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Yes, please leave the smoked tomato broth.” That’s how we found ourselves answering our server at Nick’s Italian Café in McMinnville on a recent dining excursion. The broth, a wonderful, light ruby liquid with a lovely kick of garlic at the end, accompanied the steamed mussels. They sat in an irregular jumble in a shallow white bowl, surrounded by...

I wanted to come out with a sub that’s as powerful as anything in town, but at the same time have other elements as well,” owner Glenn Plantone tells me of the vision behind his recently opened Plantone’s Italian Market on Warm Springs just west of Durango. Let’s start with the initial goal in that statement. Plantone does indeed make the best Ital...

The parent company of the Hard Rock Hotel’s hit gastro-pub Culinary Dropout is confirmed to be bringing its spin on Italian dining to Las Vegas. Fox Restaurant Concept's North Italia will take over 5,518 square feett of interior space, plus 1,679 square feet of outdoor patio at the Rampart Commons retail center, a couple of doors down from Honey Sa...

A new gallery on Nu‘uanu Street is adding to the art buzz in Honolulu.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery has opened with a distinctly different mission, one that adds another dimension to Hawai‘i‘s cultural cachet. Ravizza Brownfield: International Fine Art is in the middle of the action in Chinatown, and silent partner, Cr...

On a spring weekend getaway to Hood River several years ago, my husband and I, along with friends, happened upon Marchesi Vineyards & Winery. We noticed the friendly atmosphere immediately. The tasting room with its numerous seating areas, both inside and out, felt like home. Tableside service started with a light Bianco wine and an antipasto board...

Flatbreads of sorts, crafted with dough and baked in a hearth, may date back to ancient times, but 18th-century Naples is the birthplace of pizza as we know it today. Renowned chef Enrico Sautto and his family have been making pizza Napoletana, since 1870. Today, he can be found in front of Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar’s large ovens demonstrating t...

Old-school Italian: The phrase conjures up images of 1950s and ’60s New York restaurants, peopled by glamorous stars, with attentive servers hovering nearby. And, indeed, that’s the feel you get at Carbone at Aria, where the “captains” take charge of your table, giving you personal attention and making you feel like you’re a celebrity. Carbone in L...

Sono stati pubblicati nella Gazzetta Ufficiale due decreti firmati dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione della Farnesina, Luca Sabbatucci, che elevano a Consolati onorari l'Agenzia consolare onoraria a Springfield e il vice consolato onorario ad Anchorage, entrambi negli Stati Uniti. Il consolato onorario a Springfield è posto alle...

The Vespa Club of America is very pleased to announce a huge scooter auction happening at the end of our national scooter rally Amerivespa Seattle July 6-9. One of our long time members and supporters is auctioning off their huge collection of mostly Vespas, both new and old, Lambrettas and a lot of funky other bikes. Many desirable bikes in this n...

Now in existence for over a year, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a non-profit organization, continues to enrich the local community with its programs. Its mission is to promote and divulge traditional and contemporary Italian culture in all its varied forms through educational programs, events and Italian language courses for children and adults. It w...

For 38 years, the San Gennaro Feast has made a commitment to family entertainment and to support and encourage our local talent. This year, we invited all local high schools to participate in designing the "Official San Gennaro T-shirt". We need your support: please choose your favorite design. We received entries representing 32 of our local high...

She was raised in Italy in a family that loved to cook. Her father ran restaurants in their homeland. But occasionally, Hera Ambrosio, co-owner of Casa Mia Italian restaurant, is stumped by a new customer asking for shrimp scampi or chicken Vesuvio. “People ask me for dishes that I don’t know,” Ambrosio said in an energetic voice that flaunts an al...