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INSIDER GUIDES

Picture This: Restaurants worth snapping about

By Jordan Houston The only thing better than enjoying mouth-watering food is indulging in a just-as-tasty atmosphere. With over 1 billion monthly users, it’s no secret...

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

By Alison Bailin Batz Paso Robles is a winemaking region on the rise. Located along California’s Coast, Paso Robles winemaking dates back to the 1980s,...

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

By Taylor O’Connor Sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches while donning pristine outfits wasn’t done just for looks. Although that may enhance someone’s experience, it...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

‘Radical Happiness’: Chandler Arts Center spotlights Tucson artist

By Srianthi Perera | Japanuary 19, 2022 Lex Gjurasic wants to radiate happiness in these troubled times. The Tucson artist found the meditative process of creating...

‘It’s Always Been Music’: Michael Gerry finds his home at the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 When Michael Gerry was a toddler, he was transfixed by a phonograph player. It was a sign of things...

Behind the Music: Florida’s Wage War wants to provide a break...

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 Music has always been an escape for Wage War guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad. Even when Quistad is not on stage,...

No ‘Deep Dive’: Shinedown playing the hits on new tour

By Alan Sculley | January 4, 2022 Spring 2020 saw Shinedown’s “Deep Dive” tour go up in smoke when the pandemic hit. It was going...

On the Road Again: Guitarist Steve Vai finds peace on tour

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 Steve Vai admits he did not have plans to return to the road when the pandemic hit in...

Mayhem and Excitement: Warrant singer says nostalgia leads to success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Valley resident and Warrant singer Robert Mason says hometown shows mean one thing: nonstop calls and texts. “Seriously, it’s...

Cruise Down Memory Lane: Barrett-Jackson celebrates 50 years

By Jordan Houston | January 4, 2022 Barrett-Jackson in the last five decades has made a name for itself as a barometer of the car...

A Dream Come True: Barrett-Jackson is perfect job for April Rose

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 April Rose likens Barrett-Jackson's collector car auction to a theme park. Celebrating its 50th year, the event makes people...

Giving Back: Bret Michaels is auctioning his 2007 Bentley for charity

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Poison singer and Valley resident Bret Michaels sees Barrett-Jackson The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction as nothing but...

Standing His Truth: Craig Winberry honors George Michael

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Growing up in the MTV era, Craig Winberry was inspired by George Michael’s looks, moves, attitude and music. “He...

‘Nobody Dislikes Comedy’: Laughs come naturally to Pat Finn

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 As a kid growing up in the Chicago area, Pat Finn was introduced to Toyotas. His mom drove...

Celebrating Fans: The Maine makes America emo again

By Mia Andrea | January 4, 2022 On Hardy Drive in Tempe, the tallest story of one parking garage overlooks a business building adorned with...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Neighborly by Nature: Common Ground’s new concept has polished American cuisine

By Jordan Houston | January 4, 2022 A new restaurant is filling the void in Uptown Phoenix’s nightlife scene, amplifying the community’s culinary palate along...

‘Carrying the Torch’: Pedal Haus Brewery opens on Roosevelt Row

By Jordan Houston | January 4, 2022 Local businessman Julian Wright has built a reputation as a powerhouse entrepreneur within the community. Wright, who owns the...

Drink Local: Arizona Wine Festival celebrates Arizona’s vino

By Allison Brown | January 4, 2022 The Willcox Wine Country Partnership is traveling north to Downtown Phoenix to celebrate the Grand Canyon State’s vino...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

A Calming Force: Coyotes’ Christian Fischer is a team leader

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 At age 24 and in his sixth season, the Arizona Coyotes’ Christian Fischer understands 18-year-old rookies’ insecurities. He has...

Memorable Experiences: Jerry Colangelo Classic attracts top college athletes

By Tyler Budge | December 7, 2021 The Basketball Hall of Fame-hosted Jerry Colangelo Classic will bounce back into the Footprint Center after a pandemic-dictated...

Coming Soon: Mega indoor pickleball venue sets sights on Chandler

By Paul Maryniak | November 19, 2021 It was only a matter of time and Chandler resident Mike Rodrigues is seizing the moment. Sometime in the...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

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,...

‘Pure Exciting’: We-Ko-Pa says farewell to Fort McDowell, hello to new...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, formerly known as Fort McDowell Casino, has reopened in its state-of-the-art facility with 850 slot machines, 22 gaming tables...

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