In Seattle today, Starbucks opened its first standalone Princi bakery, one of 1,000 of the high-end Italian bakeries that the coffee giant plans to open throughout the U.S. The Denny Triangle bakery and cafe, located at 2118 Westlake Ave., slings a fancy, rotating array of fresh focaccia pizzas, sourdough bread, and glistening pastries. It’s the sa...

Áegis Living, a national leader in senior assisted living and memory care, announces its newest community—one infused with Italian hospitality—Áegis at Ravenna in Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood. Inspired by the 19th Century Opera House in Ravenna, Italy, this senior living jewel redefines assisted living with the ambience of an intimate Italian...

Craving gelato? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gelato destinations in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Gelatiamo Topping the list is Gelatiamo, a downtown bakery that makes its artisanal gelato fresh each day using seasonal produce and organic...

Italian cuisine doesn’t get much better than Capers and Olives in downtown Everett — unless you go to Italy. My coworkers and I couldn’t stop raving about the new restaurant on Colby Avenue, which serves house-made pasta with seasonal ingredients in an intimate setting. I’m glad Sara and Sharon joined me for lunch. It was a thrill to find a gem lik...

Lea DeLaria is out and very in. DeLaria is a comic, actor, author and jazz singer. She’s been on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s radar since the 1980s, performing on the LGBT comedy circuit. Now, she’s gone from gay-famous to just plain famous. As Carrie “Big Boo” Black in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” she’s put “butch...

San Francisco has always been an important location for the Italian emigration. History is mixed with innovation, and both tell the story of how Italian hard work and creativity are rewarded by the entrepreneurial spirit that finds a perfect welcome in San Francisco and its surroundings. Consul Lorenzo Ortona heads the Italian Consulate General in...

When you grab a slice of pizza at DiNardi's, you're tapping into a long-standing family tradition of Italian culinary magic. Ciro DiNardi Sr., hailing from Naples, Italy, and later New York City, helps Ciro DiNardi Jr., owner of the newly opened pizzeria in Spokane's Logan Neighborhood, as chef in the kitchen, sharing recipes his grandparents passe...

Starbucks’ latest outpost of high-end Italian bakery Princi is opening this summer in Denny Triangle, at 2118 Westlake Ave, just south of Whole Foods. The first U.S. outpost of Princi debuted last November inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill, at which point the coffee giant suggested standalone versions of the Mil...

One thousand feet above Washington's Columbia Valley, the highest reaches of dusty Snipes Mountain lie beneath river stones, vineyards staked incongrously in a mix of arid earth and the water-rounded rocks of gemlike beauty and crayon-color variation that winegrowers here call cobblestones. Less than than seven inches of rain fall on them every yea...

Tragedy and Passion intersect in Verdi’s hotblooded melodrama. Get set to experience the thrills and chills of this outstanding operatic melodrama at Seattle Opera's latest production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. Regarded as an absolute rollercoaster ride of heightened emotions, jealousy, lust and revenge, the production also depicts some of Verdi's mo...