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Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders and diplomats. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers and restaurateurs dominating the scene. The majority...

It rained for St. Joseph on Sunday. It was as if the group of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church parishioners planned it that way.   Weeks after preparing just about every imaginable dessert, the cooks had to fire up the spaghetti pots and fish fryers under the shelter of tents as Saturday night rain lasted through most of Sunday morning...

Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, is traveling to Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to meet with local authorities, promote business, cultural, and scientific ties with Italy, and raise awareness about Expo Milan 2015 and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).   On Tuesday, he traveled...

Project Sizzle almost fizzled. That's how Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. described the effort to lure the big-time Italian machining operation at a Wednesday news conference announcing SATA USA's arrival in Brownsville. "Project Sizzle" was the code name the Brownsville Economic Development Council used during nearly four years of secret negotiations w...

Sono le 8 di mattina, ad Austin, in Texas. Davanti allo schermo del mio computer ci sono due ragazzi, Andrea Baldereschi e Andrea Bulgarelli. Hanno la faccia assonnata, tipica di chi ancora non ha smaltito il jet lag.   Sono arrivati in America solo da qualche giorno e non hanno mai smesso di lavorare al loro prodotto. Giorni e notti passati...

Per celebrare il bicentenario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi la Austin Lyric Opera presenta il Don Carlos di Giuseppe Verdi il 16/24 novembre al Long Center for the Performing Arts di Austin, la prima rappresentazione mai fatta del capolavoro verdiano nella Capitale dello Stato del Texas.   La politica, l'amore e la lealta' alla famiglia so...

Many people love Italian food. Be it pizza, lasagna or pasta of any type, Italian food is a favorite amongst many. Rarely does anyone state that he does not prefer the savory meats that are used in the cooking of Italian. Therefore, it is no wonder that Italian catering in Houston is a major business, with the caterers providing for lunches as well...

Saturday October 18 - 4 pm Our final episode titled "TexMex Italians" will be premiering at the Buena Vista Theater BV 1.326 in San Antonio. This screening will include a panel discussion at the end of the documentary. 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 78207UTSA downtown campus.   Come out and support this community building series.Free Admiss...

Italian Festival Queen Samantha Lin Lamonte is looking forward to the Italian Festival Ball on Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Mater Dolorosa Catholic School gymnasium. Music will be by the Dominos.   The attire will be dressy, no blue jeans. Call Chairperson Veda Abene at (985) 974-0565 or any board member for tickets.   Source: http:/...

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandw...

It would seem the perfect way to get people to vote: put the poll in an Italian restaurant and let the public exercise their franchise with visions of manicotti and meatballs dancing in their heads. By 2 p.m. Tuesday, however, anyone who came through the door at Vincenzo's Italian Grill in far north Houston was there to cast a look at the menu not...

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., join executive chef Giancarlo Ferrara of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar and executive chef and owner Jacques Fox of Artisans Restaurant at their friendly Italy vs. France culinary competition, held at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, 6100 Westheimer.   Tickets ($135 for members of the Italy-Ame...