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The College of Idaho’s annual opera is coming to the Langroise Center for Performing & Fine Arts from February 5 to 8, giving the community an opportunity to experience an art form that originated in Italy more than 400 years ago. “Gianni Schicchi” is a short, one-act opera directed by Annie Powell of the College’s music department. There are about...

Jason Bailey had to tear down some walls so people could enjoy his pizza. Bailey, who co-owns The Brick Oven Pizza Lounge on Bothell Way NE, had a 4-ton brick-lined oven shipped to his restaurant from the East Coast. But the monster oven, 7 feet tall and 6 feet wide, wouldn’t fit through any of the doors. “I thought we were going to have a problem,...

Just shy of seven years ago, Ari Shapiro opened Falora in midtown Tucson with a minimalist menu showcasing Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant has maintained its New York-neighborhood vibe with hardly any menu changes over the years. However, it quietly announced the addition of house-made pasta and a new partner in the business—baker Travis Evans. Af...

Since the sudden closure of Tempe Public Market Cafe on Friday, Jan. 17, rumors have swirled around the future plans for the high-profile restaurant space in south Tempe.  Now, the building's new tenant is ready to confirm what's coming next: Postino WineCafe. The popular chain of wine bars and restaurants from Phoenix-based Upward Projects will op...

Giuseppe Rossi is training with Real Salt Lake in Arizona. The RSL Instagram feed put up a video of the team walking through the streets, towards the end of the video Rossi can be seen in RSL gear. Rossi’s resume is world-class, having spent time with clubs such as Manchester United, Villareal and Fiorentina over his 16-year career. Unfortunately,...

Montavilla continues to expand its culinary scene, as the neighborhood gets ready to welcome Sebastiano’s, a mom and pop Sicilian deli. Opening this spring, Sebastiano’s will have muffuletta and Sicilian pizzas, wines by the glass and by the bottle to go, an aperitivo hour, and Italian kitchen staples like olive oils, sauces, and other goods. Sebas...

The Las Vegas Philharmonic is bringing five illustrious Stradivarius violins to Las Vegas for a series of events March 6-8, 2020 that highlight the prestigious and valuable violins produced by legendary Italian instrument-maker, Antonio Stradivari in the 17th and 18th centuries. The orchestra will feature virtuosi violinists to perform on these ins...

What’s next in Portland’s food scene? A lot of chefs whisper that the days of sweet little bistros and trattorias reimagined by passionate food dreamers across the city are over. “Everyone is feeling the pain,” says Irving Street Kitchen chef/partner Sarah Schafer. “Diners no longer want a beautiful meal every night. People don’t want to sit down a...

If you've got Italian on the mind, you're in luck. Barro's Pizza has added a new location at 2601 N. Central Ave. in Encanto. The Arizona chain, which has locations throughout the state, has chicken wings and signature pizza options like the Barro's Special with pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers or the Southwestern chicken with a spicy drizzle. Chec...

It’s finally here! Join Scuola Italiana di Portland for our annual Carnevale Party and fundraiser! The 2020 Carnevale is on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. This year we are doing one event for both adults and children for a true Italian style experience. Admission to this year’s Carnevale is FREE! We will have: DJ and live music ent...

Around the turn of the 19th Century, 26 of the 27 ranches on the Carson River between Dayton and Weeks (south of Silver Springs) were owned by Italians. Many of these hardworking Italian immigrants had first been attracted to the silver and gold strikes and they settled in the upper Comstock towns. One such family, the Pedroli/Quilici family settle...

Disclosure: I am still relishing in a euphoric state induced by cuisine from Sunny's Carrello. Maybe it was the velvety texture of the house-made Semolina pasta. Or the bright and savory characteristics of their homemade pesto. Or perhaps the balanced crunch of Maldon salt flakes, delicately sprinkled over grilled foccacia bread. Some food carts in...