NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

More than 600 men attended the 80th anniversary of Viva La Panza! (Hooray for the Belly!) Oct. 24 at Todaro’s Party Center, hosted by the Italian American Professional and Businessmen’s Club. The event began in 1938 as a small gathering of politicians and Italian businessmen in the rear of the Belt Line Grocery Store on Grant Street, owned by curre...

As the Italian American Veterans Post 1 Ladies Auxiliary prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary of being chartered, 87-year-old Darlene Bruno has a lot to reminisce on. Bruno is the only active member of the group that has been there since before the group was chartered. Over the years, she has witnessed it grow from meetings in members’ houses...

When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine Week in the World, November 12-18, 2018, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is pleased to present the following two lectures: Mediterranean Diet: a Cultural Pattern which connects Environm...

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL In this lecture, Dr. Daniele Macuglia will investigate the professional relationships that arose between artists and anatomists during the Italian Renaissance. Starting with an overview of the collaboration between Leonardo da Vinci...

The Italian American Veterans Post 1 is holding a dinner dance honoring veterans and celebrating 60 years since its Ladies Auxiliary has been chartered. The double celebration begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at their post, 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, with dinner being served at 6 p.m. and a memorial service at 7 p.m. Music will be provi...

Church bells toll at the corner of Selden and Cass on an unseasonably warm October evening in Detroit while the square aquarium of a restaurant across the alley buzzes with tony Italian energy. It’s 9 o’clock — prime dinner time in Rome, and apparently in Detroit, too, even on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday evening. Matthew Stafford and his back...

After years of Ristorante Bartolotta holding the crown, a new king of pasta has been crowned. It isn't exactly new, though, as winner Tenuta's Italian Restaurant has been a Bay View staple since 2003. If you want authentic Italian in a quaint neighborhood setting, this is your place. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and staff and service are s...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 6:00pm-9pm. Great Lakes Culinary Center – 24101 W Nine Mile, Southfield, MI 48033. Ticket price include cooking demo, dinner, and wine. Dante Alighieri Society Members $55.00 – Non Members $60.00. Limited space, reservation is required in advance! “The Extraordinary Italian Taste, III Settimana della Cucina Italiana ne...

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Eataly, 43 E Ohio St., Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 6:00 PM, Chicago, IL Presented on the occasion of Italian Cuisine Week in the World, University of Chicago Historian, Daniele Macuglia, will lead guests on a culinary journey to the Middle Ages. During the class, students will have the opportu...

So many new restaurant dishes are designed to smack you in the mouth with flavor. They have layers of fried things with lots of cheese and bacon, or they're spiced and sugared and smoked and charred so they get the pleasure centers of your brain busy and lit up. Which can be a fun trip.  But no layered dish of bold flavors comes close to the depth,...

The Italian-American Cultural Club is finalizing plans for its annual fall fundraiser, “Festa Del Vino,” which will be held Nov. 9 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the wine tasting event starts at 6 p.m. A variety of 16 Italian wines, authentic Italian foods and Italian biscotti will be featured. The entert...

The agnolotti ($20) on Victory Italian's menu brands itself "Bacon Fest winner" and nests inside a printed box, showing that the restaurant considers it its best foot forward. Close your eyes and imagine the taste of ricotta-filled pasta, Parmesan cheese, bacon and sage-butter sauce. That's exactly what it tastes like, and exactly what this restaur...