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Gary John Guglielmo, a third-generation member of Santa Clara County’s oldest continuously operated family winery, died unexpectedly July 15 at his home in Post Falls, Idaho, according to Gena Guglielmo.  Along with his two brothers, George E. and Eugene (Gene), Gary helped expand and guide the family winery established in Morgan Hill by their Ital...

This summer, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a way to travel the flavors of Italy without leaving Las Vegas with its Summer Regional Menu Series. The next stop on virtual culinary tour spotlights Toscana—known as Tuscany in English. A region in central Italy, Tuscany’s world-renowned cuisine offers delicious and unique dishes that ar...

The Casino Del Sol recently debuted their newest restaurant — Bellissimo, featuring a unique take on Italian cuisine here in the Old Pueblo. What sets Italian ristorante apart from others is the use of locally sourced ingredients to create made from scratch dishes. We sat down with Casino Del Sol’s Executive Chef, Ryan Clark, who guided our taste b...

The way new eateries are sprouting up in Kakaako these days, you never know what'll roll up next. So this one was typically and totally unexpected. When it comes to pizza, I’m typically a fan of the less-is-more approach. I’m a stickler for solid ingredients that can speak for themselves. When it comes to food trucks, I want more, and I always want...

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...

Pope Francis on Saturday recognized the heroic virtue of the life of a 17th century Italian Jesuit missionary who evangelized – and mapped – much of what is now northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. On July 11, the pope formally recognized the life of Servant of God Eusebio Kino, S.J., as one of heroic virtue. Kino, an explorer and mi...

“I’ve got my game face on trying to run this restaurant,” says Kiauna Floyd, owner of Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant on NE Fremont. A business-threatening pandemic coupled with mass protests has Floyd, a Black business owner, mentally and physically exhausted. But for the former collegiate athlete, wife, and mother of two, defeat is not an option. Flo...

There is perhaps no single sound more immediately evocative of the American West than the lone ocarina wail from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, affectionately transcribed as "ah-ee-ah-ee-ah." But remarkably, its creator, the Italian composer Ennio Morricone — who died Monday in Rome, following a femur fracture at the age of 91 — didn't visit the...

Bao Tran, executive chef of Mad Bene on Oʻahu, spent 10 years honing his craft in New York City.  One of his most treasured memories is when his chef sent him to Viareggio, Italy, to stage at Ristorante La Dogana – a family-run, hilltop restaurant overlooking the ocean and a small town. For four months, Tran worked beside its chef, rolling pasta an...

A 92-year-old local tradition that commemorates the Virgin Mary and a miracle will be vastly different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel — a beloved annual event that typically attracts hundreds of faithful followers who march together through the streets of Westerly behind an an enormo...

After making some controversial comments calling for Philadelphia to allow indoor dining, Marc Vetri announced today that he’s taking the Fiorella name to Las Vegas for a long-term pop-up with the potential to turn into a permanent project. Starting July 10th, Osteria Fiorella will open inside the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, serving a much larg...

When it comes to pizza, I’m typically a fan of the less-is-more approach. I’m a stickler for solid ingredients that can speak for themselves. When it comes to food trucks, I want more, and I always want them within walking distance. The last food truck boom happened when people lost their jobs and rents for brick and mortar locations became unfeasi...