NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Perhaps one of my most formative food memories is the first time I bit into a porchetta sandwich at New York City's Porchetta restaurant. Helmed by the iconic Sara Jenkins, it's one of the best foods I've ever had — bar none.  The loud, almost jarringly brittle chicharon gave way to the toothsome baguette, sumptuously unctuous, lightly herbaceous p...

The Roman classic, cacio e pepe, has taken Manhattan by storm. What’s often referred to as “mac and cheese for adults”, cacio e pepe quite literally means cheese and pepper. It’s this elegant simplicity and back to basics mentality that makes this pasta dish one of the most coveted in NYC. Many New-York based chefs are adding their own spin and uni...

The classic baseball song played during every game, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” features the memorable line, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.” Baseball stadium food has evolved since that tune was written in 1908, and teams around the United States regularly showcase their food options almost as prominentl...

Never in 100 years did Paul Catalano ever think he'd get to see his favorite baseball team play in Buffalo. But the 99-year-old World War II veteran got the surprise of a lifetime on Tuesday night. Catalano will celebrate his 100th birthday in September. He's a lifelong Yankees fan, and his grandsons took it upon themselves to make sure he got to s...

Congratulations are in order for Vincent Lepani, a student at Susan Wagner High School, Thea Akhrass and Colleen Bridgman from St. Joseph Hill Academy, and Emma Padula of Curtis High School, who were each awarded $2,000 scholarships during the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation’s annual dinner at Bocelli Ristorante, Grasmere.  Michael Anicito...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their final installment of $40,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. This exciting commitme...

The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday. Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century. The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroile...

Da circa un quarto di Secolo, ogni quattro-cinque anni, varchiamo il portone del palazzetto signorile che a Park Avenue ospita il Consolato Generale di New York, per intervistare il nuovo “generale in capo” da poco arrivato. Prima per America Oggi, da otto anni per La Voce di New York, di consoli generali ne abbiamo visti  tanti, tutti accoglienti,...

The National Kidney Donation Organization (NKDO) announces the appointment of retired NYPD Detective and Good Samaritan Kidney Donor, Michael Lollo to the position of President of NKDO.  Michael Lollo is a 21-year veteran of the New York City Police Department who donated his kidney to a stranger in 2018, through the National Kidney Registry (NKR)....

The owner of popular Arlington’s barbecue joint Texas Jack’s has hired an experienced D.C. chef with a some reality TV notoriety to his name to run an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant coming to Tysons later this year. Declan Horgan, a finalist on Season 19 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and a former executive chef at Irish kitchens like Kir...

Chazz Palminteri is best known for memorable roles in "A Bronx Tale", "Bullets over Broadway", "The Usual Suspects." Not only has he conquered the Big Apple through entertainment, he has also done so in terms of the dining scene. At his namesake restaurant, located at 30 W 46th Street, Palminteri pays homage to his Sicilian heritage, with classic d...

Good news, New Yorkers: the luxury Italian House, Maison Valentino, has opened two new stores at Bergdorf Goodman in New York dedicated to its iconic ready-to-wear and Valentino Garavani handbag collections. The partnership between the two luxury brands honors the heritage of each while also celebrating modern luxury and style. “Valentino is the It...