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Da Vinci—The Genius opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science two weeks from today at 9am on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum daily from 9am-5pm through July 29, 2018.  Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkab...

A new grocery store and Italian spot, offering beer, wine and spirits and more, has made its debut in the neighborhood. The newcomer to the Heights, called Italian American Grocery Co., is located at 3605 White Oak Dr. This new grocer is the latest project from restaurateur Louie Comella, who also owns Gelazzi, the eatery next door that is known fo...

Buddy V's Ristorante, the Italian-American eatery from Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro, will open its doors to San Antonio on Monday, January 29, according to a press release. Located at The Shops at La Cantera, Buddy V's will serve up twists on Italian-American classics as well as desserts that made Valastro famous with his TLC show.The menu will inclu...

Let us transport you to a romantic evening in enchanting Umbria! Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Cost: $50 ICCC members | $55 non-members. Registration deadline is February 7, 2018. Reserve today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7. Want more information? Click here. Join us for a hands-on cooking class with special guest Letizia Mattiacc...

Ars Lyrica Houston's A Roman Feast gala will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the historic Esperson building in downtown Houston. The glamorous evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the contemporary Rusk Lobby, followed by an intimate performance of arias by rising opera countertenor, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen accompanied by Ma...

If you got all excited about the headline and thought you were going to get a review of the 1962 movie with Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue, you are going to be disappointed. You are also revealing your age. This review is of Roma Italian Restaurant in Bonham. I met a friend, who had recommended Roma, in Bonham last week for lunch. The restauran...

I should have known Corrado Palmieri would not stop at perfecting the pastries and gelato, but take the final element as well to its next logical amelioration and conclusion. In December, Palmieri, the owner of the Italian café that bears his name in the Dallas Farmers Market shed, unveiled a project he had been working on for over a year. “An expa...

James Clesi (205-837-3103; www.clesiscatering.com) knows a thing or two about boiling crawfish. After popping up outside bars and at tailgating parties for several years, Clesi opened his Mid-City flagship adjacent to the Banks Street Bar in 2015. He left that location last summer to start working on two new concepts, including a spot at Tulane Ave...

We’ve all been there: that first glance at a new dish that promises something delicious; that first bite that sends waves of pleasure rippling through our taste buds. It’s the kind of dish friends recommend to each other, “You have to try X on your next visit, it’s fantastic.” A dish we pine for during moments apart and make plans to visit again.

The man who brought Italian gelato and famous Chicago-style pizza to the Houston Heights is about to open up a proper Italian grocery store in the neighborhood. Louie Comella is opening Italian American Grocery on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., next door to his Gelazzi gelato and pizza shop located at 3601 White Oak. The shop will have roughly the sam...

Plainview Community Concerts in partnership with Live On Stage presents celebrity impersonator Tony Pace at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Harral Auditorium on Wayland Baptist University campus. “I’ve heard many positive reviews,” said Shane Harrell, president of PCC. “It promises to be a lively performance.” As a performing artist, Tony Pace...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining. Chef Anthony R...