A modern Italian restaurant that also pays tribute to Birmingham's industrial past is the latest addition to downtown's Pizitz Food Hall. The restaurant, Fero, will open for dinner beginning this Saturday, July 8. "Fero is Latin for steel, and we wanted to pay homage to and recognize the city's history as a steel town," Matt Wagman, a co-owner of t...

The official birth of a unique cultural exchange started 10 years ago in 2007 when the “Piece Frame,” a sculpture by the artist Nall, was donated and dedicated to the city of Pietrasanta, Italy, as a gesture of good will between the small Italian city and the state of Alabama. Nall, the noted Alabama artist, had worked and exhibited in Pietrasanta...

Italian food is much more than pastas and pizzas. Nick's Ristorante in Huntsville proves the experience of Italian eateries in American can include a solid steak and much more. On our final stop of the Alabama's Best Steakhouse tour, Nick's Ristorante is found in the Bailey Cove area of the Huntsville's south end. It might be hard to miss, tucked a...

Most states have communities named Florence. Not all are cities. There are towns and villages and unincorporated communities in several states that still are important enough to get attention from Wikipedia. It seemed likely that some would have been named for Florence Nightingale but I found none. Several were named after Florence, Italy, the I...

La città dei musei ospita la responsabile di uno dei più importanti centri museali degli Stati Uniti d’America dal punto di vista della tutela dei diritti umani. Il Rosa Parks Museum di Montgomery Alabama è dedicato a Rosa Parks, “la madre del movimento per i diritti civili americani” perché fu protagonista del primo episodio emblematico della batt...

If Leonardo DRS wins the T-X competition with its T-100 trainer, the company will manufacture the aircraft in Alabama, it announced Thursday. The Italian firm plans to build an assembly center at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, if awarded the T-X contract. Upward of $200 million will be spent on construction including buildings, infrastructure an...

In its first five years, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Italian festival has grown into an event that draws people from outside Alabama and sells out tickets each year. The Feast of St. Mark, held on the church grounds, is a celebration of Italian music, food and culture that honors the Italian community that started the church. ...

  The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. A small religious ceremony, the custom of the Tavola di San Giuseppe, will begin the event. It will be led by the Rev. Eric Viloria. The statue of St. Joseph will be carrie...

A new hospitality development will be coming to downtown Huntsville next year. The Original Public House and Beauregard’s owner, Rahul Arora is working with Chef Lee Gregory, Old Town Beer Exchange Managing Partner Matt Fowler and his Director of Operations Missy Davis to launch a new 15,000-square-foot development project where the old CityScapes...

Sharp eyes from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz resulted in a rundown of the new jersey numbers for Alabama’s early enrollees and a few switches for returners. It’s fairly routine stuff, except for one number reservation that jumped out at me. Najee Harris, a freshman running back coming off a meniscus tear and a recent 5-star recruit, was given No. 22. Recen...