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There’s a part of Northwest Portland, on the outer rim of the Pearl District, where the neighborhood retains its industrial roots. Out among the warehouses, commercial printers, brewery equipment shops and industrial suppliers, a group of artisans from around the globe are preparing to perform a bit of magic. From wood, resin, metal, fabric and cer...

Several times in the past, I've written stories about my family when they owned a ranch across the Carson River from Dayton. My great-grandfather Pietro Cassinelli owned and operated the ranch, now known as the Ricci Ranch, from the 1880s until about 1910. These stories included family squabbles, bar fights, Pietro being shot in the back while taki...

Stefano Fabbri, owner of Pomo Pizzeria, says the idea for his latest restaurant concept came to him from his customers.  "We are a pizzeria, but everyone eats meatballs. It's the Number 1 seller after pizza," he says.  So he's giving the people what they want. On Thursday, March 21, Fabbri will open Meat The Ball, a casual spot at Biltmore Fashion...

The Azzurri baseball squad arrived safely at Phoenix International Airport without bench coachAugusto Medina and infielder Erick Epifano for 2019 Spring Training at the Oakland AthleticsArizona complex in nearby Mesa. Team Italy manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali replaced Augusto Medina, who was stranded in Venezuela due to flight cancellations to and...

The Maggiore Group is bringing a little bit of la dolce vita to Phoenix with a new Italian bakery called The Sicilian Baker, opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. To celebrate on opening day, The Scilian Baker will offer a free classic-size cannoli to the first 100 customers who say "holy cannoli" at the counter. The business also will give out f...

Ever wanted to whip up Italian cocktails like a pro? Mora Italian (5651 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ) is offering the opportunity to pick up some skills at a cocktail class presented by Rich Heider from Southern Glazer and Campari, Saturday, March 16, 3–4:30pm. The class will teach guests about the art of making Negroni Italian cocktails and an Ap...

How do you say "pick-me-up" in Italian? Answer: Tiramisù! A delicate medley of bold espresso, creamy mascarpone, and airy ladyfingers, all dusted to perfection in cocoa powder, tiramisù is a classic Italian dessert allegedly invented in Treviso. One taste reminds us why the Italian name means “pick-me-up.” And in time for World Tiramisù Day on Thur...

When it comes to a restaurant, its name can be everything. The right one can convey your signature dish, cooking style, cuisine or maybe all of the above (here’s looking at you, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant). But the wrong words can keep diners away. That brings us to the newly opened Factory Kitchen at The Venetian. The term “factory,”...

The unpretentiousness of La Ferrovia Ristorante fits in perfectly on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street. No worries about ambience, aura or atmosphere. Just dig in for an array of southern Italian cooking that’s been keeping Junction City diners satisfied for 31 years. The extensive menu leads off with two cannellone dishes, followed by a variety of chic...

Veteran restaurateur Roger Stilson is bringing his popular Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar to Federal Way. This will be the fourth Mama Stortini’s restaurant locally-owned by Stilson’s Specialty Restaurant Group. Mama Stortini’s opens in May at 1911 S. 320th St. in Federal Way. “We are excited to bring Mama’s Italian favorites to Federal Way,” S...

With an Italian-born mother and American-born father, Nico Mannion is fluent in both English and Italian. But he's not sure if there’s a direct Italian translation for “Bear Down." "I don’t think there’s a translation,” he said. "I’ll get back to you on that one.” Mannion, who just led Phoenix Pinnacle High School to its second straight 6A state ba...

A partire da venerdì scorso, 1 marzo, i connazionali iscritti all’AIRE residenti nello Utah che hanno bisogno di richiedere il passaporto italiano potranno fissare un appuntamento presso gli uffici del Consolato Onorario a Salt Lake City. A renderlo noto è il Consolato Generale a San Francisco dopo che nella città è stata attivata la postazione per...