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Sunday October 12 2.30 - 4.30 pm - HoustonITAL Austin will be traveling to Houston for Italian Cultural and Community Center's FESTA ITALIANA! We will be screening 3 episodes and Q&A with the filmmakers of the series. The screening will take place at the cultural movie theater inside the festival.We will be selling DVD's of the series for...

By Syd Kearney Robert Del Grande, the first Houston chef to win a James Beard Award (1992's Best Chef: Southwest), will be inducted into the Wine & Food Week Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame on June 6. Del Grande is the chef behind RDG & Bar Annie and the Grove. The induction ceremony will take place during the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting...

By Adrian Gomez   Take two classic Italian films. Add some traditional Italian food. And it's a party. This is what Maria Berry has been working on for months. The result is "Firing Up Italian Classics on Route 66." The two-day event takes place beginning Saturday, Sept. 17. Berry, managing director of the Italian Fi...

by Denise Parker   Who's in the mood to drive to Land O' Lakes and find a nice spot for a romantic, upscale Italian dinner? Don't everyone raise your hand at once. However ... although you may think that Pasco County is too far a haul from most parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas, Benedetto's is worth the trip.   Somewhat incongru...

Join us at the ICCC for an evening of delicious celebration and sublime exploration as our chocolate expert, Laura Pipkin Kramer, Executive Chef at Camp Waldemarfor Girls, pairs her well-chosen homemade aromatic truffles with a selection of Italian wines, presented by Jack M. Fassetta, owner of Beviamo International. The ICCC is excited to continue...

WHEN ALBERTO LOMBARDI OPENED TAVERNA at River Oaks District over the weekend, it was not his first rodeo, or perhaps more accurately, risotteria.   This is the eighth location of the pasta, pizza and risotto specialist. It's one of seven members of Lombardi Family Concepts, which also includes Kai Asian Bistro, Lombardi's Romagna Mia and Tou...

Grazia Italian Kitchen held a donation drive and raised $40,000 for the fallen Pearland Officer Endy Epankya's family last Saturday (June 19). Grazia Italian Kitchen owner Adrian Hembree, Executive Chef/Operator Steve Haug and Grazia Italian Kitchen management team and staff hosted the event from 6-11 a.m. in the parking lot of the restaurant...

Los Angeles Consul General Giuseppe Perrone has appointed Cavaliere Lino Pertusini of Santa Fe as New Mexico's second Honorary Consul, working with Rosalba Maniaci to represent the Italian Consulate in our state.   The duties of the office of Honorary Consul range from the promotion of Italian language and culture to the promotion of trade b...

by Meghan McCarron   Downtown Austin gets a new Italian restaurant this week: Numero 28 Pizzeria And Vineria is now soft open at 452 W. 2nd Street. The restaurant is a collaboration between co-owner Bernardo Nolfo and the New York based mini-chain Numero 28.   The New York City restaurants focus primarily on Neapolitan pizza, but the...

ELM restaurant group (Arro, Easy Tiger, 24 Diner) opened up their latest venture, Italic, on April 1st. The downtown Italian restaurant is helmed by executive chef Andrew Curren, and features a seasonal menu and negronis on tap. Read on for the early word.   The food — Overall, Italic's fare is pleasing mostly everyone. Yelper Aaron P. think...

Santa Fe is jam-packed with entertaining activities all summer long. This year, a touch of Italy is being added to the menu, with this week's CineFesta Italia, a celebration of the film (and food) of Italy, as well as a monthlong cultural celebration. Santa Fean Lisa Contarino, executive director of the festival, explains that there's a connection...

Viaggio come avventura e come sfida. Come riscoperta di un rapporto autentico con la natura e con la gente. Come espressione concreta di solidarieta' e di amicizia. Sono questi gli ingredienti delle imprese off-limits di Beppe Faresin, il canoista vicentino balzato piu' volte agli onori della cronaca per avere raccolto con successo fondi per l'Unic...