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Comedian Eric D’Alessandro will bring big laughs to The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas when he performs Saturday, 30 October at 9 p.m.Tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees and will go on sale to the general public Friday, 6 August at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, Venetian.com, any box off...

In this series, we’ll share a local restaurant, food store or an event. We have so many wonderful restaurants in our community. This is a great way to promote our local economy and give you a peek at what they have to offer. This time we picked Cafe Pinoli at 1676 W. White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop-Lakeside. As some people refer it, the Café Pinoli...

This month, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Scott Conant is debuting friends-style dining and the first-ever happy hour at Mora Italian in Phoenix along with an expanded happy hour menu inspired by his travels at The Americano in Scottsdale. Giro d’Mora (“Tour of Mora”) is a five-course meal that features an ever-changing lineup of crowd favorites a...

We Americans like to think we own the comfort food genre, but I'd argue the Italians have us beat in the warm, fuzzy, comfort-via-cooking department. Consider Italian chefs who can't spend five minutes in a culinary conversation without mentioning cooking at their mothers' or nonnas' knees. And what about pizza, arguably America's favorite comfort...

From pizza to meatballs and spaghetti, we love Italian food! Lucky for us and all other Italian food and culture lovers out there, there's a festival happening this weekend featuring great Italian food, dancing, and more. The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana SLC—held Sept. 18-19, 2021 at The Gateway...

Chef Riley Chandler is not your traditional chef. While he’s plenty knowledgable and skilled with traditional techniques and methods, Chandler has charted his own unique path that has allowed him the freedom to explore all things culinary his own way. It’s this path that has led to Stancato’s Italiano Sonoran, a delivery focused restaurant operatin...

Italian-American families and fellow Walla Walla community members turned out on a busy Saturday, Sept. 11, to show support for a statue of Christopher Columbus, erected by local Italian ancestors. At least 150 people assembled at the Walla Walla County Courthouse lawn, with a steady breeze blowing an assemblage of flags — a half-staff flag on the...

Just as many of us are making the transition from smartphones back to brick phones, there’s something to be said for going back to the old-school basics. That’s what chef Chase Dopson, whose résumé includes Toro Bravo, Bistro Agnes, and Jacqueline, is doing at his new Bologna-style pasta pop-up, Pastificio d’Oro, which he runs along with fiancé Mag...

Waco businessman Tom Wright travels Interstate 35 almost weekly, craving the lasagna and the crab fondue at Pignetti’s Italian Restaurant in Temple. “Waco needs something like this, a high-class, upper-end, five-star restaurant,” said Wright, whose construction company bears his name. Heeding his own advice, Wright persuaded Pignetti’s owner Clinto...

Edo Vanni was as feisty as they come.  Some called him a firebrand; others, a hothead. His wife once said he could start a fight in an empty room. How much of that headstrong nature was just for show is hard to know. But no one disputes the fact that Edo Vanni was a talented athlete. Called the heart and soul of Seattle baseball, he is well-remembe...

The Italian Heritage Association of Walla Walla hopes to gather support for a Christopher Columbus statue on the Walla Walla County Courthouse lawn at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The day marks the 110th anniversary of the dedication of the Christopher Columbus statue located at 315 W. Main St. Organizers plan to gather signatures on a petition a...

Spiegelworld, the mischievous live-entertainment company behind wild and wacky Vegas shows like Absinthe and Opium, wants to introduce diners on the Strip to “Italian-American Psychedelic” cuisine. Meet the new restaurant Superfrico, which will debut on September 24 next to the Opium theater at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort.  What, exactly,...