Phoenix for Anyone
Collected by Max Power
In many ways, Phoenix embodies the best of the Southwest, with its complex cultural mix, delicious food, and easy escapes into the great outdoors. Shop for vintage finds, check out the coffee scene, or even a ballgame at Chase Field—your oasis awaits.
20000 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
Racing champ Bob Bondurant founded this high performance driving school in 1968; one of his earliest students was Paul Newman, who needed to sharpen his skills for a movie he was filming. Ever since, Bondurant has been building up his school;...
1101 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Restaurants with seasonal menus are all the rage now, and cocktail menus are getting in on the trend, too. Such is the case at The Local, a Phoenix restaurant that opened in spring of 2014. Summer's cocktail lists feature fruit-forward drinks like...
3603 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Crudo’s Premier Brunch was amazing. The menu features a variety of creative and delicious dishes. Chef/Owner Cullen Campbell is dedicated to Italian-influenced dishes using as much fresh and made-by-hand ingredients as possible, or when not, from...
918 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Revolver Records is a local music landmark in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. The front patio is converted into a stage for live music performances on First Fridays. The store is filled with vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and audio equipment—and was even...
1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Located in the Valley, The Parlor boasts recognitions like Food Network’s “Best 50 Pizzas” and NewTimes’ “Best of Phoenix,” and for good reason. With pizzas made with fresh items like mushrooms, goat cheese, truffle oil, and chives (as seen on the...
825 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Sometimes the experience of coffee is enhanced by pleasing color schemes. That is exactly what I discovered at Matt’s Big Breakfast in Phoenix, Arizona. The menu is everything that it should be, and more, with griddlecakes, omelets, waffles, and...
10 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
Frances Vintage has secured itself as a local gem. By bringing in local designers for special events and partnering up with their neighboring shops, they have been known as a Phoenix staple for over five years. The studio space features an...
501 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
I've been coming to this local restaurant for four years now and it never fails to satisfy my craving for tacos. I usually order three at a time at $2 each and have at least one left over for lunch the next day. They are huge tacos that look like...
902 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
I stumbled across GROWop while taking a little stroll down Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. It's a clothes shop meets home decor store meets vintage finds meets local vegetable garden. GROWop (the name stands for 'growing opportunity') supports...
4402 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
Lux has the best vibe in town. Jeff built the coffee shop in such a central location to be near the soul of creative Phoenix. The coffee is hand-roasted in house, and you can pair it with a seasonal pie or a bear claw, or even a full-fledged meal....
1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The largest art museum in the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum contains more than 17,000 works of all sorts—American, Asian, modern and contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American. There's even a popular exhibit...
Phoenix, AZ, USA
There are few places where you can better learn about the beauty and complexity of desert ecology than the Desert Botanical Garden, not far from downtown Phoenix. Check out the Desert Discovery Loop Trail for a look at local flora, go for a...
203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
The Orpheum Theatre makes for a beautiful architectural experience, and is a fantastic place to watch a show, or even take a tour. Located at the Phoenix Convention Center, the theater is also nearby to several cafes and restaurants, as well as...
2006, 812 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Songbird Coffee & Tea House offers a selection of locally roasted coffees along with black, green, white, and herbal teas—any of which can be iced for a refreshing pick-me-up during the hot summer months. They also display the work of local...
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