The Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted Italian Design Day 2022 on Monday, March 28, in The Firehouse in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The event highlighted Italian luxury brands and made in Italy designs as well as featuring a presentation by renowned Italian architect Roberto Palomba. During Palomba’s presentation, a craftsman demonstrated ho...

The premise seems simple: take a beloved, classic opera and perform it backward. But the execution, it turns out, offers an entirely new experience. Detroit Opera on April 2, 6 and 10 will present Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème” as it’s never been seen before — beginning with the final scene and working backward, ending with the first scene. It’s a c...

When Virginia Stolarski first visited Jim Bommarito's Dolceria-Palermo in 1965, she was looking to try the subs her friends and neighbors had raved about. Little did she know, she’d meet her future friends and neighbors. The legacy of the family bakery is now continued by a third generation: sisters Christine Corrado, Roseanne Valenti, and Grace Ad...

During the month of March, the Italian Consulate in Detroit has been recognizing the accomplishments of Italian women.  Among the great women being celebrated is Angela Piazza, an important figure in Detroit Consular history!  March 15 was Angela’s work anniversary: for over four decades she has been an essential part of the Consulate of Italy in D...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...

Consul of Italy in Detroit Paola Allegra Baistrocchi recently participated in the podcast “The Michigan Opportunity” presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Host Ed Clemente, himself Italian-American of Abruzzese heritage, posed questions about the history of the Consulate in Detroit (did you know there has been a Consular Anten...

You can satisfy your sweet tooth and get a taste of Italian treats at a new spot in Detroit called Momento Gelato and Coffee. The shop opened its doors in Corktown at the start of the year. Gelato is an Italian dessert that is typically made with less butterfat than other ice cream desserts. Momento Gelato and Coffee is serving up a variety of gela...

Ed Carrella always keeps his mom’s cookbook next to him in the kitchen, along with his dad’s royal blue ledger of recipes from his restaurant days in Chicago. Tina and Angelo Carrella immigrated to the windy city in the late ’60s, leaving their home in Naples, Italy. They dreamed of owning their own business and opened a Neapolitan pizzeria, adding...

Although I have lived most of my life in Midland, I’ve found quite a surprising number of restaurants that I have not dined at, at least not in my memory. One of them is Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders. The one thing that piqued my interest about Mancino’s is its selection of grinders. I’d heard of subs and sandwiches and hoagies before, but not grind...

Sweet Shop Cafe Italiano is a new business in an old spot. Attorneys Joe Paolucci and Thomas Hitchcock opened it in downtown Buchanan, slowly increasing their offerings since then. Paolucci said they should be able to open fully in February. The store harkens back to the Sweet Shop, which has occupied the historic building for decades and to the It...