The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Tuscan Brands began in 2010 with Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, New Hampshire.  Their brand continues to grow with the addition of locations in Burlington, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Joe Faro owner of the Tuscan brands believes strongly in giving back to the community.  He serves a large family-style meal to vet...

Join our team of awesome booksellers. We're hiring! I AM Books is seeking passionate, friendly, reliable, self-motivated Booksellers for the relaunch of its renowned Italian American bookstore and cultural hub in the heart of Boston’s historic North End neighborhood.Part-time and Full-time opportunities available! Click here for more details and to...

Karen Akunowicz — James Beard Best Chef Northeast and owner of Fox & the Knife – is opening another restaurant in the neighborhood!  Bar Volpe will feature Southern Italian cuisine – think seafood, vegetables and of course, pasta! The 5200 square foot restaurant will feature a wood fire oven and a glassed encased pasta shop and will be located in t...

BarBar Enza, Harvard Square’s newest Italian restaurant, is “not your grandmother’s trattoria,” says chef Mark Ladner, who is collaborating on the project with the Lyons Group (Rochambeau, Scampo, Sonsie, etc.). Located inside the Charles Hotel in the space of two prior Italian restaurants, Rialto and Benedetto, Bar Enza is a “neo-trattoria” with a...

The Italian American Alliance opposes discrimination against all people. We proudly promote our Italian heritage which includes the Great Admiral Christopher Columbus. On October 6, without warning to anyone but the media and a contingent of indigenous people, Acting Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed that Boston would celebrate Indigenous People’s Day ins...

For many people, just to hear the voice of a loved one again is worth more than gold itself. When historian and author Anthony V. Riccio set out to record Italian immigrant stories in Boston’s North End nearly 40 years ago, he did not know that these voices would one day prove to be that gold not just for the immigrants’ families, but for all those...

Inching closer to our reopening: let's get this party started! After a long summer of patiently waiting to get all the required permits, we're happy to report that construction work is finally under way at 124 Salem Street and the reopening of I AM Books is on the horizon! We may have a better idea of when we’ll actually open in a couple of weeks....

The spiky-haired, sunglass-wearing chef was in town getting his Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar ready for opening recently, and he brought the excitement. He is putting the finishing touches on the menu, but you can be sure that the food will be delicious. His wife is from Rhode Island, and he has been through the area a lot recently and is really...

Monday is the first Indigenous Peoples day in Boston, but some members of the city's Italian-American community complain a day usually dedicated to their own heritage has been done away with. 14 states and more than 130 local governments have chosen not to observe Columbus Day, many instead dedicating the second Monday in October to Native groups....