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Vincent Circello was born in New York City, but found himself living in northern Italy when World War 2 broke out. "I saw German troops coming through our town, gather all the young folks, and take them somewhere," recalled Circello. "A lot of them never came back, never seen them. We ran on top of the roof so they wouldn't get my brother and I bot...

Gone are the days of trading taste for convenience when it comes to your morning brew. Clio Coffee, a subscription-based startup that ships top-grade coffee pods straight to your door, is now available to residents in North Texas. And, the team’s innovative brewing machine is said to outperform all its competitors. Crafted all the way in the hills...

The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society will host a grand opening of its new museum in northwestern Pulaski County (33615 Highway 300, Roland, Arkansas 72135) on Sunday, September 15 from 12-5 p.m. The event will include guided tours, live music, authentic Italian foods and refreshments from Little Italy's only operating winery, An Enchanting Ev...

The Elenian Club welcomed its 2019-20 president, Maria Villafranco, with a recent luncheon at II Tony's Restaurant. The club, celebrating its 85th year, has chosen ACCESS Pregnancy, a Catholic charity of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, as its charitable organization this year. The club is a philanthropic group of women that are of Italian descent o...

Little Italy, Arkansas, which is about 20 minutes from Little Rock, has an interesting tale regarding its part in Arkansas history. The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum tells the story of this pioneering community first established as Alta Villa, the “high place,” by Italian immigrants in 1915. “Little Italy is unique in that it is Central Ark...

Si è svolto anche in Texas il tradizionale evento del Ferragosto Italiano. Circa un centinaio gli italiani ed Italo Americani che hanno partecipato alla serata conviviale, grazie all’iniziativa presa dell`Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas, ospite presso i locali di Cibo Divino Market di Daniele Puleo il quale e'stato ringraziato assieme a tutti i...

Making their United States debut, the Four Italian Tenors will perform an evening of operatic tenor hits at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Armstrong Auditorium to begin the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. “This group represents some of the finest talent in the newest generation of world-class tenors,” Armstrong Auditorium Concert Manager...

Located in The Westin at The Woodlands, Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen brings a contemporary take on Italian dining and cuisine to Waterway Square. Sorriso opened in January with the goal of offering a change from the hotel’s previous American eatery, Current. “The objective was to create an intimate social environment,” said Noni Hughes, the gener...

Looking for a delicious Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the finest Italian diners around Corpus Christi, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to make your ultimate pasta or pizza dreams a reality. Topping the list is Authentic New York Pizza. Located at 5838 S. Staples St., the...

Jason’s Deli founder and Beaumont native Joseph “Joe” Tortorice Jr. died Saturday after a 19-month battle with cancer. He was 70. Tortorice, the grandson of Italian immigrants, founded Jason’s Deli in 1976 and expanded the chain nationwide to more than 250 locations in 28 states. “He has just a great story,” friend of Tortorice Jr. and former Lamar...

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA ’88 MBA ’89, a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849. Capizzi started as a corporate transactional lawyer in the firm’s Chicago office, but had to pivot after her husband’s wo...

Roberto Militello, the general manager who runs Pane e Vino Ristorante Italiano, was raised in Milan and strives to recreate an authentic Italian experience at the Katy-area eatery. “Italy has a beautiful gift with its food,” Militello said. “You can see your mom get up early in the morning to go to the market for fresh ingredients and then come ho...