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Pay now, drink forever. In a way. Ferino Distillery, currently taking shape on East Fourth Street, is raising some of the money for the project by selling memberships in its drinks club, called Drinks for Life. The memberships begin at $100 and include one free drink per month for life — as long as the member and distillery both shall live. Ferino...

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Italy as the Southwest Symphony performs works by some of the greatest Italian composers of all time on April 26 with special guest soprano Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Featuring Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” a beautiful duet with the symphony...

Pizzeria Otto, one of Portland’s few traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, will open a second location in Southeast Portland later this year, The Oregonian has learned. With more than 80 seats in a 2,300 square-foot space near Portland Mercado, the new restaurant will be roughly double the size of the original. But besides the bigger room, founding own...

Ama definirsi un philantrepreneur, e più che a Bill Gates o Steve Jobs si ispira a Richard Branson della Virgin, con gli occhi e iI fiuto per gli affari in moltissimi e svariati settori. Oltreoceano è conosciuto come l’italiano che sta contribuendo a far  apprezzare il calcio agli americani mentre in Italia è balzato agli onori della cronaca per av...

The Vivace/Pizzeria Vivace duo (by chef Daniel Scordato) has exited long-time digs in St. Philip’s Plaza. Vivace is now nestled in the north foothills while Pizzeria Vivace re-emerged as Scordato’s Pizzeria on Stone at River (just north of Tucson Mall). Scordato’s is all about the pizza pie. There are other tasteful entrees, but here pizza reigns....

At the end of my first meal at Fellow Osteria, our young waitress brought my wife and I two petals of begonia — scarlet begonia, just like the Grateful Dead song. “Eat these,” she told us. I blinked once and placed a petal between my teeth. It ruptured like silk, releasing a flavor like crushed raspberry, a wild burst of tang. Eating at Fellow Oste...

Last Tuesday night, Tratto served an epic meal. Rome-based writer Katie Parla was in town to promote her new book, The Food of the Italian South, and Chris Bianco, Cassie Shortino, and Blaise Faber pulled out all the stops. It wasn’t so much that it was a meal that dazzled you in its intensity of flavor. It was more about soul and style: tapping in...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing meetings, to collect the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for passport without having to come to this Consulate General Las Vegas, Nevada...

As a kid in Correggio, Italy, sophomore Matteo Fortini did what most boys his age were doing in terms of sports… he started playing football (soccer) and took a look at basketball. His older sister Veronica was playing in Italian Tennis Federation tournaments and he was going along with mom and dad (Germano and Milena Fortini) to watch, and he like...

A new Italian restaurant opening in the southwest this summer just landed a big-name chef. Eataly’s executive chef Nicole Brisson departs the massive food emporium at the Park MGM in June to take over the kitchen at Locale Italian Kitchen, the new venture from Andy Hooper of The Black Sheep fame. The restaurant near Mountain’s Edge plans to serve l...

A butcher shop and restaurant opening in Northeast Portland later this year may fill the hole left in the city's dining scene when Old Salt Marketplace closed in 2018. Austin Piccone, who raises hogs at Wallow & Root Farm in Sandy, is launching Piccone's Corner in the same building as Petite Provence Bakery on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. He expects...

Visitors to Italy who stray from well-tread tourist paths in small villages or obscure city neighborhoods often report the discovery of charming cafes, trattorias, and ristorantes — family owned and operated, some with folksy names like “La Cucina Della Mamma,” offering delicious, reasonably-priced, house-made cuisine. Transported to Northern Italy...