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Prima visita a Casa Italiana-Italian Cultural Center a Seattle per la vice presidente del Comites di San Francisco, Francesca Morabito, che qui ha incontrato la console onoraria Elisabetta Valentini e il direttore della Casa Italiana Franco Tesorieri. Casa Italiana, spiega il Comites, “sarà la sede non solo di tutte le organizzazioni e comunità ita...

Great wine within arm’s reach was always a staple in executive chef Joey Maggiore’s family home. Now, the founder of Scottsdale-based family-owned restaurant group, The Maggiore Group, is releasing his own line of wines, appropriately called Chef Joey. Maggiore kicked off the wine line by releasing the first of 12 wines, Chef Joey’s Cabernet Sauvig...

A new concept from the family of late Phoenix food icon Tomaso Maggiore is launching soon in Scottsdale and looking to hire 100 workers. The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails will hold a job fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant, The Maggiore Group announced Monday. The new concept is taking over the former home of Tomaso’s Ita...

Darius Jimerson had long been a fan of Zeppe’s Italian Ice. “I was going there every day. I love the product,” he said. He and his wife Kim Jimerson eventually started running the Zeppe’s catering truck, traveling to various events to serve up gelatas and Zeppe’s other cold, icy treats. Now, the Jimersons have taken things a step further — they op...

At 100 years old, Seattle’s Eleanor Owen lives on her own in her big, old house. She drives, she’s not on a single medication, and she’s sharp, with an enviable memory. Her 100th birthday was in January and because of the quarantine, like so many others, she had to have her party over Zoom. “I have 300 birthday cards, if not more, that I haven’t op...

With crisply starched fatigues, World War II veteran and 101st Airborne Division patches fixed on his uniform, paratrooper boots glistening, Private First Class (PFC) Vince Speranza marvels at the thrilling twist his life took in his mid-80s. Now 95, the veteran, retired history teacher, widower, father and grandfather, has a popular book called Nu...

When you heard that the chef behind Esther’s Kitchen in the Arts District and Ada’s at Tivoli Village was opening an even bigger Italian restaurant at Tivoli, you knew it was going to be good. But you didn’t know James Trees was going to team up with the LEV Restaurant Group—the company behind a diverse slate of local restaurants and bars including...

Sat, February 27, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CET. Organized by Portlad State University. Free event, register here. Italy, a country of emigrants, victims themselves of prejudices and discriminations in the past, faces its own ‘hidden’ legacy of colonialism and racial discriminations. Inspired by the the Black Lives Movement protests in Usa, black and...

Luisa Gauci has a philosophy that guides her life: “Baseball before anything.” Her overwhelming love for the game, and her almost fanatical dedication to pursuing it on the field, has led her around the world, and now brings her far, far away from her native Australia. It led her to a stint playing summer ball in North Carolina when she was still i...

Last Friday, my 20-year-old heater stopped working, under duress from a historic snowstorm that ripped through Portland. On Monday morning, I woke up shivering, confused as to why my electric space heater had shut off overnight—and then I realized my power was out. The power returned Tuesday evening, and I sent a triumphant text to my coworkers. “I...

Originally formed 60 years ago, the Italian American Club of Las Vegas had evolved quite a bit through the decades. It was once a private social club for men only, eventually taking the big step of purchasing its current property on Sahara Avenue near Eastern Avenue and building a new headquarters, then expanding into a restaurant and lounge that w...

March 2, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. Organized by Italian Portland. Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION here. Travel to Italy not on your calendar yet? How would you like to tiptoe around the Civic and Archeological Museum of Manduria, in the South of Puglia? It's almost like being there! Join us as...