity: Jared & The Mill release playful single ‘Eliza’

Jared Kolesar has found songs in the best and worst of times. For Jared & The Mill’s new single “Eliza,” it was definitely the worst...

Desert Child: Artist Beth Zink shares her love of Arizona

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Beth Zink approached her parents about studying art, she made a pact with her father that she would major in education...

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...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Fire and Fun: Kasai Japanese Steakhouse maintains its high energy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Sapporo in Scottsdale rebranded as Kasai Japanese Steakhouse in November 2018, the move infused new energy into the 11,000-square-foot airy building. Owner...

Changing Things Up: State 48 keeps things fresh at new Norterra...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski State 48 likes to keep things fresh. In Downtown Phoenix, State 48 Brewery caters to the concert crowd from The Van Buren and...

Truly Successful: There’s nothing basic about Tru Burger

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Stuart Gee has literally spent his life in the restaurant business. Growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, he split his days between school and...

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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