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Yesterday, Amaro Montenegro, the award-winning Italian liqueur, hosted its much-anticipated 2019 international cocktail competition, The Vero Bartender, at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The annual competition crowned Zachary Sapato, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the most innovative and talented bartender in the U.S. Amaro Montenegro, a bran...

Un semplice elettroencefalogramma (EEG) può consentire di rilevare in fase precoce e in maniera pressoché automatica se un bambino è affetto o meno da disturbi dello spettro autistico. Anche una registrazione standard contiene infatti le informazioni necessarie per arrivare a distinguere, attraverso l’utilizzo di sofisticati sistemi di intelligenza...

This has been a bad month for Mille Lire, Oak Lawn’s criminally underrated Italian restaurant. On June 30, co-owner Brian Ellard, wife Ornella and her two teenage children were killed in an airplane crash in Addison. The restaurant kept its doors open after the tragedy and Ellard’s co-owner and brother-in-law, Giuliano Matarese, continued to lead t...

Thursday, August 8, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. With no clear textual or physical proof of an ancient Roman settlement, Siena faced considerable challenges to its assumed antiquity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Far more than a point of pride, an associat...

We are three weeks away from the start of a more than 120-year tradition - the Tontitown Grape Festival. Preparation started Monday (July 15) for the unforgettable spaghetti dinners. Every year families come together to start preparing for the annual Grape Festival. They start by making pasta. People like Marjie Ceola have been doing this for more...

To keep up with Houston’s active restaurant scene, the menu at Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino adapts to newcomers. “There’s so many wonderful restaurants in Houston; you can’t be too rigid,” owner Lynette Hawkins said. “You have to be willing to change and adjust to people’s taste and play around with it.” One consistency customers have come to expect at Gi...

Throughout the history of the United States, scores of children have arrived at our borders and ports in waves of humanity searching for freedom and safety. One such child was Maria Rosa Segale who, in 1855 at the age of 5, found herself arriving from Italy at the Port of New Orleans with her family, seeking a new home, with no knowledge of where t...

The Falls Town Flyers are nearing their final game of the season and it’s been a successful first year as they brought in a lot of fresh faces to the area. One of those is an assistant coach, who’s love of soccer has brought him across the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s a passion that I start playing when I was six years old so I need to play," Flyers goali...

The Thunder obtained Danilo Gallinari from the Clippers in the Paul George trade on Saturday. Gallinari’s future is not certain; it’s always possible he could be packaged in another trade. But in case Gallinari stays with the Thunder, here are 10 things you might not have known or remembered about the 6-foot-10 Italian: 1. Gallinari’s nickname is “...

The small town of Ascoli Piceno, nestled in the mountains 3 hours North-East of Rome, was devasted following the earthquakes of 2016. The Italian people, spread across the globe, sprang into action to help rebuild and restore their small towns. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas enthusiastically contributed to such efforts and was able...

Around 1 a.m. this morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder will be trading superstar Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a bevy of future draft picks. The news shocked Thunder fans and sent reverberations around the NBA world, as Wojnarowski also reported that...

Growing up in Naples, Italy, Francesco Russo had a passion for food at an early age. He would watch as his family made meals, such as gnocchi, from scratch. “My mother used to make the sauce, and my father made the gnocchi,” he said. Russo and his family left Italy and moved to New York when he was 9 years old. At age 16 he started working in resta...