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It’s a colorful tradition. The Columbus Day parade made its way down Broad Street Sunday. What’s next for the boxed-up statue of Christopher Columbus loomed large over the crowd. “This is our Italian heritage,” one woman said. A sea of hundreds dressed in red, white, and green marched down Broad Street in celebration of Columbus Day. “It shows that...

A private party area for up to 50 people and expanded seating section are two of Pascarella Brothers Delicatessen's latest add-ons. The beloved Italian-American establishment run by brothers Anthony and Gino Pascarella, offers sprawling breakfast and lunch menus, which includes homemade breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, the "Jersey Diner" special, "...

The team behind Quattro in Shaw didn’t want to open just another traditional Italian restaurant. No pictures of Sophia Loren on the wall, no limoncello, no chicken parm. Instead, they went for a glam vintage vibe, an eye-catching cocktail list, and modernist Italian fare available as a three- or five-course tasting menu ($50 and $75 per person) or...

Amici Restaurant has a new home in Cherry Hill, one block away from the Italian restaurant's former spot. On Monday night, Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Councilman Bill Carter joined Amici Restaurant and Owner/Executive Chef Alex A. Daku to help cut the ribbon at Amici's new location at 312 Kresson Road, according to township officials. T...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

Flemings Ultimate Garage of Rockville, Maryland, has a small cult following of 60,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. We’re delighted that they’ve finally managed to get their hands on one of the most elusive Italian sports cars of the 90s.This 1995 Launch Edition example is painted in a striking yet adorable orange with a black leather inter...

Connecticut-based Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will be opening in Alexandria — it's first location in Virginia. According to the restaurant's website, Pepe's has seven locations in Connecticut, three in Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island and one in New York. A Pepe's restaurant will be opening in Bethesda this winter, according to Bethesda magazi...

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, with the first performance of A Bronx Tale The Musical directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake. Based on Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri’s play and subsequent film, A Bronx Tale is set in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx of the racially charged...

The UNICO Bocce tournament held on Sept. 11 in Georgetown was well-attended, with 10 teams rolling to support the annual Brian Piccolo Award to Sussex County high school athletic teams. The chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage, Richard DiLiberto, and the UNICO National President, Steve Pelonero, joined forces to rally members for...

A standing-room-only audience filled the community room at the municipal building Sunday morning for a celebration of Italian heritage. The event coming one day before Columbus Day drew representatives from Italian American groups in addition to local, county and state officials. “We celebrate today what unites us,” said Councilman Mark LoGrippo, w...

October 8, 2021 — May 8, 2022. Smithsonian American Art Museum (G Street NW, 8th St NW, Washington, DC). Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late nineteenth century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists. It is the first com...

Everyone was at Sunday’s Columbus Day parade — except the Italian explorer’s likeness. The Christopher Columbus statue at South Philadelphia’s Marconi Plaza, the parade’s endpoint, remained enclosed in plywood, thanks to a last-minute decision by a state appeals court to overturn a local judge’s ruling. A fence surrounding the statue was adorned wi...