by Viju Mathew   Ferrari Fans will soon get their fill at the annual Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions, held January 29 and 30. Among the automotive artistry available this year are cars from the collection of Tony Shooshani, an esteemed devotee of the Italian marque.   Prominent examples from his Prancing Horse pantheon will...

A new Italian restaurant has opened in Scottsdale. Leoni's Focaccia is serving up Italian-style sandwiches, as well as salads and desserts, like albacore tuna, Pecorino Romano, and arugula sandwiches, according to the Phoenix New Times. The restaurant opened April 1 at 7116 E. Mercer Lane, near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard. Leoni's is u...

by Bob Golfen   Enid, Oklahoma, doesn't seem like the sort of place where you might unearth a rare and valuable coachbuilt Maserati convertible, but that is where this dusty "barn find" was discovered after at least 20 years stored inside a private garage. In as-found condition and still wearing British license plates, the 1962 Maserati...

By Rachel Basinger   Scottdale resident Tony Lizza is on top of one state social organization. He currently sits as president of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Sons and Daughters of Italy. Born in Italy, Lizza joined the Sons of Italy organization on Jan. 1, 1980.   "I thought it would be a good place to meet other Italian people," h...

Two Italian favorites are teaming up as Top Chef fan-favorite Fabio Viviani joins Columbus Foods for its "Meat Up" food truck tour, inviting Americans to explore the simple Italian goodness of premium salumi and deli meats.   They're hitting the road this April and May, spending a week each in Scottsdale, Salt Lake, Boston, New York Metro an...

by Dominic Armato Matthew Carter, who helms the kitchens at Zinc Bistro, the Mission and the House Brasserie, will be opening an Italian restaurant in Scottsdale in fall 2016. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant is a collaboration between Carter, Brian Raab (Carter's partner at the Mission and the House) and Mark Drinkwater, who will be returning t...

Portillo's Hot Dogs — the Chicago-based fast-casual eatery that opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale earlier this year — is set to hire 200 more hourly positions for a new Tempe location beginning this week. Starting Wednesday, May 29, those interested can apply in person at an on-site hiring center adjacent to the construction of the n...

by Marco R. Della Cava   Few Ferraris make the heart beat faster than a 1959 250 GT Long Wheel Base California Spider, or as its simply known to those who know — a Cal Spider. Seductive, powerful and rare, these iconic Prancing Horses typically can only be glimpsed in books or on posters. Which is why David Gooding is especially proud that...

by Mark Ewing   Scottsdale winter auctions always offer a few gems. Gooding & Co. has two more appealing Ferraris from the Golden Age of sports cars. First, a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Built in 1950, chassis 0060 M is based on the highly successful 166 MM/195 S chassis, with aerodynamic coachwork by Carrozzeria Tourin...

This past May, Chrysler Group LLC donated one of its iconic American-built supercars, a 2013 Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Viper GTS, to the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), a nationally recognized nonprofit based in Washington D.C.   The SIF is the philanthropic arm of the 109-year-old Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the largest...