NEWS FROM : SOUTH  

When he was in his early 30s, Phil Giglio went to live in Southern Italy while studying for the bar exam. That six-month excursion just outside of Naples, connecting with an area that his family once called home, was enough for him to fall in love with the region’s cuisine for life. Even after graduating from law school, and practicing as a corpora...

Even though River Oaks Italian restaurant Zanti Cucina Italiana opened in November at 1958 West Gray, it’s already made quite an impression —  we named it an honorable mention on our 2022 list of Best New Restaurant. It’s the second location from founder Santiago “Santi” Peláez and his team; the original in The Woodlands opened in 2019. Joining Pel...

The Honorable Robin M. Giarrusso – the Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division G – announced her intention to retire, effective May 1, 2023, following the completion of her landmark 35th year on the bench. Judge Giarrusso first took office on April 29, 1988 and served as Civil District Court’s Chief Judge from 1998-2000. She will reti...

The Ladies Altar Society of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (Lake Village, AR) are in full swing preparing for this year’s annual spaghetti dinner which will be held Sunday March 5th. This will be the 113th annual event hosted by the Altar Society. This very society was formed in 1910 to officially make the Spaghetti Dinner a part of the Catho...

Michael Angelo's, a leading producer of foods inspired by Italian culinary traditions of Nonna Foti passed down from generations, is entering the sauce aisle for the first time with the launch of Michael Angelo's Pasta Sauce, available in four varieties. Best known for frozen Italian-inspired meals, Michael Angelo's uses only wholesome ingredients...

Ursuline Academy’s first and second graders marked the Jan. 27 feast day of their foundress, St. Angela Merici, by presenting an uplifting repertoire of songs to assisted living residents at Chateau de Notre Dame in New Orleans.  The pitch-perfect concert, performed by students in the chapel and accompanied by the youngsters’ guitar-playing music t...

We are happy to announce that the new Honorary Consul for the State of New Mexico, Alessandro Minoli, has been appointed, in presence of Consul General Silvia Chiave, on Friday January 23rd 2023. The Honorary Consuls can assist in on various consular services however the scope of his functions and role is limited (see decree in Italian) and  refer...

Piatti at the Alamo Quarry is once again inviting guests back into experience its revamped, modern dining space and an updated menu that spins fresh pasta made in-house into Italian dishes that aim to be "never complicated or pretentious." Piatti officially reopened to the public on Thursday, January 19 at 255 E. Basse Road, Suite 500, but MySA got...

Under new ownership. For devotees of a particular restaurant, those three words are enough to stir apprehension, carrying with them the specter of undesired changes to the menus and a decline in service. Fans of Joe’s Pasta House, one of Rio Rancho’s oldest and most beloved restaurants, likely felt some of that unease last fall, when longtime owner...

ReadersMagnet is excited to exhibit Eleanor Gaccetta’s “Generations of Good Food” at the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience on January 27-30, 2023, at the New Orleans Earnest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. “Generations of Good Food” is a compilation of nearly 200 recipes, including main dishes, bread, cakes, pies, cookie...

By all accounts, Cafe Louie in the East End was a bona fide hit — an all-day cafe by brother-and-sister chef duo Angelo and Lucianna “Louie” Emiliani, the cafe’s namesake. Visitors loved it. The reviews—both in the mainstream press and on social media—were enthusiastic and laudatory. Four months in, however, the Emiliani’s realized that their visio...

On a busy day of international player signings for Major League Baseball, Williams Wong represented Team Italy when executing a contract with the Texas Rangers at the BC Settimo press office. He will depart for the Dominican Republic next month to engage in preseason activities before the start the championship in May. Piemonte native Williams Wong...