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  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)
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  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
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  • a native or inhabitant of Italy
  • the Romance language spoken in Italy
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  • of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language; "Italian cooking"
  • a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
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  • A social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment
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  • an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
  • have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam"
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Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - Ossobuco, Braised Kalbshaxe, Classic Italian - 24"W x 18"H
Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - Ossobuco, Braised Kalbshaxe, Classic Italian - 24"W x 18"H
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AV Italian Restaurant, A WDC landmark closes it's doors
AV Italian Restaurant, A WDC landmark closes it's doors
Closing the Doors The Family Opened A.V.'s Regulars Return to Wait For a Last Meal By Paul Schwartzman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, July 26, 2007 Waiters were rolling out of the kitchen with steaming platters of rigatoni and mushroom-topped pizzas, the phone was jangling with more and more orders, and who was that coming through the timeworn front door? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, leading an entourage for a last gastronomic adventure. For more than a half-century, the justice has been a regular patron at A.V. Ristorante Italiano, Washington's one-stop answer to Little Italy since the days when Harry S. Truman occupied the White House. Now, he'll have to find another joint. After 58 years, A.V.'s owners -- two brothers who took the business over from their parents -- are packing up their all-opera jukebox and their five-foot-tall alabaster Leaning Tower of Pisa and shutting down after their final serving Saturday night. They have sold their property, at Sixth Street and New York Avenue NW, to developer Douglas Jemal, who plans to put up an office building. "Isn't it sad?" Scalia asked as he arrived Tuesday for a farewell pizza with red anchovies. In pinstriped, blow-dried, ever-ceremonial Washington, A.V.'s was unabashedly devoid of artifice, a place where a hardhat could sit next to a congressman, and both could end up sighing and looking at their watches as they waited for the famously surly waiters to bring their dishes. In recent days, patrons have come for a last look at the marble fountain of Neptune astride three horses in the courtyard; at the suit of armor in the front window; at the golden porcupine fish inexplicably dangling over the cash register. "It's a boudoir; it's without convention; it's totally unique," gushed Stefan Halper, 63, a veteran of the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations, grinning as he took it all in. Inevitably, any visitor pauses before the blood-red walls and the crazy quilt of framed, autographed photos of patrons past and present: the one of Rep. Dennis Hastert below Sen. Strom Thurmond, who is across from Jack Nicholson, who is next to Dan Quayle, and above Danny Kaye and Wes Unseld and Willard Scott and Dr. Meyer Rosenbaum . . . Meyer who ? "A regular," said Augusto Vasaio Jr., A.V.'s co-owner. At the precise moment when Vasaio was born 52 years ago, he was later told, his father was at the restaurant smoking cigars with the good doctor. His father's distinctly Italian persona still permeates the low-lit, wood-paneled dining rooms 25 years after his death. Augusto Vasaio opened his restaurant in 1949, buying a vacant church in a neighborhood with more than a trace of Italian families. At first, Vasaio operated an Italian grocery and sold homemade gelato. Then he started the restaurant, from which he served his signature dish, white pizza, still on the menu, along with a litany of other offerings that roll off the tongue like culinary poetry: the Spaghetti Caruso and the Calamari Alla Genovese and the Porchetta Al Forno. If a patron asked, Augusto Sr. would recommend a dish as he walked through, hair slicked back, always stylish but never wearing a tie. He could be generous with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, but he could also be gruff, refusing bread to a mother trying to keep her hungry children happy while they waited in line. "He was straight out of the old country," said Bernie McKay, 55, a software company executive who ate his first meal at A.V.'s 38 years ago. "I can remember him going between the tables, constantly in motion, constantly watching everything. A.V.'s was like family, and he and his wife were like relatives." The politicians rolled in, along with lobbyists, lawyers and judges. But the suits never overwhelmed the place. There were also cops from a nearby stationhouse, one of whom fired a bullet into the dining room's ceiling (the hole is still there, covered with tape), an incident that the founder's son is unable to fully explain. After Augusto Sr.'s death in 1982, his wife, Sue, took over with her sons, Augie Jr. and John DiBari, who have performed every job in the restaurant, cooking, cleaning, serving, stocking and, of course, counting the money. Along the way, the family bought up adjoining parcels until it controlled a corner a block east of the Washington Convention Center. In recent years, at least two deals with developers fell through before Jemal "made us an offer we couldn't refuse," Vasaio said. He declined to specify the price but said his family is getting $18 million to $20 million for the 21,000-square-foot property. The money is a nice reward for years of hard work, Vasaio said. But relinquishing the restaurant is giving up the reality he has known since childhood. "It's very hard: You're doing something your whole life, and then you're not doing it anymore," he said. "Unfortunately, in this society, money talks, you
16/365 Venetian Carnival Mask
16/365 Venetian Carnival Mask
The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. Masks Martina have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival; traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen's Day, December 26) and the start of the carnival season and midnight of Shrove Tuesday. They have always been around Venice. As masks were also allowed during Ascension and from October 5 to Christmas, people could spend a large proportion of the year in disguise [1]. Maskmakers (mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild. Venetian masks can be made in leather or with the original papier-ma?che? technique. The original masks were rather simple in design and decoration and often had a symbolic and practical function[2]. Nowadays, most of them are made with the application of gesso and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate. (c) Wikipedia

italian party decorating
italian party decorating
Cool Events at Home
There's something astonishing and awing about a cool event. All too often, we think such parties are unattainable, too expensive or not for the likes of ordinary people. Lifestyle expert and experienced hostess Stephanie von Pfuel seeks to de-mystify entertaining with creative and innovative decoration ideas and easy to cook recipes. Working closely with Klaus-Peter Kofler, the head of one of Europe's leading catering companies and Germany's Caterer of the Year, she has written an easy-to-use guide for giving the perfect dinner or event up to ten people. Packed with ideas for themed dinner parties to suit every occasion, along with suggestions for accompanying table settings and decor, and carefully chosen recipes that are affordable and easy to prepare, this copiously illustrated book is sure to help you spoil and delight your guests!