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Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kaka ako - Cooke Street (between Auahi and Halekauwila Streets). Festa Italiana, Hawaiʻi’s only Italian festival, returns to Kaka ʻ ako for the third year in a row. The street festival and VIP experience Passaporto Italiano will offer the opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in...

The corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on a Thursday night is a dangerous place to be if you are on a diet. That’s when Bella’s Italian Bakery and Marketcasts its net to haul you in like a helpless Amalfi anchovy. Six days a week Bella’s is a superb Italian bakery serving the Lents neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. You would t...

When the warm weather hits, it quickly begins to seem like the days get longer in more ways than one, with each day packed from dusk to dawn with things to do, regardless of what’s been scheduled. As if to prove that side-note hypothesis, last weekend somehow managed to be unbelievably busy, leaving us in desperate desire of a sanctuary of sustenan...

The life of the REX ocean liner began on 27 April 1930 at the Ansaldo shipyard in Sestri Ponente, in Genoa, Italy, with the ceremony of the first hull sheet. It was built in only fifteen months and was launched on 1 August 1931; an event that was presided by King Vittorio Emanuele III, and Queen Elena of Montenegro as godmother, in the presence of...

Manifatture Sigaro Toscano will attend the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Convention, happening June 28 -July 2 in Las Vegas. During the IPCPR, MST will launch a new Toscano cigar, made with the Caribbean technique of using a wrapper and binder: Stilnovo. This is a limited edition for lovers of handmade cigars. Sti...

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano will launch the first of its Summer Wine Tours of Italy at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20. This is just the beginning, too. The Summer Wine Tours are happening every third Thursday of the month. Whoever decides to take the journey can taste their way through one of five Italian wine regions. First on the road map is the s...

Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong. For e...

More than 60,000 car lovers beat a path to the Phoenix Art Museum in 2007 to see “Curves of Steel,” a blockbuster exhibit of classic automotive designs. The museum is hoping to make an even bigger noise this fall with “Legends of Speed,” featuring 21 racing cars that are not only gorgeous works of art but also feats of engineering that changed the...

Park Place is back, but not the same. New owners Daniel Cohanim and Norberto Corona have made subtle changes to Park Place’s look — not counting the exterior — but the restaurant is now an Italian bistro, at a lower price point and less fussy fare than its previous concept. Cohanim opened his Panini Grill Cafe in Seattle back in 1997, where he met...

Farrelli's Pizza is a classic spot for Italian food- including wood-fire pizzas- in the South Sound. But there's a lot of history behind this local restaurant! Farrelli's was founded in 1995 in Lacey, Washington. They now have eight pizzerias around the South Puget Sound. Their newest location is at Point Ruston, which opened in 2017. One of Farrel...

An Italian dining switcheroo on the upper level at Town Square with the Neapolitan style of La Bella Napoli swiftly replaced by another Italian restaurant. Keeping the Naples-built, wood-fired Stefano Ferrara pizza oven, a central attraction of its three-year-old predecessor, Minchia’s Cibo Italiano is currently serving daily from 4 to 10 p.m, open...

Vito LoPiccolo knew exactly what the people of New York City expected from a pizza. He says it is why he was able to thrive in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens for 20 years with his classic and mastered menu. He did not have that same feel when he moved to Arizona and opened Brooklyn V’s in October 2014 at the northeast corner of Warner and Linds...