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Enel Green Power has begun construction of the 300MW Seven Cowboy wind farm in Oklahoma. Consisting of 107 of GE Renewable Energy’s 2.82MW turbines, the project is due to begin operating by the end of 2022. Enel said that the wind farm would generate 1.3TWh of energy annually, enough to supply 120,000 households and avoid the emission of 758,000 to...

The third annual Arkansas Italian Food and Wine Festival presented by Relyance Bank is scheduled for April 29 through May 1 at the Penick Boys & Girls Club in Little Rock. The event will feature three days of Italian food, culture, wine, as well as arts and crafts, demonstrations, a kids’ zone and musical acts.  Some of Arkansas’ best Italian food...

Mario Carbone has been back home exactly once since he came to town to open three restaurants in quick succession. It’s not a new idea for him, spending a month in a hotel, but he’s enjoying the southern hospitality in Dallas that he says is different from everywhere else. Eater sat down with Carbone again, this time in the indoor-outdoor patio at...

On March 26th, 2022, the New Orleans Italian groups hosted an event at Tivoli Circle to honor Italian Aviator Francesco de Pinedo who left Rome, crossed the Atlantic, and landed on the Mississippi River in New Orleans on March 29, 1927.  Two months before Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean. At the following City Council meeting on April 7th, Coun...

Community support and a solid work ethic have always been priorities for restaurant owner Stephen Carpentier, but he had never imagined he would be living out his values in a pizzeria. Hailing from Naples, Italy, Carpentier said he was raised by immigrant parents who instilled in him the values of respecting one’s elders, working for what you have...

Italian restaurant Sfereco announced plans to open its fourth outpost in Plano this summer.  It will be located at 1941 Preston Road, Suite 1004 in the Preston Park development. The concept is billed as “American-Italian Fare, Spaghetti Western Flair” on the company website.  In keeping with that theme, the owners promise a spaghetti western-themed...

In fantastic news for downtown Dallas and Italian food fans everywhere, it's the much anticipated (and relocated) comeback of Sassetta, opening at the Joule hotel at 1530 Main St. in downtown Dallas. According to a release, it'll open on April 8, dinner only at first, with the addition of lunch to follow. This is a second life for Sassetta, the res...

The wait for Montrose's newest steakhouse ends this week. Marmo will open for service beginning this Wednesday, April 6. Located in the Montrose Collective, Marmo joins Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay as concepts from the Maryland-based Atlas Restaurant Group. Similar to Baltimore restaurant Tagliata, the restaurant offers a mix of dry-aged steaks alongside...

Joe Prichard said one of the coolest things he remembered that happened at Pete’s Place in Krebs was when state executives from across the United States were eating at the restaurant. “George Nigh was Governor and the National Lieutenant Conference was in Oklahoma and he brought them all down here,” Prichard said. “All the governors from all 50 sta...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news: IACC partner and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Liz Williams, has published a new cookery book this month, Nana’s Creole Italian Table (LSU Press 2022). Not only is Liz a leading authority on Italian-American cooking in...

A couple walks through a gate beside Lovera's Handcrafted Foods and sets their sandwiches on a picnic table in the courtyard. They eat and talk with each other in the courtyard with an outdoor brick oven and vines overhead behind the century-old building that houses the Italian style market that's been internationally awarded for its specialty chee...

John and Mary Olive Stephens have announced plans to open an Italian restaurant called George's at the former Cafe Prego location in Little Rock. The restaurant, named as a tribute to some of the couple's favorite restaurants abroad, is set to open in the Heights neighborhood in late 2022. The menu will feature "fresh, homemade Italian classics wit...