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Ever heard the names Deena Caruso, Joe Albi, Father Joseph Cataldo, Pat Cozza, Victor Felice, Peter Jacoby, Victor Forni and Mike Lamanna? They are among a long list of Italian Americans who have lived in and loved the Spokane area.   The names may ring a bell because they all helped create the city of Spokane we know today. And all wer...

Ever since returning from New York, which is arguably the food capitol of the world, I've been on the hunt for food that can measure up. Because Tucson is such a cultural melting pot, it's never been difficult to find good food here, and I'm generally pleased with wherever I go. I never had any complaints until I left this city and saw the blends...

Horizon Milling today launched its Primo Mulino™ Italian-style flour at the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE®) to help food service providers make great tasting crisp-yet-tender pizza crust, flatbreads, Italian-style breads and crackers. Available from a consistent domestic supply at an affordable price point, the new Italian-sty...

The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive.   Nevio Boccanera, the chamber's executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have "bottom-up" support for such an initiative. "We first m...

A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...

by Courtenay Hameister    Look at that picture. Look. At. It. That woman is surrounded by art that's been around for hundreds of years, and it's ogling her. It's the foofy dress. I mean, it's the hair, makeup, the weensy waist, and the stunning, jaw-dropping splendor of the foofy dress.   A couple weeks ago, I went...

by Logan Burtch-Buus   Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni's Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide array of both traditional and intriguing flavors of the classic Italian dessert. Giovanni's is authentic to the core, according to Rizza, a point in which he takes great pri...

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces....

Two new restaurant concepts are coming to downtown Phoenix this summer. Both will be within an easy walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field. Mancuso's Restaurants said earlier this month that it was relocating its Scottsdale restaurant, Bobby's (which closed April 30) to the Collier Center along Jefferson between Se...

Address: Downtown Summerlin, 10940 Rosemary Park Drive Phone: 702-259-6025 Status: Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Maggiano's Little Italy doubles down on Las Vegas with a second location. The oversized 9,732-square-foot Downtown...

The west-side's popular pizza and wings joint Bianchi's Italian is moving up, literally. The Tucson staple is adding a second location up north, in the former home of Marana's sprawling The Steak Out restaurant. Owner Vincent Bianchi says the new spot at 3640 W. Tangerine Road will feature the same menu as the original, with fast-casual servic...

by Michela Tartaglia   "Promoting Italian culture through our common passion for food, literature, art, design, film, theater, dance, language and music": Il Punto!, the new Italian cultural center in Seattle has a simple, direct and strong mission. The name chosen for this organization says it all: "Il Punto!", Italian for "the Point", wan...