In Macomb County, there are a bounty of tried-and-true Italian-American restaurants serving classics like meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, fried calamari and chicken Parmesan. You won't find any of that at Mangiabevi Urban Italian in Sterling Heights. Instead, owners Stefano Pecoraro and Mauro Querio are bringing a taste of modern Italy to the east s...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit has started a new program to bring knowledge about Italy to the schools and libraries in the Consular Jurisdiction (MI, OH, IN, KY, and TN). Consul of Italy in Detroit Allegra Baistrocchi and Pierluigi Erbaggio from the Italian Consulate staff visited the Père Gabriel Richard Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Farm...

On May 18th, B.Energy hosted a delegation led by Professor John Taylor and seventeen students from Wayne State University of Detroit (MI) School of Business, Global Supply Chain Department. The visit to B.Energy gave them a complete overview of the industrial production cycle by analyzing waste management issues and technologies. Particularly inter...

The Great Lake State may be well known for Cornish pasties, Coney Island dogs, and freshly caught fish. But sometimes you just want to have a comforting plate of spaghetti or a slice of pizza. To satisfy your craving, head to this Italian restaurant in Indian River, Michigan that’s housed inside a building that is more than 80-years-old. Vivio's It...

Al passed away on May 14, 2023 at the age of 83. Al is survived by his partner Waltraud (Wally) Prechter and sons Alphonse II and Francesco, along with their wives, Sonya and Kerri respectively, and his grandchildren Steffan, Leonardo and Andrea. He also valued his close relationships with Stephanie Prechter, Paul and Paige Prechter and their daugh...

Gabriel Biondo recently learned that the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has awarded him a $7,500 scholarship. The second in his family to receive a NIAF scholarship, after his mother Janet received a scholarship in 1993, Gabriel was selected from an applicant pool of over 3,000 students who applied for the NIAF scholarship program. Jul...

After 28 years along the side of King Highway, Papa’s Italian Sausage is moving closer to downtown. The eatery — known for its homemade sausage and scratch lasagna — expects to move to 543 E. Ransom St., in early-to-mid-June, said Peter Rizzuto. The current location, at 1219 King Highway, may close for a couple days prior to the move, so equipment...

The Coastal Italian trend is continuing to infiltrate metro Detroit’s dining scene with the spring opening of Aurora Italiana, which aims to draw inspiration from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Barbat Holdings’s hospitality arm, Prime Concepts Detroit Brands, is in the midst of renovating an 8,500-square-foot space in West Bloomfield that was formerly house...

Today, the prestigious publication Interior Design Magazine hosted the industry’s first Metaverse Architecture and Design Awards (MAD Awards), celebrating all that is design and architecture in a way that was “out of this world” - said Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief. The Consulate of Italy in Detroit was enthusiastic to have been one of the honorees...

Opera Grand Rapids has announced that one of its next productions will be Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opera will be performed at the DeVos Performance Hall on May 5 and 7. The performance on Friday, May 5 will be held at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 7, the opera will be performed at 2 p.m. The opera will be sung in Italian and have projected English tit...