For the 2020-2021 academic year, NAU Education Abroad at the Center for International Education and the Global Languages and Cultures department hosted Tania Ferronato from Italy as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to develop Americans’ knowl...

A “new-age infused” limoncello has scooped its producer, Chelly, a double gold award at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Arizona, US-based brand sells its limoncello in a 750ml bottle along with a recently launched ‘Party Pouch’, which is a 200ml flexible plastics pouch designed for outside events and festivals. The beverage it...

Local chefs, Devon Sanner and Mat Cable, have officially announced the opening of what they’re describing as their “culinary bromance” restaurant project. Zio Peppe, located at 6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd., is opening up the restaurant for takeout and delivery — lunch and dinner — on Monday, May 10. The new spot that’s located near the eastside is cons...

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen will open its sixth location in Gilbert in May. The new restaurant, located at 884 E Williams Field Rd Ste. 102, Gilbert, AZ 85295, features a spacious indoor-outdoor layout with a garage door that rolls up to connect 4,300 combined square feet of indoor and patio space. The Gilbert Picazzo’s will offer the locally...

More often than not, when Americans think of Italian food, their mind instantly goes to pizza and pasta. While that’s an understandable oversimplification, Mora Italian has made a concerted effort to change the way people think about Italian cuisine here in the Valley. Owned by celebrity chef Scott Conant, Mora specializes in finding unique and cre...

World-renowned University of Arizona head coach and former Team USA head Mike Candrea will assist the Team Italy coaching staff as special advisor just in time for the Women's European Softball Championship, which the defending Euro champion Italian softball squad will host in Friuli Venezia Giulia from June 27-July 3, 2021.   Mike Candrea said, “I...

A Valley WWII Army veteran celebrated her birthday in style this year. Friends and family held a birthday parade Wednesday to honor Stella Srgo who turned 100 years old. As if that isn't incredible enough, Stella served as a drill sergeant and air raid warden in the Army, and also worked as a civilian in a factory making parts for the military. Ste...

Melissa Maggiore remembers her father, well-known Phoenix chef Tomaso Maggiore, as full of life, passionate, always smiling and laughing, and "had this gift of making everyone in his life -- whether they were customers or family -- feel important." When he died earlier this year after a nearly two-year battle with cancer, she said she began to refl...

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro stole his 28th career base in Saturday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. With it, Locastro broke the Major League Baseball record for most successful stolen bases to start a career. Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts. Hi...

Portillo's will open its fourth Valley restaurant in Glendale -- and its second located in the West Valley -- on April 27, the Chicago restaurant chain announced Monday morning. The restaurant was initially expected to open before the end of 2020, but encountered some delays that pushed the opening to the first part of 2021. It is located in front...