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An international cultural exchange program based in Henderson, Nevada is looking for a home in Pasadena who’s willing to host an Italian girl who’s coming to study in one of the schools in the City. The program is being administered by International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES), which facilitates the issuance of F1 visas required for foreign s...

Craving gelato? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gelato destinations in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Gelatiamo Topping the list is Gelatiamo, a downtown bakery that makes its artisanal gelato fresh each day using seasonal produce and organic...

Depending on where you live in the Valley, a visit to Osteria might feel like something of an odyssey. To get there, drive past the fraying orange groves on McKellips Road, past the sun-blanched hangars of Falcon Field, until you reach the northeastern edges of Mesa. Drive any farther east and you’ll hit the Superstition Mountains. Until recently,...

For an Italian-style meal, visit The Old Spaghetti Factory (0715 S.W. Bancroft St., Portland; 503-222-5375), successfully owned and operated by the Dussin family since 1969. Over the years, additional locations have opened all over America, but that never stopped them from creating quality food made from scratch onsite, using fresh ingredients when...

While New Yorkers continue to boast about their oh-so-special Italian restaurants, Portland has built itself a remarkably robust Italian food scene, from wood-fired pizzas to handmade pastas. Beyond the typical red sauce fare, Portland has captured the Italian dedication to exceptional ingredients, from local artisan polenta at the legendary Nostra...

Italian cuisine doesn’t get much better than Capers and Olives in downtown Everett — unless you go to Italy. My coworkers and I couldn’t stop raving about the new restaurant on Colby Avenue, which serves house-made pasta with seasonal ingredients in an intimate setting. I’m glad Sara and Sharon joined me for lunch. It was a thrill to find a gem lik...

Simone Lorenzo Prosperi of Italy's decision to postpone his honeymoon to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Tucson paid off as he claimed the gold medal in the men's trap event. Prosperi, competing in his maiden final at this level, clinched his first World Cup victory with a score of 43 hits at the Tucson Trap and...

Lea DeLaria is out and very in. DeLaria is a comic, actor, author and jazz singer. She’s been on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s radar since the 1980s, performing on the LGBT comedy circuit. Now, she’s gone from gay-famous to just plain famous. As Carrie “Big Boo” Black in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” she’s put “butch...

When you grab a slice of pizza at DiNardi's, you're tapping into a long-standing family tradition of Italian culinary magic. Ciro DiNardi Sr., hailing from Naples, Italy, and later New York City, helps Ciro DiNardi Jr., owner of the newly opened pizzeria in Spokane's Logan Neighborhood, as chef in the kitchen, sharing recipes his grandparents passe...

Starbucks’ latest outpost of high-end Italian bakery Princi is opening this summer in Denny Triangle, at 2118 Westlake Ave, just south of Whole Foods. The first U.S. outpost of Princi debuted last November inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill, at which point the coffee giant suggested standalone versions of the Mil...

This summer, take a romantic tour of Italy at the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Italian-inspired seasonal display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens incorporates hanging lanterns, manicured gardens, Venetian chandeliers, cypress trees, lemons topiaries and enormous tiered fountains. Created by designer ...

Portland’s incoming Italian place is pretty different from others that opened this season: It has no dining room, no cart, no pasta or amaro, not even a garlic knot. Nella Panzanella is all about Italy’s bread-based salad, only available for delivery. The company, a brainchild of husband-wife team Jasper Smith (Bar Casa Vale) and Ella McCallion, wi...