“First be the best, then be first.” — Grant Tinker Jeff Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa first met in the second grade. They stayed friends through their college years at the University of Arizona, and are now, 15-plus years post graduation, still best of friends and business partners. Both are entrepreneurs. Through the years they tried to make lots of...

Although chef “La Fufi” Fulvia Steffenone has only been in Tucson for five years, her culinary roots run deep in Italy. Steffone worked in accounting when she realized her passion was with cooking. She trained in Turin and with various chefs before training under Michelin-starred, world-renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi. In 1998, Steffenone founded...

Considering the fact that my wife, Michelle is 100 percent Italian it would be imprudent for me not to have a fondness for Italian wine.  Regardless of my desire for domestic harmony I have to say in all honesty that I have a strong affinity for the Italian varietals, as well as other international grapes grown on the Italian peninsula and islands....

After eight European tours, the festival — which is dedicated to artisanal Italian gelato — travels back to Tucson. Gelato Festival America is making its final stop in the U.S. and setting up shop at La Encantada from noon – 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. The festival gives everyone the opportunity to learn the secrets of hi...

When in Tucson, do as the Tucsonans do, which is currently for many, a late breakfast with bottomless mimosas. The brunch trend is alive and well from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Bottega Michelangelo, and it’s brunch menu is just one of the latest additions to the historic restaurant’s re-imagined menu. There’s plenty of choices to be made during brunch...

The Rogue Theatre is in search of truth. “This whole season, we’re really exploring this idea of what is truth and what is not truth, and the powers that try to extinguish or twist the truth,” says Cynthia Meier. The co-founder of the theater is directing the season opener, Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo.” Brecht’s play is based on the life of the astro...

Simone Lorenzo Prosperi of Italy's decision to postpone his honeymoon to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Tucson paid off as he claimed the gold medal in the men's trap event. Prosperi, competing in his maiden final at this level, clinched his first World Cup victory with a score of 43 hits at the Tucson Trap and...

Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia was an everyman’s Jack of all trades—an impressionist painter and sculptor, a composer, an architect, a director and a lithographer, among other titles. His work was all created in and inspired by the world of the Sonoran desert and the melting-pot culture it provided. The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun has 15,000 original DeGraz...

In the attempt to be No. 1, Mike Candrea started his No. 2 pitcher in Sunday’s NCAA regional final. Boom. Home run I. Boom. Home run II. Boom. Home run III. “It was pretty great,” said Mississippi State catcher Mia Davidson, who hit the second home run. “(Sarai Niu) hit one that hasn’t landed yet.” This wasn’t a February freebie against Montana or...

The closure of Tucson’s only dealership for Italian motorcycles in late 2016 left enthusiasts without local dealer service for several months last year. Now, the Old Pueblo has not only regained its dealership for Ducati and other Italian brands, but it has gained a new, full-service motorcycle showroom and repair shop. On Any Moto, mainly a servic...