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The muffuletta sandwich was born here and it should be celebrated here, so says Mark Subervielle, owner of Nor-Joe Import's, who is putting on a Muffuletta Festival on Sunday (Sept. 10). The festival, organized by Subervielle and Jared Zeller, will pay tribute to the sandwich as well as Italian-American contributions to New Orleans area food and cu...

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My first visit to Sassetta was impromptu, which I thought meant that I would be eating pizza alone. But friends materialized—“You? Here? In the Design District?”—and, before we knew it, we were sharing a crudo over a glass of rosé, both of which we all later agreed were the best things we’d had all week. I didn’t think there was a need for a second...

Every neighborhood needs a dependable Italian restaurant and a decent BYOB spot. It’s grand when you spot a new Italian joint with a BYOB policy within minutes of your house. I’ve eaten at Dal Testardotwice. The restaurant is near the corner of Arapaho and Hillcrest in North Dallas. Dal Testardo is truly a mom-and-pop operation. The principals are...

The best part of a romantic comedy is the part where they fall for each other in a montage of tangled dog leashes, diner scenes and raindrops. Movies love raindrops. The montage is a good way to move the story along without dwelling on any one scene. A montage is a good way to tell the story of San Antonio’s Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, with an upbea...

Sunday October 1st, 11 AM - 3:30 PM - Location: 33223 AR-300, Roland, AR The 90th Annual Italian Festival combines food, fun, and games for all ages. The event began in 1927 as the Little Italy Grape Festival and continues today as a celebration of Little Italy's Italian heritage. A traditional Spaghetti dinner with specialty Italian Sausage is ser...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas reopened this morning (Thursday, August 31) as Houston gets back on its feet following unprecedented rainfall and flooding over the last week. Even as an estimated 30 percent of the city remains under water as of Thursday morning, flood waters have receded in much of the affected area as of this morning....

Our city is home to myriad festivals, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for more. On September 10, Metairie will host the first ever Muffuletta Festival, a free event in which the iconic sandwich plays a starring role. Nor-Joe Imports (505 Frisco Ave.)will be the site of the food, music, and cultural event that will also include cooking demo...

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport now has a new Italian market, restaurant, wine bar, and cafe with the opening of I Vini, found at Gate 20. It’s from Love Nance, the owner of Annies Cafe and Bar and her development company Paseo Brands. The menu spans Italian bites, like breakfast (pastries and frittatas), pastas, pizza, sandwiches, salads, t...

OPERA San Antonio presents the first production of its 2017-18 season, Giuseppe Verdi's Italian opera Macbeth, based on the dark and powerful Shakespearean drama. OPERA San Antonio is a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and both performances - on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:...

A new restaurant coming to Dallas' Cedars District aims to dish out great Italian food, including a legit New York-style thin-crust pizza. Called Southside Pizzeria, it's opening at 1210 S. Lamar St., in the thick of the entertainment strip that includes Alamo Drafthouse and Gilley's. The restaurant will open in September on the ground floor of Sou...

The popular trend of taking down Confederate statues and the resulting controversy and violence was put on steroids by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. And now this tactic has predictably attracted mentally-disturbed white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Antifa anarchists, and outright communists. However, Mayor Landrieu's virtue signaling only goes so f...