Many have heard of or even eaten from a food truck, but few have had the opportunity to grab fresh authentic Italian food from a school bus. “We wanted to be unique and different,” Zachery Bastianelli, co-owner of the new Bastianelli’s Italian Mercato food bus, told MLive-The Flint Journal. Bastianelli co-owns and operates the bus, which had a gran...

Buzzelli Foods is new to the Traverse City foodie scene. “I think the first week I came in every day because I was trying something new,” said John Fiorelli, who lives in Traverse City. But owner Kathy Gibbons and making mozzarella go way back to 2007. “I learned to make it from an Italian deli on Arthur Avenue in New York, it’s like the real Littl...

Sunday January 30, 2022. 3:30 to 5:00 PM CST. Maple Theater, 4135 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (observed on January 27) the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan commemorates those Italians who suffered persecution as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government and under the Nazi occupation d...

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? The Detroit Institute of Arts will explore this question and celebrate Italian women artists with a show devoted to their artistic accomplishments. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1656), arguably one of most famous...

It’s more than just a name. The owners of a restaurant on Detroit’s east side is paying special tribute to his late wife and keeping her legacy alive. Opening a restaurant during the COVID pandemic is not an easy task, but a man from St. Clair Shores was determined to do it. Mumma Maria’s House is an authentic Italian-style restaurant that opened o...

On the occasion of the 21st Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, whose theme was “Dante: l’Italiano”, in order to celebrate the Poet’s role in the history of our language, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit's Education Office, through the N.O.I Foundation, invited Schools with Italian Language Programs to experience the genius of the great Poe...

Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

Just before Christmas in 1913, one of the greatest tragedies in Copper Country history occurred. The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Rotary has been commemorating the Italian Hall disaster for decades, and will do so again beginning this afternoon. At 4:30 PM the village firehall siren will sound to mark when the first call came in about the stampede that...

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...

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...