Several relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will come to the Archdiocese of Seattle for public veneration on Saturday, May 5, at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will celebrate Mass in honor of the saint at 9 a.m. with veneration of his relics from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The relics were in Portland last summer. The relics will...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, PRIMO Italiano Lodge 2800, Washington, will again conduct a $1,500 scholarship competition, open to seniors of the Class of 2018 from McGuffey, Trinity and Washington high schools. Applicants must be of at least 25 percent Italian-American descent (one parent at least half Italian), attending a post-secondary school...

Reasonable prices and a clear vision for high quality food and drink has kept the restaurant relevant for decades in the ever-evolving food scene of Capitol Hill. The new wine program, spearheaded by general manager Jamey Lionhart, takes influence from the restaurant’s style, offering approachable, affordable bottles fit for brunching or dining any...

Starbucks has opened its flagship Reserve store on the ground floor of its Sodo headquarters (2401 Utah Ave S). It’s the first of 1,000 Reserve stores the coffee chain is planning worldwide. With high-end design touches similar to those of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery that opened on Capitol Hill in 2014, the Reserve store intends for customers to...

Our presenter next Wednesday February 28 will be Cecilia Strettoi from the University of Washington.   Cecilia will first outline some crucial events of Italian history during WWII – specifically the events that led to the civil war and to the Partisan Resistance. Secondly, she will explain how the war experience has motivated some authors to write...

As someone who used to live outside a small town in central Italy (and makes an annual pilgrimage back), I don’t think we can have enough reputable Italian restaurants in Seattle. But hitting the gelato-sweet spot that good Italian hits is tougher than an over-cooked Bistecca Fiorentina. Too many places either focus on overwhelming by pure weight o...

From Theodore Roosevelt to Elvis Presley, from William Howard Taft to Babe Ruth, guests who stayed in the New Washington Hotel in downtown Seattle ranged from presidents to sports stars to music idols. This once-elegant 14-story building on the corner of Second Avenue and Stewart Street, built in 1908, was the city’s premier hotel for decades. It h...

L’Italian connection di Amazon sopravvive all’addio (pro-tempore) di Diego Piacentini. L’ex- responsabile di tutte le attività internazionali nel retail del colosso di Jeff Bezos è stato ceduto in prestito al governo italiano come responsabile per la trasformazione digitale della pubblica amministrazione. A tener alto il tricolore a Seattle ci pens...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room appears to be as popular as ever. It is vast: Fifteen thousand square feet, with a capacity of 497, and what seems like at least that number of patrons swarming throughout the premises on even Seattle’s dreariest winter day. They drink coffee — espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, more. They take selfi...