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Piada Italian Street Food will debut its fourth North Texas location in Plano, Texas’ Windhaven Plaza early this summer. The 2,776-square-foot fast causal restaurant, located off the Dallas North Tollway at 3309 Dallas Parkway, will be Piada’s fourth in North Texas, following its latest opening at CityLine in Richardson. The Windhaven Plaza locatio...

Blind Lemon jefferson crooned "The Blues came from Texas, looping like a mule” as the uniquely African-American music genre eventually made its way to Italy, where a budding musician named Adelmo Fornaciari (nicknamed “Zucchero,” which is Italian for “sugar”) fell in love with the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Otis Redding. Born in the...

Italian Icons Special: Sophia Loren + Marcello Mastroianni. Join us for this two-evening film special at the ICCC with two of the most iconic Italian actors of all time, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Loren and Mastroianni are the protagonists of the Italian Maestro Vittorio De Sica’s cinematic creations that we will screen as part of this...

With a taste of Italy mixed in with a New York attitude, Bob and Kim Yacone have baked a pizza pie that tantalized the palates of the International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas Nevada in late March. “The secret is there is no secret,” said Bob Yacone, owner of Deming’s Forghedaboudit Authentic New York Italian Restaurant. “I use fresh ingredients l...

A Rita’s Italian Ice location in Houston is pushing the envelope and experimenting with ways to deliver their tasty frozen treats to eager customers. Co-franchisees Michael Schwartz and Dan McCracken have teamed up with UberEATS and Favor Delivery to make Rita’s beloved custards, Italian ices and frozen treats available and convenient for those in...

River Oaks District is getting a new star and it's not of the retail kind. Taverna, the Italian restaurant known for its hand-made pasta and indulgent risotto dishes, is welcoming Francesco Schintu as its new executive chef, according to the Lombardi Family Concepts. The Dallas-based restaurant company whose restaurant brands also include Toulouse...

On Sunday, April 9, chefs David Uygur and Justin Holt at Lucia, which is normally closed on Sundays, will share their tiny kitchen with Sprezza chef Ryan Ferguson. There are only two seatings for the dinner, which is likely to fill up fast. “We thought it would be fun to get together and cook with someone else who does Italian,” Uygur says. “We dec...

Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop Hotel Granduca Austin, Borlenghi, 65, is the very image of Old World gentility: impeccable manners, immaculate attire, artful conversation. Alert to the social dynamic...

What: Debut of Molteni&C shop-in-shop. Where: BeDESIGN. The scoop: BeDESIGN CEO Adrian Dueñas and lead designer and partner Marcelo Saenz welcomed more than 100 guests to check out the new Molteni&C shop located inside the design store's 6,500-square-foot showroom on West Alabama. Houston Symphony violinist Maxine Kuo performed as guests sipped on...

In a historic collaboration between Filmmaker and Exhibitor, Austin based Director Sergio Carvajal-Leoni and San Marcos based EVO Entertainment Group are bringing local storytelling to the silver screen with Carvajal-Leoni’s celebrated Texan-Italian comedy Tiramisu For Two. After a sold out local premiere and packed limited trial run, the locally p...

The Kenner Italian heritage festival was started by former kenner chief of police, Nick Congemi to celebrate the rich Italian heritage that was part of the formation of New Orleans. The day was inspired by the customs shared by many Kenner residents, such as the St. Rosalie Procession in Rivertown. "The city of Kenner at one time was the center o...

Dear Members and Friends, Join us at the ICCC for an evening Milan Style on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm; the second edition of 2017 of our wine tasting series Come Wine with Us, which debuted in June of 2016. It will offer a selection of wines from the Northern Italian region of Lombardia, presented by Food and Wine Historian Jeremy Parzen....