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The American-Italian Federation of the Southeast celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the historic transatlantic flight of Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo on Saturday, March 26 at Tivoli Circle. Accompanied by a navigator and a mechanic, de Pinedo began a four-continent flight from Rome and landed a seaplane on the Mississippi River at Canal Stre...

The American-Italian Federation of the Southeast will celebrate the 99th birthday of Italy’s Air Force as well as the 95th Anniversary of the historic transatlantic flight of renowned Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at Tivoli Circle, commonly known as Lee Circle. Accompanied by a navigator and a fuel man, de Pinedo...

The Chipotle of Italian food is coming to our neighborhood. Piada Italian Street Food was started after the founding chefs took a trip to the land of Vespas. In Rimini, they observed family-owned food carts and corner markets, smelled the aromas of basil, meats and cheeses, and decided the experience had to be brought to the United States. The firs...

Since the year 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center has granted over $250,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. We currently have the following scholarships available: ICCC Merit Only Scholar...

Movie buffs have long celebrated Spaghetti Westerns for their quirky, low-budget and often hyper-violent take on the American West. Now, San Antonio's near-downtown Vista Brewing is celebrating the '60s-era film genre with Spaghetti Western Wednesdays, which will include chef-prepared Italian food, Texas-brewed beer and, of course, gunslinger flick...

More than 320 attendees, 45 Italian brands, 200+ Italian wines and food products, 3 seminars presented by leading food and wine professionals, 1 sommelier competition. We thank everyone — exhibitors, presenters, sommeliers, and organizers — for a fantastic Taste of Italy 2022, now in its 8th year and now back in-person after a two-year hiatus. “We...

Pasta|Bar, the Italian restaurant from the Sushi by Scratch team that was awarded a Michelin star in Los Angeles, is now open in Austin as of March 13. Pasta|Bar is located at 1017 East Sixth Street in East Austin, in the former home of chocolate shop Maggie Louise Confections. Pasta|Bar serves a seasonal prix fixe menu of pastas and other Italian...

St. Mary Catholic Church leaders in Orange are inviting the public and parishioners to the Celebration of the Saint Joseph Altar, honoring the Feast Day of St. Joseph. This year’s Altar and Prayers are being dedicated to and for Peace in Ukraine. It will be held Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 912 Cherry Avenue in Orange. The Altar...

The St. Joseph's Society will celebrate St. Joseph's day with a parade through the French Quarter. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Canal and Chartres, then winds it's way through the French Quarter on Saturday, March 19. This year's parade features 16 floats, nine marching bands and plenty of marchers in tuxedos! The parade returns this year af...

Saturday, March 19, is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, and the lavish altars celebrating the day are truly a feast for the eyes. The altars offered as thanks for relieving hunger are overflowing with food: fish, pasta, pastries, breads in symbolic shapes. You won’t find any meat; St. Joseph’s Day always falls during Lent. The altars are also laden wit...

The Louisiana Irish-Italian parade will be back on Veterans Memorial Boulevard on Sunday (March 20) celebrating the organization's 40th year as well as its return from a three-year hiatus. The giant procession sets out at noon from Veterans and Houma boulevards with 31 floats, 58 truck floats, 15 walking clubs and a flag-throwing group from Italy,...

The owners of Gr8 Plate Hospitality, who already have The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill brands under their belt, are ready to launch a third restaurant concept, Passerella. The Italian restaurant is slated to open in April at 9945 Barker Cypress Road at The Boardwalk Towne Lake in Cypress. It will be located next to its sister restaurant, The Union K...