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Mario Segale, the namesake for Nintendo’s Mario character and a successful American real estate developer, passed away on October 27, Kotaku has learned. Segale was surrounded by his family in Tukwila, Washington. He was 84. Segale developed office buildings and malls in Washington state and, in 1998, sold his construction services company to an Ir...

A new upscale store and restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip is set to hire 500 people at an upcoming hiring event. Eataly Las Vegas, the first of its kind in the city, features a variety of Italian products, a cafe, restaurant and live cooking demonstrations. Its set to open at the Park MGM in December.  A representative for MGM said Eataly will host...

If you’re thinking of heading out for Italian this weekend, the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean has a special you might want to consider. “Bella Italia” will offer a veritable tour of the pasta peninsula, featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, Hertel and Mendelssohn this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Under the direction of Maestro Adam Fl...

Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, announced today it will open its Las Vegas location at Park MGM, the city's newest resort, in December 2018. Las Vegas marks the sixth U.S. location of the Italy-based company, which has more than 35 stores worldwide.  The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination, located directly on the famed Las Vegas Str...

Considering the fact that my wife, Michelle is 100 percent Italian it would be imprudent for me not to have a fondness for Italian wine.  Regardless of my desire for domestic harmony I have to say in all honesty that I have a strong affinity for the Italian varietals, as well as other international grapes grown on the Italian peninsula and islands....

The farm-to-table movement has been gaining in popularity, with restaurants throughout Northwestern Nevada promoting their locally sourced meats, produce, and other ingredients. In this segment of Time & Place, historian Alicia Barber takes us back to our region’s agricultural roots, when eating farm-to-table was just a part of everyday life. North...

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a must-see tourist sight and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers market in the nation. Its roots go back to 1907 when a handful of farmers, many of whom were Italian, trucked their produce into town and began selling it off their wagons and carts. They sold out within hours. Within a week, there wer...

Renegade by MonteScarlatto opened today in downtown Spokane. The Red Mountain winery now occupies the storefront previously held by Patit Creek Cellars. The space has been completely renovated. The new color scheme is white, red and black. Decor is contemporary. The chairs and bar stools, made of clear acrylic, are see-through. “They’re called ghos...

Tacoma Opera’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” is scheduled to open Oct. 26. In addition to a great story, music and sets, the production promises lavish costume design. “The costumes for our production of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ are going to be absolutely stunning,” said Tacoma Opera Artistic Director Noel Koran. “They are being given to us by o...

Woodburn residents; prepare to fall in love because Fazoli’s is making its Oregon debut and bringing the best breadsticks you’ve ever tasted to 105 Arney Road in Woodburn on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Fazoli’s – America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain – is committed to delivering delicious Italian food, including its famous signature breadsticks, at a...

After eight European tours, the festival — which is dedicated to artisanal Italian gelato — travels back to Tucson. Gelato Festival America is making its final stop in the U.S. and setting up shop at La Encantada from noon – 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. The festival gives everyone the opportunity to learn the secrets of hi...

The view of Mount Etna from Taormina, Italy on the east coast of Sicily has a striking resemblance to the view of Mauna Kea from Waimea, so Chef Gino Cipriano felt right at home when he moved to the Big Island. “When we first visited for my job interview, we drove around and it was very surprising. It looked like my town, my island, almost the same...