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Thursday, July 11, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Join us at the AICC on Thursday, July 11 for an author presentation and book signing with Kathy Curto featuring Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood. "In this tense and tender memoir, Curto dishes up her family's c...

Duke LoCicero is a familiar name in New Orleans dining. For his next act, the chef is planning a new restaurant to bring something a little different to Metairie. He’s now developing Dab’s at 3401 N. Hullen St., which he plans to open by Sept. 1. LoCicero describes Dab's as a New Orleans bistro, and it will have some of the signature dishes from th...

A new all-day Italian eatery is headed to the Woodlands thanks to a third generation Sicilian-American who’s reviving his ancestor’s recipes from the old country. Radunare Italian-American Table will open mid-July at 2520 Research Forest Drive, Suite 500. It draws its name (pronounced “rah-due-nar-a”) from the Italian word that means “to gather or...

Before the hoopla that greeted the most homecoming of homecomings for Cavan Biggio, who had spent his boyhood shagging flies in Minute Maid Park, then served as an Astros bat boy while his dad sealed a Hall of Fame career with more than 3,000 hits, then starred on St. Thomas High School’s state championship teams under his dad’s obsessive coaching,...

Rebecca Wilcomb talks about tortellini en brodo the way a Cajun talks about gumbo. Every time the chef goes to an Italian restaurant where the menu looks promising, she orders the dish that she grew up making with her Italian grandmother. “I’ve only had one that has come a close second to hers,” she said of her nonna’s meat-stuffed pasta dumplings...

Playing independent league baseball is nothing new for Chris Colabello, who played seven seasons at that level before getting the call to join the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays from 2013-15. This season he has continued his professional career back in independent ball with the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters. Colabello joined the team...

Downtown Dallas is getting a new Italian restaurant this fall. The authentic southern Italian concept from Dino and Megan Santonicola will open in a historic building at 1901 Main Street, Suite 102. Dino, a master pizzaiolo and chef from Naples, will be cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas and pastas in the Titche-Goettinger building. Partenope Risto...

Documentarian Matteo Zengaro ’19 received an Arkansas Traveler Certificate for helping preserve Italian-American culture in the Delta through his short films, “Con Gusto!” and “I Sopravvissuti,” at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock to kick off the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, held in late April at the Clinton Pr...

Luisa Cevese is a self-taught designer interested in both textile and art. Since1984 she has designed textiles for fashion and interior designers, textile firms and interior and accessories brands such as De Padova, Diego Della Valle, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gigli, Hermès, Chanel, e Comme des Garçons. In 1996 she founded Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, the b...

Andrea Cudin, owner of Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese, places fresh, homemade cheeses made from original Italian recipes in the refrigerator in a small building on the Four E Dairy in Moulton. The building is always open, and some of the bags are marked with customers’ names who leave money when they pick up their purchases. Other cheeses are there for...

When Montessori ONE Academy's Nido (pronounced nee-doe) opens in June 2019, it will be the third of four unique Montessori projects developed along Holly Avenue NE. The first Montessori project developed along Holly Avenue NE was Montessori ONE Academy's preschool program. Built in 2007, Montessori ONE Academy became, and is still, Albuquerque's on...

As we reported, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has been in serious talks to join European club Milano. Now a new report is out and it seems Messina's days in San Antonio may be coming to an end. According to a report via Sportando, the Spurs assistant coach is nearing a deal to sign with Italian team AX Armani Exchange Milano. "[T...