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In 2018, Liberati, an Italian restaurant and brewery co-founded by Alex Liberati, was one of Denver’s most anticipated openings of the year. Billing itself as the only brewery in the world to specialize in Italian grape ales, Liberati introduced its patrons to “oenobeers,” a term Liberati coined to describe “a beer-wine hybrid with each beer using...

As I entered junior high, Papa and Mama, whom I had loved without question, suddenly became an embarrass­ment. Why couldn’t they be like other parents? Why didn’t they speak without accents? Why couldn’t I take peanut­ butter ­and­ jelly sandwiches in my school lunches, rather than calamari? (Yuck, the other kids said, he eats squid legs!) There se...

Whether it’s a Barolo or a Brunello, a Montepulciano or a Moscato, Italy is renowned for its excellent wine. Enjoying a nice glass of wine with friends and family is an intrinsic part of the Italian lifestyle. So it’s no surprise that there are some interesting expressions and sayings centred around wine. In vino veritas This is a Latin saying whic...

Philly's legendary Di Bruno Bros. began in the Italian Market back in 1939, and next month the company will open its newest venture, a beer-and-wine bottle shop, just a few storefronts down. The shop, to be opened at 930 S. 9th St., will be called Ninth Street Bottle Shop and will initially open as a "pop-up", according to Eater. The plan, accordin...

Maryknoll Father Vincent Capodanno (1929-1967) may not be a household name, even among Catholics. “The Field Afar,” an independently produced documentary, aims to make his inspiring life story better known. Engaging and well-crafted, the one-hour film will be airing on various ABC-TV affiliates through January 2020. Viewers can go to https://www.th...

È disponibile ora il bando di concorso per l’assegnazione della borsa di studio dedicata alle persone sorde, valida per l’Anno Accademico 2020/2021, “Fulbright-Roberto Wirth Fund Scholarship at Gallaudet University”, che porterà il vincitore all’Università di Washington D.C., negli Stati Uniti, il primo ateneo al mondo accessibile a studenti sordi...

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. In Verona, that might just be Avanti’s Italian Restaurant, which is as much a neighborhood bar as a restaurant. Avanti’s turned 20 this year, and every night familiar faces stop in for a beer at the bar alongside families out for a meal. “I’d say it’s over 70% (regulars),” said bar manager S...

Like most of us, my introduction to Stanley Tucci left an indelible mark. Age 11 and at my best friend’s house, I sat watching It Could Happen to You and reacted the same way anybody else in my position would: confused as to why I was supposed to root for Nicolas Cage. This man was no romantic lead and yet I was supposed to believe that in some lot...

Christmas is a big deal throughout Italy, and the region of Aosta Valley provides the perfect backdrop for a magical and festive celebration with its mountain towns, spectacular resorts and rustic chalets. The most famous of Aosta Valley’s Christmas splendours are the artisanal markets, including the prominent Marché Vert Noël, which is located wit...

Orange County is packed with Italian restaurants, and I’m not talking about the seemingly endless supply of pizza joints or faux Italian such as Olive Garden, whose products are usually as far from authentic as you can get. Newport Beach has a handful of quality Italian bistros, including three of my favorites: Il Barone, Sapori and Andrea at Pelic...

Banzai! Banzai!” screamed the Japanese at the top of their lungs as they launched a ferocious night attack against Marines dug in on Guadalcanal. It was October 24, 1942, and the intensity of the Japanese assault in the darkness was terrifying. Through it all, however, Sergeant “Manila John” Basilone—his fellow Marines gave him that nickname becaus...

Trumpets will sound this Saturday in Gubbio on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, as the world’s largest Christmas tree display once again comes to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire mountainside in the medieval Italian town, is 2,100 feet tall and more than 1,000 feet wide. The tree display shines throughout the holiday season, unti...