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Nico Mannion was not supposed to be home for his birthday. If things had gone according to his plan, on March 14 the freshman guard and fifth-seeded Arizona would have been competing in the Pac-12 title game. At the very least, he would have been in Tucson with his teammates. But instead, Mannion was back at home with his family in North Scottsdale...

Luxury branded residences are becoming increasingly prevalent in the world’s most sophisticated urban areas. While a beautiful home in a coveted enclave is still a status symbol, discerning buyers are increasingly seeking out the additional sense of prestige that accompanies ownership of a branded residence. Hundreds exist worldwide, most in Asia a...

When it comes to Italian cuisine, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Las Vegas. From signature pizzas to homemade pasta dishes, the culinary destination boasts a wide range of upscale eateries that deliver an authentic taste of Italy. Whether you’re looking to dine at the iconic restaurant Cipriani or visit Lago by Julian Serrano for...

I picked up Peg from her exercise appointment on North Pearl. It was almost 11:30, so I asked Peg if she wanted to got out to lunch. She said, “Sure. How about Joeseppi’s?” We were less than two hundred yards away, so I thought why not? This was just after our governor’s announcement about the Corona Virus and a ban on meetings of 250 people or mor...

Manhattan’s East Village is renowned for its vibrant history as a center of counterculture, the birthplace of punk, and the home of many influential artists, writers, musicians, and beatniks. While the area to the south around Mulberry Street is most famous as the borough’s Little Italy, there were also a significant number of Italians living in th...

In these divisive times, is there a more democratic food than pizza? Sure, there might be allegiances to certain regional specialties (more on that later), but pizza in its essence—crust, sauce, cheese, toppings—is so universal and adaptable, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who takes issue with it. In the century or so that pizza has been...

A Florida-based Italian ice company is set to make its Arizona debut next month and plans to expand throughout metro Phoenix over the next few years. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will open its first Arizona store in Chandler near Alma School and Ocotillo roads in late April, according to a press release. “We are so excited to give the people of Arizona t...

Osteria la Spiga isn't just a delicious Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill - it's a paradise for prosciutto-lovers. La Spiga's food pays homage to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Chef Sabrina Tinsley and her husband, Pietro Borghesi, create dishes that honor Italian flavors while using local ingredients.  And the prosciutto! Let's talk about th...

Pomo Restaurant Group’s Pomo Pizzeria and Luna Gelateria, has announced its newest casual dining concept, Pomo Pizza. The restaurant is a spinoff of the wildly popular Pomo Pizzeria and will specialize in Pinsa, Pizza Romana and classic-style pizza. The restaurant is now open at the Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 E. Camelback Rd., #148 A & B) in Phoen...

The two gents behind Saint Pasta have plans to expand yet again. A year ago, Joe Cetrulo and Racan Alhoch debuted their food truck with the motto “Al Dente or Die,” slinging impressive pastas with an East Coast accent. The menu listed vodka sauce, carbonara, and bolognese with lamb sausage. They soon outgrew the truck, trading their wheels for the...

Scottsdale Fashion Square has added another high-end luxury brand to its lineup: Versace. The Italian fashion company will open a 3,131-square-foot retail store inside the mall's so-called "luxury wing," near Neiman Marcus, and will be located across from Michael Kors, the mall announced in a news release on Monday. It is anticipated to open in the...

Paolo Banchero almost stopped midstride.“If I was to reclassify, these would be my last couple of games,” the O’Dea junior shared the eve of the Fighting Irish’s playoff run. He was referring to a fleeting moment last summer when Banchero and his family contemplated him graduating high school early. Joining the trend for elite high-school athletes...