NEWS FROM : WEST  

Since its completion in 1908, the Tacoma Armory has been many things. Originally it was made to house the Washington National Guard. It had horse stables and space for drilling, as well as a swimming pool. Almost from the beginning it has been a cultural touchstone of the city, providing a venue for concerts, balls, sporting events and speechifying...

Fort Collins has new sweet way to cool down. Rita's Italian Ice opens to the public on Saturday in the Harmony Marketplace development at 250 E. Harmony Road. "We think it is just a phenomenal product," said local franchisee John David. "We are excited to fill a very large demand." The Pennsylvania-based franchise is known for its flavored Italian...

The San Gennaro Feast is back after an LVMPD sting operation shut it down in May. A vendor was busted selling alcohol to a minor, so its license was pulled before it could even open for the May edition of the bi-annual event. It’s now partnered with Station Casinos to help check ID’s and keep things safe. They have moved the location of the feast t...

Uscirà nei prossimi giorni per la collana del Centro Altreitalie sulle Migrazioni Italiane, il volume “Autopsia di un diritto politico. Il voto degli italiani all’estero nelle elezioni del 2018”, a cura di Simone Battiston e Stefano Luconi, con una postfazione di Piero Bassetti (Accademia University Press, Torino, 2018, € 14). “Guardare all’estero...

The cuisine of Italy brings people together—perhaps this is why last year's Festa Italiana drew more than 20,000 attendees. That's a high bar to set, but the organizers of this year's event are expecting yet another huge turnout. In preparation for the fourth annual Festa Italiana, the Italian-American Civic League and Alfa Romeo of Salt Lake have...

Sunday, September 23, 2018. Doors 2:00pm | Show 2:30pm The Old Church Concert Hall - 1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St. Portland, OR 97201. $15 ADV / $20 DOS @ BrownPaperTickets.com https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3526875 All Ages | Bar with I.D. Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step...

In November, James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri plans to open his Vetri Cucina in the former Alizé space at the top of the Palms. Now diners who want to get to know the chef’s style of Italian cooking can find out exactly what he has on the menu when he holds a pop-up event at Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort. The Oct. 10 dinn...

Mike Easton and his wife Victoria are expanding their Italian reach to West Seattle. The couple has taken over the old Alki Homestead and is turning it into an Italian dinner destination near the shores of Elliott Bay. Il Nido, which means “the nest” in Italian, will join the Easton flock, complementing the brisk lunch service at Pioneer Square’s I...

The Rogue Theatre is in search of truth. “This whole season, we’re really exploring this idea of what is truth and what is not truth, and the powers that try to extinguish or twist the truth,” says Cynthia Meier. The co-founder of the theater is directing the season opener, Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo.” Brecht’s play is based on the life of the astro...

August Wine Group, a Seattle-based importer of industry-leading wineries and family-owned boutique estates in Europe and South America, today announced an exclusive partnership with prominent Italian producer Fantinel to import its wines, Tenuta Sant’ Helena, Borgo Tesis and Fantinel Sparkling. Fantinel is a third-generation family winery founded i...

The San Gennaro Festival Italian street fair livens up Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood with Italian music, food and festivities Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-9. Now in its sixth year in Seattle, the festival celebrates the patron saint of Naples in a tradition that dates back to 1926, when immigrants from Naples brought it to New...

The greatest cake in the world might be cassata. Shelled in marzipan, decked with candied fruit, and filled with cannoli cream, cassata is the old, festival spirit of the Italian South in pastry form. Candied fruit is the best part. With sweetened ricotta and marzipan's nuttiness, the potent candied fruit drops you into a world of spice routes and...