With all the talk about staffing shortages at restaurants these days, the scene at M’tucci’s Bar Roma on a recent Saturday night was a surprise. A small army of servers gathered in a space just off the entrance for a pre-dinner meeting and pep talk. Moments later, they were released into the dining room, where they almost outnumbered the patrons. E...

Every summer for 18 years, often marginalized artisans from across the globe have converged on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill to show and sell their creations at the International Folk Art Market. Originally planned as a one-time event, the market now draws more than 16,000 visitors to Milner Plaza from Thursday to Sunday. They buy more than $3 million in...

Italian cuisine is one of life's little pleasures, the food is wholesome and the flavoring is excellent. There are so many Italian dishes to choose from, which gives this type of cuisine such a wonderful variety. Traditionally, the ingredients used in these dishes are fresh, and that makes the flavor even better. Every place has its own unique Ital...

The long-dormant Kellys Brew Pub in Nob Hill will soon be showing signs of life with M’tucci’s readying to open their new location in the former brewery this month. “It’s gonna be full of life and energy and that was really our goal from the beginning was just to really bring something here that could be transformative for this area and build on wh...

The mission of the group is to preserve, celebrate and advance the culture, language and heritage of Albuquerque’s Italian community by providing a welcoming and supportive environment for Italians and lovers of Italian culture and language to network and share, speak the language, and form friendships. Meetings will be based on several different a...

Food, wine, music and movies. That’s what the 2021 edition of the New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to the table. The festival runs from Tuesday, Oct. 12, through Oct. 17. “We’re trying something new to adjust to the world today,” says Maria Berry, managing director of the Italian Film & Culture Festival. “We started planning for th...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

The festival’s Showcase Film takes center stage on Saturday, at 2:00 PM with the screening of Gli Innocenti (The Innocents of Florence), a riveting and beautifully filmed documentary that tells the little-known story of the forgotten children of Florence and the women who saved them with the establishment of Europe’s first children’s hospital and o...

A year delayed, but Andrea Howard is officially going to the Olympics. The Albuquerque native was officially named to the Italian national team final roster ahead of the Tokyo games, and after a phenomenal showing at the Women’s Softball European Championship. Howard finished the championship hitting .545 with 18 hits, six home runs, two doubles, a...

A popular local Italian joint will take over what once was the home of a Nob Hill mainstay. For years, the patio in front of the old service station on Central Avenue and Wellesley Drive every summer was packed full of round metal tables, green plastic lawn chairs and bright red umbrellas. Customers drank beer brewed on-site, back before Albuquerqu...