by Joshua Page   Shortly after ie Italian Eatery opened, a marquee in the parking lot read, "Hi." That's it. No boasting. No big promises. Just a simple welcome. Like the message, everything about this restaurant — from the service and food to the decor and vibe — is straightforward and approachable.   Ie doesn't try to be the most fa...

Join us for a new Italian Heritage class, where we offer topics ranging from cultural traditions to historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month we feature Carnival in Venice – a storied festival that has survived hundreds of years and continues to mesmerize visitors from all over the world. Discover the history of Car...

Festa Italiana of Minnesota announced today that its twice-held annual festival has been postponed until 2014. The organization will instead host a series of smaller events culminating in a three day festival next summer.   "Our greatest challenge since converting to non-profit has been to raise enough capital to produce an event on the scal...

by Joshua Page   Restaurants that keep their doors open year after year interest us. They must be doing something right to endure economic slowdowns, food trends, and intense competition. And Jakeeno's has been going strong since 1975. It's survived Generations X, Y, and Z.   What's the key to Jakeeno's longevity? Comfort. It's famili...

Festeggiamo Dinner is coming up soon! It will be held on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale.Join us for a four course dinner, the music of Italian native, Pietro Benso, and Alfonso Aiello's discussion/sampling of two southern Italian wines. Italian Cultural Center instructors will be availabl...

04 Jun 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Italy's regional richness and diversity continues to be showcased in our series "Taste the Regions". Each time, native experts introduce us to a different Italian region presenting its history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal and fun format. &n...

by Joy Summers   1) Khanh Tran is the pastry chef. The award-winning chef with the delicate hand and visually stunning desserts has left The Bachelor Farmer for this position. Her stunning panna cotta is destined to be the dessert of the summer.   2) You can order an entire pig. Every evening, the kitchen roasts a suckling pig, simply...

The Rochester Marriott and the Kahler Hospitality Groupare pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Salute wine bar and more as the newest addition to the portfolio of delicious downtown dining experiences.   Italian born Executive Chef Pasquale Presa, presents authentic dishes in a modern way, bringing the motto of vivi bene, mangia bene pe...

By Matthew Liedke   The end of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday served as the beginning of a yearlong celebration, honoring the county's sesquicentennial. During the meeting, Joe Vene, Chairman of the Board, gave a proclamation designating the year 2016 as the celebration of Beltrami County's 150th anniversary....

Cossetta's plans a 500-person event center in a next-door property in the latest expansion by the St Paul Italian restaurant. The Pioneer Press has the details on the plan, which will expand the restaurant's already-busy catering operation, Cossetta Eventi, currently housed in the building next to the restaurant on West Seventh Street.  ...