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You can now get authentic Italian gelato in Astoria — and we really do mean authentic. A new gelato spot was opened during Labor Day Weekend by Italian Francesco D’Ambrosio, who moved to Astoria four years ago, and his five business partners in Italy, some of whom come from families who have been making gelato in Sicily for generations. Gelato & Co...

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jenna Esposito in Memories Are Made Of This: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Dean Martinon Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. From his humble beginnings in Steubenville Ohio, to his early career success with partner Jerry Lewis, to his days as part of the legendary Rat Pack...

Culture is on the agenda this Tuesday, Oct. 24, as the Oregon Coast Learning Institute continues its winter semester, with presentations on Renaissance Italy and the Oregon Coast’s music scene. At 10 am, Rosanne Berton will show how the wealth of art, literature, architecture and music produced during the Italian Renaissance was counterbalanced by...

The Italian Club at the UW recently attended the University District Neighborhood Farmers Market and ran a stand to do some community outreach and promote the club. Club officers gave out a recipe cards with classic Italian recipes and mingled with the public and provided information about upcoming Italian Club events. The effort was success with m...

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis confirms her plans to open Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace in 2018. The follow-up to her very first restaurant, Giada at The Cromwell, takes a far more casual approach to dining, yet still combines her California take on Italian fare. Pronto by Giada plans to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with artisanal co...

Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk. This is an appointment not to be missed! Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021When: Saturday October 21st 5 – 8 pm Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country...

When most think of important architects with Arizona ties, Frank Lloyd Wright comes to mind first. And while Wright definitely left his mark on the state, he’s not the only one. Paolo Soleri -- an Italian citizen who who spent his later years in Arizona -- built two experimental communities in the Grand Canyon state: Cosanti in Paradise Valley and ...

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is recognized as a federal holiday and a state holiday in Arizona. The City of Phoenix, however, does not recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, but Mayor Greg Stanton did proclaim Oct 9, 2017, Indigenous Peoples' Day. Controversy over honoring the Italian explorer for his arrival to the Americas in 1492 st...

I just can not get enough of the fine dining that Italian cuisine can and does offer to the culture-hungry Burien appetite. A careful observation shows a sprinkling of this style in our region from tiny Bistros to long standing steadfast Burien icons. Frankie’s was a curious clam in my linguine to me as I found this story fun to write as I took emp...

More and more cities across the country have been renaming the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Earlier this week, Moscow in the western part of the state became the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday. The Moscow City Council approved the change on Monday in a 5-to-1 vote. The city follows the U...

Portland loves Italian food. Want proof? Just look at the impressive variety on display, from red-sauce spots pouring 20-year-old Barolos to food carts with wide sheets of uncut pasta drying in the windows. There's Tuscan both rustic and refined, lunchtime pasta counters where everything is scratch-made, and trattorias with PHDs in wood-fired cooke...

Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaghetti. The 36th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival takes place this weekend, Oct. 7-8, at the Eldorado Resort Casino in downtown Reno. To help you make the most of the event, we're sharing this insider's look on what to eat, sip and do. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct....