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Monday November 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. Register here. Join us on November 18th as we inaugurate the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World with the opening of the exhibition “Queen: culture – traditions – taste”, a visual journey by World Press Award Winner photographer Anto...

The signs popped up in the windows today at the location of the former Pesce restaurant on Egg Harbor Road… Bistro Di Marino is moving in to the still new location, and according to their Facebook post they hope to be open by the end of November! Bistro di Marino has a location in Collingswood’s popular small town Haddon Ave retail and restaurant d...

A new Italian-American heritage group was formed Oct. 15 when a group of local residents filled a meeting room to capacity at the Lewes library. Named antipasti, the association’s mission is to learn about and celebrate Italian heritage, to work cooperatively with other groups to devise quality initiatives, and to build the association through coll...

The traditional purple painted stripe was vividly seen in the center of Franklin Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 13. Nutley and Belleville once again joined together to host the only Columbus Day Parade in Essex County. The 37th annual parade also celebrates Italian Heritage month. The 2-mile parade kicked off from Belleville High School on Passaic Avenue,...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, recognizing the vast diversity that exists in E...

It was all about Italian at a recent gala at the Paxon Hollow Golf Club. About 250 guests packed the ballroom for the 28th annual Associazione Regionale Abruzzese (ARA) Delco dinner dance to pay tribute to their Italian heritage and honor local people of Italian origin or descent who have made outstanding contributions to the community while foster...

Sons of Italy held another successful sold out Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, November 2. The event included all you can eat beefsteak, salad, pasta, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and dessert. Joining the Local Sons of Italy were Sons of Italy New Jersey State Officers who traveled a long way: Diane Santoro, 1st State V.P., Lou Santoro, N.J. Past St...

As Tom Schiano (of Mamas & Cafe Baci) was driving by the American Legion Post 164 on Willow Grove St. in Hackettstown, he noticed that the sign used for advertising the Post's Friday Night Dinners was a little worn. Thinking out loud, he suggested to himself, "What if they had a brand new sign out front?". From that thought grew a conversation with...

Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly’s Palizzi Social Club isn’t just a cookbook so much as it is an exhumation of the immigrant experience and a celebration of family legacy. Like one of his softball-sized arancini, the literary debut of chef Joey Baldino is warm and satisfying, stuffed with details that others mi...

Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is giving back to veterans and active duty military this year on Veterans Day. For one day only, active or retired members of the armed forces nationwide can visit their local Villa Italian Kitchen to grab a free slice of cheese pizza, commemorating their service. Througho...

The “American dream” came true for Republican John Avoli after he defeated Democratic challenger Jennifer Lewis with 58% of the overall votes in Tuesday’s general election. According to unofficial election results from the Virginia Department of Election, Avoli, R-Staunton, won each precinct in the district which spans from Augusta and Nelson coun...

Bella Napoli serves great food at reasonable prices in a comfortable atmosphere. Tucked away in a shopping center at 350 Mountain Road, near Food Lion and Dollar Tree, this Italian gem has some of the best pasta and seafood in the Pasadena area. I enjoyed lunch with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant was fairly busy around 1:00pm, but...