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Jay McCarthy, the corporate chef and operating manager at 188 South, believes the new Italian restaurant stands out among the rest because of one simple reason — every ingredient used is simple, fresh and delivers a unique taste customers won't soon forget. 188 South, located at 188 S. Castell Ave., opened Aug. 15, and is operates daily from 10 a....

Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth. The presentation was made by the golf tournament's honorary chairman, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, and Wayne J. Nocito, wh...

by Nina Feldman   Every day for a few weeks leading up to St. Joseph's Day on March 19, David Roe coordinates a daily bake at his home in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood. Volunteers drop in and help bake and decorate traditional Italian cookies, all of which will go on the St. Joseph's altar at St. Augustine church. Some of the best are t...

Palermitano, ha vissuto e studiato fra la Sicilia e l'America, decidendo qualche anno fa di lasciare definitivamente il suo impiego all'Ismett di Palermo, dove ha fondato l'Unità di Medicina Rigenerativa e Terapie Cellulari, per il Texas Medical Center di Houston. Adesso Fabio Triolo (a destra nella foto @Paolo Giandotti mentre incontra il preside...

The Italian workshop has been an institution at Albuquerque's Bear Canyon Senior Center for several years, and it's wildly popular. Workshop leader, Alex Trujillo, reports that the group is at capacity, with 21 students. But don't let that deter you from calling the Center and leaving a message for Alex. Participation fluctuates as people go on vac...

di Vincenzo Arcobelli   Cari Connazionali, In occasione della ricorrenza del 70mo Anniversario dell'Italian National Day/Festa della Repubblica Italiana, desidero rivolgere un messaggio di saluto e di auguri a tutta la comunita' italiana. Vorrei ricordare che lo Stato del Texas con la Risoluzione HR144 del 2011 in occasione del 150 mo a...

By Danielle Dreilinger   The only plan left standing for the Piazza d'Italia? A double-tower Hard Rock Hotel, Canal Street Beat reports. The city of New Orleans is looking to redevelop several publicly owned parking lots next to the central business district landmark. A committee chose three finalists in September from five preliminary...

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts. The first, to be completed in mid-summer, will be located in the Jerry Cline Recreation and Tennis Complex (7205 Constitution, NE) at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana.   The second is scheduled for a fall opening at the North Domingo Baca M...

By Kimberly Sutton Love is what brought Tony Nicoletta to Texas from New York.The transplant has opened Tony's Italian Delicatessen on Texas 105 West in Montgomery. From the moment people walk in the door, they will feel as though they just stepped into a Brooklyn deli right off the streets of New York. Nicoletta is 100 percent Italian and speaks...

by Greg Morago   The busy operations at Cullen's American Grille and Whisky Bar just got busier. On Monday Cullen's opened its new casual Italian concept, Bravissimo! Italian Kitchen, adjacent to the fine dining restaurant at 11500 Space Center Blvd.   In the works since last year, Bravissimo! is a place for quick pizza, sandwiches, s...

Putting Oklahoma and Mozart back into the 2015 OK Mozart (OKM) Festival (June 6 – 13) with Italian flair proved to be an exhilarating venture for artistic director and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Amici New York Orchestra.   "Italy is where young Mozart cut his teeth when it comes to opera," says maestro Kitsopoulos, "...and ope...

When Frank Maselli was in Rome on a Saturday night three years ago, he happened upon an outdoor concert in the piazza. A handful of singers were belting out opera arias to a piano accompaniment.   "I listened to them and said to myself, 'This would be perfect for our Piazza d'Italia,' " Maselli said, referring to the outdoor plaza in New Orl...