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“We’ve had the truck for more than nine years, but we took two years to find the truck we wanted,” Gillen said. “We wanted one with some equipment already there, and we wanted a certain size. We finally found it.” Today, many Tulsans are familiar with the sleek, black Mangiamo food truck that specializes in Italian cuisine. If it isn’t on a caterin...

Only weeks before COVID-19 was horridly racing across Italy, a clutch of Italophiles hosted a gloriously upbeat fundraiser for Houston’s Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) — the inaugural Roman Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon. Who better to carry the banner for the center than Roz Bilao Pactor, a third-generation Italian-American boasting a...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari is funding 400 COVID-19 test kits as well as protective equipment for the OKC-County Health Department, according to Royce Young of ESPN. Young notes that the department has recently partnered with a lab out of Texas to test high-risk individuals. The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended earlier this mon...

Mother Cabrini opened an orphanage in the French Quarter in 1892 As a Yellow Fever Epedemic was leaving many orphans in New Orleans, Mother Cabrini arrived. In 1904, she received $75,000.00 from Captain Salvatore Pizzati to build a new orphange which is became Cabrini High School in 1959. Records show that 7,849 people died in New Orleans in 1853 d...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Red Ash Topping the list is Red Ash. Located at 303 Colorado St. downtown Austin, the upscal...

The 3rd annual Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, has been postponed to help keep patrons safe from the potential spread of COVID-19 and to comply with requests by the Centers for Disease Control that no events that draw more than 50 people be held at this time. The Arkansas Italian...

On Monday March 16th Arthur Brocato and staff came in on their normally closed day to build their annual St. Joseph’s Altar. Just as they were finishing, the city announced restaurants and bars would be closed to inside dining. Arthur made a decision to move the altar from the back of the gelato parlor to the front window of the store. A customer p...

John Viola and Rossella Rago of the Italian American Podcast spent the weekend in New Orleans as part of the St. Joseph’s Society Marching Club’s events. Friday started with the 50th annual pasta celebration, which is 500lbs of pasta. Since 2006 the pasta has been prepared by Chef David Grecco. Pictured with the “Bowl of Pasta” are Peter Gilberti,...

A James Beard Award winner and chef/partner of Gianna Restaurant in New Orleans, Rebecca Wilcomb spent her childhood visiting her mother’s family in the Veneto. Gianna, part of the Link Restaurant Group, opened last April, and the James Beard Foundation has just named it a semifinalist for the 2020 Best New Restaurant award nomination.  At Gianna,...

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Marco Belinelli is helping out his native country of Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. Per Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News, Belinelli is offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy to aid in the battle against the global coronavirus crisis. Belinelli isn’t able to go ho...

IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THE story goes, a great famine ravaged Sicily. Peasants starved. The rain refused to come. In desperation, villagers prayed to Saint Joseph, the Biblical carpenter whom Christians believe to be Jesus Christ’s earthly foster father. If the Saint would intervene on their behalf, the Sicilian people promised, they would honor him w...

Italian renewables specialist Renergetica SpA (BIT:REN) has signed a contract to develop an up-to-10-MWp solar power plant to serve an industrial site owned by Alamo Cement Company Ltd in the US state of Texas. Renergetica USA Corp will work on a photovoltaic (PV) project in San Antonio. The company typically covers all activities of the value chai...