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The chrome Harley-Davidson parked outside Lilette on Magazine Street most nights belongs to a restaurateur who escaped Chicago. Five years ago, Anthony Potenzo owned two of the hippest joints in my hometown, Three Aces and Charlatan. When rising rents threatened profits, Potenzo called it quits. That was the culmination of a hospitality career for...

An Italian company that specializes in manufacturing industrial 3D printing technology has released the largest 3D printer on the market. And the company chose Texas as the place to go live with the innovative product. Specifically Houston, where they have their North American headquarters. Roboze revealed the ARGO 1000 — a 3D printer that Roboze i...

Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen recently opened a second area location, at 775 W. Tucson St. in Broken Arrow. The restaurant offers Italian and Italian-American dishes, including New York- and Brooklyn-style pizzas; pasta dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, lobster ravioli, chicken Parmesan and pappardelle carbonara; soups; salads;...

For the 122nd time, the annual Grape Festival is coming to Tontitown. The festival started all the way back in 1898 when the Italian families who immigrated to Arkansas held a tasty meal to celebrate the harvest. The Grape Festival will feature free live music, a carnival, the grape stomp, and of course, the famous spaghetti dinners. Volunteers hav...

This Saturday from 9am to noon at Metairie Cemetery "we" will continue the cleaning of the 15+ Italian / Sicilian Mausoleums. Please share this to your Italian Organization's members. We are being assisted by a dozen volunteers from http://www.SaveOUrCemetery.org and a crew from the Monumental Task Committee http://www.MonumentalTask.org  Please vo...

A new restaurants aims to transport diners to some of Italy's lesser-known — but still very delicious — regions. Concura Italian Bites will open later this summer in the same shopping center at Eloise Nichols and Bosscat Kitchen (4340 Westheimer Rd. #150). Owner Jessica Biondi has been developing the idea for her restaurant for almost a decade, acc...

The first thing you’ll notice about new Italian restaurant il Modo is how much it doesn’t resemble an Italian restaurant. There’s no Sinatra music wafting through the air, no checkerboard tablecloths. Scan the menu, and instead of spaghetti and meatballs, you’ll find spaghetti made with ricotta cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and basil, with not a drop...

Right now former McNeese two-time All-American Erika Piancastelli is on a plane with her Italian softball team headed to Japan for the 2020 Olympics. ”I think the word everyone can agree on right now is FINALLY,” said Piancastelli. “We’ve been waiting so long for this moment and its finally here. It feels unreal right now. My teammates and I have b...

What a difference a clam makes. The fresh linguine vongole on the menu at San Lorenzo restaurant in the recently opened Hotel St. Vincent is revelatory. Beyond the house-made pasta — and beyond the heft of the toasted garlic in buttery sauce topped with ribbons of parsley and fried breadcrumbs — there are those clams. Although littleneck clams are...

The Dallas Mavericks have one less free agency decision to make later this summer. Forward Nicolò Melli is leaving the NBA and retuning to Italy. He is finalizing a deal to play for Olimpia Milano, Sportando reports. Melli, 30, joined the Mavericks in March along with JJ Redick as part of a multi-player trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. In retur...

A year delayed, but Andrea Howard is officially going to the Olympics. The Albuquerque native was officially named to the Italian national team final roster ahead of the Tokyo games, and after a phenomenal showing at the Women’s Softball European Championship. Howard finished the championship hitting .545 with 18 hits, six home runs, two doubles, a...

A new face is in the kitchen at Roma, the cozy Italian Rice Village spot located in a charming cottage at the corner of University Boulevard and Morningside Drive. And that new face is a familiar one.  Sandro Scarafile helmed the restaurant in its incarnation as Sud Italia, Roma's predecessor. He's spent the last year running a food truck, and is h...