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Let’s make a collective new year’s resolution to keep supporting local restaurants, including neighborhood icon Jimmy’s Food Store. The family-run store at Bryan Street and Fitzhugh Avenue is a neighborhood favorite for all things Italian food. From imported cheese, wine, and pasta to hot to-go sandwiches, Jimmy’s has been a destination.  Cue the c...

Louis Anthony DiRosa, who served the legal profession for 62 years as a lawyer and a judge in New Orleans, died Dec. 16 at his Metairie home. He was 94. DiRosa established his private law practice after earning a law degree at Loyola University in 1950. He was elected a Civil District Court judge in 1983. Even though DiRosa left office in 1996, he...

During 1807-1810 the New Orleans City Council established the legal name of the street as Tivoli Circle. The name has never been changed. In 2020, The New Orleans City Council passed motion M-20-170 to remedy mistreatment of immigrant groups such as Italians by changing street names. That motion did not include renaming streets which honor Italians...

Joseph DeSalvo Jr., a New Orleans native who set aside corporate law to open Faulkner House Books in the French Quarter and make it a literary destination, died Tuesday at Touro Infirmary. He was 88. His life as a bookseller followed a career that included stints in New York, Houston and New Orleans as an attorney at Exxon, Tenneco and Good Hope Re...

The city of New Orleans should retain Tivoli Circle as the name of the land 400 feet north of The National WWII Museum. Renaming Tivoli Circle is not authorized by City Council motion M20-170 and reinforces the seventh “Whereas” clause which states: “New Orleans troubling history of mistreatment and violence toward immigrant groups.” Taking away th...

“I dati Istat dicono che il 60% dei flussi turistici è concentrato in soli 55 Comuni, l’Italia è una nazione di circa 7.900 Comuni. Il problema principale è dato dalla frammentazione delle informazioni: se una persona cerca di costruire un itinerario anche di una sola giornata il luogo vicino che sceglierà sarà una grande destinazione perché tutte...

The following is an open letter to Mayor Cantrell and the City of New Orleans from Rob Florence who is urging the City to rename Governor Nicholls Street to Cosimo Matassa Street. To sign the petition and show your support, click here and here.  Hello Mayor and City Council, as you and the City Council Street Renaming Commission work to remove Conf...

Rossopomodoro and Eataly are ever more closely together, despite the pandemic. The Covid in fact didn’t stop or slow down, neither retarget the goals of the Italian pizza format born in Naples, that goes on according to its agenda. 450 square meters, 2 ovens and 240 seated placed  inside the NorthPark Center recently inaugurated by Eataly  These ar...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central is please to announced dates for the 2nd-Annual Taste of Italy Virtual Trade Fair and Festival. To be held during the week of March 15-19, the virtual gathering will include: one-on-one virtual trade tastings with leading food and wine buyers in Texas and beyond; one-on-one virtual media tastings...

Have you gotten a taste of Italy's prized white truffles? In time for the holidays, join us for our first-ever Truffle Days on Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 and bring home fresh white truffles from Italy at the lowest prices of the season! We're spreading out our Truffle Day over two full days so that you can shop safely for this...

Phil Giglio, a practicing lawyer who left Chicago to run a farm in Fredericksburg, is an unlikely purveyor of cheese. But his Italian heritage, and a fascination with sustainable agriculture, led him to relationships with ethical ranchers and a local chef, foretelling his future. "I got here and thought, 'Shoot, I don't know anything about raising...

The owners of Armando’s are cooking up something new for River Oaks. Chef Armando Palacios and his wife Cinda are bringing their Italian concept Lulu’s to the same shopping center as their legendary Tex-Mex restaurant. The couple opened the first Lulu’s in Round Top in 2018. Named for Armando’s nickname for Cinda, Lulu’s serves classic Italian such...