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We’re at a crossroads in which every major city has welcomed with open arms corporate-owned concepts that introduce us to dishes-from-elsewhere, whether it’s Japanese ramen, Hawaiian poke, Nashville hot chicken, Texas barbecue or Mexi-Cali tacos. Aside from what this is doing to the restaurant landscape, it’s worth asking whether any of these dishe...

“Interessante e partecipata” la riunione dell'Osservatorio Nazionale della Lingua Italiana svolta la scorsa settimana nella sede dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, cui per la prima volta ha partecipato anche EduItalia.  L'Osservatorio, organismo istituto dall'Ambasciata, è “una realtà di grande spessore culturale e fondamentale nel suo essere u...

At a reception held at the Italian Embassy, the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, awarded $60,000 to local Italian-American college-bound and college students.  The recipients of the scholarships are: Nicole Fairbanks , Bridget Bagileo, Gaia Mieren, Chiara O’Neil, Chiara d’Andrea, Domenic Allegra, Cameron Benedetto, Nina Dorsett, Matthew Fairbanks...

“Esprimo soddisfazione per creazione di un nuovo programma accademico d’italiano alla Morgan State University, una delle più grandi università statali dello Stato del Maryland (USA) e tra le più grandi università di denominazione Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) degli Stati Uniti”. È quanto dichiara oggi Fucsia Nissoli, deputata...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 08:30 PM to Sun, June 30, 2019 @ 12:00 AM. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC. Tickets: $90 - $120. ADMISSION TO THE MAIN GALA IS AT 8:30 PM. VIP ADMISSION IS AT 7:00 PM. Travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on...

Phyllis Fusco taught several Italian phrases when the Ellwood City Italian-American Heritage Foundation recently met at the Wolverine Restaurant. Barbara Mastropietro, president, conducted the breakfast meeting, with Linda Heusing, secretary, and Sandy Douglas, treasurer, providing reports. Mastropietro recognized the founding members of the organi...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

Last month, the former Pullman Plaza Hotel officially reopened as a DoubleTree by Hilton and introduced a new pub called Bootleggers. The newly remodeled hotel has another new restaurant. Located in the former banquet room is a new Italian restaurant named Doppio Albero. The restaurant (whose name is Italian for "Double Tree") offers guests a varie...

A video crew from Italy has stopped in Pittsburgh as part of a series on American frozen-dessert artisans and landmarks titled “Some Like It Cold — USA Mission.” The seven-member crew, working for Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy, spent a long Tuesday shooting at Mercurio’s Pizza and Gelato’s new second location in Fox Chapel. Mercu...

It was something of a running joke: No matter where he ate in Central Virginia, Brian Steele couldn’t seem to find a decent chicken Parmesan. Steele, who originally hails from upstate New York, was appalled at what passed for the classic Italian dish – breaded chicken topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan – at most local restaurants. Th...

What makes a good Italian restaurant? For starters, the craftsmanship has to be both classic and creative. The service must be impeccable. But really, the Daily Meal says, it's the overall experience that leaves customers happy. The website ranked the 50 best Italian restaurants in the U.S., among them, Razza in Jersey City. The Grove Street restau...

To know where you need to go, it’s best to learn where you’ve been. And in high school sports in Southwest Washington, there are few people better equipped to do that than Leta Meyer. On Friday, which was the final day of the school year for Evergreen Public Schools, Meyer closed out a career as an educator, coach and administrator that spanned fou...