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We are a local organization that does quite a bit of fundraising and charity work. We generally have an annual banquet in October. Sadly, last year was not one of those years. However, this year’s banquet, “An Evening in Tuscany Under the Tacoma Moon”, is shaping up to be the event of the year and promises to be spectacular. We are looking for dona...

A new Paolo’s Italian Deli is now open on Moana Lane in Reno. “It really is a dream come true,” said owner Jason Winters. Winters spent his youth working in the old Paolo’s Deli back in the early to mid-90′s.“I was peeling olives and rolling pasta and just fell in love with the family business,” added Winters. A family that not only owned the old P...

Gina Marinelli was already well on her way to becoming one of the city’s favorite chefs and Italian food specialists before she opened La Strega in Summerlin more than two years ago. Now the rest of the world has the chance to learn about her culinary skills thanks to an exciting new competition show streaming on the Discovery+ network. The Globe i...

One of the city’s favorite chefs gets a restaurant to call her own on the Las Vegas Strip. Nicole Brisson, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2020, teamed up with Jason Rocheleau, who worked at Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and Mina Group, to open Brezza at Resorts World. The coastal Italian restaurant sits in the Di...

Forno 301 had me sitting with a glass of Montepulciano in the dark and Googling the word "testosterone." With so many Italian words on the menu — acciughe, diavola, salsiccia e funghi — it's easy to get confused here.  As it turns out, the word testosterone is exactly what you think it is. My search results did not show any pictures of red sauce pi...

It’s easy to romanticize the gelato in Italy, eaten while strolling past the Trevi Fountain in Rome or along the Arno River in Florence. But according to Sandro Paolini, the owner of Pinolo Gelato on SE Division, Italian gelato often isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  I can also vouch for this after my time studying abroad in Florence and learning t...

Whether creating elaborate window displays, winning awards at flower shows, or helping launch the Italian Commercial Club a century ago, the Rosaia Brothers – Palmiro, Felix and George – brought energy, determination and, above all, a sense of beauty to their adopted city. The three brothers arrived in Seattle in 1906 and began laying the groundwor...

Festa Italiana Portland - August 22, 2021, 11 AM to 8 PM - 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, Oregon 97030. Join us for some Italian fun in beautiful Cedarville Park.  Italian Food, WIne, Beer, Auction/Raffle and Wall of Wine.  Featuring Live Music by Mbrascatu, a diverse band with Old World meets New World, Italian and Indie Folk music. We will also...

The sidewalks through the Idaho Falls Farmers Market have just opened on a warm Saturday morning as vendors are still making tent adjustments and arranging their goods on fold-out tables. Flaminia Assirelli, better known as “Mama Fla,” is running back to her car for more food because a line has already formed outside of her tent at the very end of...

Before Burger Stevens owner Don Salamone began layering beef patties with Tillamook cheese and fancy sauce, before he worked the line at glitzy Las Vegas kitchens like Joël Robuchon or Restaurant Guy Savoy, before he cooked 16-person dinners for British musician Robbie Williams as his private chef, Salamone would sit down to meals of Sunday sauce,...

Revealed back in March, New York’s Zeppola Italian Bakery is officially “coming soon” to the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and has announced a few hints of what to expect when it debuts on the resort’s replica of St. Marks Square. Replacing the shuttered two-level Paris Baguette Cafe and facing Italian restaurant Brera Osteria, Zeppola’s sweet and...

After months of planning and hard work, fueled by the efforts of many volunteers, Casa Italiana—Italian Cultural Center officially opened on May 29, 2021. When fully realized, the new Italian cultural center will include an Italian library, exhibition space to preserve documents and photos that record the heritage and contributions of Italians in t...