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Come fall, a taste of Italy is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Paolo Fronza and Matteo Alessandri, who previously co-owned Fellini Caffe in Rice Village, will launch a new restaurant in the Cafe Express space located in the museum's Audrey Jones Beck Building.   The casual eatery, called MFACafe, will boast Italian works of...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

Big money rolls down the streets of Dallas - literally. Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis and even a Bugatti or two regularly grace some of Dallas' more gilded boulevards. Long known as a city sweet on luxury cars, Dallas' fascination with six-and even seven-figure vehicles is reflected in the high-end area of the Dallas Auto Show, which opened...

by Phaedra Cook   As we covered at the end of Part 1 of our Chef Chat with Alberto Baffoni, after a highly successful run at his first Houston restaurant, Simposio, he sold his interest. Not every endeavor is a success story, though. His second place, Sapori, survived only about eight months.   Sometimes a failure means picking yourse...

Scade il 23 novembre il termine per i ricercatori che vogliono presentare il proprio lavoro alla Nona Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo organizzata dal Comites di Houston il 14 dicembre prossimo.   La Conferenza – che gode del patrocinio del Consolato Generale d'Italia – è aperta al pubblico e coinvolgerà ricercatori nei campi de...

by Claudia Astarita   With driving schools becoming so popular in Italy, with foreigners coming from all over the word to have the chance to improve their skills while driving a luxury cars, the iconic Italian car manufactures Ferrari has decided to test if these schools can be successful abroad, too. Indeed, Ferrari driving schools are not...

With St. Patrick's parades and their tossed cabbages in the recent past, we look forward to fava beans and kisses during the 46th annual Italian-American St. Joseph's Day Parade starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Canal and Chartres streets, then heading into the French Quarter.   The queen is Kaylie Badalamenti Cotoire Hyde. Grand marshal is Jos...

Nell'ambito delle attività organizzate a Houston per il 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, l'Italian Community Cultural Center (ICCC) ospiterà dal 10 al 18 maggio la Settimana della Cucina Mediterranea Italiana, che celebrerà la fusione di sapori e culture che caratterizza il Mediterraneo e la sua influenza nella cucina italiana ed...

Holly Anne Savoie will be crowned queen of the 44th annual Italian American Marching Club St. Joseph Parade during a free pre-parade celebration in New Orleans. The gala will be held March 9, starting at noon, at the Piazza d'Italia.   Savoie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Savoie of Covington, will be surrounded by 80 beautiful maids in...

di Vincenzo Arcobelli   Si informano i connazionali dei risultati riguardanti le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comites. Colgo l'occasione per ringraziare tutti coloro che hanno partecipato attivamente con la registrazione per l'opzione al voto, prima, e nell'esprimere la propria volonta', dopo. A nome dei neo-eletti e di tutti i cand...

La ricorrenza del 67mo anniversario della Repubblica Italiana è stata celebrata per la prima volta sia a Houston che ad Austin, capitale dello Stato del Texas.  Il ricevimento a Houston è stato ospitato nella sede storica della Julia Ideson Library ed ha visto la partecipazione di numerosi connazionali e personalità locali, tra cui il Tenente...

by Chris Shelton   This week Houston-based Landry's Inc. opened the company's fifth Grotto Italian Ristorante — the third in the Houston area — located in Galveston's San Louis Resort, Spa & Conference Center. The company also has Grotto restaurants in the Woodlands, the Galleria area and at Landry's casino properties in Las Vegas and A...