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By popular reader demand, I sampled Scimeca's Italian sausage at a yellow-tarp-roofed booth on Kennedy Plaza. A reader/fan of the booth told me it was called Cappuccino Connections, though one worker at the booth assured me it was called World's Best Lemonade. Other booth workers really had no idea what it was called.   I suppose there...

The SLS Brickell has just announced its opening date and two signature restaurants. The hotel, located at 1300 S. Miami Ave., is slated to open in early October and will be the home to José Andrés' Bazaar Mar, a seafood-centric version of the chef's popular the Bazaar by José Andrés in Miami Beach.   The property will also house Fi'lia, an I...

Just in time for your Fourth of July picnic comes word from Italy that researchers say they have found no link between pasta and obesity. Indeed, they insist, the very opposite turns out to be true.   They reached that conclusion after examining the eating habits of 23,000 Italians. Their findings, released today in the journal Nutritio...

Street painting has been part of the artistic canon since the middle ages. In 16th-century Europe, artists would create temporary works of art with chalk in public spaces, such as in front of a church or fountain. It was a way for underemployed artists to hawk their skill and attract commissions — or simply earn some tips to pay for a meal. &...

"But that's not the way I heard it said by my parents," I responded when told how to pronounce "hard-headed" in Italian. " 'Desta dutta' is the way they said it, not 'testa dura.' " Oh, the complexities of trying to learn to speak Italian in the sixth decade of your life.   But as a second-generation Italian-American, as with most of my gene...

Anche per l'anno accademico 2017-2018 la Commissione Fulbright offre a ricercatori e docenti la possibilità di soggiorni di ricerca/insegnamento negli USA attraverso i programmi Research Scholar e Distinguished Chair. Al bando Research Scholar possono partecipare anche artisti non formalmente inquadrati all'interno di istituzioni universitarie, pur...

The Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri (Our Lady of the Martyrs), returns to Sinatra Park Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept 11. The religious tradition began over 600 years ago in Molfetta, Italy, according to Danny Altilio, who does public relations for the festival.   A number of Ital...

The 15th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles takes over Hollywood from September 23-25 with their annual street festival, celebrating everything that it means to be Italian. The savory smells of Italian sausage and peppers, meatballs simmering in homemade sauce, baked clams on the half shell, warm cheese on perfectly cr...

For the second straight year, city leaders have rejected an attempt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. The city council voted down the proposal 6-3. Just as they did last year, supporters of the proposed holiday packed city council chambers to promote a holiday that honors Native American populations. &n...

The city of Waterbury is starting its Columbus Day celebration a little early. Every October the city names an Italian-American as mayor for a day. He gets a small parade downtown, and a ceremony outside City Hall.   This year's honoree is John Sarlo. He served in the Korean War, spent years on the city council, and has supported every...

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. "Big American Cookbook" includes 250 of Batali's favorite recipes from across the USA. The BookMark Shoppe owner Christine Freglette welcomed Batali to the mom-and-pop and pop shop that...

When John Sartor came back from the Vietnam War, he and a buddy opened a bar in Cliffside Park, N.J., called R. Jay's Pub, a no-frills hangout for his family and friends.   "The bar was a familiar place for me," said Alyssa Sartor, his daughter. "You could say I grew up on a barstool." Ms. Sartor now has her own place, August Laura, a c...