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Saturday October 7, 2 PM-10 PM UTC-10. Cooke Street, Kakaako, Honolulu. Festa Italiana Hawaii is a community program established by the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fostering friendship among the residents of Hawaii with an Italian background or with a special interest for Italian culture, tradit...

Sunlight grows the grass, feeding the cows that produce the milk for the cheese, all on the same picturesque Ferndale hilltop. Ferndale Farmstead doesn’t make just any cheese. The cheeseshop specializes in authentic Italian cheeses, including scamorza, which is hung on ropes to age, an aged asiago, the soft caciotta, and of course, the ever popular...

Neil Calderone uncovered the holy grail of film prints. Just don't ask him how or where. For decades, the 35 mm original cut of baffling, proto-slasher arthouse flick Suspiria was perhaps the most sought-after print in the world. When Dario Argento's film was released in 1977, it was a sensation around the world—with a haunting music-box score an...

When the Kingfish Café moved off Capitol Hill, it was difficult to think of another restaurant residing in the longtime home of the Seattle soul-food mecca. The first attempt, Ernest Loves Agnes, failed. Then a second Italian restaurant took a shot, this one also backed by the co-owner of Ernest Loves Agnes, Jason Lajeunesse. The big difference at ...

Double digit restaurant anniversary celebration in the Valley of Sun are uncommon to say the least. Make that a 20 year anniversary, in the same location, under the same owners, with the same chef and numerous original staff members, and you have the makings for a most unusual celebration. On October 13th Veneto Trattoria in Scottsdale celebrates t...

Had Italian-born Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino not made his way through this area (then a part of New Spain) in the late 1600s, there's a good chance Tucson might not be what it is today.  Kino established 24 missions throughout the Southwest, including San Xavier and San Cosme y Damián, which would later become the presidio for the city...

Itʻs said the problem with eating Italian food is five or six days later youʻre hungry again. Al Vicolo, the new Italian restaurant in Kawaihae Harbor, lives up to this declaration, serving up delicious dishes brimming with the authentic tastes of Italy. Al Vicoloʻs owner, Davide Semenza, arrived in Florida from Italy two years ago with his family....

Michael Elefante is the third generation of his family to operate Mama Louisa's near Craycroft and 29th Street. "It started in 1956 with the Casadei family and then my family bought it in 1973," Elefante said. "My grandpa and his business partner was from Brooklyn and they were down here visiting looking for land back in the day and came across thi...

Oregano Italian Kitchen is a high-quality Italian restaurant featuring the culinary stylings of Chad Pritchard, a classically trained French chef with background in both Italian and Asian cuisine. Pritchard and his wife, Kimber, co-own the restaurant, and previously owned and ran Chef’s Table in Orem.  According to their website, their ultimate goa...

At certain times of the day, the Esplanade — the mixed-used development near 24th Street and Camelback Road — can feel eerily desolate. The complex has been known to turn into a ghost town after business hours, and its sprawling, boxy design, anchored by soaring office towers, lends a gloomy air of impenetrability. From the street, it’s difficult t...

Not Little Italy, but Big Italy, Portland’s Italian Festival swinging in the biggest living room in Oregon, Pioneer Square. Food, beer, and music mix to show the city in the best light possible, like an Italian chandelier.Is it fun? Educational? Mesmerizing? All of that along with beautiful Italian women in haute couture. By the way, everyone’s Ita...

Founder and owner Lisa Caruccio invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration for Caruccio’s, a new culinary event center with a demonstration kitchen and filming capabilities on Mercer Island, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Caruccio’s is poised to be the region’s go-to place for wine and film events, televised cooking...