When Anthony and Diana Mattioda are crowned as Re and the Regina of the 52nd Annual McAlester Italian Festival, they will continue a family tradition. Anthony and Diana Mattioda are set to be crowned Re and Regina of the 2024 Italian Festival during opening ceremonies on the festival’s main stage, set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. The festiva...

Hey there, fellow foodies! If you’re on the hunt for a dining experience that combines the charm of an Italian market with the comfort of homemade pasta, look no further than Gambill’s Pastaria & Grocery in Tulsa. Tucked away in the heart of the city, this neighborhood Italian eatery is a true hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Gambill's Pastaria...

An authentic Italian bakery in Tulsa is getting ready to celebrate its two-year anniversary. Samantha Short opened Nana Rose's Italian Bakery and Market in March of 2022. The bakery is named after Samantha's own Nana Rose. It's a family-run business. Samantha and her husband work at the bakery side-by-side. Their son, Patrick, even runs the cash re...

The butteri, or Italian “cowboys” —  hailing from the lands spanning from the plains of northern Lazio up through the coastal Italian region of Maremma into southern Tuscany — have a long-standing connection to Buffalo Bill and the history of America’s Wild West. In 1890, Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West Show to Naples, Italy and proceeded to Rom...

US Triestina Calcio 1918 (“Triestina”) and FC Tulsa are pleased to announce the formation of a long-term strategic partnership. The partnership is the first collaboration between an Italian professional club and a USL Championship organization and will cover all areas of technical squad management including scouting, data analysis, player developme...

If you’ve been searching for a taste of Italy right here in Oklahoma, look no further than Nana Rose’s Italian Bakery & Market. Founded by Samantha Short, the granddaughter of Nana herself, this charming bakery is a haven for those seeking authentic Italian pastries and more. Nana Rose's Italian Bakery & Market is conveniently located at 8929 South...

Oct. 14, 2023 through Jan. 28, 2024. Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art - 555 Elm Avenue - Norman, OK. Nestled on a hillside in the heart of Italy lies Arezzo, Norman’s sister city and home to the university’s OU in Arezzo program. The Tuscan city has been the site of creative innovation for centuries. Between 1470 and 1530, Renaissance artists in Arezzo...

Bria's Italian Ice & Ice Cream, featuring fruit-flavored ices with all natural ingredients, is now open at 10106 S. Sheridan Road. The locally owned shop features Italian ice, which differs from the American snow cone in that the ice is more finely ground, and the flavorings rely on natural fruit juices or pureés. Available flavors will change depe...

Italy's Enel SpA (ENEI.MI) said on Monday it will invest more than $1 billion in a solar cell and panel factory in Oklahoma, seeking to capitalize on a U.S. push to build a homegrown clean energy manufacturing sector to compete with China. The facility will be among the largest to produce solar equipment in the United States, where most projects ar...

Live music, vender booths and lots of Italian food are being readied as volunteers worked to finalize preparations for the 51st McAlester Italian Festival. It's set for Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at the Southeast Expo Center, with free admission to the festival and vender booth sites. Once again this year, there will be no festival on Su...