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By Tanji Patton The limelight can be fleeting for new restaurants in Houston. The competition is fierce. The truly successful restaurants often understand that while headline news is a good thing, cultivating a loyal base of local customers is even better. And I suspect, that's exactly what Amalfi, the new spot in West Houston on Westheimer, is ai...

You will not want to miss "The Big Night" where the Italian Club of Dallas will showcase this famous movie as you feast on a Cena reminiscent of "The Big Night." Lovely gifts, baskets, wine and jewelry will be available to bid on in a Silent Auction during the evening.   Please contact Barbie Gumin if you would like to make a donation for th...

Mangiamo Brownsville! The most authentic Texas-based Italian eatery has just opened. One of Brownsville's most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Russo's New York Pizzeria opens on December 15. Local residents, commuters and visitors can now savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizz...

By Lucian When one thinks of frontier justice or violent lynchings in the United States, it conjures the specter of lawlessness in the old West or the anti-black intolerance of the Deep South.   This is inevitable, not only because of the magnitude of such atrocities, but because of the attention brought to them by modern American society,...

The Sons of Italy - La Famiglia di Southeast Texas Lodge 2887 held its 1st Anniversary on May 14th at Rao's Bakery in Beaumont. President Ron Bassana said the celebration included a representative from the Texas State University- Italian Studies Department and members enjoyed some great stories, good food and an informative session about Italian im...

A stroll through New Orleans in the 1850s would have revealed a subtle but significant change in architecture. The austere Greek Revival style, which started to replace Creole aesthetics in the 1820s and flourished during the 1830s and 1840s, began to give way to a more ornate and luxurious look.   Known as Italianate and later Victorian Ita...

by Marty Cook   Renowned Italian restaurant Mary Maestri's once occupied a stately building on the outskirts of Tontitown, far removed from the hustle and bustle of northwest Arkansas. Now the restaurant, which first opened in 1923, stands on a busy four-lane Springdale street, an icon in name but just another restaurant by outside appe...

by Mia Pons   Cultural Connections: Arezzo, an art exhibit that contained works exchanged between local and Italian artists, will reopen next month in the Paseo district during the First Friday Art Walk at the Paseo Plunge.   "When the Italian artists were here back in the fall creating the exhibit, I took them to the Paseo Arts Distr...

ITAL is a collaborative media project that has come from the shared work of independent media makers, academics, students & instructors, government officials, artists, entrepreneurs and individuals of the Texan Italian Community.   Sit back and enjoy the 8th minute video presentation with our creative director to get a better idea of wha...

by Trevor Williams After 2008, Italy found itself smack in the middle of the less-than-flattering acronym used to lump together Europe's problem-child countries: PIIGS. With a sovereign-debt crisis and a government known for corruption and resistance to reform, the country found itself sliding down the list of preferred investment destinations....

Con un seminario dedicato al confronto tra le rappresentanze del made in Italy e alcuni portavoce del fashion e del design locale sono state tirate le fila della prima edizione dell'Italian fashion week di Dallas. L'evento che ha visto protagonisti gli show di Raffaella Curiel e Stella Jean, i gioielli di Lucia Odescalchi e le bags Carmina Campus d...

And what could be more "user friendly" than Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp? - his 1816 masterpiece, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.   Disguises and false identities abound as men-young and old-vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! The action centers on "Figaro, Figar...