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Who has the best meatballs in Houston? You'll find out on April 23 when Damian's Cucina Italiana revives its meatball competition with 2017 Meatball Brawl where 10 local restaurants will try to out-ball each other for a good cause. Damian's owners Johnny Mandola and Bubba Butera will play host (and competitor) for the event which will benefit the T...

Many student organizations at Texas Tech provide an out-of-class opportunity to learn about foreign language and culture in a personable environment. Two such organizations are the Tech Italian Club and the Arabic Language Student Organization. Francesca Mirti, the Italian Club’s on-campus advisor and a foreign language instructor, said she started...

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is holding a dedication ceremony today for its criminal justice institute named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Chancellor Robin Myers will introduce John Scalia, who will represent the late justice's family, at 7 p.m. at the Coulter Performing Arts Center in the Vada Sheid Community...

Loveria Caffe’s full sign reads: “Loveria Caffe – Taste of Italy.” Well, that’s quite an understatement, as this month-old Italian restaurant-lounge-emporium delivers more than just a mere tidbit of Italy. Rather, it stages a bountiful feast for the eyes and taste buds in one of the area’s most architecturally enthralling and culinarily authentic s...

Dal 6 maggio Roma e il Texas saranno più vicini grazie all’avvio del volo diretto tra Fiumicino e Dallas operato dalla American Airlines. Il nuovo collegamento è stato presentato giovedì mattina all’hotel De Russie, alla presenza dell’assessore capitolino alle Attività produttive, Adriano Meloni, da Fausto Palombelli, chief Commercial officer di Ad...

Wichita Falls revels in an abundance of burger places, barbecue joints and Tex-Mex eateries, But what we don’t have a lot of is Italian food restaurants. So, seeking some variety, my Lunch Bunch Buddy and I sought out a great place to get Italian food. Eventually, we landed at Mia’s Italian Bistro. Up the hill from the intersection of Seymour Highw...

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been serving Italian cuisine at 815 Plantation Drive, Richmond, for 10 years. After working at his mother’s restaurant near Katy, Braden Lomonte decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and open his own location. “The original Lomonte’s is his mother’s restaurant,” General Manager Bruce Bell said. “Our...

Soon, diners will be able to visit one location to eat the wares of local legends Nick Badovinus and Julian Barsotti. The two are each opening restaurants this year at the same address in Highland Park Village — one situated at floor-level, the other a second-story kinda thing. Both the new restaurants will focus on Italian food. On the ground floo...

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...