Creating Food Truck Magic

by John Stapleton, Contributing Editor It all started with a smoker rolling up to a location and letting the smell of barbecue pull people in. In 2020, Dexter Johnson had moved from Atlanta with the idea of bringing Southern soul food to Arizona. Lonnie’s BBQ & More was named after his grandfather, and it only … Read More…

Discover the Hidden Paradise in Aravaipa Canyon

submitted by Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn Reconnecting with ourselves and loved ones has become a necessity during the past couple years, and there’s hardly a better place to do so than within the regenerative embrace of Aravaipa Canyon, just one and a half hours northeast of Tucson. This wilderness area is a rarity in … Read More…

Stride into Adventure on the Arizona Trail

by Blake Herzog The Arizona National Scenic Trail is an 800-mile path spanning our state from north to south, cutting through high plains, forests, mountains, deserts and canyons, slicing through the Grand Canyon itself. The nonmotorized trail also links wildlife habitats and human communities, establishing or reinforcing ties along the way. Hikers, runners, bikers and … Read More…

Visit San Manuel Motorcycle Museum

by Blake Herzog A San Manuel native is parlaying his lifelong passion for motorcycles, inherited from his father and uncle, into a museum in his Copper Corridor mining community. JWJ Cycles Motorcycle Museum houses Parrish Traweek’s 70-plus-and-counting collection of street bikes, dirt bikes, choppers, cruisers and more. “I do have some Harleys, but it’s not … Read More…

Roads Less Taken Lead to Adventure

by Blake Herzog Off-roading is as easy or hard a hobby to pick up as you want it to be, depending on the vehicle you have or want to have and how steep the terrain you want to conquer. Whatever kind of adventure you seek, Pinal County has a perfect playground for you! Do check … Read More…

Lots of Good Eating Offered in Eloy

by Micah Powell, Mayor, City of Eloy Now that summer is nearly here, if your family is anything like mine, it is easier (and a treat!) to grab a meal to take home or just eat out. It sure beats heating up the kitchen and gets everyone out of the house. Many people don’t realize … Read More…

Adventures Worth the Drive!

by Donna McBride It’s time to head out on an adventure! While Pinal County has so many great places to visit, my husband Mike and I recently discovered a place up in Williams about 30 minutes west of Flagstaff and approximately four hours from Pinal County. Nestled in the heart of Northern Arizona, Williams is known as … Read More…

Play your Way at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Submitted by Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is in the northwestern part of Pinal County. A comprehensive entertainment location for nearly 30 years, the property offers something for everyone creating the perfect escape for a little time away from it all. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is … Read More…

Road Trip Destination: Dwarf Car Museum

by John Stapleton Ernie Adams was about 15 when he first had the vision — a train was going by near his home in Harvard, Nebraska when he spotted an old refrigerator lying in the weeds. “It had the top toward me, the door was ripped off and it had an old tire on it,” … Read More…

After the Dwarf Car Museum, Hit Raceway

by John Stapleton An oasis in the desert. That was the only concept Rand and Jeanna Del Cotto had when they set first started. The original name was to be Papago Cantina, but by the time the Del Cottos opened in September 2007 the name had changed to Raceway Bar & Grill. As it happened … Read More…