NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

On our search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant, we found that our great state is home to some incredible authentic Italian food, from old school red sauce joints to contemporary trattorias with new takes on traditional favorites. We, the Michigan’s Best search team of John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman, tasted our way across Michigan, visiting pla...

Mike Adamle spent a lifetime in sports, playing for three NFL teams and working in a 40-year sports media career that has ranged from WMAQ-Ch. 5 sports anchor to covering the Olympics, so he seems a like natural for the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct him Saturday. Perhaps with one hitch. “It’s funny, we have this t...

Popular confectionary and coffee house Divino Gelato will open its fourth location at Mayfair Mall later this November. According to a Journal Sentinel post, the kiosk in Mayfair Mall will sell Italian ice cream, French macaroons, along with local favorite Colectivo Coffee. Divino Gelato was started in Downtown Waukesha by Lori Lester. A second loc...

An icy princess is terrified of love. A mysterious prince solves three riddles and melts her heart while breaking another's. Love triumphs, but it's complicated. Starring Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta/Janai Brugger Turandot (1926), the final work of Giacomo Puccini's career, showcases the composer's magnificent melodic outpourings a...

New promotions with major US retailers, a new video to explain the crucial factors behind the success of Italian food, and a closer monitoring of the effective results of the government-backed promotional activities in the sector are the key priorities for Marco Saladini, the new director of the ITA-Italian Trade Agency in Chicago.  We will look in...

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, announced the launch of a new delivery service available at all its Chicagoland restaurants and 94 percent of its locations nationwide. The new delivery option is the result of a partnership with DoorDash, the on-demand restaurant delivery platform. Through the partn...

When: From November 18, 2017 to January 7, 2018 - Where: Art Institute of Chicago (Gallery 209), 111 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 After its widely popular debut in 2013, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns once again this holiday season. One of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples, the crèche is...

Chef Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning TV host, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and co-owner of Eataly, visited Windy City Live to discuss her newest creation.Lidia revealed her latest cookbook "Lidia's Celebrate like an Italian" which she wrote with her daughter, Tanya. In the book, she shares recipes for nearly every celebration plu...

In occasione della XVII Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo, il Comitato della Società Dante Alighieri nel Michigan ha promosso l’incontro dal titolo “Ferrante Fever” dedicato all’approfondimento delle opere di una delle scrittrici italiane più apprezzate e discusse degli ultimi anni, Elena Ferrante. L’evento è stato organizzato in collaboraz...

Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that, in conjunction with Little Fish Records (LFR) and CPI Distributors, it will be releasing the DVD of film festival hit Breaking Balls on November 17th. Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productions LLC, and directed by Cleveland State film instructor and USC film school alum John...

Every year, the Bellaire Sons of Italy feeds hundreds of hungry veterans via a spaghetti dinner. Roughly 354-to-400 of them, according to president Doug Hartlieb. The event began at 3 o'clock and continues through 7 p.m. “The veterans come in, we feed them and their family, and we like to make everything good for them because of what they've done f...

VETERANS DAY is Saturday. Carnevale 2017, an Italian festival-style celebration at Findlay’s Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, recently raised money for Flag City Honor Flight. Music and live performers, Italian specialties by chef Sam Fittante of the Bistro on Main, a live auction and more filled the evening. More than $123,000 was raised f...