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A new location of Grazia Italian Kitchen is now open in Katy, giving residents a taste of owner and culinary director Adrian Hembree’s Italy-meets-Texas brand of cooking. The restaurant opened April 19 in Villagio Town Center, 22764 Westheimer Parkway and retains the rustic elegance of the existing Pearland and Clearlake locations. A central wood-f...

This is to inform all eligible Italian citizens, registered with the Houston Consulate, who are interested in having a new passport issued via mail that one of our officers will be in Dallas from may 24th to may 26th, 2018, to collect fingerprints, photos, documents, and signatures. If you are interested in this service, please send an email no lat...

Grazia Italian Kitchen will open a third location at 22764 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 600, Katy this spring in the Villagio Town Center. The restaurant will hold a soft opening dinner service from 5-10 p.m. April 19. The eatery offers traditional Italian meals and local favorites including smoked beef short ribs and risotto. The restaurant, which ser...

The Henry Downs Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded David Granger, a sophomore at Midway High School, with the winning submission on an essay about Christopher Columbus. Since 1996, the Henry Downs Chapter of the NSDAR has joined with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor an annual natio...

The banks of the Arkansas River resembled a scene out of Italy as the inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival took over North Shore Riverwalk Park this weekend. "Maybe the best thing of all with all the incredible food, the incredible wine, incredible activities is all the money goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas," festi...

On the 300th anniversary of New Orleans's founding, and as the United States and the world celebrate the city's rich and diverse history, I am reminded of the many links that join the Big Easy to Italy. New Orleans has a unique and impressive Italian tradition that has blended into the city's broad cultural tableau and has become a key feature of t...

Il cortometraggio “Fisolofia” diretto da Nicola Palmeri, prodotto da MizzicaFILM e Sergio F. Distefano, con Antonello Puglisi, Domenico Centamore, Stefano Chiodaroli, già vincitore del Premio Speciale della Giuria al Mazzeni Film Festival e del Mediterranean Short Award è stato selezionato in concorso con altri 5 cortometraggi italiani e sarà proie...

Flower Mound has been abuzz ever since Mazzola’s Pizzeria opened up at the end of March! This Boston-style pizzeria and bakery has quickly become noted for serving up incredible pizzas, coffee, and baked goods (most notably, their scones!). Owner, Erik Stenson of Highland Village, created the restaurant by modeling it after his Uncle Joe’s well-kno...

It was a brilliant move when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston first partnered three years ago with the Galleria/Simon Property for a spring fashion show luncheon at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Creating an extra fundraising resource by adding an event in the elaborate party tent, put up each year for the beloved Bayou Bend Garden Party, has p...

We do Greek; we do Jewish; we do Indian. So it’s about time that Arkansas held a citywide festival celebrating all things Italian. Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, the first Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festivalwill bring food, Baggo and bocce tournaments (for cash prizes!), food, a grape stomp challenge, food, an Italian car exhibition, fo...

Two Renaissance masterpieces are coming to the New Orleans Museum of Art — only the third museum ever to display them together, and the second outside Italy. Paolo Veronese (POW-loh veh-roh-NAY-zuh) painted "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" and "St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter" during 1566 and 1567 for a church on Murano, an island in the la...

A long-time chain Italian eatery has rebranded. Johnny Carino's, 1652 S. Padre Island Drive, will have a grand re-opening as Johnny's Italian American Tavern by Carino's, on April 18. The first 100 guests in line at 4 p.m. will receive a free small classic pizza each week for a year, according to a news release. Limit one per household, and you mus...