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Locale, a new Italian restaurant in Mountain’s Edge, aims to be that neighborhood joint you can pop into for supper any night of the week. Though it has only been open two months, it has already earned some serious buzz, especially for the chef at its helm.  Nicole Brisson, who has spent the majority of her career running massive operations like Ca...

FOR A LONG TIME, the Alki Homestead served fried-chicken dinners, the old-fashioned, family-style kind with plenty of side dishes plus, of course, biscuits with butter and jam. The décor of that era inside the circa 1904 West Seattle building — a sort of log-cabin manor, constructed of Douglas fir — might best be described as Extreme Grandma, with...

Like many people in western Nevada, I have a few choice pieces of antique yard art at my home to remind me of the rich, cultural heritage of our area. Some people have a weathered wagon wheel or perhaps a rusty old mine car once used to carry ore out of the mines. Because my family and I came from an agricultural background, my favorite piece of an...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library proudly presents Italian American Baseball Family, winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC and finalist in the 2018 Sport Movies & TV World Championship in Milan, Italy, on...

Every day, people work, live and pray inside Pietro Belluschi’s light-filled, modern creations. The legendary architect shaped Portland’s skyline with revolutionary structures like the Commonwealth Building, which generated tinted glass-and-aluminum lookalikes across the globe. Oregon’s most revered designer and one of its most highly awarded citiz...

Pueo’s Osteria, an Italian-inspired eatery in Waikoloa, will celebrate its six-year anniversary with a red carpet entry on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, with complimentary amuse bouche, “6 for $6 each” late-night food specials and also drink specials. Since opening on Aug. 16, 2013, owners Jim and Christine Babian could not be more pleased with the succes...

Grand Army Tavern, Northeast Portland’s neighborhood-friendly cocktail bar and restaurant, will turn its front room into a new pasta restaurant next month, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned. The new restaurant, Campana, was born from the restaurant’s occasional pasta nights. It will start with just three nights of service a week. But this is mor...

The 25-year-old from the great city of Rome may not be a household name yet, but big things are expected from him. Vianello has continued his stay in America for further professional boxing development by joining Joseph Parker coach Kevin Barry in Las Vegas. The Italian had previously been coached in California by Abel Sanchez. Currently 4-0 having...

For nearly 17 years, regional Italian food chain Casa Mia has been serving up hot, homemade food — chopped, baked and sautéed from a small kitchen in Yelm.  Even today, the hometown franchise’s mission for hospitable home-styled dining is greater than ever. “The Casa Mias are consistent. I think that we all support each other and we strive for good...

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Festa Italiana: After 27 great years celebrating our Italian-American heritage in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Festa Italiana is retooling for a better and more sustainable future. We are currently evaluating new venues and new formats for our main event and we need your help. If you have any ideas about possibl...

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to the Zags following the 2019 season. So did a member of GU’s coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines. Riccardo Fois found himself in Phoenix – staying at the same hotel where the Zags stayed at the 2017 Final Four – to interview for the position of player develo...

Joe Gambino, who rose from modest beginnings in New York to become the owner of one of the Valley's largest Chevrolet dealerships, died last month at his Phoenix home. He was 88. The longtime automotive enthusiast passed away June 28 surrounded by family, said his son, Joseph Gambino Jr. The senior Gambino, a Brooklyn native, grew up speaking a rar...