by Nicola Busca   We are usually attracted by people's personality, behavior, and look. In particular, we tend to remember more easily a rude and impolite person who gives us a hard time, rather than those who spread joy and good vibes.   This is because, even if they don't have a stronger or more remarkable personality than the "good...

by Pam Bauserman   Restaurants decked out in checked-clothed tables offering plates of Italian fare, cafes, lively nightclubs and small boutiques featuring imported goods line the streets. This is the scene at San Francisco's Little Italy, the historic Italian neighborhood that is known worldwide for its Italian culture. Visitors and guests...

When I set off to start MTB back in 2007 I had a clear objective in mind. I wanted to contribute to the country that educated me, fed me awesomely, and provided me with a unique perspective. How? By gathering and sharing the knowledge of the fortunate few who have had entrepreneurial success and by inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. Wi...

Among the events in preparation for the memorable Verdi's Requiem coming up on October 25th at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Com.It.Es., will perform Opera Arias and Neapolitan Songs to benefit Teatro San Carlo in Naple...

By Jackie Burrell Tosca redux: We don't usually write too much about San Francisco restaurant openings -- there are too many exciting things going on this side of the bay. But we're making an exception for the resurrection of North Beach's iconic Tosca Cafe, which has just reopened under the direction of New York City's James Beard award-winning c...

I Charlie Awards sono un evento annuale di raccolta fondi che la corporazione non-profit The Hollywood Arts Council organizza da ormai 28 edizioni, a favore della comunità locale ed in particolare degli studenti a rischio di abbandono scolastico.   L'obiettivo principale, attraverso la promozione di programmi d'istruzione di qualità avviati...

by Stephanie Frustaci   This year's Festival del Sole in Napa Valley will be celebrated in honor of the talented Italian actress Sophia Loren. The famed movie star will be turning 80 years old in September, and so this annual festival will feature music, wine, and plenty of activities to commemorate Loren's spectacular career.   One o...

February 4, 2015/Wednesday 5:30 PM - 11:30 PMBiscuits and Blues - 401 Mason Street - San Francisco, California 94102 An explosive mixture of blues, funk and soul music in acoustic: this is the formula of the sound of Francesco Piu, Sardinian singer and guitarist born in 1981. Accompanying their voices with instruments like acoustic guita...

by Jeff Cox   Two local chefs, both headquartered in Yountville, have become brands. One, of course, is Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc in Yountville and Per Se in New York City. The other is Michael Chiarello, who has created a string of successful businesses that are synthesized in his restaurant, B...

NEW this year, A Dress code like no other.... TOGA www.ferragostosd.org Registration is Open. Reserve Your Tickets Online Now. (NOTE: Every Ferragosto SELLS OUT) WHAT is Ferragosto: A fundraiser supporting Washington Elementary School,Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the Little Italy Association. WHEN: Sat...