Author: Melissa Larsen

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Nonprofit of the Month: Autism Life & Living

As a single mom to two sons with autism, Lisa Masters was concerned for her children as they approached adulthood and she learned of the gap in support services available to them. In 2021, Masters took matters into her own hands by founding Autism Life & Living, which aims to empower young adults with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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Restaurant of the Week: HULA’S Modern Tiki

Every Phoenician’s favorite vacation-without-going-on-vacation spot, HULA’S Modern Tiki in Uptown Phoenix, dishes up a cool twist on the classic tiki bar. If Hula’s isn’t transportive enough, next door, The Captain’s Cabin is an intimate space for sipping–in late 40’s-era Tahitian sailor’s bar, no less.

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5 Arizona Food Trucks to Check Out

Food trucks don’t need a permanent address to make them a crave-worthy destination. From Instagram-worthy lattes to some of the tastiest burgers in Phoenix, the eats and drinks served by these Arizona food trucks are worth hitting the road for.

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Restaurant of the Week: The Spot at Arcadia

An arcade, ice cream parlor, market–oh my! Newly opened The Spot at Arcadia is the Valley’s answer to a family-friendly sports bar, offering–in addition to the aforementioned attractions–a menu of American classics alongside tempting cocktails. The Spot at Arcadia, which opened in Phoenix in December, caters to Valley families who […]


Restaurant of the Week: J&G Steakhouse

J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician offers one of the Valley’s best fine-dining experiences year round. However, it feels even more special during the winter months, with the flickering firepits, molten chocolate cake and seasonal cocktails to keep you warm.