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by Mattie John Bamman   A James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Northwest in 2012 and 2013, Justin Wills has secured his place as one of Oregon's best chefs. He opened Restaurant Beck on Depoe Bay in 2009, and this June, he and wife Stormee teamed up to opened Sorella on Nye Beach. The amateur reviews and tweets have just begun rolling in....

"Think of a Mario Batali grade pasta with high nutritional values served in a place that looks like Shake Shack," says Davide Macchi, giving the elevator pitch for Dueminuti. It's a new entry in the booming fast-casual restaurant market blurring the lines between fancy and fast food, and its first location is landing on Seattle's Capitol Hill in Au...

When: Wednesday, June 15 | 1 pm to 3 pmWhere:Trevi Italian Restaurant, 3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las VegasCost:Free - Tickets: Get Tickets TREVI Italian Restaurant, inside The Forum Shops, will host a charity pizza competition at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. Local media personalities will select ingredients to create a personalized pizza pie w...

Phoenix could soon join a collection of cities that hold alternative celebrations on Columbus Day to commemorate the history and contributions of Native American cultures.   City leaders are considering whether to establish Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October. Supporters say the event would promote a more accurate understa...

Families traditionally gather around the table during the holiday season. Tradition for the Zoppé family, however, means gathering around the circus ring. The Zoppé Family Circus, founded in Italy in 1842 by Napoleone and Ermengilda Zoppé, has been passed down through the generations and still is going strong. It starts an 11-day run Wednesday, De...

by Brett Campbell   More than half a century before Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone, Clint Eastwood et al brought us an Italian view of the American West's good/bad old days, New York's Metropolitan Opera asked famed Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to make a new opera from a play of the Gold Rush days.   The March 14 and 16 performance...

By Leora Y. BloomIN A CITY where it's increasingly difficult to keep up with the list of restaurant openings and closings, what keeps a Seattle institution such as Capitol Hill's Ristorante Machiavelli popular for so long?   Linda McElroy, who opened Machiavelli in 1988 with her husband, Tom, says the key to the restaurant's success has been...

By Michael Russell   "Renata is a dream," Sandra Arnerich says of the deceptively simple, deliriously ambitious Italian restaurant that she and husband Nick opened in May. That dream is what caused them to leave high-profile restaurant jobs in San Francisco, uproot their growing family and fly north to Nick's hometown of Portland. &nbs...

The Paulist Fathers, who have staffed St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland since its founding in 1912, will withdraw from the parish this summer, effective June 30. Care of the parish will go to archdiocesan priests. Paulist Father James Kolb will continue as pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. The Portland Paulist Associates wi...

Not every neighborhood Italian restaurant can claim a world-class musician as its owner — but Giuseppe's on 28th in Central Phoenix can. For nine years, owner Richard Bock was the principal cellist for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Italy.   And if that's not impressive enough, he played with the Phoenix Symphony for 24 seasons,...

Trendy restaurant concepts and Portland go together like waxed mustaches and designer flannel, but Casa Mia isn't biting. This little Italian eatery serves breakfast, lunch—yes, there are restaurants open for lunch on Division—and dinner seven days a week in the former Detour coffee shop venue at 3035 SE Division St.   Opening last week, Cas...

October is Italian-American Heritage Month in the State of Utah, and the Office of the Mayor in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library is pleased to celebrate and showcase 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture in our Capital City.   At 7pm every Tuesday in October, the public is invited to visit the City Library to learn more about...