NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Simone Lucarini treasures many a memory from his childhood cooking with his family in his Tuscan hometown of Cortona. He remembers joking and playing with his mother, making a mess of ingredients as they prepared dinner in a bona fide Italian kitchen. It’s those flavors of authenticity that Simone said he and his wife, Elizabeth, intend to bring to...

A longtime Chicago eatery is being celebrated by the city and its fans for being a “cherished institution” known for its dipped (and dry) beef sandwiches. Al’s Italian Beef opened as a small neighborhood beef stand in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1938 and the sandwich itself was said to be the idea of Al Ferrari and Chris Pacelli, Sr. Th...

Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers has announced October 29th as its opening date, a goal that has been more than two years in the making. The brewery and restaurant, taking over a former a printing press transformed into a 12,000 square foot dining room space, has been gutted and resdesigned, with much of the work being done by owner Alex Liberati and...

Lisa Formosa-Parmingiano is an important member of the community as she continues to inspire others with her incredible knowledge of the theater while providing a space to master various acting techniques. She believes there are aspects of the theater that can contribute to the journey of self discovery and lead to active self awareness. She acts a...

Viva la Panza, “hooray for the stomach” or “joy to the belly” according to an article published March 29, 1943 in the Akron Beacon Journal, described the event as a tradition to eat until your knife and fork scream for help! Started a few years earlier before the outbreak of WWII by local Italian immigrants, now U.S. citizens, to provide political...

The extraordinary violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to tackle Paganini's devilishly difficult Violin Concerto No. 1, and guest conductor Daniel Boico leads a marvelous tour of Italy with Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III, and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4. The Columbus Symphony presents the Italian Festival at the Southern T...

When: Fri, November 9, | From 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Where: 42 Degrees North at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center - What: ELISABETTA MORO, MARINO NIOLA – The Mediterranean Diet, an Italian-American Discovery useful for the Future. The Event is Free and Open to the Public, please register by November 5, 2018 Conviviality, seasonality, sust...

Mimmo Cuticchio, master puppeteer and one of the last true heirs of the Sicilian theatrical tradition of the Opera dei Pupi, brings two free performances of "The Great Duel between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica's Sake" to Illinois. The first will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the University of Illinois-Ubana, Illini Room...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana di Chicago annuncia le opportunita' nei settori del mobile e complementi d'arredo in occasione della BIENNALE DI ARCHITETTURA DI CHICAGO - 19 Settembre 2019-5 Gennaio 2020 http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/ Giunta alla terza edizione, la Biennale di Architettura di Chicago si svolgera' dal 19 Settembre 2019 al 5...

Trouble & Sons Pizzeria, Whitefish Bay's newest pizza hotspot, is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Located at 133 E. Silver Spring Dr. in the former home of Roman Candle Pizzeria, Trouble & Sons is the second restaurant from hospitality entrepreneurs Anne Marie Arroyo and Tamela Greene, who also own MOXIE Food + Drink....

Get ready to cozy up Chicago – BAITA is coming! Inspired by the Italian Alps, BAITA (pronounced bye-tah) is an all-new restaurant opening on our second floor Friday, October 19. Meaning "ski lodge" in Piemontese dialect, BAITA is our answer to fighting the winter blues. As the temperatures drop, escape the chilly sidewalks of Chicago and let yourse...

Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni is the next lecturer in the Memories of a Lifetime series, presented by the McGuffey Historical Society. He will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Kravitz’s Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave. Admission is $6 ($5 for society members). There will be a raffle to benefit the society, and music by Dolores DePietro. Reservatio...