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In Austin, new types of cuisine tend to arrive in distinct waves, as if savvy restaurateurs all had the same great idea at once. Ramen, fusion tacos, or New American small plates all had their predictable moment, but our city's recent saturation of Italian restaurants was less expected, quickly changing the landscape for local diners. Yelp Austin's...

By Ian McNulty A local company that is expanding in the restaurant business now has two projects underway for properties with long histories in New Orleans dining. The Rizzuto Management Group is renovating the Bourbon Street address that once was home to Toney's Spaghetti House. It will become a new Creole-Italian restaurant called Creole Ca...

In a town where pizza crust is treated as a vehicle for conveying the most toppings possible to your mouth and most Italian restaurants are marketed as a vehicle for conveying pasta to your mouth, Marco T's Pizzeria is keeping it real. Each of the eighteen items on their menu has only a handful of ingredients and there's nary a pasta noodle to be s...

By Greg Morago A Houston-area deli has emerged in the No. 1 spot of Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in 2017. Tony's Italian Delicatessen, 16283 Highway 105 in Montgomery, was ranked at the top of Yelp's annual survey of businesses that rank highly within the Yelp community. According to Yelp, the rankings were determined by reviews (both the rat...

By Greg MoragoThe Taste of Italy Houston calls itself the country's largest food and wine trade fair devoted exclusively to Italian products. And for the first two years, the trade show was open only to those in the wine and food industry. Until this year: The 2017 Taste of Italy Houston, to be held on March 6 at the Omni Houston Hotel, is wel...

Duna-USA Inc. is expanding its Baytown, Texas, plant to handle growth in the insulation, tooling, aerospace, automotive and sign markets. The maker of rigid polyurethane tooling and modeling boards and epoxy-based sealers and adhesives is adding 21,000 square feet for a third manufacturing building and an office structure on the 5.5-acre site...

By Karen Peterson Andiamo is an in-between kind of place. It doesn't quite belong among the very few high-end Italian eateries in town, though it shares with them an eclectic and sometimes imaginative menu. But it's a good cut above what I call the "red sauce" pasta and pizza houses, though these Italian-American classics figure large on its menu...

100 years after winning the Bantamweight Boxing World Championship, Pete Herman might be the greatest athlete in local history, that many New Orleanians have never heard of. "After a few years, people forget about things like that," Pete Herman's grandson Ralph Marshall said. "But back then, 50 to 100 years back, everybody knew who he was." &...

by Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans   Good times are here again!!! The Italian American Bocce Club is back from our Holiday Break with TWO Open Bocce Nights this week - both Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) at 7pm. We will be taking sign-ups for our Winter Leagues as well, which will begin on Wednesday, January 25th and...

Pane E Vino, health 8945 S. Fry Road, cost Katy, illness began operating under the new ownership of Dan Monson and Malcolm Smith in November. The Italian restaurant features specialty dishes, such as lasagna, Penne Sassicaia and Capellini Verdera, and hosts free wine tastings at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.   Hours are from 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays through...

By John Mariani For 30 years I have returned again and again to Tony Vallone's namesake restaurant in Houston, and in all those visits I doubt I've ever had the same dish twice. Even back in the 1980s, when Tony's was a red-walled society and celebrity dining venue and Tony himself was in a tuxedo every night, the basic menu was always appended wi...

Join us at the ICCC for a wonderful evening of Italian Opera! Secret marriages and incognito government inspectors, what could possibly go wrong? Come enjoy an evening of laughter, a preview of what the Moores Opera Center has to offer in its 2016-2017 season. This event is sponsored by the University of Houston's College of the Arts - Moores Opera...