Antonio Randazzo cuts Italian ham and provolone for a take-out sandwich. Photo by the Advocate staff Travis Spradling
Randazzo’s Italian Market mouth watering specialties
Randazzo’s Italian Market, a small family-owned Denham Springs restaurant and deli that sells imported meats and cheeses, was devastated in the 2016 flood.

When Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all restaurants to close their dining rooms and only offer take-out or delivery meals in mid-March, the Randazzo’s relied on their experience from four years earlier.

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Italian phrase of the day
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Oggi, dopo le tristi esperienze subite, noi tutti sappiamo che la società contemporanea rimane sempre esposta al virus totalitario: l'arco dei mezzi di persuasione e di dominio del consenso a disposizione del potere è amplissimo, le possibilità di corruzione delle libere coscienze sono infinite, la tecnologia più raffinata consente ora l'uso della violenza dolce e silenziosa, laddove nell'evo antico e nell'età più prossima funzionava la violenza bruta e l'annientamento fisico del dissidente. (Sandro Pertini) [infiˈnite] Today, after the sad experiences we have undergone, we all know that contemporary society is always exposed to the totalitarian virus: the assortment of means of persuasion and domination of consent at the disposal of power is very wide, the possibilities of corruption of free consciences are infinite, the most advanced technology now allows the use of gentle and silent violence, whereas in ancient times and in the nearest age the brutal violence and the physical annihilation of the dissidents worked. (Sandro Pertini)Italian