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With a dedicated owner who has spent more than 30 years perfecting recipes, Azul Italian Kitchen carefully crafts each dish for residents in the Cy-Fair area. Azul, formerly known as Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, serves a variety of Italian cuisine, from risotto to flatbreads. Roberto Rosa, owner and head chef, said he renovated the restaurant in 2...

Turning 50, Mama's Pizza is proving it is more than a memory. The old-world pizzeria voted the city's best for three generations has added thin-crust or gluten-free pizzas, grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce "white pizzas" and toppings such as spinach or basil. On June 11-17, all six Mama's locations will feature 50th anniversary specials. Some days, p...

Former McNeese State softball standout Erika Piancastelli signed a one-year deal last week with the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, an independent women’s professional softball team. Piancastelli will split time with the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch and the Italian National team, for which she played the last three years. The four-time Southland Conference Player...

Wherever you’re going this summer—plane, train, automobile, beach, campsite, whatever—you’re going to need to bring some substantive travel snacks with you. And while pizza-flavored gas-station snacks are always a worthy choice, the smartest move you can make is a DIY Italian sub. Specifically, a muffaletta: New Orleans’ favorite deli sandwich is o...

Seventeen Osher Life Long Learning Institute students recently concluded an eight-day class and educational tour of Rome. The trip, which was organized by the University of Arkansas Rome Center and the Office for Study Abroad and International Exchange, was the first of its kind for OLLI and marked the institute's 10th anniversary. "It was a pleasu...

When your family name is synonymous with the development of the U.S. wine industry, the responsibility to carry the name could have been too much to endure. Had Tim Mondavi chosen an industry other than wine, he would not have been the first scion of a famous family to walk away from the business, but the son of Robert Mondavi chose to embrace the...

The new restaurant, at 1805 W. 18th St. in the Lazybrook/Timbergrove neighborhood marks the return of longtime Houston restaurateur Greg Gordon who operated La Vista in Briargrove for nearly 20 years before closing it in 2017. Here's what you can expect from La Vista 101. The food: Italian dishes with Mediterranean influences as well as a few nods...

To know Rev. Francis Carabello, is to love him! And the proof was in the pudding when hundreds of people attended his Mass and reception that celebrated his 50th priestly ordination. Father Frank, as he's called by locals, was the pastor of St. Joseph's from 1980 until his retirement in 2009. After almost 30 years as pastor, it wasn't surprising th...

Louisiana proscribes the naming of public buildings for living persons. But the Legislature regularly makes exceptions, one of the latest being a law letting Kenner name its $12 million police headquarters for former Chief Nick Congemi, 75. The House of Representatives approved the exemption in an 83-0 vote on April 6. The Senate followed with a 32...

Sun, June 3, 2018. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT. LOCATION: South Picnic Lane. Houston, TX 77007. To celebrate the Italian Republic Day, CONI USA organizes in Houston the First International Sport Day. All italians (or Italy lovers) are invited. Free event. There will be games and activities for adults and kids. We look forward to seeing you there Cari i...

Fort Worth is going to get another big player in the local pizza game -- but not until 2019. On Wednesday morning, Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier's restaurant group -- it's an acronym , but we're still not sure our standard and practices department will let us say it -- announced that it will add a Zoli's NY Pizza location at 3501 Hulen St. in Fort W...

The high-end style and time-tested craftsmanship of Italian luxury furniture-maker Giorgetti has inspired the form, function, finishes— and lifestyle—for an entire condo development. A mid-rise, Giorgetti Houston broke ground May 15 in the Upper Kirby District, an area of upscale retail, restaurants, galleries and neighborhoods located four miles w...