Sandra Scalise Juneau has lived St. Joseph's Altars all her life. At age 5 in 1945, she portrayed the Virgin Mary in the "tupa tupa" ceremony, representing the Holy Family knocking on the door, at her Nonna Accardo’s dining room altar. She learned from her two Sicilian grandmothers how to prepare and bake the special foods, and she has passed that...

The American Italian Cultural Center is hiring! We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team. Duties include basic financials, daily operations, and planning our events! Must have solid computer skills, be dependable, and have a positive attitude. Please click here to start your application or call 504-522-7294. American Italian Cult...

The St Joseph’s Day Parade is BACK! March 19, 2022. It's FREE. For more info visit: www.iasjs.org Honoring the end of a famine in Sicily by prayers to St. Joseph. The 50th Annual St Joseph's Day Parade presented by the Italian American St Joseph's Society and its Post-Parade Gala, are the premier Italian-American events held post-Mardi Gras in the...

When I started writing a book exploring the crucial contributions that Sicilians had made to New Orleans food culture, I sat down to talk with fabled restaurateur Salvatore “Joe” Segreto. “You’re not going to do one of those “who killa da chief?” histories, are you?,” was the first question he asked me. Segreto referred to a familiar catcall heard...

The Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Garden, home to the Corrado Giacona Family from 1904-1925, will again honor the Patron Saint of Sicily with its annual St. Joseph’s altar March 16-18. The public is welcome to join staff and volunteers in marking this sacred Sicilian tradition, which has been celebrated in the French Quarter since Sicilian immi...

Gianna is offering a special Mardi Gras menu throughout February. In addition, Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider will serve a four-course menu for two on Valentine’s Day and a four-course family-style Mardi Gras lunch on Friday, February 25. The special four-course Mardi Gras menu starts with Venice street food of fried stuffed olives. The second course...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...

The Muffaletta is a New Orleans Sandwich that's hearty, full of flavour, and a crowd pleaser! This recipe got me a wedding ring, but YMMV. Though I've never been to New Orleans during the Mardi Gras celebrations, this time of year holds a special place in my heart for a couple of reasons. For one, it brings back a lot of memories of a trip to New O...

St. Dominic Catholic Church was originally a mission parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street. As Lakeview grew, St. Dominic was established as a separate parish in 1924. According to its website, the church at that time was located at Harrison Avenue and Catina Street, in a building that also housed St. Dominic School. A new church bu...

Gianna is offering the traditional Italian-American Christmas dinner, known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” for two nights only – Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider’s Feast of the Seven Fishes menu is available as a communal, family-style dinner. The price includes featured table wines t...