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Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi came to Las Vegas on May 9 to pay a visit to the most recent addition to The Palm at The Forums Shop at Caesars Palace, his own caricature added to the restaurant's iconic walls. Bon Jovi was joined by his son, Jesse, for lunch at The Palm on Thursday afternoon. Prior to being seated, the two signed their names below their...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood at 2717 N. Proctor St. Crudo & Cotto will open in the second-story space where Soul and Old House Cafe formerly operated. Expect a summer opening. Its owners are Giampaolo Falchetti and Kathryn Philbrook, the husband-wife duo behind Olympia’s Basilico Ristorante. The restaurant’s c...

When Mark Hedford and Brad Martell opened their first Martolli’s Hand Tossed Pizza in Sisters, they offered pizza by the slice from the beginning. They now operate Martolli’s in two locations in Ashland — at 38 E. Main St., near the Plaza, and 1469 Siskiyou Blvd., in the Market of Choice shopping center. They sold the Sisters store when they came t...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Roma Imports Topping the list is Roma Imports. Located at 627 S. Vine Ave., the deli, cheese sho...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Bar Pesce Topping the list is Bar Pesce. Located at 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite B in Camelback East, it's the highest ra...

Matt and Kelly Austin made their bold move into the wine industry five years ago when they left California and their respective careers as a tax attorney and a fashion designer for Washington state. But their journey became more daring than a career change with a winning bid a year and a half ago on a winery, vineyard and lodging property off the O...

The Phoenix Suns are still in search of a new head coach, but it sounds like they’re also interested in hiring Gonzaga’s Riccardo Fois as the team’s player development coach. Fois has quite of bit of experience with developing players. He’s served four years with Gonzaga’s men’s basketball staff as their Coordinator of Basketball Analytics and Vide...

Finding high-quality Italian handcrafted ties and accessories in the Biggest Little City is now easy. All you have to do is log onto the Pasquale lovinella website. He spends hours on the second floor of his Damonte Ranch home, where makes ties one cut and stitch at a time. He uses the skills he learned as a child in his Italian hometown of Orta Di...

May marks 27 years since Lanzi’s on the Lake Restaurant and Marina began serving customers on the Great Sacandaga Lake. “When we opened, we only offered traditional Italian dishes, but we have seafood and steak now too,” said co-owner Chris Lanzi. Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Florentine and Chicken Cosentino—chicken parm topped with eggplant, sauté...

Pay now, drink forever. In a way. Ferino Distillery, currently taking shape on East Fourth Street, is raising some of the money for the project by selling memberships in its drinks club, called Drinks for Life. The memberships begin at $100 and include one free drink per month for life — as long as the member and distillery both shall live. Ferino...