NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

At Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, it’s all about the ingredients. “We make everything from scratch,” said owner Gino Stabile. ‘We make the flour, the dough we make from scratch, we make the sauce, the cheese comes big blocks, and we cut it fresh, we shred it.” Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, 3150 Plainfield Ave. NE, has been open about a decade, and offers an...

For Sicily native Deborah Quinci, sharing food is the most Italian thing she could possibly do. Since opening her cookware-store-turned-cooking-school-turned-market with business partner Connie Klema, that’s exactly what she’s done at Quinci Emporium. The pair are keeping the tradition of chef-owned businesses alive in the Short North, while also o...

Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are coming. Thanksgiving is over, December is here, and the stress of the holiday season will soon be upon us in full force. In addition to trying to find something unique and special for everyone on your holiday shopping list, we also recommend trying to buy something local for those hard-to-buy-for people...

Members of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) recently spent time wrapping Christmas gifts at Friends of Foster Kids (FoFK). Founded in 1919, the IACCM is comprised of 183 Italian Americans who are proud of their Italian heritage. In addition to providing opportunities for business and professional growth, the IACCM provid...

Michigan Tech senior Laura De Marchi has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II volleyball first team for the second straight season. De Marchi is a setter from Milan, Italy, and holds a 3.79 grade-point average in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. She is the fourth Michigan Tech volleyball player to be named an...

Even those lucky enough to visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome aren’t likely able to get the best view of Michelangelo’s famous frescos: the creation of Adam and other tales from Genesis and the Bible, and the spectacular “Last Judgement.” The paintings are on the vaulted ceiling at a height of 72 feet — and with more than 5 million people visiting th...

Main courses with titles such as Della Casa and Orrecchiette dot the menu at Bocca, the newly opened “modern Italian” restaurant in the former Fall Creek Place home of Shoefly Public House. Bocca is the brainchild of Dan Cage, who operates Ambrosia just south of Broad Ripple. The menu is designed by executive chef Ricky Martinez, formerly of Delici...

John Curry will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie installation dinner on Jan. 29 at Medinah Country Club. For reservations, call Victor Guerrieri at 773-391-0882. Curry joined the Columbian Club in 2009. “I became interested after listening to my dearly departed friend Tony Morizzo talk about club events over...

Antonio Romanucci doesn’t get intimidated. He’s gone into the heart of a conservative Florida community and won a multi-million-dollar verdict in a police shooting case. He’s battling stop-and-frisk policies in the City of Chicago. He’s lead counsel for high-profile cases in Illinois against Sterigenics. Those instances were in the courtroom, a sec...

The Scratch Italian food truck has been serving up a variety of authentic Italian eats for over two years throughout the greater Columbus area, oftentimes while parked outside the Homestead Beer Co. Delaware Public House. And soon enough, they’ll be moving inside the popular brewery. Scratch Italian announced last night on their social media accoun...

A new restaurant is coming to Rockford's east side that hopes to be exactly what people are looking for in a steakhouse. Prime, located at 6565 Lexus Drive, the former site of Five Forks Market, is an Italian restaurant specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta. They will open their doors for the first time on Friday. "I miss some of our old Italia...

The middle of three children, Peter Belmonte was born in Waukegan, Illinois, to Louis and Eva Spizzirri Belmonte. His mother emigrated from Marano Marchesato in Calabria, and his father’s ancestors were from that same region. Belmonte’s paternal grandmother lived with them, and he saw relatives from both sides of the family weekly. “Sunday was the...