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Local chefs and grocers are helping keep alive the tradition of St. Joseph Altars, including the one at the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in Baton Rouge.   The center “depends on the goodwill of the community and volunteers for the food that’s served,” said Debi Grymes, who coordinates the volunteer efforts for the altar. The alt...

An Atlanta developer has partnered with a high-end Italian designer to build its second luxury condominium project in Houston. Stolz Partners LLC, in collaboration with furniture maker Giorgetti, are planning to develop Giorgetti Houston, a luxury condo project in Upper Kirby.   The seven-story, 32-unit project will sit on a little less...

Innovation has always been central to the work of the Texas Medical Center. That spirit of transformation is now guiding the culinary direction of TMC's showplace dining spot – the restaurant at the top of the John P. McGovern Commons. Known as Trevisio since 2002, the 13,500-square-foot restaurant/conference/catering space has a new name, a new l...

Divulgare la cultura e la lingua italiana tra i giovani ed invogliarli a partecipare agli eventi culturali proposti, promuovendo, al tempo stesso, il programma AP di italiano. Questi gli obiettivi che hanno spinto Comites e Consolato generale d'Italia a Houston a bandire un concorso letterario in occasione della prossima Settimana della Lingua nel...

Park Place Memorial, a 10,000-square-foot shopping center, will be home to the first Houston expansion of Ohio-based Piada Italian Street Food, according to the Houston Chronicle.   Piada Italian is a fast-casual restaurant with hand-rolled piadas and pasta bowls. Park Place Memorial is expected to open in August. The $7 million shopping cen...

by Geoff Roth   You may have seen the popular piece of public artwork in the Houston Heights, a colorful mural with the title "Greetings from Houston." What you may not know is that it was put up a year ago by the owners of the gelato shop around the corner from the mural, a shop becoming as popular as the art itself.   Gelazzi serves...

by Whitney Filloon The former Mi Piaci space at Preston Road and Northwest Highway has a new tenant on the horizon: Crudo Taverna. This wil be the restaurant's second location; the first is in a swanky Frisco strip center on Lebanon Road near the Dallas North Tollway.   Crudo describes itself as a family-owned, upscale bistro "with an...

Sophia's, the Italian-American restaurant replacing shuttered Bess Bistro on West 6th Street, is looking to open sometime in July. The restaurant will offer late night food from Thursday to Saturday, though hours aren't available yet.   Mark Sparacino moves to Austin to join Sophia's as the executive chef. He will keep his position as execut...

By Janine Young   Of the many Jesuit priests who served in the Diocese of El Paso, one of the most significant was Father Petronius Zagni. During the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s, Father Zagni established a famous charity kitchen, called the Cocina Caridad at Sacred Heart Church in Downtown El Paso that fed hundreds of po...

Marco Belinelli was not among the prominent NBA free agents last summer. Four teams had employed him in six seasons, and he was always something of a peripheral figure. When he signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it attracted little attention. Tom Thibodeau knew better.   The Bulls coach saw first-hand what Be...

Italian Cultural & Community Center - Houston, TX - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST). How did Italy emerge from the destruction and ruins of World War II to become an industrial powerhouse in a few short years? How did the '50s and '60s shape Italian life, culture, and music? What events...

This weekend, amorous Italians will return to the French Quarter for the 45th annual Italian-American Marching Club’s St. Joseph’s Parade and other festivities. The events honor St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19.   The celebrations begin at noon on Friday, with a presentation of the “World’s Largest Pasta Dish,” holding pasta con sard...