We recently found a hidden gem that we’ve never featured before – Little Venice Restaurant in Sand Springs. The stellar reviews caught our eye so we decided to try it and let’s just say we’ll be returning as often as possible. Little Venice is a destination restaurant that we promise will not disappoint. It’s locally owned and the level of service...

As soon as a menu was presented to me during a recent visit to Il Seme, I knew the first thing to order was the arancini. Arancini are balls of rice, often made with leftover risotto and filled with cheese (although meats and vegetables can also be used), which have been breaded and fried until golden brown. At Il Seme, they come filled with ground...

It's time for Andrea Bocelli to say hello to Oklahoma. The famed Italian tenor will make his Sooner State debut with a June 23 concert at Oklahoma City's Paycom Center, and Bocelli told The Oklahoman that he relishes the chance to perform in a new place.   "It’s an opportunity that comes ever so rarely, having traveled the world far and wide, in ov...

Much more than food will be available at the McAlester Italian Festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration — although there will be plenty of food, too. Everything from music to arts and crafts, a car show, carnival and helicopter rides are part of this year’s event. This year’s two-day festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at the Southea...

It’s a rare thing for a more than 50-year-old restaurant to be a hot spot. But the opening of a new location for Mondo’s has brought with it buzz about the new building in Brookside along with nostalgia about meals eaten and occasions celebrated over the years. Walking into Mondo’s is like walking into a part of the Aloisio family home. It’s always...

Matteo Bernini from Livorno (Tuscany) is the world checkers champion after a challenge against the title holder, Lubabalo Kondlo from South Africa. The challenge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, began on April 25 for the assignment of the world title Gayp, Go as you please or free move. Twenty-two out of 24 matches were played. The Italian Matteo Bernini was al...

Enel Green Power has begun construction of the 300MW Seven Cowboy wind farm in Oklahoma. Consisting of 107 of GE Renewable Energy’s 2.82MW turbines, the project is due to begin operating by the end of 2022. Enel said that the wind farm would generate 1.3TWh of energy annually, enough to supply 120,000 households and avoid the emission of 758,000 to...

Joe Prichard said one of the coolest things he remembered that happened at Pete’s Place in Krebs was when state executives from across the United States were eating at the restaurant. “George Nigh was Governor and the National Lieutenant Conference was in Oklahoma and he brought them all down here,” Prichard said. “All the governors from all 50 sta...

A couple walks through a gate beside Lovera's Handcrafted Foods and sets their sandwiches on a picnic table in the courtyard. They eat and talk with each other in the courtyard with an outdoor brick oven and vines overhead behind the century-old building that houses the Italian style market that's been internationally awarded for its specialty chee...

Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant is reopening on Campus Corner in late 2022 after being closed since 2001. The restaurant originally opened in 1972 in Stubbeman Village by Glen Woods, serving breadsticks, pizza, spaghetti and salads. Woods closed the restaurant in 2001 when he realized he wanted to pursue a teaching career in music. He graduated from...