Does anyone else cringe when they hear of Mayor Phil Gordon's front porch benches and how they're now greeting visitors at Sky Harbor Airport? The mayor's Mayberry aesthetic may have a noble intent; it's supposed to bring us all together, and in doing so, help fight crime. But can't we come up with ways to do such things without looking like hayseeds? Earth to Phil: Like a lot of Gen-Xers living and working in this city, I grew up in frickin' Mayberry,... More >>>
photos by Jackie Mercandetti
Global gourmets: Mercedes Rodas (far left) of Hugo's Salvadorean with platters of pupusas; and Cafe Sarajevo's Seida and Dean Turulja with a Bosnian feast.