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St. Mark hosts Italian Food Festival

The ladies of St. Mark’s Catholic Church made pizelles together to prepare for their upcoming Italian Food Festival. Photo by Kathryn Acree.

An Italian Food Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28 to mark the Feast of St. Mark at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church off Highway 119.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and offer a food expo with main courses and appetizers from local restaurants including Joe’s Italian, La Dolce Vita, Mr. P’s Butcher Shop, Leonardo’s Restaurant, Lovoy’s, Bongiorno and Amore’.

Tickets for the expo building will be $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for children age 5 and under. Homemade Italian cookies and baked goods as well as a freshly filled cannoli station will also be available.

The festival will also feature entertainment from accordion players, a jazz quartet and traditional Italian dances. For children and youth, there will be a Youth Piazza offering pizza baking, Italian ice, face painting, children’s crafts and a DJ.

Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m., and a bonfire finale will begin at 9:30 p.m.

St. Mark is located at 7340 Cahaba Valley Road, at the corner of Cahaba Valley Road and Brook Highland Parkway behind the Shell Station. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.italianfoodfest.org.


Amore: Restaurant Showcase



Amore, an intimate restaurant off Highway 280 in the Greystone area, recommends their Chicken Franchese, Crab Cakes and signature Meatballs. Photo by Madoline Markham.

Hidden in Greystone Center just south of The Village Lee Branch is Amore. When you step behind the curtained glass wall of the store front, it’s easy to forget what lies on the other side of the wall. The restaurant’s low lighting and intimate setting invite you in, and the oil paintings and wine bottles throughout the space make you feel like you have left Highway 280 for Italy.

“We want people to relax and enjoy food, wine and company, more like people do in Italy or France than typical American dining,” owner and chef Lorenzo Billiteri said. “We want people to have a total dining experience and not be rushed.”

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