In its most ambitious production to date, the daring and cheeky Pacific Opera Project (POP) offered the first-ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly to three audiences here (April 6, 13, 14—seen April 13), with four more performances set for Houston later this month and in early May.  With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM CDT. Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. The Italian Cultural and Community Center is pleased to be a part of the New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales' book tour. Dianne Hales will present her new book La Passione - How Italy Seduced the World, a lyrical portrait of a...

CHRIS COSENTINO, A RENOWNED CELEBRITY CHEF who is known for appearances on Top Chef Masters and The Next Iron Chef, is opening an Italian restaurant in Houston. At a press conference Thursday at The Hay Merchant in Montrose, chef Chris Shepherd announced that Cosentino, who won season four of Top Chef Masters in 2016, and is co-owner at Cockscomb i...

When husband-and-wife team chef Monica Fallone and Luis Mancera opened Borgo Food Station in River Oaks, they created a European-style, grab-and-go neighborhood hub for authentic Italian dishes. The patrons, though, didn’t necessarily want to take the food to-go. “Our loyal customers for three years were always requesting to enjoy their favorite me...

In the shadow of the city skyline, among a large cluster of Victorian-era houses, Italian Houstonians reminisced on their history and how their families came to become established within Sixth Ward and Greater Houston. Archaeology Now held the Ciao Houston Heritage Tour on Saturday afternoon, teaching attendees about Houston’s 1900s Italian communi...

Sunday, May 19, 2019. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT. Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045. Early bird registration $25, by April 19 (limited availability!). Regular price online $35. At the door $40. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its second annual Houston Pasta Festival — a celebration of Italy’s gift to t...

The transformation of Borgo Food Station into Mina Ristorante is almost complete. Chef Monica Fallone and her husband and business partner Luis Mancera will debut their new Italian restaurant on Monday, April 8. “I have always created spaces where I can present my Italian family’s traditional recipes to friends and restaurant-goers that love to eat...

Chef and reality TV star Tim Love has announced plans to open a new Italian restaurant in Fort Worth. The chef announced the forthcoming debut of Gemelle, a “casual” Italian restaurant on Twitter, and filings with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts indicate that it will open at 4400 White Settlement Road in a space that once housed short-live...

“My head was messed up.” In a rare moment of clarity, these once were the words of former Houston Astros pitcher, Mark Lemongello, known for his frequent outbursts of self-assault, sometimes slapping himself after ineffective pitches or outings. Lemongello wore Astro orange from 1976 through 1978. Bizarre events and an encounter with the law haunte...

Get ready to sip frozen cocktails in the space that was once home to Brooklyn Athletic Club and its gigantic patio. Lotti Dotti is opening there in April, with two separate outdoor bars. The patio is getting an upgrade too: there will be shade from a new awning and a climate-controlled section. Not only will Lotti Dotti serve up draft cocktails in...