NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. To hear La bohème for the first or for the hundredth time, one is struck by its dramatic cohesion and the wonderful unity of its construction. The listener is almost tempted to imagine the compose...

You can visit the Italian Alps here in Chicago. Baita, located in the River North spot Eataly ( 43 E. Ohio St.; www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/chi-baita/ ), brings this area of Europe to the Windy City. And it's a seasonal spot, bringing the Italian winter through March. ( Also, "baita" means "small ski lodge," reinforcing the decor. ) I advis...

A Springfield couple took a risk when they opened their own European-style bakery in downtown Springfield, but just a few months later the business has already expanded with a new Italian deli set to host a grand opening Saturday. Salato Deli has been serving customers under a soft opening for about a week at 40 N. Fountain Ave., but will officiall...

Whatever you think of tea-smoked duck breast stacked like masonry, or aggressively deconstructed Key lime pie, or the novelty of dining inside an Airstream-sized “nest” made of bent birch wood—you probably winced a little bit the day downtown’s stunningly innovative Cerulean closed its doors. It happened a year ago this month, and losing that glass...

Interviews are set to begin next week to fill 100 jobs at the new Andiamo Restaurant in downtown Fenton set to open in early 2019. Located in the three-story Horizon Building at 102 West Silver Lake Road, Suite 1, the Italian eatery will hold open interviews beginning 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 and every weekday through Friday, Jan. 18 a...

The Italian-American Society will hold the first spaghetti dinner of the new year on from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at the club, 644 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. The meal is open to the public for $9 per person. Dinner includes spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, bread and butter, dessert and coffee.  Carry-out orders can be placed by calling 330-296-35...

Che bello! Theater RED proudly announces a new addition to the company! Eric Welch joins Theater RED as Artistic Associate following his collaboration with the company in June of 2018 for the Wisconsin premiere of I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. Eric Welch directed this one-woman comedic romp as a co-production with his theater company,...

A couple with a knack for historical renovations is on the brink of re-opening the beloved Simrell's bar, with a fresh name and a back to basics feel. Ken Ramsay and Joe Everhart are calling their latest landmark restoration a reboot of the original Simrell's Italian restaurant from 60 years ago. With their new restaurant and bar, Alimentari Da Pes...

Francesco Antonio D’Alimonte nacque a Roccamorice, in provincia di Pescara, il 30 marzo del 1871 da Alfonso e Maria Giuseppa Di Martino. Il 18 ottobre del 1900 sposò la compaesana Maria Napoleone nata il 22 aprile del 1881 dai “contadini” Antonio e Regina Ruggieri. L’atto di matrimonio fu certificato dall’allora sindaco di Roccamorice Amadio Ventur...

Tuesday, January 15th 6:00pm - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci. The first of a series of lectures at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Leonardo da Vi...

A new Italian spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival, called Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, is located at 64 S. Grove Ave. The pizza place uses a wood fired oven. Choose to make your own pizza or opt for the provided menu options. Like the white arugula pizza with prosciutto and Bufala cheese, or the veggie pizza with tomatoes, pe...

After 49 years, Sabatino's is closing its doors for good. A red awning on Irving Park Road has long marked the entrance to the Italian-American institution on the Northwest Side. Its sign, which for decades displayed congratulations for weddings and graduations, now simply reads, "THANK YOU FOR 41 YEARS." A festive and busy lunch hour was served wi...