It’s the eggs that make the difference, says Nino Germano, chef and owner of La Scala on Eastern Avenue in Little Italy. The eggs of his childhood were laid more than 50 years ago in the old country, uova harvested in the Sicilian backyard of Nenna Fazio, his grandmother. “The eggs over there are very different,” he said. “We were organic by being...

As one of the greatest accumulations of Italian American talent in a duel for the Lombardi trophy, we will be exploring Super Bowl 47 in honor of Italian American Heritage Month. Super Bowl 47 occurred in 2013 and was a battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Although often less in the limelight, the Team Owners are critica...

Baltimore’s Little Italy is a hexagon-shaped Italian-American enclave east of Inner Harbor. It is the southernmost Little Italy in the eastern United States, and comparable to both Boston and New York City’s Little Italy in terms of culture and restaurants. The streets are lined with a mix of old-school Italian restaurants, which easily stand out a...

Tom Riford (in photo), Deputy Secretary of Maryland, presented a Secretary's Citation to the community of Little Italy. Accepting on the neighborhood's behalf was resident Giovanna Aquia Blattermann (on left), president of Little Italy Community Organization/LICO, an Italian immigrant, and proprietor of Cafe Gia; and Lisa Regnante (middle), vice pr...

On Saturday 8 October at 6pm an unusual tour of original Baroque music concerts for hurdy-gurdy and harpsichord will kick off in New York at Saint John's in the Village (218 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014). The program is entitled "The Baroque Hurdy-Gurdy at the French Royal Court" and the protagonists will be the Italian musicians Francesco Giusta...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the state would provide $503,000 in investments to fund the Little Italy community in Baltimore City to help make the neighborhood safe. Hogan, along with Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson and community leaders, were in Little Italy for the announcement. “Little Italy is a proud community with...

Former NFL defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Ravens. He was 55. "Goose," as his fans would call him, played for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons from 1990 to 1996, and then signed with the Ravens in 1997. He was a member of Baltimore's Super Bowl XXXV team, and retired following the 2001 season. "I...

Bravo, Saint Leo's Church did it! After a two-year hiatus, the parish hosted a very successful Italian festival the first weekend of June - the traditional Feast of Saint Anthony, established 1904. A million thanks are extended to each of you who volunteered or attended, ultimately proving your commitment to the parish, the neighborhood, and our It...

I’ve always considered myself Sicilian more than American. Growing up in Baltimore in the mid-20th century, that old world setting blended slowly into modern society. Timeworn traditions crashed into the space age of plastic, planned obsolescence. Nothing lasted. Throw it out. Buy now, pay later, the layaway plans of consumer heaven. A place where...

The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...