Issue 85

Pizza and Pipes

A visit to Mesa, Arizona’s iconic Organ Stop Pizza, which not only serves up delicious, filling food but also melodies from the its main attraction—the world’s largest Wurlitzer pipe organ.

The Art of Simple Bites

Leela Cyd offers up fanciful treats for get-togethers in Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings (Clarkson Potter, 2016), including chocolate Marcona mini muffins and pistachio rose clouds.

Weston’s Apples o’ Many Flavors

Orchardist Kenneth Weston shares the history of his family’s orchard, which features over 150 varieties of antique and modern apples, including ones that taste like vanilla, strawberries, and cashews.

Designing for a Cure: Holiday House NYC

Designer Iris Dankner’s fight against breast cancer led her to create the charity event Holiday House NYC, through which A-list and up-and-coming designers revamp rooms to raise awareness.

Building Boats, Crafting Confidence

Hope sets sail at the nonprofit organization Alexandria Seaport Foundation, a boat shop that helps at-risk youths by teaching boatbuilding skills, fostering community, and instilling confidence.

The Greener Side of Columbus

A look at the cultural side of Ohio’s capital—the fifteenth-largest city in the country—including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the city’s ecofriendly offerings, and its thriving art scene.

Carving Out an Art Niche

Marc Evan of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers explains how pumpkins became the fruit of their labor, discusses the unique challenges they face, and details how they craft such gourd-geous works of art.