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Little Italy, Arkansas, which is about 20 minutes from Little Rock, has an interesting tale regarding its part in Arkansas history. The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum tells the story of this pioneering community first established as Alta Villa, the “high place,” by Italian immigrants in 1915. “Little Italy is unique in that it is Central Ark...

Si è svolto anche in Texas il tradizionale evento del Ferragosto Italiano. Circa un centinaio gli italiani ed Italo Americani che hanno partecipato alla serata conviviale, grazie all’iniziativa presa dell`Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas, ospite presso i locali di Cibo Divino Market di Daniele Puleo il quale e'stato ringraziato assieme a tutti i...

Making their United States debut, the Four Italian Tenors will perform an evening of operatic tenor hits at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Armstrong Auditorium to begin the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. “This group represents some of the finest talent in the newest generation of world-class tenors,” Armstrong Auditorium Concert Manager...

Located in The Westin at The Woodlands, Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen brings a contemporary take on Italian dining and cuisine to Waterway Square. Sorriso opened in January with the goal of offering a change from the hotel’s previous American eatery, Current. “The objective was to create an intimate social environment,” said Noni Hughes, the gener...

Looking for a delicious Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the finest Italian diners around Corpus Christi, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to make your ultimate pasta or pizza dreams a reality. Topping the list is Authentic New York Pizza. Located at 5838 S. Staples St., the...

Jason’s Deli founder and Beaumont native Joseph “Joe” Tortorice Jr. died Saturday after a 19-month battle with cancer. He was 70. Tortorice, the grandson of Italian immigrants, founded Jason’s Deli in 1976 and expanded the chain nationwide to more than 250 locations in 28 states. “He has just a great story,” friend of Tortorice Jr. and former Lamar...

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA ’88 MBA ’89, a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849. Capizzi started as a corporate transactional lawyer in the firm’s Chicago office, but had to pivot after her husband’s wo...

Roberto Militello, the general manager who runs Pane e Vino Ristorante Italiano, was raised in Milan and strives to recreate an authentic Italian experience at the Katy-area eatery. “Italy has a beautiful gift with its food,” Militello said. “You can see your mom get up early in the morning to go to the market for fresh ingredients and then come ho...

Pizza lovers can be picky. There’s the style of crust, the specific topping combinations. A new pizzeria in downtown New Orleans now brings a different kind of pizza, and a different approach to ordering. Bonci Pizza opened Thursday in the Warehouse District. It’s part of a chain, though one with links straight back to Rome, where founder Gabriele...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Tulsa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Andolini's Pizzeria Topping the list is Andolini's Pizzeria. Located at 1552 E. 15th St. in Swan Lake, the Italia...

If you’re of a certain age, you know Louis Prima's songs and wild on-stage antics from TV or Las Vegas.  If you’re younger, you know his songs recorded by younger artists like David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer or in TV commercials. Others know him as the singin’, swingin’ voice of King Louie in Disney’s animated film The Jungle Book. One thing’s for...

Time to pair some wine with that pasta. Houston Restaurant Weeks runs through Sept. 2. This month can be a time to treat yourself and venture out to some Houston restaurants that you normally would not splurge for. Not to mention, Houston Restaurant Weeks both donates to the Houston Food Bank and allows diners to get major bang for their buck. Hous...