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A man of wealth and privilege uses his position in society callously to manipulate and abuse others, with no concern for the emotional trauma he inflicts on his victims. It’s a scenario that sounds like the latest, lurid scandal coming out of Washington, D.C., or Hollywood, or even Oklahoma City. In fact, it’s a story that is more than two centu...

The owners of downtown Santa Fe’s Sazón and its Mexican “New World” offerings promise the same fine dining finesse for Italian cuisine at a new restaurant next door to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Lawrence Becerra said Tuesday that he, his interior designer wife Suzanna Becerra and Sazón partner and chef Fernando Olea plan to open Sassella in the c...

A family-taught cook, Giulia Millanta's skills rival many professionals in town, and her dinner party series is bringing groups of Austinites together to celebrate authentic Italian home cooking. While the communal experience is fueled by her food, Millanta, guitar in tow, also performs her original songs live at each gathering, because her first l...

For more than four decades, the Maccioni family has wined and dined celebrities and high profile individuals at Le Cirque New York. The restaurant opened at the Mayfair Hotel on East 65th Street in 1974 before an iconic run at the Palace Hotel in the 90’s. The last Manhattan installation of Le Cirque opened in 2006 in the East 50’s at the Bloomberg...

Thursday, May 16, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130. Join award-winning author Jason Berry for a presentation and signing of his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. In City of a Million Dreams, Berry delivers a character-driven history of N...

The Italian Food and Cultural Festival kicked off this weekend. Among the tents, KATV found a group that's making a difference in the community. The culinary instructor for Food Jobs Work said that the group has a special mission: to help underprivileged adults entering the workforce. They have an eight-week program that trains students and prepare...

A bill that a broad coalition of Native American groups endorsed to celebrate a day for indigenous people on Columbus Day was signed into law Thursday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the only current governor in the U.S. enrolled as a member of a Native American tribe.  The Republican said the bill was a fair compromise that gives Oklahoma residents...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler will be moderating a panel on “Pasta in Houston today” at the May 19 Authentic Italian Table/Houston Pasta Festival. A native Houstonian, Eric got his start writing about food in Houston for the then newly launched Eater Housto...

Made it in for lunch to Birra Birra Craft Pizzeria, the newest concept from Provision Concepts earlier this week. The folks who brought you Hatch Early Mood Food, Sidecar, and Broadway 10 are now in the pizza business in the Chisholm Creek development. Provision has built a stunning dining with blonde wood, iron and glass stirring energy throughout...

Award-winning artist, Anat Ronen, recently created a two-dimensional, interactive Italian village street scene onsite in The Woodlands at Creekside Park Village Green, painted on the wall next to Crust Pizza Co. The Italian streetscape creates the illusion of being in Italy and ties in the Italian-food concept of Crust Pizza. Using latex as her med...

The Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival is April 26, 27, and 28 at the grounds of the Clinton Presidental Center. You can expect food from The Pantry, The Rock Brick Oven Pizza, the Coolest Cotton Candy, Repicci’s Ice, Low Ivy, Raduno, Maria Carpenter, Mem Pops from Memphis, Tennessee, Sauce(d), Vino’s, 42 Bar & Table at the Clinton Presiden...

Riccardo Frizza is one of today’s leading conductors specializing in the Italian repertoire and bringing a fresh and unique approach to the Bel Canto style. Throughout the past years he has reinvigorated the repertory, finding new critical editions and performing complete versions without the standard cuts. He has also performed rarely performed wo...