NEWS FROM : WEST  

Leave it to restaurateur Grant Krueger to use gunpowder and 16th century tax collectors as inspirations behind the name of his third eatery in St. Philip’s Plaza. This and other secrets were recently revealed to me at Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, 4340 N. Campbell Avenue. Krueger stopped short of calling them secrets, but acknowledged that the s...

Promising “an authentic Philly experience” for East Coast transplants looking to cool down, Philly Freeze-Me has debuted a menu inspired by the owner’s hometown and a nostalgia for flavors Las Vegas just didn’t offer. Located at The Twain Center on the corner of Twain Avenue and Swenson Street, the retail center is actively luring new casual-dining...

When they weren’t studying game film and breaking down opponents as Miami Dolphins teammates, Dan Marino and Damon Huard were busy devising their game plans for life after football. Rifle Arm, Deep Post and Dame and Daniel were names of potential wines and wineries doodled on their notes in the quarterback room before their vision became a reality....

Fendi is expanding its Roman empire . . . to Scottsdale, Arizona. The luxury fashion house just announced that it is building a collection of 41 bespoke Fendi Private Residences that will be come to market later this year and be completed in 2020. Each home will average 3,500 square feet, with the design and architecture spearheaded by architect Ma...

Sergio Pagni beat-out 23 other archers in the largest shootdown ever to take the compound open championship at the 53rd Vegas Shoot and win a first-prize cheque for USD 53,000. “I feel great. At the beginning of the  week, I said I was confident in my shot and I was sure to make 900. When I look back and see how many 900s were in the final with me,...

“Thinking of technology in a conscious way, as a broad development process that strengthens the ethical aspect, so investing in a sort of ‘slow and ethic technology’, means taking into account and evaluating all the consequences and impact on our society of every single innovation, referring to our values and always focusing on the individual” is t...

Cucina by Wolfgang Puck has been one of the city’s most consistently excellent Italian restaurants since it opened eight years ago, but because of its location in the luxury Shops at Crystals mall on the Strip, it’s been operating under the radar to varying degrees for both locals and Vegas tourists. Today there’s another great reason to visit Cuci...

Since opening in 2016, Tratto, Chris Bianco's trattoria, has helped set the pace for Italian fare in Phoenix. But among the five-star restaurant's Arizona-flecked creations, one of the simplest — a classic pillar of Roman cuisine — has proven to be a popular favorite. This shouldn't come as a surprise. The cacio e pepe at Tratto is a killer dish. C...

There’s more than one way for a dancer to fly. For nearly 25 years, Ariana Lallone lit up the stage at McCaw Hall as a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), with her dramatic intensity, sky-reaching limbs (she’s 5 feet 11) and soaring technique making her an audience favorite. When her PNB career ended in 2011, Lallone knew that she wanted to k...

The jewel in the crown will finally be shown to the public Wednesday. Manzo, the intimate, 70-seat restaurant that completes the sometimes raucous Eataly complex anchoring the reimagined Park MGM on the Strip, is at least outwardly a stunning contrast to its 40,000-square-foot parent, a serene spot amid the hubbub. That they share an Italian soul i...

Portland has a tenuous relationship with Italian food. Aside from notable exceptions like Nostrana, Renata and Ava Gene's, it's not exactly a cuisine most associate with fine dining. But that hasn't stopped luminary chef Vitaly Paley from giving it a go with his fourth venture, Rosa Rosa, which promises an upscale take on classic, "New York-style...

In 2001, the University of Washington Rome Center established a year-long student internship position designed to give UW students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working in an office environment in an international setting. It was named the Trina Deines Rome Center Internship in 2009 in honor of our UWRC Director Emeritus. The po...