Mike “Mutz” Fiorito retired from Bella Famiglia in early September and closed up his West Brighton shop. This week, neighbors of the briefly darkened building at 725 Forest Avenue have seen a flurry of activity. What’s coming to the spot? It will be Italo’s A&S Fine Foods. The new venture is under the same ownership — and will be the same name — as...

Our interview with Lauren Celentano happened just after the professional dancer had received “the call of a lifetime.” We’re not gonna lie — even we screamed in delight. But before that, Celentano had to take a bit of a career detour, as well as an international journey. The 23-year-old Cheshire native has had the goal of performing on Broadway sin...

Leave your inbox full. Power down your laptop. Step off the corporate hamster wheel. Restaurant Fest is back! From October 14-30 at Eataly New York, put down your devices and indulge in a moment of pleasure — because “La vita è troppo breve per mangiare e bere male” (Life is too short not to eat and drink well). This Restaurant Fest, find fresh tru...

When: October 13 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Where: Zoom 1 PM - Organized by Il Cenaacolo SF Sicilian researcher Angelo Coniglio will discuss the regions of the Italic Peninsula from which contributors and immigrants came to Buffalo, New York, and created a cultural community that continues to the present day.

The oldest cheese shop in Manhattan's Little Italy — and considered the oldest in America — may soon close for good. After 130 years in business, Alleva Dairy on Grand Street has filed for bankruptcy, as the owners are locked in a months-long battle with the building's landlord over back rent. That same landlord is also refusing to honor the remain...

Opera and Lunch in the Afternoon. The Glorious Sound of the Operatic Singing Voice. Thursday, Oct. 13, noon to 4 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come enjoy great food and company while sharing our love of opera! Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka and Lou Barrella. Register for Opera Luncheon Intuitively, we all know...

Controversy over October’s second Monday comes to the Island every year, but its helped two local state Assembly candidates find common ground. Republican Sam Pirozzolo and Democrat Vincent Argenziano, candidates to replace outgoing Assembly member Mike Cusick (D-Mid-Island), both took a stand against a piece of state legislation that would change...

Turiello’s Italian Restaurant is a home away from home for many of us. Located in the heart of downtown Nyack since 1980 under the ownership of Girolamo (Nino) Turiello’s has served many millions of hot slices and pies. When asked where he lives, Turiello says “in the store”, although his real home is in Brooklyn. Immigrant to OwnerTuriello came to...

The Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, the association representing around 322 wineries in Veneto, Italy, is pleased to announce the launch of an integrated communications campaign in the United States. The campaign will kick-off with a walk-around tasting event in New York City with educational seminars for trade and media professionals. Develope...

A premiere is always a gift to the attending public because of its novelty, regardless of the content and validity of the performance, but in the case of After Dinner Opera Company’s “Sacco and Vanzetti” an extra layer of glamour and interest was added, both because of the composers and the topic of the opera. Yes, it’s composers and not composer,...