A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to the Zags following the 2019 season. So did a member of GU’s coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines. Riccardo Fois found himself in Phoenix – staying at the same hotel where the Zags stayed at the 2017 Final Four – to interview for the position of player develo...

Joe Gambino, who rose from modest beginnings in New York to become the owner of one of the Valley's largest Chevrolet dealerships, died last month at his Phoenix home. He was 88. The longtime automotive enthusiast passed away June 28 surrounded by family, said his son, Joseph Gambino Jr. The senior Gambino, a Brooklyn native, grew up speaking a rar...

Hidden behind the former Crown Imports building on 7th Street in Phoenix is a little slice of heaven. Growing up in New York, every neighborhood had its favorite Italian restaurant where friends would gather to revel in two- or three-hour dinners, laugh at a lifetime of shared memories, and share a bottle or six of wine. Pubblico Italian Eatery is...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Pizzeria Bianco Topping the list is Pizzeria Bianco. Located at 4743 N. 20th St. in Camelback East, the Italian and pizza spot, which offers...

More than 60,000 car lovers beat a path to the Phoenix Art Museum in 2007 to see “Curves of Steel,” a blockbuster exhibit of classic automotive designs. The museum is hoping to make an even bigger noise this fall with “Legends of Speed,” featuring 21 racing cars that are not only gorgeous works of art but also feats of engineering that changed the...

Vito LoPiccolo knew exactly what the people of New York City expected from a pizza. He says it is why he was able to thrive in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens for 20 years with his classic and mastered menu. He did not have that same feel when he moved to Arizona and opened Brooklyn V’s in October 2014 at the northeast corner of Warner and Linds...

Over the last few years, Postino wine bars have popped up in every cool neighborhood around the Phoenix area. Valley residents flock to the chain because it has a keen eye for design and an approachable menu with local wines and Italian bites.  And now, the restaurant group behind the stylish wine bar is planning to open a Tucson outpost on Grant...

L’avvocato Roberta Gentili Purcell è il nuovo console onorario dello Stato americano dell’Arizona. Ad annunciarlo un tweet del console generale d’Italia a Los Angeles Silvia Chiave, che ha rivolto "un caldo benvenuto" alla collega. Nata e cresciuta in Italia, dove ha studiato perfezionandosi poi in Francia e negli Stati Uniti, Roberta Gentili Purce...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Bar Pesce Topping the list is Bar Pesce. Located at 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite B in Camelback East, it's the highest ra...

The Phoenix Suns are still in search of a new head coach, but it sounds like they’re also interested in hiring Gonzaga’s Riccardo Fois as the team’s player development coach. Fois has quite of bit of experience with developing players. He’s served four years with Gonzaga’s men’s basketball staff as their Coordinator of Basketball Analytics and Vide...