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The City of New Orleans will be issuing an official Proclamation of Apology on April 12, 2019, regarding the largest lynching in United States history. Following the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy on October 16, 1890, several Italian immigrants were arrested without just cause. Nine of the 19 men who were indicted went to trial,...

Dave Greco, owner of Mike's Deli - The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli in the Bronx, New York, slings cooked pasta during Italian American St Joseph Society "world's largest pasta dish" luncheon, 500 pounds in all, at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 22, 2019. Dave Greco, owner of Mike's Deli - The Original Arthur Avenue I...

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AMERICAN ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) is proud to announce an historical event concerning a long social wound stemming from America's worst lynching event that occurred in New Orleans in 1891. Eleven Italian immigrants were kil...

Fort Worth chef Tim Love has a new restaurant in the works celebrating Italian cuisine. Called Gemelle, it will open in spring 2019 with house-made pastas and a distinct style of pizza that's fairly new to town. The restaurant will open at 4400 White Settlement Rd., in the space previously occupied by Thurber Mingus, which closed in 2016. Love anno...

Organizers of Abbeville’s Sicilian Festival are excited following a successful first year. The free cultural celebration was held Saturday at the Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum. Seven teams participating in the cook-off prepared Sicilian/Italian meals. Beverages, muffalettas, pizza, and ice cream were also sold. Live music entertained the crowd...

Friday, March 29, 2019. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center. 537 South Peters Street. New Orleans, LA 70130. Join us for a pizza party at the Piazza d'Italia and check out the AICC's newly rennovated second floor event space while mingling with the Sansepolcro flag throwers! Get your tickets here! This will be a fabulous evening...

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today a free, live-concert simulcast to be screened on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This performance will mark conductor Fabio Luisi’s first appearance with the DSO since he was announced as the orchestra’s next Music Director. He will lead the...

Get ready to sip frozen cocktails in the space that was once home to Brooklyn Athletic Club and its gigantic patio. Lotti Dotti is opening there in April, with two separate outdoor bars. The patio is getting an upgrade too: there will be shade from a new awning and a climate-controlled section. Not only will Lotti Dotti serve up draft cocktails in...

I’VE MISSED ITALY FOR 12 YEARS. My first and last visit more than a decade ago is still vivid in my mind— the charming romance (and pungent smell) of the Venice canals; the timeworn sampietrini streets and solemn, soaring cathedrals of Rome; the dizzying sensation on the final step of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I’ve been meaning to get back, but, a...

Dozens of volunteers spend hours baking breads and cookies and preparing pasta milanese in preparation for St. Joseph’s Day (March 19) in the New Orleans area. St. Joseph Day altars, which pay tribute to the St. Joseph the patron saint of Sicily, were built at more than 75 churches, schools, bars, restaurants, hotels and grocery stores throughout t...

He’s an Italian immigrant whose family moved to the Friendswood area when he was 4, but Stefano’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen owner Stephen Carpentieri doesn’t claim to draw on Old World family recipes in his menu. “My dad was a doctor; so he didn’t cook. And my mom’s English; so they don’t cook,” he said with a laugh. “So, when I decided to open my...

Once, a chef got upset with me for strategically garnishing a dish. “Just let it land on the plate,” he said. I was trying too hard, and it showed: My food looked fussy, constrained, and planned. It’s hard work to make things seem natural, and when it comes to Italian food in Austin, things can feel, well, mechanical.  The long list of new spots (o...