Perhaps one of my most formative food memories is the first time I bit into a porchetta sandwich at New York City's Porchetta restaurant. Helmed by the iconic Sara Jenkins, it's one of the best foods I've ever had — bar none.  The loud, almost jarringly brittle chicharon gave way to the toothsome baguette, sumptuously unctuous, lightly herbaceous p...

The Roman classic, cacio e pepe, has taken Manhattan by storm. What’s often referred to as “mac and cheese for adults”, cacio e pepe quite literally means cheese and pepper. It’s this elegant simplicity and back to basics mentality that makes this pasta dish one of the most coveted in NYC. Many New-York based chefs are adding their own spin and uni...

The classic baseball song played during every game, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” features the memorable line, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.” Baseball stadium food has evolved since that tune was written in 1908, and teams around the United States regularly showcase their food options almost as prominentl...

Never in 100 years did Paul Catalano ever think he'd get to see his favorite baseball team play in Buffalo. But the 99-year-old World War II veteran got the surprise of a lifetime on Tuesday night. Catalano will celebrate his 100th birthday in September. He's a lifelong Yankees fan, and his grandsons took it upon themselves to make sure he got to s...

Congratulations are in order for Vincent Lepani, a student at Susan Wagner High School, Thea Akhrass and Colleen Bridgman from St. Joseph Hill Academy, and Emma Padula of Curtis High School, who were each awarded $2,000 scholarships during the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation’s annual dinner at Bocelli Ristorante, Grasmere.  Michael Anicito...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their final installment of $40,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. This exciting commitme...

The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday. Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century. The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroile...

Da circa un quarto di Secolo, ogni quattro-cinque anni, varchiamo il portone del palazzetto signorile che a Park Avenue ospita il Consolato Generale di New York, per intervistare il nuovo “generale in capo” da poco arrivato. Prima per America Oggi, da otto anni per La Voce di New York, di consoli generali ne abbiamo visti  tanti, tutti accoglienti,...

The work I conducted had as its goal the construction of the processes that led to the evolution of some Italian American organizations from the late 1880s to the present. A preliminary study of the published bibliography was followed by a specific integrated study of the American territory. At the procedural level, every moment was seized, every n...

The owner of popular Arlington’s barbecue joint Texas Jack’s has hired an experienced D.C. chef with a some reality TV notoriety to his name to run an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant coming to Tysons later this year. Declan Horgan, a finalist on Season 19 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and a former executive chef at Irish kitchens like Kir...