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Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room appears to be as popular as ever. It is vast: Fifteen thousand square feet, with a capacity of 497, and what seems like at least that number of patrons swarming throughout the premises on even Seattle’s dreariest winter day. They drink coffee — espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, more. They take selfi...

Attention, fans of Italian baked goods (both sweet and savory) — a baker and pastry chef with some very solid experience is setting up shop on SE 92nd in Lents. According to the Portland Mercury, Michelle Vernier, who has worked with pastry at Imperial, Paley’s Place and the now-closed Wildwood, will be opening Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market in a...

The Arizona Science Center is shaking things up. Literally. In conjunction with "Pompeii: The Exhibition," a volcanic eruption will be staged on the rooftop at the venue for one night only on Jan. 25. Visitors will be immersed in an experience featuring real jets of fire, smoke and lava in this recreation of Mount Vesuvius's eruption in 79 A.D., wh...

For Sequim High School transplant Irene Stello, coming to America as an exchange student is her first big adventure abroad. While Sequim may be considered “a small town” in America, the city in Italy where Stello comes from is smaller. “When I came here it was a really big shock,” she said. “Everything is really big: cars, streets, food, everything...

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen today proudly opens its new location in the Arrowhead area of Glendale. The Arizona-based restaurant brand has been serving their signature Italian inspired, healthy fare since 2002. The newest location, at 8280 W Union Hills Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308, has officially opened. Proudly offering a robust menu comprised o...

Italian luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta will open a new store on the Strip. The new store at Wynn Las Vegas will be Bottega’s fourth in the valley. The others are at the Shops at Crystals, Bellagio and Palazzo, according to the brand’s website. Clark County issued a permit for $375,000 worth of work for the store. Bottega will have clothing, sh...

It’s finally here! Join Scuola Italiana di Portland for our annual Carnevale Party and fundraiser on February 11! This year we are doing one event for both adults and children for a true Italian style experience. The price is only $10 per adult and $5 for children 13 years old and under if you pay online. If you pay at the door the day of the event...

Las Vegas locals love an Italian restaurant called Bootlegger Bistro. The secret to its great sauces? It’s executive chef Maria Perry, who, at 100 years old, still works two or three days a week to make sure everything is perfect. “I still go in there and check the sauces,” she said of the marinara sauce served at Bootlegger. Perry still oversee...

It has been an offseason of change for the Portland Timbers, including adding new head coach Giovanni Savarese, who made his local debut Monday at Providence Park. In addition to moving from the Big Apple to the Rose City, Savarese is stepping up to the big leagues of American soccer. The upcoming season will be his first time as an MLS head coach...

Robert "Bob" Frasca, the co-founder of Portland-based ZGF Architects and whose body of work helped define the city's skyline, died Jan. 3 of complications from leukemia, the firm said Monday. He was 84. The Oregon Convention Center, KOIN Tower and Portland World Trade Center are among his most recognizable works. Many of his other projects are part...

A tiny, quiet, 28-seat Italian eatery in North Scottsdale is cooking some really good Italian-American food. The other night, the charming place was almost empty for early dinner hour. This changed when a woman hurried in. She must have been hungry, for she asked for whatever dish took the shortest to make, and tacked on a soup once she learned a p...

Sono quarantaquattro le startup italiane che prenderanno parte alla cinquantunesima edizione del Ces di Las Vegas, la fiera dedicata all’hi-tech che si svolgerà negli Stati Uniti dal 9 al 12 gennaio. Una parte di questi giovani realtà innovative, 29 per la precisione, è stata selezionata da un comitato promotore composto da alcuni dei principali at...