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One of the most memorable – and filling – meals in Albuquerque can be found on Eubank at Paisano’s Italian Restaurant, a family-owned gem that’s been doing business since the 1970s.  There’s nothing better than a good fettuccini alfredo. It’s a classic dish, simple, delicious, and nearly as synonymous with Italian food as spaghetti and meatballs. I...

Our dear friend Fred Petrucelli celebrated his 100th birthday last weekend. It might seem like an April Fools’ Day joke because he doesn’t look or act 100. He could pass for decades younger. He is well-read, well-spoken and has a great sense of humor. Fred has been a journalist for more than 60 years, and my husband and I met him when we worked wit...

Russo's New York Pizzeria, one of the most iconic, authentic New York pizzerias in the Lone Star State, is now open in Cedar Park. The location, which officially opened Monday, March 19, offers authentic New York-style pizzeria. The popular, chef driven, fast casual Italian restaurant — "that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality," officia...

Tucked away in a strip mall on Coursey Boulevard is Bistro Italia, an intimate, casual dining spot with gems on the menu that will have you kissing your fingers like an Italian chef. We started off with a trio of appetizers: the fried mozzarella ($8), garlic knots ($8) and fried ravioli ($7). The knots — and there were a lot of them — were loaded w...

A sold-out crowd celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph at The Community House on Sanibel with a homemade Italian dinner, followed by karaoke song and dance. Hosted by the Sanibel Catholic Women and Men, the celebration marked the fourth charity event to benefit local Catholic and island charities since the organization's formation in 2017. Following F...

This last week Kim Yacone of Forghedaboudit NY authentic Italian in Deming NM place 3rd and in the money for Best traditional pizza in the Southwest at the 34 th annual International pizza expo competition in Las Vegas which is the SuperBowl of pizza makers world wide. Kim entered the contest confident since she was the returning 2017 Champion. The...

North Little Rock is getting ready to turn red, white and -- green. From April 20-21, everything from the bridges over the Arkansas River to the cotton candy carried through the North Shore Riverwalk Park will sport the tricolore -- the colors of the Italian flag -- for the inaugural Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Festival. Patrick Presley, direct...

The new Auction House Market in the Warehouse District is getting a neighbor: Sofia restaurant will open next door in late 2018 with Italian staples like wood-fired pizzas and pastas, plus roasted meats and Gulf seafood. Former Ampersand (a popular New Orleans nightclub in the early aughts) and current Barcadia, Belle’s Diner, and Ohm Lounge owner,...

Oh, the buff buttocks. And backs, thighs and calves, sigh, with their peaks and valleys of light and shadow. And the sensitive, downturned face of an ancient man in what looks like a wrestler's helmet. Such is the larger-than-life size eye candy of one of the monumental drawings enticing viewers to "Michelangelo and the Vatican" this spring at the...

CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe has finalized its film selections for 2018, including both curated films selected by Creative Director Luca Ceccarelli and the Official Selections from its first-ever international competition. The deadline for submissions to the competition has just passed and films have been selected to screen by a jury made up of a w...

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most talked about Mozart productions of the decade: DON GIOVANNI in a critically acclaimed production created by Goodman TheatreArtistic Director Robert Falls for Lyric Opera of Chicago and conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. Don Giovanni will open Friday, April 13th at 7:30 p....

Recent food news has made much fanfare of the opening of Michelin-awarded chef Jose Andres’ new restaurant, Zaytinya, in Frisco’s The Star. Opening a little more quietly in early March was a fine-dining neighbor that comes from the same Turkish hospitality group, called “d.ream." Italian concept Da Mario and Zaytinya are the international company’s...