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Kept under wraps as “Restaurant C” on early construction filings, new paperwork reveals Italian restaurant Ambra is on schedule to replace Fiamma at the MGM Grand. Pushing for an official summer debut, the resort has yet to share details of the new concept, but is currently hiring for select positions. Named after the Italian translation of “amber,...

La Strega—Gina Marinelli’s new Italian restaurant in the former Due Forni space in south Summerlin—reflects an interesting convergence of trends. The first, ongoing since the Great Recession, is the migration of Strip talent away from the tourist corridor; in this instance, a former Cosmopolitan chef has resurfaced in the friendly confines of a sub...

A hallmark of Rogue Valley viticulture is its diversity. When I first got interested in local wines, I went to a lecture given by Greg Jones, then a Southern Oregon University professor and research climatologist specializing in viticultural studies — he has since moved on to Linfield College in McMinnville, where he put the number of varietals pro...

Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? Don’t see...

Italian restaurant Bottega Michelangelo, owned by Giuseppe “Gio” Ali, has been in operation for three decades. With an interesting start and revamp of their space in recent years, they’re celebrating in style on Saturday, May 25 and offering a free dessert to those that join the party. To help commemorate Bottega’s milestone, here are some fun fact...

Vinny Raniolo Guitarist, Musician and Entrepreneur of Raniolo Music LLC was just recently selected as Top Musician of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dynamic playing and performances. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in...

Contessa Aurora de Petris Fraggianni appears as herself in many episodes of the popular series Proper Manors, which is filmed in Utah. Proper Manors is a soap opera about a group of recently graduated teenagers in the small town of Proper, USA. They begin to discover that they are all merely pawns in the games that the adults of Proper play. Season...

Tony’s New York Style Italian Deli is hosting a fun night of comedy, plenty of laughs, and dinner from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Tony’s Deli specializes in New York-style cuisine, but they also dabble in foods from Chicago and use products from Italy to complete their meals. The dinner is no joke but after dinner… it’s appropriate to laugh. ...

The towering Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah will be home base for Ducati this June, as the Italian brand brings its world-renowned Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) Enduro program to North America for the first time. Having previously generated rave reviews in Europe, this is the first time Ducati will bring DRE Enduro to North America, where the...

Eataly at Park MGM is setting up retail and industry group discounts through 2019, a spokesperson said Monday. The Italian emporium will give a 10% discount on retail, non-menu items in the marketplace, wine shop and Cucina del Mercato for the rest of the year, according to a statement. It's also offering discounts to hospitality industry groups th...

Portland Opera is thrilled to bring its production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to the stage this June. Considered one of the greatest comic operas of all time, Rossini's opera tells the story of the Count Almaviva, who has fallen for the charming Rosina, and enlists the help of the town barber Figaro to assist in winning her affect...

Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...