ELEGANTE Bespoke RIQUADRO - Snaidero USA’s luxury sideboard system designed by renowned Italian design studio, Mario Mazzer Architects - is a winner of the 2019 GOOD DESIGN™; the prestigious award bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. RIQUADRO is the first freestanding furniture piece in the company’s product line an...

È con grande entusiasmo che inizio il mio mandato come direttore dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago”. Così scrive Luca Di Vito che, attraverso la prima newsletter del 2020 dell’IIC di Chicago si presenta a connazionali e utenti dell’Istituto, dicendosi “onorato” di poter coordinare la promozione culturale nel Midwest, “collaborando con al...

Casa Italia will honor tireless community leader Jo Ann Serpico as Woman of the Year at its Golden Anniversary Gala on Feb. 8 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village. “Jo Ann has been a pillar of the community for decades,” says Casa Chairman Peter Volpe. “We’re so lucky to have her as a board member, and we’re so honored that she has agreed to...

Arte Povera is one of the most influential, and yet “under the radar”, art movements to come out of Italy during the last century. Since its appearance in the late 1960s, the work of Giuseppe Penone, Marisa Merz, and Jannis Kounellis, among others, have strongly influenced the international contemporary art scene, revolutionizing the ways artists t...

Alexander Argirov, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, has been working in restaurants nearly his whole life. "I started doing this when I was 15,” he said. “My dad put me to wash dishes in our family restaurant." He and his business partners had wanted to open a place in the neighborhood for three years, observing that Hyde Park needed “something with a...

A Streeterville pizzeria is serving up pinsa, a next-generation Roman-style pizza. Chef Adam Weisell from L'Aventino Forno Romano spoke with ABC7 about the new take on the Chicago classic. Pinsa has an airy texture, moist and fragrant crumb and crispy exterior, according to the restaurant's website. It's naturally lower in gluten, carbohydrates and...

Cio-Cio-San, a captivating geisha in Nagasaki, marries B. F. Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant. For him, it's a lark, a diversion before he marries a "real" American wife. For her, it's a life-altering commitment that's briefly blissful, then disastrous: her family renounces her and Pinkerton leaves Japan. When he returns a few years later, h...

Celebrating 42 years of Italian Americans in Sports, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame hosted its annual star-studded Induction and Awards Gala on Saturday, November 9th at the Westin O’Hare. With 650 guests on hand, the NIASHF welcomed the all-star class of 2019, which included Super Bowl Champion, Glenn Carano; National Hot Rod As...

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy in Lisle is gearing up for its second annual Festa della Sopressata. Slated for Feb. 1, the competition will pit local sopressata makers in a pitched battle for first, second and third place trophies and prizes. The event is hosted by NAPCA founder and master instructor Leo Spizzirri and his partner, foun...

One of the newest additions to the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop is Pacino’s, an Italian restaurant that specializes in Sicilian-inspired dishes. With a warm and inviting atmosphere that matches the food, the restaurant that opened on November 15th has already been garnering some attention in the area with dishes like the Sicilian Artichok...