NEWS FROM : SOUTH  

The sacrifice of a small business owner reaches far into the life of an entrepreneur. Many choose to take a pay cut and spend countless around-the-clock hours making the dream happen. And for many, not only does the sacrifice seep into every area of their lives, it seems to be accompanied by other huge life challenges.   Baton Rouge-based&nb...

by Paul Takahashi   Butler Brothers has broken ground on an exclusive residential community inspired by the Tuscan city of Lucca. The Houston design-builder has begun site work on Piazza Lucca, a walled and gated development located at 6017 Memorial Drive, near Westcott Street. The high-end community will consist of 17 townhomes and three s...

La Camera di Commercio Italo americana del Texas ha organizzato un ricco calendario di incontri per la promozione del progetto kosher, ideato dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico con la partecipazione delll'UCEI (Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane).   La missione aveva come obiettivo finale la promozione dei prodotti agroalimentari it...

by Scott Reitz   When Americano first opened in the Joule downtown, it was a boisterous affair. The debut coincided with a retail event at the hotel, creating a vortex for national celebrity. Cindy Crawford posed for photos while local socialites took selfies.   Dirk Nowitzki towered above them all, and nobody could hear a thing anyon...

Austin, 14/15 marzo - Il South By Southwest Festival di Austin (SBSW), tra i principali appuntamenti del calendario musicale degli Stati Uniti, vedra' quest'anno gli spettacoli di due artisti italiani di caratura internazionale e grande talento, entrambi presenti nel calendario dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti. L'edizione 2013 di...

The American Italian Cultural Center announces the unveiling of the bust of Italian American Nick LaRocca, the "Creator of Jazz" and composer of such jazz standards as "Tiger Rag" and "Livery Stable Blues". The unveiling by Lt. Governor of Louisiana Jay Dardenne will take place on November 16 at 3 pm at the Old US Mint on Esplanade Avenue.  ...

by Whitney Filloon An Italian restaurant from DRG Concepts (Dallas Fish Market, Dallas Chop House, et al.) will hit downtown this fall. D's Nancy Nichols reports that Oven and Cellar will open at the 1900 Elm building in late November. According to Nichols, Oven and Cellar "will feature handmade pastas and charcuterie, pizza, sandwiches, and wine...

Roger Di Camillo is a consummate visual artist. A retired architect, he paints, sketches, sculpts, produces pottery, ceramics, lithographs and glass. This talented Italian-American native New Mexican has exhibited throughout the Southwest and will be the featured artist for the month of October at the new Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Al...

There's something to be said for having your food prepared tableside. Guacamole tastes fresher when you can see the cilantro and peppers ground into a paste, and everyone can appreciate the pageantry of watching cherries jubilee set ablaze.   At Ragú & Pesto, you get to see the best part of any Italian dish being made: when it gets toppe...

Cyberonics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX), a Houston-based medical technology company, and Sorin SpA, a global medical device company based in Italy, will merge into a new $2.7 billion company.   As part of the complex deal, the two companies will combine under a new holding company, which has yet to be named, with Cyberonics surviving as a wholly owne...

Alberto Lombardi was born in Forlì, and he is one of the pioneers of Italian Restaurants in Texas. In 1977 he opened his first restaurant in Dallas and today his company counts more than 14 restaurants in the United States, specifically in Texas, Nevada, Georgia and California, as well as one in Mexico.   During his successful career, he ope...

by Connor Hyde   When Jesus Medrano bought Gina's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria in October, he wanted to change the direction of the restaurant. After three months as the new owner, Medrano has developed a new vision for the Friendswood eatery that fuses traditional Italian cuisine with a hint of French technique. "We play a little bit wit...