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An evening at Giada DeLaurentiis' self-titled Italian restaurant in The Cromwell will undoubtedly leave you pleasantly full, with happy memories of each morsel. The Food Network star designed her restaurant to capture that California feel, both in decor and in interpretations of classic dishes and DeLaurentiis' family recipes on a delightful dinner...

by Julia Wayne   Tim Baker and his son, Sam West, have been scheming about opening an Italian restaurant for years. In late November, they will. It's called San Fermo, and you've walked by the building a zillion times. It's the green Ballard Avenue house that's always looked a bit out of place on a street of thick-walled multi-story, multi-u...

by Rita Cipalla   Spread the love, share the wealth and eat well while doing it. These concepts drive the successful business model adapted by Ilyse Rathet and Ron Post, co-founders of Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods in Seattle.   The couple has spent years carefully cultivating top-quality, regionally inspired, authentic Italian food...

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, needs to put on his cowl and cape and help the late Luigi Del Bianco.   Leahy, who reportedly learned to read when he was 4 years old, says he can quote Batman comic books of 40 to 50 years ago.   Read more   Source: http://www.timesargus.com    

Dozens of Ferraris will fill Lake Kathleen's venue for the OFFICIAL Ferrari Club of America NW's event! Last year over 60 Ferraris, including 250 GTO, Enzo and 599 SA aperta awed the audience- and 2015 will be no exception.   Cars will be divided into 10 classes, including Famous Race Cars and People's Choice awards. Gates open to...

Amazon's growing campus has recently added Ethan Stowell's Ballard Pizza Company to its impressive restaurant collection, which also includes Great State Burger and Bar Noroeste from Josh Henderson, Skillet, Mamnoon Street and Anar, and Marination.   The new Ballard Pizza Company outpost opened on April 11, serving New York-style "whole pies...

They are business partners helming seven restaurants in two states spanning American breakfast to Italian fine dining concepts. Yet Tomaso Maggiore and his son Joey play up the very personal side of their connection as they swap stories to a comedic cadence and banter that only the closest of family members can achieve.   They talk about the...

By Gretchen WingWe've seen it with jazz, rock, and hip-hop: musicians around the world pick up the American sound and run with it, and we're flattered. But Italian bluegrass? Never fear: Beppe Gambetta is a master innovator of the acoustic guitar, and the music he brings to Lopez Community Center on Sept.25 at 7 p.m. will dazzle bluegrass and world...

di Glauco Maggi   Da Bergamo, il presidente dell'Atalanta Antonio Percassi va alla conquista del Grand Canyon grazie all'alleanza con gli indiani Navajo. Invece dei cowboy, pero', dovra' superare la resistenza dei verdi.   Percassi, della cui holding diversificata di imprese sotto il suo controllo sono parte anche la Stilo Immobiliare...

By John M. Glionna It was a Thursday night and the place was packed: the Italian American Social Club was saying goodbye to one of its own.   Singer Mark Giovi was leaving town, and the dress-for-success crowd sipped martinis and watched him work the room with the verve of a Rat Pack member. Just like the old days.   Read more &nbs...

By Moira Macdonald   Ideally, one would travel to Portland Art Museum's new exhibit "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" on the back of a Vespa motor scooter piloted by Gregory Peck. But Amtrak works just fine, too.   The exhibit, featuring dozens of elegant garments from the likes of Valentino, Prada, Armani and Pucci (who, it turns o...

By Samantha Bakall After more than seven months of waiting and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Burrasca, the rustic Tuscan food cart from Florentine native Paolo Calamai, and one of The Oregonian's top 10 of 2014, will open July 14 in the former Block's Cafe space in Southeast Portland.   Burrasca 2.0 will continue serving menu favorites...