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Chicago native Gianna Farago Tetrick recently was inducted into the Maggiano’s Hall of Fame for her philanthropic work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses celebrated its 15th year partnering with the restaurant for the Eat-A-Dish campaign. Spearheaded by Farago Tetrick...

Angelo Calise of Weston, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 4 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 78. He was the husband of Carol Goodfellow Calise. He was born Oct. 15, 1940 in Ischia, Italy, the son of the late Vito and Rosa Castaldi, and emigrated to the United States in 1953. He was the hard working and proud owner of Sowesco Distibutors. He was a m...

The holiday table is set. A winter village occupies a portion of the neighboring room. Italian hospitality abounds. The family behind Vacaville’s La Borgata Winery and Deli is opening their Italiante farmhouse for this year’s Vacaville Museum Build Holiday Homes tour Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Vacaville Museum. The 7,200-square-foot abode was b...

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn continued its annual tradition of honoring the judiciary of Kings County during its Judge’s Night at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island on Thursday night. “We host this event every year and it’s simply our opportunity and honor the judiciary and show respect for the bench in Brooklyn,” said President Joseph Ros...

Perfectly proportioned and scantily clad with wrinkle-free skin. And those are just the patrons. Excuse the joke. America’s modern stereotype of Los Angelenos pairs nicely with a dazzling exhibit on display through January 27, 2019 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles: The Renaissance Nude. With masterworks on loan from the Louvre, The Met, t...

When Mary Dodson and her husband, Brian, first took interest in opening a gelato shop in Northwest Austin, they knew they wanted to learn from the best. The two traveled to North Carolina and Italy for gelato-making courses, and in August they opened Bat City Gelato at 6301 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 503, with an Italian serving counter and kitchen equip...

It’s difficult to find people who don’t like pizza. And here in Italy, pizza-haters are so rare they’re almost mythical. But the full extent of the country’s love for pizza has been revealed in a study by the Osservatorio Buitoni Culinary Lab, who surveyed some 2,500 Italians aged 20-55, Italian media reports. 52 percent said they ate pizza “at lea...

Mi è capitato molte volte di andare a vedere un film italiano a New York. Ma è la prima volta che mi è capitato di andare a vedere un film che è anche un po’ mio. Lunedì 10 dicembre, alla Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò della New York University è stato presentato Easy – Un viaggio facile facile, film di chiusura del N.I.C.E. – New Italian Cinema Even...

Goodbye, Columbus. Maysville City Commission agreed Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October each year, replacing what has been traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day in honor of the man once credited with being the first to “discover” the Americas. The change came at the request of Lance Soto of the American I...

At one point in my Washington, D.C. life I lived in Van Ness. Situated basically in-between the National Zoo and American University, it’s a pretty quiet city neighborhood. I had a few local hangout spots and would walk by Sfoglina every day on my way to work. Sfoglina, pronounced “sfoal-yee-nah,” is an Italian word for women who create pasta by ha...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is honored to announce that The Center for American Studies awarded the Prize for American-Italian Relations (PAIR) to NIAF Board Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs Anita Bevacqua McBride today in Rome, Italy.  McBride is the Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies...

Hotly anticipated new Italian restaurant San Morello is preparing to debut on Tuesday, December 18 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Detroit. The restaurant is the first spot from New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group in Detroit and anchor to the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel. NoHo Hospitality’s team includes James Beard Aw...