When I started writing a book exploring the crucial contributions that Sicilians had made to New Orleans food culture, I sat down to talk with fabled restaurateur Salvatore “Joe” Segreto. “You’re not going to do one of those “who killa da chief?” histories, are you?,” was the first question he asked me. Segreto referred to a familiar catcall heard...

The Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Garden, home to the Corrado Giacona Family from 1904-1925, will again honor the Patron Saint of Sicily with its annual St. Joseph’s altar March 16-18. The public is welcome to join staff and volunteers in marking this sacred Sicilian tradition, which has been celebrated in the French Quarter since Sicilian immi...

Gianna is offering a special Mardi Gras menu throughout February. In addition, Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider will serve a four-course menu for two on Valentine’s Day and a four-course family-style Mardi Gras lunch on Friday, February 25. The special four-course Mardi Gras menu starts with Venice street food of fried stuffed olives. The second course...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...

The Muffaletta is a New Orleans Sandwich that's hearty, full of flavour, and a crowd pleaser! This recipe got me a wedding ring, but YMMV. Though I've never been to New Orleans during the Mardi Gras celebrations, this time of year holds a special place in my heart for a couple of reasons. For one, it brings back a lot of memories of a trip to New O...

St. Dominic Catholic Church was originally a mission parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street. As Lakeview grew, St. Dominic was established as a separate parish in 1924. According to its website, the church at that time was located at Harrison Avenue and Catina Street, in a building that also housed St. Dominic School. A new church bu...

Gianna is offering the traditional Italian-American Christmas dinner, known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” for two nights only – Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider’s Feast of the Seven Fishes menu is available as a communal, family-style dinner. The price includes featured table wines t...

“We thought that dropping an Italian iconic and traditional ingredient – such as Olive Oil – into cocktails would have been a perfect means to show a creative use of it. Especially in the city that many believe is the world capital of cocktails,” says Maurizio Gamberucci, Deputy Director, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas. A master class l...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Tommy Gallo is the kind of uncompromising chef who has made Gallo’s Kitchen a household name in Upper Arlington. Having just celebrated its 11th anniversary, the restaurant combines the “heart of Italy and the soul of New Orleans,” a reflection of Gallo’s time spent training under Akron restaurateur David Russo, once a protege of Emeril Lagasse. “I...