The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society met in October, Italian American Heritage Month. Giovanni Fontecchio discussed Italian history, and Father Joe Dilettuso spoke on upcoming trips to Italy and the Italian Mass to be held in January.   The club will holds its Italian Christmas Gala at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Great Southern Club in...

by Julian Brunt   Chef Hristo Drakopoulos of Sicilian II said he cooks because it is his love and passion. "When you walk out my door and are smiling, then I know I've done my job," he said. If you are a lover of Italian food, it is a real treat to get something prepared by Drakopoulos, whose grandmother was born in Sicily and move...