NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Strega, a new maker of fresh pastas, snacks and desserts, will join the food vendors at 3rd Street Market Hall downtown, which has set an opening date of Oct. 18. Although Strega is new, a couple of restaurant-industry veterans with wide experience will operate it: Katie Gabert, who at one time was Goodkind chef de cuisine, and Samantha Sandrin, wh...

On the corner of Third and McClellan streets in downtown Wausau, behind a red telephone booth like the ones found in a British film, lies La Prima Deli. With its signature blood orange brick walls and basil green awnings, the River District-based restaurant has been a local mainstay since its inception in September 2000. The deli, which first opene...

After several difficult years caused by the pandemic and bad weather, the Italian Fall Festa returns to Kettering this weekend. Rain caused the event to limited to a drive thru in 2018 and COVID-19 caused the same thing in 2020. Organizers told News Center 7′s Sean Cudahy that they were “looking forward to recovering, having a normal year, normal c...

Attilio (Ted) Micci was born 100 years ago in his parents’ home in Chicago Heights. Massimo and Frances Rotaloni Micci emigrated from Marche, Italy, and settled in the Hungry Hill Italian neighborhood of the city. Micci’s maternal grandparents lived across the street, and his aunts and uncles lived down the block. They all shared Sunday dinners tog...

This week I went to Santino’s Little Italy, 352 E. Stewart St. The restaurant opened in January of 2017. While I was there, I got the chance to sit down and talk to the owners, Santo Galati and Greg Huber. Santo told me that his parents came to Milwaukee from Italy in the 1950s. Inspired by his travels throughout Italy and the food that he grew up...

Cari Connazionali, è con profondo e sincero entusiasmo che rivolgo a voi tutti un caloroso saluto nel giorno dell’assunzione delle funzioni di Console d’Italia in Detroit, con giurisdizione per gli Stati del Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky e Tennessee. Sono onorata di poter rappresentare il nostro bellissimo Paese, sotto la guida dell’Ambasciata...

The faithful returned to Golf Mill Park in Niles over the Labor Day holiday for the 121st annual Feast of Maria SS Lauretana Festival, a Sicilian religious tradition dating back to the 1620s in Italy and to the year 1900 in the Chicago area.  Although Friday, Sept. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 4 was a more traditional street festival with food, carnival r...

An Akron sculptor is earning new recognition for his role in creating eight iconic statues on Cleveland’s skyline. In the early 1930s, Italian immigrant Cory Fiocca helped carve the Guardians of Traffic on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, now known as Hope Memorial Bridge. The 43-foot art-deco figures, sculpted out of Berean sandstone on the bridge’s fo...

Rosati’s Pizza’s route to Sun Prairie started in Italy, made a home in Chicago, and then took a right turn to Wisconsin. The husband and wife team of Jim and Brandy Davis will open the Sun Prairie Rosati’s Pizza franchise this month. Customers will soon get a peek into the Italian roots of the modern restaurant with photo murals of the Rosati famil...

On Monday in Ohio a state board approved a $1 million payment to ex-Death Row inmate Joe D’Ambrosio, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years because of prosecutorial misconduct, according to Cleveland.com. The decision by the Ohio Controlling Board was unanimous, and it ends a multi-year effort to win compensation for his decades-long...

FESTA ITALIANA MASTERCLASS: Product Presentation & Tasting. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Mariano, founder of DOM'S Kitchen & Market. September 9th, 2021 at DOM’s Kitchen & Market - 2730 N Halsted -Chicago, IL 60614. YOU'RE INVITED TO...A NIGHT FILLED WITH DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD AND DRINKS! RSVP Here. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, in colla...

I’ve been around the rock keeper for years. Well, if you’re not turning, you’ll be nearby without dining in a slightly upscale restaurant with valley views. It is very close to the cinema and opposite the parking spot before biking. Ohio & Erie Canal Toe Pass Trail Towards the peninsula. The rock keeper seemed too good to stop by before and after t...