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A tiny hole-in-the-wall Scottsdale pizza joint is getting a second, and much bigger, home on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix. Opened by Bill Forrest in 2012, Il Bosco Pizza quickly became Scottsdale resident Jeff Carlberg's favorite restaurant. In February 2019, Carlberg and his business partner John Dorsey bought the restaurant with plans to expand and b...

Seattle-based Due Cucina is opening its second location next month in Kirkland, Washington's The Village at Totem Lake, 12670 120th Avenue NE, Suite 170. "We appeal to foodies and discerning diners who love Italian food but don't want to break the bank to eat it," co-founder Davide Macchi said in a company press release. "They can taste the depth o...

This November, Caputo’s will spotlight Pump Street Chocolate from Suffolk, United Kingdom at the 9th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival. Utah’s trendsetting chefs and beverage experts will craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund. For the first time, this year’s event brings participants together through the m...

James Faurentino opened Pizza a’fetta in Cannon Beach on Aug. 22, 1988 at 11:45 a.m. He was the only one behind the counter. When he saw a line outside the front door, he yelled, “Mom!” for some help. The family-driven pizza spot has been in business ever since. This past summer, a second Pizza a’fetta location was opened in Seaside. Faurentino was...

Seattle Opera’s opening-night stream from McCaw Hall of its new production; available for streaming until Dec. 4 to holders of season subscriptions (starting at $162 for a spring season that may be modified, and which include access to the fall virtual programs). Info: seattleopera.org While the world pins its hope on a coronavirus vaccine, anoth...

One of the nicest restaurants on the Strip, in decor and cuisine, has to be Giada. Since opening in 2014, De Laurentiis’ California-influenced Italian food has caused thousands of happy diners to pat their bellies in supreme satisfaction. Although it was closed for several months, fans could keep up with De Laurentiis via her website, giadzy.com, f...

It took until the second round, but the third Arizona Wildcat of the 2020 NBA Draft, Nico Mannion, is off the board thanks to the Golden State Warriors. Mannion, who played his prep ball at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, was drafted 48th overall. His head coach, Steve Kerr, is also a former Wildcat point guard. As a freshman last season, Mannion...

Get ready for some excellent Italian food when you step into the quaint courtyard at Mercato della Pescheria. The restaurant features tables covered in checked tablecloths to enhance that Italian village atmosphere. Appetizers include Italian classics such as meatballs and bruschetta, but you can indulge in shrimp cocktail, too. Jumbo shrimp scampi...

It's a Virtual Party!! December 1, 2020, 7:00 pm PT. Please register for this event to receive the event link prior to the event: REGISTRATION. Join us for our yearly Christmas party. Unfortunately, we won't be gathering together in person but that's not stopping us from enjoying beautiful Italian Christmas music sung by Pina. Even if you are growi...

It’s great to see Buddy Valastro recovering from a hand injury he suffered at his home (he recently shared a post on Instagram showing him icing a cake with his uninjured hand), and it’s also great to see the reopening of his amazing restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante. And like the resilient man behind the restaurant, Buddy V’s is ready to get back t...

Arcosanti has been called an “experimental city,” “an “urban laboratory,” a “caravanserai.” Seventy miles north of Phoenix, the 25-acre compound, built on a 4,060-acre land preserve, rises from the desert like a mirage. The project was the brainchild of “visionary” Paolo Soleri (1919-2013). Arcology — a concept combining architecture and ecology —...

Eggplant parmigiana may not be a staple of most drive-thru menus, but the owner of a popular Phoenix pizzeria is looking to change that. Luca Gagliano, owner of Forno 301, is set to serve wood-fired pizza and Italian food to Valley customers in the comfort of their cars at his new drive-thru concept Slice Eat in Scottsdale. Gagliano is from Sanremo...