As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate businesses, arts and cultural organizations across the state, every once in a while there comes a silver lining. That was the case this fall when a business in Burien, Wash., forced to close its doors this past spring, ushered in an opportunity for Seattle’s Italian American community. A large property...

We are pleased to share with you the Seattle International Film Festival’s 12th annual "Cinema Italian Style” going virtual for 2020, from December 10-17. The festival is an event uniting the Italian community in Seattle like no other - and now, virtually, we can share with other Italian Sister City communities. We invite your participation in this...

Seattle Opera’s opening-night stream from McCaw Hall of its new production; available for streaming until Dec. 4 to holders of season subscriptions (starting at $162 for a spring season that may be modified, and which include access to the fall virtual programs). Info: seattleopera.org While the world pins its hope on a coronavirus vaccine, anoth...

One glance at the hot-pink cardboard box with the dark blue lettering and chances are you know exactly what’s inside. If any doubts remain, you have only to read the store motto, prominently printed on the lid: “Cakes decorated while you wait.” Borracchini’s Bakery & Mediterranean Market, a family-owned business, has made its name by providing cust...

One much-lauded Seattle chef has quietly gotten back in the game. Months after closing permanently in Pioneer Square, Scott Carsberg’s Bisato has reopened as a ghost kitchen of sorts in SoDo, serving up heat-at-home meals for curbside pickup and delivery, with an online shop of pantry items coming soon. The current “Bisato at Home” menu includes a...

If she can make it, she won't buy it. This is the food philosophy of Sabrina Tinsley, executive chef and co-founder of La Spiga Osteria, located in the historic Piston and Ring building on Capitol Hill. Tinsley and her husband, Pietro Borghesi, had the former auto body shop transformed into a magnificent dining space, boasting gorgeous woodwork wit...

There are tons of hidden gems all over the city, but one place that is often overlooked is the eateries inside the Amazon Spheres. Willmott's Ghost in Seattle is an Italian hot spot that sits inside the greenhouse-like structure. It has yummy food, drinks, and an even better ambiance. Willmott's Ghost is an Italian eatery that focuses on cuisine co...

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know one another by sharing information, swapping events, even visiting in person. Through the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association,...

Family and friends are remembering Dan DeSantis, and sharing this with the community: Daniel Michael DeSantis passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2020 at his favorite place, Hood Canal. Dan was born on 1/23/45 in Seattle and kept his home here until recently; he currently resided in Palm Desert, California. He is survived by his wife of 19 years J...

For centuries, green walnuts were collected around the Summer Solstice, and on June 24, for the feast of Saint John the Baptist, in preparation for an autumnal batch of the walnut liqueur. In the Middle Ages, the storied liqueur, known as “Nocino” in Italy, was often associated with women sorceresses who gathered the fruit by night and brewed the f...