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by Wes Griffin A little more than six months ago Shannon Scott and his wife opened the doors on Sud Italia, their reincarnation of personal travels to southern Italy. What's unique about the regional fare is the incorporation of more seafood and Mediterranean ingredients found in the lower coastal region of Italy.   In fact, teh restaurant...

Born and raised in Brescia, land of Franciacorta wines, Melania has always had a passion for food and especially wine. After completing her Masters degree in Management at Bocconi University in Milan and two years working within the PR department at Bialetti Industrie, she decided to turn her passion into work.   In May 2014 she earned her S...

Descrivere Tiziana Ciacciofera è molto complesso: la sua esperienza professionale non può catturarla e costringerla dentro una etichetta, per quanto eccellente. Direi che è soprattutto donna di passioni vere, sincere, il sangue della sua Sicilia le scorre dentro forte per darle caparbietà; ma non solo: è donna saggia, sensibile, arguta.   Do...

Whether the industry is pizza or piano repair, the combination of fast service and high quality is one of the most difficult balances to strike. Persona Wood Fire Pizza, a fast-serve gourmet pizza franchise, seems to be walking the line just fine as it opens its first Texas location this week on the Beltway 8 divide between Humble and North Ho...

Gov. Rick Perry this month (Sept. 2012) while in Italy meet with Chairman Vittorio Ghisolfi and other executive leadership from M&G Group, an Italian company that last year announced plans to open a facility in Corpus Christi. The governor also met with Lombardy President Roberto Formigoni to discuss competitiveness and biotechnology, and Ferra...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

By Christina Lane   Before they start cooking each day, Rudy and Miriam Kiapeta pray, asking the Lord to bless their hands and the food they prepare. "The biggest secret in our food is love," said Rudy Kiapeta, who with his wife, Miriam, owns and operates The Tuscan Pig.   What started as a catering company that also offered carr...

by Mark Lowry   For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.   "My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much...

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...