In 1957, 21 men who cared deeply about their Italian heritage as well as their community in Phoenix came together to found the Arizona American Italian Club. Today, the club continues to be a resource for Italian Americans and their neighbors living in the area. Along with housing a lounge and Italian eatery, the club hosts bingo and bocce games, as well as events such as fashion shows, Italian car shows, wine tastings, and spaghetti nights. Each month, club members sponsor a different charity and rain cloud, furthering their support and investment in the Phoenix community.
With a mobile crew of chefs educated at top culinary schools, Healthy Habits Personal Chef Services brings the fine-dining experience to customers' homes. The chefs deliver healthy gourmet meals or step into clients' kitchens to craft multicourse feasts out of organic ingredients and vegetarian-fed meats. If desired, they'll also teach clients how to prepare sophisticated dishes, such as fish en papillote, themselves, tailoring the recipes for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.
Wrigley Mansion has been Phoenix’s grande dame for over 80 years, built as a 24-room estate between 1929 and 1932 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as a 50th wedding anniversary present for his wife, Ada. However, the on-site Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge is much newer – the Italian eatery opened in the 1990’s – but still retains the gracious elegance of the grounds with white tablecloth service and plenty of upscale entrées to choose from. Chef Robert Nixon makes his own pastas and breads, and plucks his own herbs from the Wrigley’s garden, then sends out statement dishes like the signature Bisteca alla Fiorentina, a 32-ounce Porterhouse for two, or tagliatelle tossed with daily seafood. The patio is extremely popular for periodic jazz nights and a sunset happy hour, though the gilded, baroque interior is nothing to shy away from, either.
At its downtown location alone, Rose Tuxedo carries more than $1 million worth of tuxedos and accessories. In fact, the company's entire inventory is kept in state, meaning last-minute alterations never pose a problem. Convenience has been one of Rose's calling cards since it opened in the early 1980s. Today, the family-owned shops stock the latest designs in coats, vests, and suits, including more than 160 colors for vests and ties. Such diversity means guys can turn to Rose for all sorts of occasions, including weddings, proms, and the anniversary of losing their first tooth.
Twister Catering Party Planner ensures that guests don't go hungry by supplying party hosts with platters of grub cooked in a number of culinary styles. From coffee and eggs for morning meetings to a full bar doling out cocktails at evening affairs, the catering crew sets up shop at various types of events. Crew members serve soul food, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts at weddings and corporate gigs as well as smaller get-togethers and half-birthday parties for the family pets.