Hottytoddy.com ventured into Fat Eddie’s (the former Lamar Lounge) this week to see all the new things they had to offer. Located on North Lamar Blvd., just a minute or so from the Square, we found what could easily be called the best Italian food offered in town. Logan Little, manager of Fat Eddie’s, and Chef Rusty Anderson greeted us at the door...

Ciao from Rome! But almost on the plane for New York. Hello to all We the Italians readers. I'm about to leave for New York City, where as usual We the Italians will be at the NIAF Spring Gala. And I'll be bearing a gift! The new book is out, at the beginning of every year we will publish a yearbook about the year before, and so this is the We the...

Italian-inspired works by 11 current students, three alumnae and two faculty members at Mississippi State are on display Feb. 20-28 in the university’s Giles Hall gallery. Free to all, the “Ciao! Travel ROME” exhibition features paintings, drawings and posters by 14 students from Professor Brent Funderburk’s studio course, “SKETCHBOOK: Journal for...

In our journey to discover Italy in the 50 states, today we dive between the Delta Italians, our compatriots who with great effort and sacrifice settled in the wide area of the delta of the Mississippi River, which gives its name to the Magnolia State. The adventures of the Delta Italians described by Paul Canonici's books are intriguing and instru...

There is a difference in Italian and Italian-American cooking. There is a big difference. If you don't know the difference, get a copy of "The Silver Spoon," the bestselling Italian cookbook in Italy for the past 50 years. My guess is that you will be surprised what you will find, and what you will not find. Check it out.   This week I...

We didn't get a chance to post this last week, but we dropped by the future Bella Italy restaurant on South Gloster Street in Tupelo. We were told last Wednesday that it would open "in about two weeks," so that puts is opening sometime next week. If you'll recall, the building was the former Sam's Southern Eatery, and it was located between Captai...

By Allen Brewer   After several years of planning, Emily Blount has finally opened her fist restaurant, Saint Leo, in the heart of Oxford. The old fashion wood-fire oven pizza restaurant, located on the east side of the Square, offers a newer, fresher taste for local pizza lovers.   Opening on June 30, Saint Leo offers Oxonians a litt...

The Harrison County Commission has rejected a funding request from the Italian Heritage Festival board.The board will now have to look elsewhere for an additional $3,000 to help fund the 'Glow In The Park Run' this Saturday. The commission has already granted funding for the festival over Labor Day Weekend.   Commissioner Bernie Fazzini note...

The South East of the United States is an interesting area, where the state of Florida – the biggest and the most advanced in terms of economy and trade – is surely one of the most representative. Among its cities, Miami is undoubtedly the main one, because of a prosperous rate of tourism, finance, art, and, more generally, culture. In this pictur...

by Guido Rossi   I am an historian and researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi, and I am conducting a research project aimed at collecting and preserving the historical memory of Italian-American soldiers, sailors, and airmen that were sent to fight in Italy during World War II. The result of these research will result in my Mas...