There’s magic in a meatball. In my Italian family, a meatball isn’t just beef, pork and veal. Your recipe gets mentioned in your eulogy. Everyone’s grandmother makes the best meatballs. That’s what the priest told my cousin Gina before she gave the eulogy for my Grandma Josephine DiSalvia. But she was more than what she cooked. Yet that taste, th...

Black Cat World Tour 2017. Saturday April 1, Borgata Atlantic City Casino 9:00 pm www.theborgata.com - Sunday, April 2, Foxwoods Resort and Casino 6:00 pm www.foxwoods.com TICKETS & INFORMATION, TICKETS DISCOUNT BLACK CAT CODE. STARDUST SHOWS +1 848 444 9241, GIANNI RUSSO +1 718 968 5195 Credited as the “father of the Italian blues,” Zucchero, who...

The Miss Italia USA Scholarship Organization is excited to receive nominations for the first national competition seeking an “Honored Italian Citizen of the USA.”   The Miss Italia USA Scholarship Pageant will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey in August of this year.  The winner of the competition will be honored either via satellite or in pe...

Anthony J. Wilkinson's Big Gay Italian Trilogy, which have all played at different times Off-Broadway since 2003, has been picked up by Resorts Casino and will play this summer in the 1350 seat Superstar Theater. "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" will play June 30, 2017, "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" will play July 28, 2017, and "My Big Gay Italian Midli...

Gino Iovino doubled down and risked it all on Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Where others saw gritty urban facades with little to offer, Iovino saw diamonds in the rough.   First, he gambled on an Italian restaurant - Girasole Ristorante, at 13th and Locust Streets - in 1990, when there was not as much of a food scene in downtown Philadelph...

The house on Albion Place in Atlantic City is surrounded by cops. Upstairs, downstairs, outside on the street. All having a great time, as I am on this summer-like March evening.   "There's no place like this,'' says one policeman inside Chef Vola's, a stop on our epic search for N.J.'s best Italian restaurant. Chef Vola's is one of our...

With all the political drama in this years United States Presidential campaigns, it is good to see a fresh face running for office that can actually get things done, by getting the families to work together...umm, we mean parties... Democrats and Republicans. And who better to get the USA's respect back in the world, than an Italian from Jersey run...

by Vincent Jackson   Dr. John Calabrese has visited many of the great museums and churches of the world, leading groups to see the art and architecture of Greece, Italy, France and the rest of Europe. On Sunday, Calabrese will travel all the way from Texas to his former hometown, Atlantic City, to speak about the art and history of one...

Dr. Jon S. Odorico of Madison, WI, was awarded the 2016 UNICO National Marconi Science Award and Medal by UNICO National President Ann Walko, at a gala award ceremony and dinner attended by UNICO National officers and dignitaries from across the country during UNICO's National Board of Directors meeting, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 in Atlantic City,...

by Danielle Gomes   There is nothing that matters more to Italian-born chef Franco Raimondo than preparing and serving only the freshest food possible at Marco Polo in Ocean City. "I never serve food that was made yesterday," Raimondo says.   Each day, Raimondo makes the sauces and soups fresh and at the end of the night, if ther...