Michael Nagrant finds the muffuletta of his dreams at Rosie’s Sidekick. The sandwich shop, an offshoot of Italian bakery Sicilia, offers a host of delights. Eggplant parm is “supremely slutty, the cheese oozing over the flaky bread and the sauce and juicy eggplant dripping out the edges.  This was some serious Tony Soprano-shit.” The aforementioned...

Pizza fans, take heed: there's a new spot in town to get your fix. Located at 3801 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville, the new arrival is Aurelio's Pizza.Since its inception in 1959, this chain has opened stores in Indiana, Illinois and Florida. It offers classic pies, like the The Works, with Sausage, ham, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, cheese; or...

Con qualche giorno di anticipo rispetto al 2 giugno anche i connazionali residenti a Chicago celebreranno la Festa della Repubblica.  Quest’anno, infatti, le celebrazioni organizzate dal Consolato generale si terranno il 31 maggio, a partire dalle 17.30, presso il Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, struttura prestigiosa nel cuore della...

Lake Shore Drive or State Street should be renamed for civil rights crusader Ida B. Wells, and Balbo Drive should be left alone, an Italian-American civic leader said Wednesday. One day after Aldermen Sophia King (4th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) resurrected the name change, Dominic DiFrisco, president emeritus of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian...

Oltre 50 eventi, 50 tra consorzi, cantine, aziende del food & wine e del lifestyle italiane presenti, più di 500 importatori e distributori locali e oltre 100 ristoranti italiani certificati coinvolti: questi i numeri di “Authentic Italian Table”, la manifestazione con cui le 9 Camere di Commercio Italiane all’estero di Chicago, Houston, Los Angele...

Balbo Drive would be renamed for Ida B. Wells, an iconic figure in the African-American community who led an anti-lynching crusade, under an aldermanic plan that is certain to stir controversy. South Side Ald. Sophia King (4th) and downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) plan to launch the effort at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. They will introduce...

If you want to send your kids to Italy this summer while keeping them close to home, Casa Italia has the summer camp for you. The camp is celebrating its 14th year. The Casa’s Italian Language & Culture Summer Camp will introduce children ages 4 to 16 to the best that Italy has to offer through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, d...

Connoisseurs of Italian glass will have a rare opportunity to enhance their holdings on May 23, when the Chicago-based Wright auction house holds a single-owner sale of more than 100 works by luminaries such as Fulvio Bianconi, Ercole Barovier, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, and Thomas Stearns. “This collection, which was built by a Windy City couple ove...

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Italian Americans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and Chicago’s rich baseball history through a screening of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning film, Italian American Baseball Family at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. The 2016 American Community Survey...

Come August, a tiny slice of Chicago will transform itself into the streets of Rome, Venice and Palermo with the weekend Taylor Street Festa Italiana in Chicago’s historic Little Italy neighborhood. Onesti Entertainment Corporation President Ron Onesti — who started the original event  — returns after a six-year hiatus to produce the 2018 edition o...