You might say every Sunday is Father’s Day for Charlie Augello, the owner of E. 48th Street Market. Father’s Day will find the family of Charlie and Anita Augello spending the day as they usually do. Children and grandchildren will convene at the couple’s Sandy Springs home to enjoy Sunday dinner the couple cook. The day we visited there were 15 fo...

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has acquired guard Marco Belinelli, center Miles Plumlee and the 41st overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for center Dwight Howard and the 31st overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, it was announced tonight by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “It...

The Castellucci family has been in the restaurant business for 100 years now. Federico “Mr. C” Castellucci II, the patriarch of Castellucci Hospitality Group (Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Sugo and the Iberian Pig), descends from an Italian father and a Greek mother whose families both immigrated to America. The picture above was taken in Rhode Is...

GROWING UP in upstate New York meant that there was no shortage of Italian eateries, delis, pizzerias and bakeries. My family included, this region is brimming with Italian influences given that so many immigrated to the area many generations ago. When relocating to Savannah, the expectation was that Italian food would be limited to Olive Garden an...

The Castellucci Hospitality Group holds court over Double Zero. The group is young and energetic under the direction of Castellucci Hospitality Group co-owners and siblings Federico Castellucci III, Stephanie and John Castellucci.  Among its holdings are Spanish concepts Iberian Pig, Cooks & Soldiers and forthcoming tapas spot Bar Mercado at Krog S...

Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

Italian eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, Luxottica Group, recently announced the expansion of its metro Atlanta distribution facility. The company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and Dolce & Gabbana will create 1,000 jobs by the end of this year, including positions in administration, production and distribution. “Luxottica has been part of t...

Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves are also stocke...

It’s hard to imagine what it feels like if Jerry Seinfield, one of the biggest stand-up comics in the world, places his enthusiastic stamp of approval on your head. Sebastian Maniscalco does. Last year, the Italian American from Chicago was invited to be a guest on Seinfeld’s Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “It was like my Johnny...

Italian II (1600 to Present)This panel welcomes scholarly contributions on any aspect of modern and contemporary Italian literature. Of particular interest are papers that focus on the relations between literature and the environment, the representation of nature and its impact in literary texts and films, ecological identity, and activism as...