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The 28th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the Hilton Hotel on January 19th, 2013.   The Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet honors and celebrates contributions of Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. Proceeds benefit the American...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is launching this January a new series of educational cooking demonstration and dinner aimed to promote and to guide the public through the history, the tradition and the flavors of the Italian-American Cuisine. The first event of this new and exciting series will be held on January 20th at 7:...

Sixty years ago two lives crossed paths as they made their way from Italy to America. Those lives once again have come together following a remarkable course of events.   Gerbina DiRienzo didn't speak any English, but was looking to build a new life in America with her husband, who had come over earlier.   Read more   Source:&n...

Housed in a small pad site at Old Tarlton Center, Villarina's Pasta & Fine Foods offers Westlake shoppers everything they need to quickly put an Italian meal on the table—take-and-bake pasta, bread, sauces and soups. Owner and New York native John Imperial said the Villarina's style of food is "immigrant Italian."   A resident of Au...

Having been crowned Queen of the Italian American Marching Club for the 2016 St. Joseph Day Parade is a great honor for Kaylie Badalamenti Catoire Hyde, daughter of Emmett and Cherie Hyde. Her great grandmother, Frances Badalamenti was an amazing role model to her family. "She instilled in us the respect and honor we have for our Italian heritage."...

Carlo's Bakery is a place for those who take dessert seriously. For North Texans who have been craving a taste of what they've seen on TV, sweet relief is just weeks away.   The reality TV star known as the Cake Boss will be in town on March 19 to officially open the Dallas location of the bakery.   Read more   Source: htt...

CineFesta Italia is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Italian Film and Cultural Festival to take place during the month of June in charming Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event of films, artisanship, food and culture benefits local charities.   The opening weekend Film Fest, running Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th, is a celebration...

When you walk into Fayetteville's Vetro 1925 Ristorante, you get the feeling that you're in for something special. The sleek illuminated bar, track lighting and abstract paintings tell you that you're somewhere sophisticated and modern. The rich hardwood floors and exposed brick walls make you feel that you are somewhere comfortable and familiar. F...

The Houston Italian Festival Needs Your Help! We are looking for three people to assume the role as area manager. Openings are available for the following locations:   1. Pizza Booth manager needed from late afternoon Thursday, October 9 through 6:00pm Sunday, October 12. 2. Pasta Booth manager needed from late afternoon Thursday, October...

by Kate Mabry   Although Mardi Gras is over in south Louisiana, hundreds of locals and visitors will gather in Houma on Sunday for another parade, the Houma Irish-Italian Parade. Celeste Landry, vice president of the Terrebonne Irish-Italian Parading Club, said the day's festivities will begin with a Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the pa...

by Wes Griffin A little more than six months ago Shannon Scott and his wife opened the doors on Sud Italia, their reincarnation of personal travels to southern Italy. What's unique about the regional fare is the incorporation of more seafood and Mediterranean ingredients found in the lower coastal region of Italy.   In fact, teh restaurant...

Born and raised in Brescia, land of Franciacorta wines, Melania has always had a passion for food and especially wine. After completing her Masters degree in Management at Bocconi University in Milan and two years working within the PR department at Bialetti Industrie, she decided to turn her passion into work.   In May 2014 she earned her S...