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A decorated Austin chef is preparing to venture into his first solo project. Grae Nonas, the opening co-executive chef at perennial Austin standout Olamaie and co-winner of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chef honor in 2015, will open Le Cowboy Monday. The concept, which features an Italian menu with several handmade pastas, will be temporarily hou...

A video of two Italian girls playing tennis between the rooftops of their apartment buildings during lockdown prompted a visit from Roger Federer who asked to join them. The winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions flew by private jet to Italy to play in situ with the friends after images of them lobbing balls from one building to the other was watched...

As Christopher Columbus statues across the country are torn down and vandalized, an Italian heritage group is asking the town of Kearny to protect a Columbus monument there. UNICO, an organization that promotes Italian ancestry and culture, sent a letter dated July 2 to Kearny Mayor Al Santos and the Town Council asking the city to spray a “protect...

Rocky is an American film released in the year 1976. It was directed by Sylvester Stallone and he also played the lead role of the movie. The movie revolves around an Italian American boxer named Rocky Balboa who is uneducated, kind-hearted, and poor but very passionate about boxing. He works as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Phi...

Ah! Beauty! The gift of the gods to their subjects, inspiration to literature, poetry and art of all forms and colors. Its canons may change from decade to decade,   but its essence remains the same, lifeblood of human creativity and  emotions.  And ugliness? Well, ugliness deserves some attention, too: if it’s true that every force needs an opposi...

Holy Crust, a new pizza joint in which pizzas are constructed using a creative and unusual method, is opening next week in Trinity Grove. The restaurant, at 3011 Gulden Lane, is the latest work from restaurateur Phil Romano, founder of chains like Fuddruckers and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Holy Crust will officially open Thursday, August 6, but start...

Vincent Charles Maltese of Bayside, the loving husband of the late Jean Maltese and devoted father of the lamented Dennis, has passed at 86. He is survived by his children Allen, Patricia, Paula Anne, Vincent and Guy, and he was the adoring grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Under what may seem as non-conformity on the surf...

A corner of wild Sicily has been selected by CNN as one of the world’s top 20 best places for swimming.  Located between Avola, Noto and Syracuse, in south-eastern Sicily in the spectacular Cavagrande del Cassibile Natural Reserve, the spot is known locally as ‘Laghetti d’Avola’ (small lakes of Avola) for the pools of fresh water set among rocks de...

Plans for a relaxing Italian getaway may be on hold during this summer of social distancing, but the flavors of Italy are as vibrant and accessible as ever in Earl Enterprises' “The Best of Italy” family of restaurants. A wide selection of BRIO Italian Grille®, BRAVO! Italian Kitchen®, Buca di Beppo®, and Bertucci’s® locations are offering al fresc...

Ernie Rossi and his shop E.Rossi and Company (https://erossico.com) is a staple of New York. Located in the heart of Little Italy the shop has been in business for over 100 years, marking it the oldest of its kind.Ernesto Rossi (Ernie's grandfather) opened the shop in 1910 before handing it over to his son Luigi, who would eventually hand over to E...

Stuart Cantor’s latest photography series, Portofino Paradiso, captures the old-world glamour of Italy’s chicest seaside retreat as well as its beaches, hotels and neighbouring towns. His sun-dappled images of candy-striped sands, azure pools and colourfully painted houses evoke the charm of the Italian Riviera, which has counted Elizabeth Taylor,...

A chef is a person who generally cooks in a hotel or cafe. This word denotes the chief cook of a hotel or restaurant. He/she is the person who selects the food menus, cook the ordered food, and hoist the restaurant staff. Generally, he/she taste the food items made by co-chefs. Chef tries to bring some new food items for the restaurant by using his...