NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Pasta lovers don’t need to fly to Italy to get their fix of pasta and garlic bread. Ohio’s Trumbull County Italian Food Tour maps out some of the best places for Italian food in one of the state’s major Italian communities. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants started to settle in Mahoning Valley in Northern Ohio. Now, Trumbull County is honoring...

New restaurant Culaccino Bar + Italian Kitchen opened Tuesday in downtown West Bend. It occupies a historic 112-year-old farmhouse building, located at 110 Wisconsin St., that previously housed Irish pub Dublin’s, and before that, longtime bar and eatery The Binkery. Culaccino serves house-made pasta and wood-fired pizza, as well as a variety of It...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana will host its annual Chapel in the Meadow worship service and picnic on Sunday. The presentation of the colors and Mass will start at 11 a.m. at the chapel, which is located at 3008 Old Hospital Road, Edinburgh. A picnic will follow. Organizers will provide a main pasta dish, as well as water, plates, napkins...

Andrea Bocelli is hitting back-to-back landmarks. This month, the renowned Italian singer releases his first album of new material in 14 years. Last month, he turned 60 years old.  Perhaps another memorable landmark is on the way for the classical-crossover superstar as he travels to Cincinnati for his first show here. “By now, there are very few p...

Leo Spizzirri loves cooking pizza, and he loves teaching. The Norridge native, who earned the title “Master Istruttore” (instructor) at an Italian culinary school, has combined those two loves by co-founding the North American Pizza & Culinary Academy at 1970 University Lane in Lisle. Q: What’s your favorite kind of pizza? A: As one of less than a...

Simone Lucarini treasures many a memory from his childhood cooking with his family in his Tuscan hometown of Cortona. He remembers joking and playing with his mother, making a mess of ingredients as they prepared dinner in a bona fide Italian kitchen. It’s those flavors of authenticity that Simone said he and his wife, Elizabeth, intend to bring to...

A longtime Chicago eatery is being celebrated by the city and its fans for being a “cherished institution” known for its dipped (and dry) beef sandwiches. Al’s Italian Beef opened as a small neighborhood beef stand in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1938 and the sandwich itself was said to be the idea of Al Ferrari and Chris Pacelli, Sr. Th...

Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers has announced October 29th as its opening date, a goal that has been more than two years in the making. The brewery and restaurant, taking over a former a printing press transformed into a 12,000 square foot dining room space, has been gutted and resdesigned, with much of the work being done by owner Alex Liberati and...

Lisa Formosa-Parmingiano is an important member of the community as she continues to inspire others with her incredible knowledge of the theater while providing a space to master various acting techniques. She believes there are aspects of the theater that can contribute to the journey of self discovery and lead to active self awareness. She acts a...

Viva la Panza, “hooray for the stomach” or “joy to the belly” according to an article published March 29, 1943 in the Akron Beacon Journal, described the event as a tradition to eat until your knife and fork scream for help! Started a few years earlier before the outbreak of WWII by local Italian immigrants, now U.S. citizens, to provide political...

The extraordinary violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to tackle Paganini's devilishly difficult Violin Concerto No. 1, and guest conductor Daniel Boico leads a marvelous tour of Italy with Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III, and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4. The Columbus Symphony presents the Italian Festival at the Southern T...

When: Fri, November 9, | From 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Where: 42 Degrees North at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center - What: ELISABETTA MORO, MARINO NIOLA – The Mediterranean Diet, an Italian-American Discovery useful for the Future. The Event is Free and Open to the Public, please register by November 5, 2018 Conviviality, seasonality, sust...