NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A package of light brown cookies covered in sesame seeds sits on Vincent Palozzi’s desk, and his mother Josephine’s face is printed on the plastic label. Palozzi remembers baking with his mother during the holidays. She would start at 9 or 10 p.m. and bake until 3 or 4 in the morning so he and his siblings would wake up to a plate of fresh cookies....

Hop on your Vespa — we're headed to Emilia-Romagna! All year long, we're taking you to some of Italy's most popular cities and regions to dine all'italiana in our pop-up restaurant and enoteca series! The next destination on our strade di sapori, or "journey of flavors," is the region of rolling hills and grassy fields: Emilia-Romagna.   From May 1...

Passions of every sort are running high these days. Pick any topic and you're picking a fight, and woe to you if you choose to carry it out on any sort of social media. But no one thing so seems to galvanize the masses, and the less numerous strata above, as pizza.  It's the one subject that everyone can disagree on ... in relative safety. From the...

E’ stata ufficializzata ieri l’acquisizione integrale dell’azienda americana Woodways – che produce arredi su misura in Michigan – da parte della Zordan di Vicenza, noto e storico player nella produzione di arredamento per i negozi monomarca dei più qualificati brand del settore lusso, in Italia e nel mondo (da Bulgari a Ferragamo, Karl Lagerfeld e...

It’s as Chicago as “Da Bears” and the “Machine” that ran the city for decades – just a whole lot tastier. For uninitiated foodies, an Italian beef is a sandwich comprised of thinly sliced beef served in its own gravy on Italian bread and served “hot” (with pickled vegetables a.k.a. giardiniera), “sweet” (with grilled bell peppers), and then either...

On a beautiful but chilly May Monday evening, the flames in the outdoor heaters are ablaze on the patio at Viaggio in Highland Park. Inside, Lori Slavin, wife of co-owner Larry, works the room, greeting diners and taking the occasional order. “Something I haven’t done in 40 years,” she jokes. Opened on May 1, Viaggio is the sister restaurant to the...

The Italian-American Festival plans to install two bocce courts on Market Square by June. The city has OK’d the group’s request to build in the northwest corner, parallel to the parking lot, said City Engineer Dan Moeglin. They are surface courts with a raised border. “It doesn’t need a whole lot of formality,” he said. City crews removed a few pin...

A new bar and Italian spot has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to River North, called Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano, is located at 22 W. Ohio St. The menu includes six types of panini and eight types of pasta, including hand-made gnocchi, spinach risotto and ricotta and eggplant stuffed ravioli. Look forward to an array of dri...

When: May 17, 2018 Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM - Where: 1119 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN, 46203 - Info: This event is 21 and over Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtainin...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi....

Restaurateur Eric Smith made his home here 10 years ago and recently chose his adopted hometown to bring some of his favorite flavors with which he grew up on the other side of the river. “The whole idea was to bring over here what you can get over there, like provel cheese on our pizzas, toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake,” the St. Louis native...

Saturday May 19, 6.30 PM-11.30 PM EDT. Lithuanian Club, 877 E. 185 St., Cleveland, OH, 44119. You can purchase tickets on our web site www.italianamericanbrotherhoodclub.com or at Severino's Restaurant and Lounge 35125 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio 44095 440-946-0770 The Italian American Brotherhood Club of Cleveland is celebrating it’s 90th year at...