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Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant is known for its Italian food that has an American-style twist. "We make everything from scratch. That's the biggest thing," managing partner Sarah Jeppesen said. "We definitely take pride in the service that we provide to our guests. Our food is homemade, and we make it daily." The restaurant, which has been in V...

La XII Conferenza dei ricercatori italiani nel mondo si è conclusa con grande successo il 25 Marzo 2017. L’evento è stato organizzato dal COMITES-Houston (rappresentante del distretto consolare dell’Arkansas, della Louisiana, del Texas, e dell’Oklahoma) in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Houston e del CTIM. Anche quest’anno la c...

In 1891 a transatlantic steamship departed Italy, headed for New York City. It never arrived. The S.S. Utopia, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who had boarded in Naples and Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sank the Utopia in just twenty minut...

Dont's miss this opportunity of giving your child the chance to experience Italy without leaving Houston! Children will be immersed into the richness and beauty of Italy… its language, culture, traditions and culinary arts. They will experience daily scoperte (discoveries), engaging in many linguistic and cultural activities from the magnificent an...

Piled high with 500lbs of spaghetti, 150 gallons of sauce and 50lbs of cheese, the world's biggest pasta bowl made its annual appearance for St. Joseph's Day celebrations. The whopping bowl of pasta, spanning eight feet in diameter, was more than enough to feed hungry New Orleans spectators on Friday.  In addition to the noodles, meatless gravy and...

THEN: Starting in 1884 and continuing through to 1924, an estimated 290,000 Italian immigrants -- a great deal of them from Sicily -- arrived in New Orleans, fleeing economic and political turmoil. In short order, their indelible influence would be felt on the city. With the French Quarter no longer a fashionable address, many of the city's more we...

As big as a hubcap and layered with ham, salami, provolone cheese and -- critically -- olive salad, a single muffuletta sandwich can feed four grown adults. The muffuletta, despite its Italian-sounding name and ingredients, is pure New Orleans. It can be found neither in Italy nor in the other American cities that, like New Orleans, received an inf...

When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas Organized by : Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society. In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston) & IIC. Entrance : With fee On the occasion of the exhibit Gladiators: Heroes o...

What do you get when acclaimed Greek female conductor, Zoe Zeniodi, conducts Opera Southwest’s production of Pagliacci? Answer: HISTORY IN THE MAKING! Be a part of history in the making when Opera Southwest welcomes its first female conductor ever, in a brilliant performance of Leoncavallo’s heartbreaking version of “tears of a clown.”Leoncavallo's...

The Twelfth Conference of Italian Researchers in the World will be held on March 25, 2017, in the Auditorium of the Italian Consulate in Houston, Texas.  Organized in partnership between COMITES ~ Houston, which represents the Consular District including Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, and the Office of the Consul General of Houston, this...

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, which largely sprung...

St. Joseph’s Feast is March 19th, but you can see St. Joseph’s Altars set up in places like Vermilionville and other churches across Acadiana.“We always have Saint Joseph’s during Lent, and Lent is a big thing for the Catholics,” says Belle Roullete who is visiting from Valcherie, La. The history dates back to the late 1800s in Italy, when a famine...