Patrick Saingbey Woodtor, co-founder of the African Festival of the Arts (AFA) in Chicago

Patrick Woodtor, co-founder of the African Festival of the Arts in Chicago

Meet Patrick “Saingbey” Woodtor. In 1989, Patrick and his late Wife, Dr. Delores “Dee” Parmer Woodtor, co-founded the African Festival of the Arts (AFA) in Chicago. In 1995, he began his tenure as the head of the not-for-profit Africa International House USA, Inc. Continue reading “Patrick Saingbey Woodtor, co-founder of the African Festival of the Arts (AFA) in Chicago”

Nella Grassano: chef and restaurateur of Nella Pizza e Pasta

Interview with Nella Grassano: chef and restaurateur of Nella Pizza e Pasta
Meet Nella Grassano, chef and restaurateur of Nella Pizza e Pasta Nella Pizza e Pasta located at 1125 E. 55th Street, Chicago, 60615. Nella was born and raised in Naples, Italy. The story of her trek to Chicago is rather romantic. She met her husband Frank, a resident of the Bridgeport neighborhood, when she was visiting Chicago. Her grandmother introduced them. They decided to get married and live here. Continue reading “Nella Grassano: chef and restaurateur of Nella Pizza e Pasta”