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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Piazza d'Italia, an architectural highlight in downtown New Orleans. Located between Poydras and Lafayette streets, the outdoor plaza was conceived by leaders of New Orleans' Italian-American community as a public tribute to the contributions of Italians to the city. The $1.65 million piazza was designed...

When Corrado Palmieri opened his eponymous café in the Dallas Farmers Market in 2016, we could boast of having a proper Italian coffee shop and bakery that Dallas hadn’t had before. His was a place to linger over a cup of coffee and a pastry, where early on a cadre of Italian regulars set up residence on weekend mornings. The coffee shop—a counter,...

Nothing says Italian like pasta and grape stomping, mamma mia! The Houston Italian Festival is happening in Houston right now and it's one of the largest festivals in town. Cynthia Salvaggio is part of the Festival Committee and says that there's something for everyone. "This is a great family event. There's a cooking class for kids, there's a lot...

In Italian, La Spiga means "wheat." The inspiration for the Marigny bakery and cafe came from Italy, where owner Dana Logsdon studied for a year. At first La Spiga, which Logsdon ran with her cousin, Michael Manning, and her mother, Mary, sold mainly to restaurants. The public could only find La Spiga's pastries and Italian breads at the Crescent C...

Running a restaurant out of a convenience store or gas station isn't anything new — but a homestyle, checkered tablecloth Italian restaurant operating out of a convenience store isn't exactly the grab-and-go sandwiches you might be used to. Keith Steinhour stands tall with a pile of wild hair on top of his head and a stained apron around his waist....

Giacomo Puccini’s ultimate thriller will change the hearts and minds of even the most resistant opera cynics. Even if you’re convinced you won’t like opera, try Tosca on for size. Powerful music, a stellar cast, spectacular staging, and the world-class baton of Maestro Anthony Barrese bring this suspense-packed classic to life – right here in our o...

Il governatore dello Stato del Texas, Gregg Abbott, seguendo l’esempio del Presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, nel giorno delle festività del Columbus Day, ha proclamato quello di ottobre come l’Italian American Heritage Month. Ne dà notizia Vincenzo Arcobelli, presidente del Ctim e consigliere del Cgie. “È con molta soddisfazione che nel gi...

Mike and Diana Lampkin signed a lease in late September at 4223 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 950, The Woodlands, with plans to open Rosati’s Pizza Pub of The Woodlands by late December. The pizza pub will offer authentic Italian dishes, including thin and thick crusted pizzas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches, wings, salads and a full bar. “Our signatur...

Wende Stevenson, who now owns MoMo Italian Kitchen with her husband, Aaron Gross, entered the restaurant business working for Antonio “MoMo” Gattini in the late ’80s. She was 21. He was, she says, “the most fascinating man I’d ever met.” Fresh from Italy, he presented traditional dining in courses—primi and secondi—and was not interested in making...

Oklahoma City has joined dozens of other municipalities around the U.S. in celebrating Indigenous People's Day. Hundreds gathered Monday in Oklahoma City to acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day. Mayor David Holt in September proclaimed Oct. 8 Indigenous People's Day to honor the city's Native American population...

In search of a new favorite Sicilian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Sicilian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Sud Italia Ristorante Topping the list is Sud Italia Ristorante. Located at 2347 University Blvd. in...

Opening Del Pietro’s last year meant more to Gjergj Delia than bringing an Italian restaurant to Frisco; it meant leaving something behind for his family. Delia named the restaurant after his son Peter—whose name is Pietro in Italian—and hopes to hand the business over to him someday. “[I want] to give him an opportunity to make something of himsel...