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Matt Ragan was exposed to amari in 2001. The Gung Ho beverage director had to smuggle the liqueurs into Dallas in his suitcase after trips to Italy. He says the herbaceous elixirs were virtually impossible to find here. That’s no longer the case. The Italian liqueurs—amari is plural and amaro is singular and translates to “bitter” in Italian—vary i...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St - Houston, TX 77006. Doors open at 6:45 pm. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Get tickets and information here. Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society. Join us as we reveal the ruins of the structures of the...

Italy’s passion for food finds a common ground in America, where consumers are looking for new authentic products, buyer Debbie Jones said in this interview with Italianfood.net at IDDBA 2018 trade show. Jones, who represents Pavilions, the premium specialty grocery banner of US food retail group Albertsons, explains in an interview what she is loo...

A new Italian and Spanish spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The newcomer to the Bishop Arts District, called Macellaio, is located at 287 N. Bishop Ave. The new bistro is a spinoff of the popular restaurant Lucia (located just a block away), and focuses on charcuterie. According to Dallas Eater, the dining space is set up to look like an Italia...

Among the crop of new Dallas dining destinations, Perfect Union Pizza Co. and Fachini make the strangest of strange bedfellows. Owned by local celebrity chefs Nick Badovinus and Julian Barsotti, the Italian restaurants are stacked one on top of the other in the same shopping center and are definitely chasing the same upscale-customer dollar. But in...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest elevated quick service Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Paragould, Arkansas, marking the brand’s second restaurant in Arkansas.  The newly built restaurant is located at 1515 W Kingshighway Blvd. The Fazoli’s restaurant officially opens its doors on June 26th and will showca...

Italian olive maker Ficacci is launching “Take Eat”, a new pack of chilled fresh olives ready to be eaten for a snack as it seeks to expand its distribution in North America. Speaking on the sidelines of the IDDBA show in New Orleans, export manager David Dottorinipresented its new offer for the US market, where educating buyers to the color and ta...

Full-time teaching position, Italian 1 - AP, beginning August 2018. V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is seeking a full-time Italian teacher, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The teacher would be responsible for six courses. The high schools in Rio Rancho offer the only high school Italian language program in the state....

Long a neighborhood favorite in the Energy Corridor, venerable Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana is enjoying a transformation that already has Inner Loopers thinking, in Michelin star lingo, “It’s worth the drive.” Since saving the 37-year-old restaurant from closing for good in December, restaurateur extraordinaire Benjamin Berg and his brother, chef Dani...

New Mexico’s Italian community has lost a proud member and a good friend. The world has lost a prolific, creative spirit. Born in Gallup NM, Roger DiCamillo was an architect by trade and an artist by nature, with a gifted hand in nearly every medium from oil, watercolor and pastels to sculpture, pottery, lithography, glass and more. Roger held nume...

Students and faculty from Pin Oak Middle School, Bellaire High School, Westchester Academy, and Hargrave High School gathered on April 2, 2018, in the Auditorium of the offices of the Consulate General of Italy (1330 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056) for the Award Ceremony for the Concorso Letterario 2018 - Il cinema come finestra sul mondo italia...

It all started with a chair. When Jacob Sudhoff and Jerry Hooker were furnishing their home two-and-a-half years ago, they selected a white chair from Italian brand Giorgetti for their foyer. They were smitten with its elegant shape and exquisite finishes, and started looking into its Italian designer. They discovered in Giorgetti a 120-year-old br...