by Madeline Skaggs   Dan Rosenthal hasn't opened a restaurant in more than 10 years. Now the man behind Trattoria No. 10 and Sopraffina Marketcaffes is about to open two restaurants in one space in Streeterville.   Rosenthal, a 45-year industry veteran, is planning another Sopraffina — his sixth — and an as-yet-unnamed small-plates It...

by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer   Like Anita Ekberg, Dolce Italian (Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St., no phone yet) plans to make a splash in early summer when it opens in Italian-crowded River North.   Along with a second Dolce Italian in development in Atlanta, the Chicago location will join the famiglia of Miami's Dolce Italian, a...

Corporate leader Lisa Emerson and Loyola administrator Rev. Michael J. Garanzini will share the spotlight when the Justinian Society of Lawyers hosts its annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 16 at the Palmer House Hilton. (708-338-0760) The following officers will be formally installed at the event: Jessica DePinto (president), Frank A....

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will host a presentation by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla on Oct. 25 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. (773-588–2515) America's foremost authority on Sicilian language and culture, Cipolla will present his 2015 book "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of Sicily's gr...

Di Roberto Zanni   Ci si può fermare in 'Piazza Di Maggio': ci sono delle panchine e c'è una grande statua in bronzo per ricordare uno dei più grandi giocatori di baseball di tutti i tempi.   Siamo a Chicago, nella 'Little Italy' e 'Piazza Di Maggio' è uno dei luoghi più visitati perchè proprio di fronte c'è la 'National Italian Ameri...

"My entire upbringing is based in Italian-American food," says chef Tony Quartaro. "My grandma is a major inspiration for me, and there are pictures of me when I was 8 years old making gnocchi with my dad." Quartaro is poised to bring that traditional Italian family cooking — with a few twists — to Chicago's dining scene when Formento's opens in Ja...

  Anyone who travels will most likely agree that the best restaurants are those that are known mainly by local residents. These small eateries where the owner is often the chef survive on reputation so the food is prepared with personal passion. The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to discover these best-kept secrets by ho...

Exhibit of design objects by several Italian top designers, manufactured by the Community of San Patrignano using wood crates Boston: May 7 – 8, 2013New York: May 18 – 20, 2013Washington DC: May 29 – 30, 2013Charleston: June 6 – 7, 2013Miami: June 13 – 14, 2013Houston: June 20 – 21, 2013New York: June 30 – July 2, 2013Chicago: July 9 – 10, 2013Atl...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Silvio Marchettiis please to invite you to   "Peter and the Wolf" and Autism.   Photo Exhibition and Lecture by Daniele Sanna and Mauro Sarzi   Wednesday, May 15th, at 6:00 PMat the Italian Cultural Institute500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450Chicago, IL 60611   Non-...

The best part about childhood was snack cakes. The best part about adulthood is being able to eat snack cakes without asking permission first.   Or even better, we have the wherewithal to seek out snack cake-inspired desserts that capture the best of both worlds: childhood nostalgia without any of those pesky preservatives that want to kill...