Atlanta Public Schools would no longer recognize Columbus Day as a school holiday under a proposed calendar change. The move would be largely symbolic, since the district would instead give students and staff the same day off for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Both days fall on Oct. 12, 2020.  APS has historically marked the holiday on its calendars as C...

2019 has undoubtedly been a very positive year for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. First of all, the Chamber was able to reach the highest number of members in 28 years of its history – an all-time record of 300 corporate members. In addition, thanks to the efforts of our local coordinators and the support of the Consulate General of Italy,...

Chef Craig Richards describes the food at his new Midtown restaurant, Lyla Lila, as “Italian in spirit and technique,” but with an “expanded pantry” that also features many Georgia grown ingredients. The menu spotlights flavors and dishes found throughout Italy and southern Spain, and offers seven pastas and risottos. Pasta is a craft Richards has...

Pasta is a dish that can easily and affordably be made at home, but can also be found at most restaurants in metro Atlanta. The noodles you’ll find at some of Atlanta’s most popular Italian restaurants “are almost always handmade, using flour, eggs and a lot of love,” Bob Townsend wrote for the AJC Dining Guide: The Noodle Edition. And Atlanta lo...

When Grana opens next to the Sprouts on Piedmont Road in January, it will serve as an ode to owner/chef Pat Pascarella’s childhood in Connecticut and his Southern Italian heritage. With wood-fired pizzas, meats, and vegetables, plus house-made pasta, a meatball tasting, and build-your-own cannoli, Grana is designed to feel like a party “no matter w...

Tappa ad Atlanta e Charleston per il Consolato generale d’Italia a Miami che a dicembre organizzerà una missione – passaporti nelle due città. La missione, dedicata i connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto, si terrà nel periodo 5 -10 dicembre. Gli interessati, spiega il consolato, dovranno prenotarsi inviando una email all’indiri...

Little Italy Pizzeria is coming out of its year-long hibernation in Hall County. The restaurant was located in Gainesville at what is now Sliced until its sudden closing in August 2018. Now, it’s opening in the Oakwood Plaza off of Atlanta Highway, with a grand opening set for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. After spending decades cooking with his father P...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

Azzurri catcher Francisco Cervelli helped the first-place Atlanta Braves win their seventh consecutive game with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBI in a 9-5 victory over theNew York Mets at Citi Field on August 24, 2019. Batting seventh in his debut for the Atlanta Braves as the replacement for injured catcher Brian McCann, Francisco...

When temperatures start to rise, hearty cuisine like creamy pasta dishes and sandwiches brimming with savory meats tend to get replaced by much lighter bites like salads, veggie-filled wraps and dishes loaded with fresh fruit. But at Atlanta's Bellina Alimentari, which is located inside of Ponce City Market, the Italian restaurant has managed to in...