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The great folks at Portofino, a longtime Buckhead favorite located not far from the temporarily shuttered OK Cafe, are doing something awesome tonight. (Besides serving dinner, which is always terrific there). They're donating 15 percent of tonight's proceeds to the staff at OK Cafe, which was damaged by fire recently, putting staff members out of...

by Rachel Sanderson   Cakes and fashion may seem an odd coupling, but despite appearances food is emerging as a new frontier for luxury goods. Sales of "Made in Italy" €1000 handbags and €700 shoes may be slowing amid falling demand from Chinese buyers and austerity-minded US and European consumers. But premium Italian foods – from raisin-f...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

Just looking at a truffle, one would not suspect the firm, round, coarse, lumpy nugget would produce such devoted followers and prices in the thousands for mere ounces.   During a special dinner at the Country Club of Landfall Thursday, Jan. 15, the black truffle was the center of attention as guest Italian chef and hotelier Carlo Zarri trea...

"Ho ascoltato con attenzione e commozione il discorso del Presidente Mattarella pronunciato in occasione del giuramento nell'Aula di Montecitorio, un discorso ricco di riferimenti ai valori fondanti della nostra Patria nella prospettiva della concretezza, del significato quotidiano che tali valori possono assumere affinché ogni italiano possa ricon...

Sabrina Ponte, a freshman Music Business major, will represent Boston in the Miss Massachusetts 2015 Pageant in June. Ponte, 19, captured the title of Miss Boston at the Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge Pageant Sunday, Feb. 8, in Boston.   "I won!" the North Reading resident exclaimed in a text shortly after landing the crown. With the win co...

Nonostante siano passati quasi 2000 anni dalla sua scrittura , potrebbe sembrare in realtà che questa missiva sia stata scritta dai nostri nonni o papà durante i conflitti mondiali. Contenuta in un papiro, ritrovato 150 anni fa in Egitto ad Tebtunis, è stata solo recentemente tradotta dal greco. Uno studente dottorando dell'Università di Rice, Gra...

By Jess Fleming   Jester Concepts, the creators and owners of Borough, Coup d'Etat and Marche in Minneapolis, is taking over the old Porter and Frye space in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis.   The team will open a coastal Italian-themed restaurant and have hired James Beard Award semifinalist Mike DeCamp, who has been chef de cu...

by Christina Izzo   The adage "Rome wasn't built in a day" has soothed the worried brows of empire builders for centuries—but not the crew behind Major Food Group. Patience might've worked for those Romans, but in its breathless, rapid-fire expansion—eight restaurants in six years—the Italian-American food juggernaut has tapped more readily...

You've got a look a little harder to find Nonna's, tucked into the back of the big and flashy Formento's on West Randolph, but the search is worth it. "I grew up in New York suburbs going to a lot of old school Jewish delis and a lot of great just Italian neighborhood delis, and I wanted to bring a lot of those ideas to the table here. But do...

A group of thirty exchange students from Montella, Italy, came to the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday as a part of the sister cities exchange program run with the Norristown Area School District. The sheriff's department personnel led the group of exchange students around the courthouse.   The students got a run-down of courtroom...

by Lauren Steussy   Local students will be recreating the 19th century inventions of Antonio Meucci, one of the creators of the telephone, using 21st century technology. The students, from Staten Island Technical High School, will use three-dimensional printers to reverse engineer some of the pieces used by Meucci to create his electrom...