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A happy hour that starts in the morning and goes on for seven hours sounds like a pipe dream (if you don't have to work, anyway). A little Italian joint in downtown has made this their reality. At Ravenna, guests can experience happy hour prices on weekdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Clearly a ploy to get people in the door, but hey, i...

Under normal circumstances, I’d never want to eat in a barn. But the century-old barn that houses Cavatore Italian Restaurant makes for a lovely space. The best part is that it’s an actual barn the Cavatore family found in Bastrop and refurbished for the restaurant. That authenticity is found in the hayloft and the separate rooms that used to be st...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. Join us as UH Professor Luca Oliva will dissect the life and work of Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and occultist whose theories anticipated modern science. This lecture will pres...

Former New Orleans Privateers baseball student-athlete and assistant coach, Johnny Giavotella will be the national honoree at the 35th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday. The event will take place at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino and begin at 5 p.m. Giavotella played 182 games for the Privateers from 2006...

Sfogliando le pagine di vecchi libri appaiono a volte personaggi ormai dimenticati, le cui vicende terrene sono state sepolte dall’oblio del tempo e come dice un antico proverbio: nessuno è profeta in patria, nessuno in patria ha il giusto riconoscimento, il giusto merito per quello che ha fatto! Questo detto vale molto spesso per la patria natale...

Bricktown visitors soon will be able once again to enjoy a plate of spaghetti while dining in an old-fashioned trolley car. That experience was once a part of visiting Spaghetti Warehouse, which had a popular three-decade run in Bricktown before closing four years ago, and is credited with getting Bricktown started as an entertainment district. Spa...

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Southern Food and Beverage Museum president Brent Rosen and museum founder Liz Williams will be joined by Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi for the inauguration of the chamber’s new Louisiana office in New Orleans. Italian Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Houston Federico Ciat...

Effective Saturday February 1st 2020 the office of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston will be moving to the new location at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, 19th floor, 77056. Full operation of the offices cannot be guaranteed in the days immediately following the relocation, but it will resume as soon as possible. Limited to events of extreme urgency, t...

New Orleans has its French Quarter, the Irish Channel and food and music that mix cultures from all over the world. Frank Maselli wants to make sure the Italian contributions to the city are also celebrated. Maselli is chairman of the American Italian Cultural Center and if you haven't heard of it or its museum on South Peters St., he’s ready to ch...

Monday, January 27, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Il Giorno della Memoria (International Holocaust Remembrance Day). On Monday, January 27, the ICCC will present a screening of the documentary Inferno Mittelbau Dora (2016; 53 minutes; not rated) as we remember the victims of t...

Pizza’s a family thing for Rick Perna and his sons Nick and Ricky. Dad’s been making pizza for 45 years, a skill he honed in his native Buffalo, New York, before the family opened Capo’s Pizzeria on Broadway just outside the loop four years ago. A second location on Blanco Road north of Bitters Road followed last year. On the outside, the Broadway...

Saturday at 11:30am in conjunction with the Italian American Sports Banquet we are dedicating the first of two Sicilian Heritage Markers. This marker celebrates Sicilian contributions to Music in Jazz, Swing, and Rock 'n Roll. It mentions Nick LaRocca, Louis Prima, and Cosimo Matassa.  It contains a QR link to  a free tour app of Sicilian Heritage...