Phoenix Magazine goes nostalgic, features 'classic Phoenix'

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The latest issue of Phoenix Magazine takes a nostalgic tour, paying tribute to "the classics that are unmistakably Phoenix."

One of those classic places is Federal Pizza.

"Housed in the restored 1950's First Federal Bank building designed by Al Beadle, Federal Pizza is a midcentury-meets-modern restaurant specializing in wood fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, and salads," reads the restaurant's website.

"The best thing about the building that Al Beadle did was this drive-though that came through for tellers," owner Lauren Bailey said. "We turned that into a drive-through pick-up for your pizza ...."

3TV's Yetta Gibson met up with Phoenix Magazine managing editor Craig Outhier at Federal Pizza to get the lowdown on Classic Phoenix.

"From the modernist designs of architectural bad boy Al Beadle to the towering beehive of Governor Rose Mofford, this multi-faceted salute to the mid-century strives to capture all that is classically, unmistakably Phoenix," reads the magazine's website.

"We think of it as a collector's edition," Outhier said.

Classic Phoenix, the December issue of Phoenix Magazine, is on newsstands now.