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Italian restaurant Bocce is now open in the old Inforzato's space on Davis Street, reports Oak Cliff Advocate (adjacent to dive bar Oak Cliff Social Club).   Despite its name, Bocce does not actually have a bocce ball court (you'll have to go to San Salvaje, Bryan Street Tavern or Vagabond to play that), but it does have an expansive menu of...

The final AICC wine tasting event of 2014 will focus on the unique wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. Saturday, 14 Sept at 7:00 pm   The Piedmont region is located in northwest Italy and borders Switzerland and France. This region produces the largest number of best known, noble, and world-appreciated prize-winning wines, such as Barbe...

Il Comites di Houston annuncia che si terranno per la prima volta anche a Dallas le celebrazioni del Columbus Day: l'appuntamento è per il 12 ottobre alle 13.30 presso Continental Bridge Avenue e West Dallas Gateway. Obiettivo: "conservare e tramandare la storia e le tradizioni italiane in Texas e negli Usa".   Il 12 ottobre 1866, gli italia...

by Chris Smith   The Sansepolcro Flag-Wavers, a group of drummers, trumpeters and flag-wavers from the Tuscan region of Italy, will perform at noon Friday, March 20, in front of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The performance, held in honor of St. Joseph's Day on thursday, March 19, is free and open to t...

by Laura Furr Italian shoemaker and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first Houston boutique in the River Oaks District on Oct. 19 and celebrated Nov. 4 with a grand-opening party. The 1,100-square-foot store will feature men's and women's shoes, sneakers, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear clothing from the high-end designer. Th...

By Emily Walkenhorst Little Italy leaders made their case to become a town Wednesday afternoon before Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, arguing for greater self-representation. Hyde issued no ruling Wednesday and ended the hearing at 3:51 p.m., after just more than an hour, because he needed to catch a plane to a conference. Another hearing wi...

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.   "I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) youn...

Italy's Eni has agreed to pay up to $52 million to jointly explore and develop US shale oil acreage in the Delaware Basin with US shale player Quicksilver Resources, the Italian company said Tuesday. Under the deal, Eni will earn a 50% share in 52,500 acres (212 sq km) held by Quicksilver in the Leon Valley area, located in Pecos County some 800 k...

Meet John Zarola, a first generation Italian American who founded the popular and spirited Italian language and conversation group known as Il Circolo. John admits to a strong background in the Calabrian dialect that he heard as a child. "Learning to speak and read standard Italian has been a challenging and enjoyable experience," he told us. &nbs...

by Dominic Massa   Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.   Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council...

Weeks after Carlo's Bakery first opened its doors in Dallas, fans still wait for hours to get their slice of cake – with a side of reality show fame.   They're sweet treats with a cult following – cannoli and cakes apparently worth camping out for overnight. "This has been the biggest opening we've ever had. Ever. Like ever, ever, ever," sa...

Luigi's has been a landmark in downtown Skiatook for the last four years. Whether you are looking for a casual night out with the family, a business lunch or a romantic date night, the Italian restaurant can serve up exactly what you are looking for. Adam Luigi has been managing the restaurant owned by his brother, Vito, since it opened in Skiatoo...