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...

A backdrop of canals, outdoor dining, authentic Italian food and classic and contemporary Italian entertainment create a Venetian ambiance in Scottsdale during the annual Italian festival.   In its third year, the Italian Festival of Arizona will take place on March 19 and 20 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The event is organized by the I...

Way back in the 20th century, before smartphones, iPods and Facebook, Tuscan-born Franco Fazzuoli introduced Valley diners to an unknown foreign cuisine: Italian. Prior to Franco's arrival, what passed for "Italian" fare in this town was actually Italian-American: fried mozzarella sticks, spaghetti and meatballs, veal parmigiana and sauce-drenched...

You are invited to join us in celebrating the life of Paolo Soleri. We set aside 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) around Fall Equinox for this celebration. There will be "An Evening at Cosanti" in Paradise Valley on Friday, "A Day at Arcosanti" on Saturday and "High Noon at the Soleri Bridge" in Downtown Scottsdale on Sunday. There will be add...

by Terence Murnin   In a turn of events that can only be explained by the stars aligning or perhaps, poetic justice, "Whisked Away" is the name of the bakery shop where Arizona Culinary Institute's December 2014 Student of the Month, Laura Callan, decided to pursue her dream in the culinary arts.   "A woman had opened this cool bakery...

I remember the days not so long ago when you could walk into a restaurant and be greeted by name. You'd know at least half the waitstaff, all of which were men, just from the neighborhood. And you'd be served your favorite dish, the one you'd ordered time and time again. This is what it was like for me growing up in South Philly.   Italian A...

You might feel like you're in Venice if you visit the Italian Festival of Arizona this weekend at SouthBridge in Scottsdale.   Umbrella-shaded tables will be placed along the bridge to re-create the ambiance of the canal-laced city in northeastern Italy. "People can look over the canal while they eat dinner, kind of like you're in Venic...

Italian restaurant La Locanda Italiano will host a grand opening Dec. 27 in Old Town Scottsdale. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers an authentic Italian dining experience using the best local ingredients, shop served with flourish. The menu is simple, order with fresh original recipes from the northern regions of Italy. Pasta is fres...

The Scottsdale City Council has approved plans to demolish most of the upscale shopping center known as The Borgata and replace it with condominiums.   Built in 1981 to resemble an Italian village, the Borgata is considered a Scottsdale landmark. But on Monday, the City Council signed off on a general plan amendment and rezoning to allow th...