One of Pioneer Square's most prominent vacancies is about to be filled by one of the historic neighborhood's most colorful characters and boosters. Restaurateur Luigi DeNunzio is putting the finishing touches on Che Sara Sara at First Avenue South and South Main Street. That's the corner of the Grand Central Building last occupied by Megan Mary Ol...

by Rita Cipalla   Battered and stained, its cappuccino-colored fabric stretched taut over wings and body, the 101-year-old Italian-built Caproni Ca 20 greets visitors to Seattle's Museum of Flight. With its wood struts and a single propeller, it's hard to believe this small, fragile aircraft is considered the world's first fighter plane. &n...

By Rita Cipalla The list of honorees reads like a who's who among Seattle's culinary elite: Armandino Batali of Salumi; food marketer Jon Rowley; Frank Isernio, founder of Isernio's Sausage; restaurateur Tom Douglas and his wife Jackie Cross; and most recently, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, legendary brewmeisters and founders of Pike Brewing Compan...

Yankees vs. Mariners - Friday, June 7 - 7:10 p.m.Enjoy Seattle Mariners Baseball at a special price on Italian Heritage Night at Safeco Field! Round up your friends and family members and enjoy a fun-filled night of Italian culture. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this special offer will benefit Festa Italiana, the fre...

Lamborghini has officially cut the ribbon on its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, paving the way for the Italian automaker to continue its relentless pursuit in further developing carbon fiber technology.   The research center is going to operate as an outside entity from Lambo's headquarters in Sant'Agata...

It's old country meets new world in the all-new larger-than-life Teatro ZinZanni Seattle creation, "Be Italian!," which is starting rehearsals with its brand new cast this week in the magical, Seattle-based spiegeltent.   Teatro ZinZanni is a fully original show based in Seattle, Washington whose model is unlike anything else seen in the Uni...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan has been given the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs).   Contemporary literature and AWP have benefited from the efforts of many teachers, writers, editors, and administrators who have done their utmost to help the next gene...

John Chandler has a secret, and he guards it carefully, lest yet another friend or co-worker ask him to make it for a dinner party. Chandler is, by day, a 43-year-old salesman and father of two, a self-proclaimed "Southern boy" who lives outside Dallas and grew up on college football and barbecue. Online, Chandler's fans know him differently:...

Gelarto Italian Ice Cream and Global Arts, founded on Bainbridge Island, is expanding to add an Alki Beach location. We discovered this in the city permit files over the weekend, with remodeling work planned at 2648 59th SW, former home of Alki Beach Dog.   After sending a note to Gelarto's proprietors, we went by the Alki site this mor...

The Seattle School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to have public schools observe "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday of October — the same day as the Columbus Day federal holiday.   The resolution, in part, said the board "recognizes the fact that Seattle is built upon the homelands and villages of the Indigenous Peoples of thi...