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Nine months after announcing plans to move from St. Philip's Plaza to the old Mr. K's Barbecue on River and Stone, Scordato's Pizzeria has finally opened.   The restaurant, one of two Italian eateries helmed by longtime Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato, opened on March 17 at 4911 N. Stone Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through T...

At this time of year, most Pacific Northwest winemakers are spending vacation time with their families in advance of the crush of harvest.   Greg Koenig didn't have the luxury of much relaxation this summer, yet it's been perhaps the most satisfying time of his winemaking career. The graduate of the University of Notre Dame's famed architect...

Yankees vs. Mariners - Friday, June 7 - 7:10 p.m.Enjoy Seattle Mariners Baseball at a special price on Italian Heritage Night at Safeco Field! Round up your friends and family members and enjoy a fun-filled night of Italian culture. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this special offer will benefit Festa Italiana, the fre...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...

River Highway, Troutdale; 503-667-2480; dipompello.com) is a delightful Italian family restaurant in picturesque Troutdale under the direction of Saul and Ruby Pompeyo.   Classic pasta dishes such as ravioli marinara, garlicky fettuccini alfredo and layered lasagna are delicious dinner options or choose from chicken basil tortellini, gnocchi...

By Caitlyn Belcher   Henderson residents can now experience Italy without packing a single bag or purchasing an expensive airline ticket. Opened May 28, Bravo! Cucina Italiana was part of the Galleria at Sunset mall's $7 million upgrade that brought six new restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor events plaza.   The renovati...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...

By Robin Leach   Superstar singer Tony Bennett is not only set to celebrate his milestone 90th birthday as a Keep Memory Alive benefit May 21 for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, but he also is committed to its expansion and continuing caregiver program.   Tony expects a lineup of incredible recording artists and...

Lamborghini has officially cut the ribbon on its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, paving the way for the Italian automaker to continue its relentless pursuit in further developing carbon fiber technology.   The research center is going to operate as an outside entity from Lambo's headquarters in Sant'Agata...

By Betty Hallock   Giada de Laurentiis of the hit Food Network TV shows "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home" will open her first restaurant next year. The chef famous for dishes such as chicken tetrazzini and ravioli Caprese has signed on to debut in the new Gansevoort Las Vegas resort, scheduled to open in early 2014.   The name of...

Are you longing for the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy? The 32nd Annual Great Eldorado Italian Festival is celebrating Italian culture and traditions this weekend at downtown Reno, according to an official with Eldorado Reno.   On Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2013, people can visit the festival and enjoy grape stomp...

Las Vegas restaurants are an American culinary experience that shouldn't be missed. Thanks to its booming tourism industry, Las Vegas has some of the country's best restaurants, be they restaurants located in some of the best Vegas hotels, restaurants known for their incredible burgers, or restaurants with top chefs like José Andrés and Joël Robuch...