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The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm.   We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a novel set i...

Over the summer, Luigi De Nunzio's 'Al Boccalino' restaurant was moved a block away from its decades-long home near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Claiming negative impacts from ongoing construction on the Viaduct replacement tunnel and the seawall project, De Nunzio was frequently interviewed leading up to the relocation. He said business had dried...

You may be surprised to learn that northern Nevada is home to the world leader in demolition and recycling equipment. It comes in the form of a crushing, smashing, pulverizing machine...a large bucket at the end of an excavator that squashes and crumbles anything you put in it.   It's made to crunch boulders into pebbles and dirt to be used...

You might feel like you're in Venice if you visit the Italian Festival of Arizona this weekend at SouthBridge in Scottsdale.   Umbrella-shaded tables will be placed along the bridge to re-create the ambiance of the canal-laced city in northeastern Italy. "People can look over the canal while they eat dinner, kind of like you're in Venic...

By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Tips come in from many different places, and in this case it was a regular reader and dedicated fan of a restaurant who just wouldn't give up. But, I told him, I'd looked at the menu on the restaurant's website and didn't think it was much different from any other Italian restaurant in the valley. Ah, but he tol...

by Italian Club of Salt Lake   The Italian Club of Salt Lake is an expanding organization, dedicated to promoting and celebrating the Italian culture here in Utah. As a result of our club's growth, we are looking to fill an Events Coordinator position.   This position would involve planning and executing club events, collaborating wit...

For many families in Europe, viagra attending the circus around Christmastime is an annual tradition. Arizona families can share in the custom thanks to the Zoppe Family Circus show in Chandler. During its "Ricominciare" themed circus show from Dec. 27 to Jan. 8 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, the sixth-generation family circus will give...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera. With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century. It didn't take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.   In Italy, majestic halls and theaters are stil...

by Mattie John Bamman   Figlia Americana, the new Italian-American cafe serving breakfast and lunch, opens Friday, December 23, at 1100 SE Grand Ave. (inside the Rejuvenation lighting and hardware store). Figlia is the follow-up to Renata (The Oregonian's 2015 Restaurant of the Year), and owners Sandra and Nick Arnerich say they hadn't plann...

If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago...

It's always nice when customers leave a restaurant happy and even say thanks for a great meal. But what happened Friday night at Pietro's Pizza Kauai went beyond the usual show of appreciation for a pie done well. Maria Lopez, a professional opera singer on her honeymoon on Kauai, stood up after finishing dinner.   "I haven't had p...