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INSIDER GUIDES

Passport Not Required: How to eat European without traveling abroad

By Victoria Stibrik Traveling to Europe may not be in the cards right now, but the good news is the cards say nothing about eating...

Have Your Cookie Dough and Eat It, Too: 5 places to...

By Victoria Stibrik October is National Cookie Month. That’s right. One entire month—31 days—to celebrate the dearly beloved cookie. And what better way to do...

Fall Has Arrived: Celebrate Halloween safely at local farms and venues

By Adianna Bermudez Get ready to celebrate all things warm and cozy this fall. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, pumpkin patches and other Halloween events will operate...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

An ‘American Idol’: Songwriting is the heart and soul of Amelia...

By Jacqueline Robledo Amelia Joyce moved to the Valley five years ago in hopes of turning her musical passion into a career. Twenty-four years ago, Joyce...

Stitched Together: AZ Custom Hats & Apparel merges with Arizona Custom...

By Kamala Kirk When Brett Ortiz launched AZ Custom Hats & Apparel in 2016, his business grew quickly and built a reputation for making high-quality,...

Amplified Success: Drew Foppe’s work ethic is an 11, musicians say

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski As a child in Scottsdale, Drew Foppe was constantly dismantling toys and rebuilding them. It didn’t matter if it was a Nintendo or...

VIP Access: Scottsdale producer Otto D’Agnolo shares the recording experience

By Kristine Cannon Music venues may be closed, but one Scottsdale engineer and producer is providing a new, virtual outlet for local musicians and fans...

Let It Rock: Gilbert guitarist Matt Lloyd releases music book

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Matt Lloyd was never one for guitar instruction books. He’d rather teach himself or fiddle around until he got it. He considered writing...

‘Secret Society’: Jovial Faly Rakotohavana turns meek for new role

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Faly Rakotohavana was a child in Ahwatukee, he had a serious stutter—so much so, it nearly derailed his dream of entertaining. “I...

Canal Convergence: Annual event has big virtual plans

By Kristine Cannon You’ll need more than just your face mask and hand sanitizer at this year’s Canal Convergence. To get the most out of the...

Gold Palette ArtWalk: Long-running series returns to galleries

By Kristine Cannon The weekly, year-round Scottsdale ArtWalk may still be suspended due to COVID-19, but the Gold Palette ArtWalk series is back. The Scottsdale Gallery...

‘The Nutcracker’: Southwest Ballet Theatre to host auditions

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Southwest Ballet Theatre will host open auditions for its sixth annual production of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Oct. 3. Two outdoor performances are slated...

Finding Community in Art: The Alwun House resumes operations with ‘Monsters...

By Andrew Checchia As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to play out in broad global strokes, local impacts often get overshadowed by the...

Love Letter to Arizona: ‘Teenage Badass’ star Evan Ultra talks first...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The film “Teenage Badass” has a bit of an autobiographical feel to its star, musician Evan Ultra. He met director and co-producer Grant...

Ending Hunger: Foothills Food Bank offering artistic bowls online

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The 2020 Foothills Empty Bowls Project is moving online this year. Sponsored by Tech4Life Computers & Websites, the event’s bowl sale and...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Family Tradition: Cave Creek Distillery gets OK to make whiskey on-site

By Sarah Donahue From the Appalachian to the Sonoran Desert, Chris Chapman is planting his 250-year-old moonshine recipe in the heart of Cave Creek. A former...

Saving the Earth: Miguel hops on board Vessl as corporate ambassador

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Saucy R&B singer Miguel is furthering a cause during the pandemic: sustainability. He’s hopped on board Vessl as its corporate ambassador and adviser....

Power in Numbers: Carefree Restaurant Week celebrates its dedicated following

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jo Gemmill believes there’s power in numbers. Collectively, Carefree’s restarants and coffeehouses—including her English Rose Tea Room—will make their mark with the third...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

A Tribute to His Mom: Patrick Peterson feeds the less advantaged...

By Kendall Rooker Patrick Peterson’s mom told him when he “makes it big,” he’ll be a great father and giver with a big heart. He has...

In the Spirit: Celebrate Halloween with PCH’s virtual 5K

By Adianna Bermudez This Halloween weekend, Phoenix Children’s Hospital is hosting a free virtual 5K event, and participants have their choice of how and when...

Committed to the Community: D-backs pivot Race Against Cancer to virtual...

By Kendall Rooker Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall says cancer does not sleep. It isn’t going to go away, even though the world is...

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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