By Becky Bartkowski "I use the same approach to clothes as I did when I designed buildings," the late Gianfranco Ferré once said. "It is basic geometry: You take a flat form and revolve it in space."    This hyper-technical, detail-oriented approach the Italian architect turned designer employed is evident in Phoenix Art Museum's prese...

by Damien Alameda    The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) has announced its 2014 class of inductees for the 44th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. This year's Induction Ceremony will honor Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club founder Arthur J. Martori; Phoenix International Raceway entrepreneur Emmett "Buddy" Jobe; three-time Paralympic Whee...

Originally from Northern Italy—Veneto to be precise—author Maria Grazia Swan came to the United States as an adult. She lived in other European countries as a child, so the only thing that had her concerned was the ocean in between. Oh, and here's a secret she shared —she doesn't know how to swim!Today, Maria has two grown sons and grandsons, who b...

Two longtime Valley restaurants are closing their doors.   La Fontanella After 10 years running restaurants in Chicago, Isabella Mannone moved to Phoenix in 1982 and opened La Fontanella. A few years later, husband Berto Bertuccio came on board, adding to La Fontanella's charms with his homemade gelato, a Valley rarity in those days.  ...

If one is good, then two must be better. The crew behind Crudo in Arcadia plans to open a second concept in central Phoenix this summer. The new venture, Okra, will be an ode to the kind of Southern cooking that chef Cullen Campbell experienced as a kid in Arkansas and a college student in Memphis.   Fried chicken will be served tw...

By Heather Hoch It's pretty much a rite of passage in Phoenix to get a mozzarella, tomato, and basil sandwich from Pane Bianco. Chris Bianco's little sandwich shop on Central Avenue between Indian School and Camelback roads offers only three sandwiches every day, after all, and that's one of them.   While the aromatic basil and juicy local...

On Saturday, June 21st you're invited to join the Italian Association at Avanti Italian Restaurant    Members and Friends that love Italy and the Italian Culture please don't miss this event! We will celebrate the first day of summer with an "All Italian" art show and an "All Italian" fabulous four course dinner...

Florida-based Trend Group, the world's leading producers of glass mosaic, gold mosaic and Venetian enamel and its sister company Granite Transformations sponsored the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Tailgate at the University of Phoenix by displaying Pam, a magnificent life-size gold mosaic elephant in front of the Stadium. &nb...

Five metro-Phoenix restaurants have joined the list of local favorites that have been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."   On Friday, Feb. 27, host Guy Fieri "stops by a mom and pop pizza shop firing up pies topped with everything from baked ziti to chicken marsala," according to the "Roadtrippin'" episode description....

We could see the return of Fazoli's to the Phoenix market very soon. The familiar Italian restaurant chain closed its last store in the area in 2008, but is trying to expand back into Phoenix, among other markets, thanks to a recent brand turnaround.   In fact, Phoenix scored very high when looking into potential growth markets accordin...