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For nearly five years, Luigi’s Italian Restaurant has offered homestyle Italian food to the Conroe community. Following a change of ownership in 2016, the restaurant continues to build on its legacy of Italian food and soulful cooking. Owner Shawn Magee grew up in New Orleans, cooking soul food for large groups of family, friends and functions ever...

At the annual Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Virgin Galactic and the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, ASI) announced that they had signed a Letter of Intent under which ASI would secure a full suborbital flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. ASI’s spaceflight mission is planned to take place in 2019 at Spacep...

Our contemporary film series features recent Italian movies with English subtitles. The series will run from January to May, with one film being shown per month. Come enjoy modern Italian cinema with us throughout the first months of 2018! First screening: Detective Montalbano double feature. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:...

The regular crowd of Sunday worshipers has long since scattered. The only people who walk up these steps and through the big doors of this little church are tourists and the occasional wedding party in warmer weather, and Fort historian Jimmy Johnston. Maybe it's that contemplative silence that often draws attention to the exposed beams that hold u...

The Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) is planning a program for its December meeting on “Researching Italian Records.” Presenting the 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 program is a member of the Italians of Central Oklahoma and The Order Italian Sons & Daughters of America (ISDA), Doug Garone. The meeting will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,...

ManinPasta, the Italian restaurant that took over Aroma Italian Kitchen and Bar’s space on South Lamar, is now open. It debuted sometime in late November. ManinPasta’s menu spans the usual Italian dishes, from house-made pastas to Neapolitan pizza to arancini to desserts. The restaurant also whips up a black charcoal pizza dough. The pizza oven was...

The people of Plano no longer have to fly across the Atlantic for the true Italian experience because Taverna has officially opened its doors in Legacy West. Taverna invites fans and newcomers alike to experience the sights and smells of Italy at its first Plano restaurant, located at 7400 Windrose Ave. next to Fabletics. Relax on the cozy, wrap-ar...

Sud Italia Ristorante just got a special infusion of Italian realness. The Rice Village charmer has announced that Maurizio Ferrarese, former executive chef of Quattro at the Four Seasons, is the restaurant's new top toque. A 17-year veteran of Four Seasons hotels and resorts, Ferrarese recently left his post at the downtown hotel. Sud Italia owner...

We all have them. Days when we forget how big the world is and how small we are. Moments when the minutiae - stress, worry, simple personal concerns - take over and we lose track of everything going on all around us. Laurel D'Antoni knew her husband, Mike, was having one of those days. So in the days after Hurricane Harvey, Laurel asked the Rockets...

Founder of Progresso, Giuseppe Uddo, arrived in New Orleans in 1907. One of the success stories of the French Quarter is Progresso. The soup label started as a produce company in what was then called Little Palermo. Giuseppe Uddo came to New Orleans with his wife from Sicily. Uddo went to work for his brother-in-law’s food import business. When his...

East side Italian sandwich shop La Matta opened today at 501 Comal Street. The newest member of the New Waterloo family (which includes Sway and Le Politique), La Matta is a precursor to another forthcoming Italian restaurant, Il Brutto, coming in early 2018. La Matta (which means “The Joker” in Italian card games) serves panini, salads, charcuteri...

Save for a few SXSW day parties and the occasional boozy brunch, we haven’t spent much time in the daylight near East Sixth Street. But all that may change soon when New Waterloo’s latest concept opens a block from the bustling strip. The hospitality group behind the South Congress Hotel and Hotel Ella, and restaurants like La Condesa and Sway, ann...