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Plans announced this week for a new condominium project would carry a 118-year-old Italian furniture maker's name and will emulate the look of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants abroad that carry the luxury brand. Giorgetti, a renowned furniture maker that has worked on hotels, yachts and royal palaces around the world with its unique shapes...

"You can't take a bad thing and turn it into a good thing, but you can take a good thing and turn it into something delicious," says Jorge Mendoza. Jorge is one-third of the team that runs Monica's restaurant group, which includes Vinoteca di Monica, Monica's Mercato Pizza, Trattoria di Monica, and Monica's Mercato & Salumeria in the North End....

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

This weekend, Sophia's opened in the historic space last occupied by Sandra Bullock's Bess Bistro. Chicago's BDG Hospitality conceptualized the Italian restaurant, which will feature executive chef Mark Sparacino (of Chicago's Topo Gigio, Sparacino, PROSECCO and more) at the helm, with Tom Schmitt as chef de cuisine.​ The gist: Though plenty of It...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Naples is one of the largest and most captivating art cities on the Mediterranean Sea. Capital of the Region of Campania, it is the third-largest commune in Italy after Rome and Milan. The city dominates the Gulf of Naples, expanding from the Sorrentine Peninsula to...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, of Auburn, will host its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 6:30 p.m. and homemade limoncello and Italian dessert. This year's dinner will honor retiring sta...

By Julia della Croce "I was still young when my life changed.... drastically. Shortly after midnight one Saturday... the smell of smoke awakened me. I ran to my mother's bed.... The next thing I saw was a wall of fire shooting up the staircase. Grabbing my one-year-old brother from his crib, I fled out my bedroom window to the roof and yelled to m...

Dolores Pigoni-Miller teaches Italian at Ridgewood High School in Norridge. Her leadership in her AP Italian Culture and Literature class has led her students to pursue a variety of fundraisers to help Italy's victims of an August 2016 earthquake.   Q: What made you decide to do the fundraiser? A: In all of my classes, we were reading artic...

Kenosha's own internationally acclaimed chef Tony Mantuano recently put his skills to work in Washington, D.C., at the State Department.   Mantuano, -owner of Mangia Wine Bar and a partner at the four-star Chicago Italian restaurant Spiaggia, and Spiaggia's chef de cuisine Joe Flamm prepared lunch on Oct. 18 for 250 people in the State Depar...

By Donald Liebenson   Here's a tip if you're studying Italian and you want to impress your teacher. Take her to Maria's Bakery in Highwood. It worked for Andrea Spitzer and Judith Molinaro, two students of private instructor Maria Christina Chopra. Chopra's verdict: Authentic. "You can tell the owner is Sicilian, you can tell from the recipe...

His exuberant personality and thick Italian accent made Fabio Viviani one of the breakout stars of the fifth season of Bravo's reality series Top Chef, earning him the title of "fan favorite."   When the season debuted in November 2008, Viviani owned two restaurants. He recently was in town to preview his 16th, which will be housed within th...

By Claude Brodesser-Akner   Joe Piscopo's not running for governor -- at least, not yet. "I'm not raising money, and I haven't officially declared," said Piscopo in an telephone interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday afternoon. The former "Saturday Night Live" star, who was raised in North Caldwell and now lives in Lebanon Tow...