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...

Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictional cable television show, take audiences on a tour-de-force of Italian songs and cuisine as they sing ("Volare," "Botcha – Me" and much more), dance, joke and laugh through a very special cooking lesson in "Cookin...

If a car to you is simply a means of getting from Point A to Point B, skip this story. Ditto if the thought of forking over $10 million for anything makes you carsick.   Friday night's RM Auction at the Arizona Biltmore could see the first automobile to fetch more than $10 million at auction in Arizona.   Read more   Source:&nb...

Valley residents looking for a pastoral getaway in the middle of the city need look no further than The Farm at South Mountain, where owner Pat Christofolo has created a little slice of paradise — and several of metro Phoenix's top dining destinations.   Christofolo got her start in the food industry at her family's deli, Capistrano's, then...

Naples, a city I adore, and its environs burst to life onstage in "Napoli," a ballet choreographed in 1842 by August Bournonville.   When the curtain rises on Act I, the audience applauds the view of the city's famous bay, with Vesuvius dominating the horizon. When it rises on Act II, the applause is accompanied by gasps, because here we're...