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McAlester's Italian Festival will once again feature Italian food, lots of live music and all sorts of arts and crafts booths — but it does include a major change when compared to festivals of years past. This year's annual Italian festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 at the Southeast Expo Center and Pittsburg County Fairgrounds....

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Farina Pizzeria Topping the list is Farina Pizzeria. Located at 510 Central Ave. SE in Broadway Central, the wine bar and Italian spot, which...

When Harvey Harris traveled to Italy in 1998, he said he had to forget everything he knew about Italian cooking. At the time, Harris already knew quite a bit about the cuisine. He had been the chef at Mezzaluna, a popular, now-closed Italian spot in downtown Austin. That led him to eventually connect with local restaurateur Stan Adams, who wanted t...

One of the justices of the peace preparing to testify before the Louisiana House Judiciary committee absently rearranged the colored cards indicating who is for a bill (green), who is against (red) and who would just provide information. By the time state Rep. Joseph A. Stagni, R-Kenner, sat down with a bag full of cannoli from Gendusa’s Italian Ma...

Though it was a series shot in Marfa that helped launch his career, these days, Dallas-born Gray Malin jet-sets to the world’s most beautiful destinations to photograph his signature aerials. But he has a special love affair with Italy (don’t we all), which he first visited while studying abroad in college. At the time, he stuck to major cities but...

True fashion plates can spot a Fendi bag from across a room. The LVMH-owned, Italian-based luxury house reached peak popularity in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, right at the crux of logo mania. Its signature interlocking Fs are synonymous with cheeky, lightly ostentatious style — and in some cases, a healthy “Sex and the City” obsession. Sarah Jes...

Deck ovens are magnificent beasts. The broad steel boxes turn out some of the best pizza in the country, from New York to Chicago to anywhere there’s a will to make pizza with a thin, toasted crust and a fat, chewy collar. Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen is faithful to the church of the deck oven, and the pies coming from those ovens at the Ala...

Founded in 2002, A Taste of Italy in Austin was the vision of Elsa Gramola, who was born and raised in Italy and relocated to Austin in 2001. The company brings the very heart of Italy in Austin, Texas, while promoting local Italian businesses and the love of the Italian culture, language, food, art, fashion, music, and activities.  A Taste of Ital...

Whether you’re feeling happy or blue, excited or depressed, decisive or noncommittal, or just plain hungry, pasta always hits the spot. There’s something about a tangle of noodles laced with tomato sauce, glossed with cream and butter or tricked out in pesto that puts everything right. Houston currently is enjoying a bit of an Italian moment, with...

A man of wealth and privilege uses his position in society callously to manipulate and abuse others, with no concern for the emotional trauma he inflicts on his victims. It’s a scenario that sounds like the latest, lurid scandal coming out of Washington, D.C., or Hollywood, or even Oklahoma City. In fact, it’s a story that is more than two centu...

The owners of downtown Santa Fe’s Sazón and its Mexican “New World” offerings promise the same fine dining finesse for Italian cuisine at a new restaurant next door to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Lawrence Becerra said Tuesday that he, his interior designer wife Suzanna Becerra and Sazón partner and chef Fernando Olea plan to open Sassella in the c...

A family-taught cook, Giulia Millanta's skills rival many professionals in town, and her dinner party series is bringing groups of Austinites together to celebrate authentic Italian home cooking. While the communal experience is fueled by her food, Millanta, guitar in tow, also performs her original songs live at each gathering, because her first l...