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Fort Worth is going to get another big player in the local pizza game -- but not until 2019. On Wednesday morning, Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier's restaurant group -- it's an acronym , but we're still not sure our standard and practices department will let us say it -- announced that it will add a Zoli's NY Pizza location at 3501 Hulen St. in Fort W...

The high-end style and time-tested craftsmanship of Italian luxury furniture-maker Giorgetti has inspired the form, function, finishes— and lifestyle—for an entire condo development. A mid-rise, Giorgetti Houston broke ground May 15 in the Upper Kirby District, an area of upscale retail, restaurants, galleries and neighborhoods located four miles w...

We Play for Tips, the outstanding new album by the Sicilian saxophonist Francesco Cafiso, is a homage to New Orleans jazz. The title comes from a saying that Crescent City street musicians have emblazoned on their caps, an image that Cafiso says stuck with him after a trip to New Orleans when he was a teenager. But the latest recording by the 28-ye...

Some area high schoolers got a little taste of Italy, and a little extra dough, Wednesday night in Lima.  It was the CIAO Scholarship Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The mission of CIAO, or the Charitable Italian American Organization, is to hold fundraisers that make contributions to numerous local charities and award college scholarships...

Live in Concert: Beppe Gambetta. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Cost: $15 ICCC members | $20 non-members. Get your tickets today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7 The ICCC presents: Canzoni: Poetry in Italian Songs and Melodies with Beppe Gambetta performing a blend...

Sometimes traveling can inspire you to live a little differently back home. And sometimes, a visitor can help you see your own home in a new way. That was the case when a mentor and old master came to town recently. “I realized that through my life, I carried in my heart and on my palate the food I grew up eating,” said Dario Cecchini, the famous b...

As a teenager, I was told that I would never be able to carry my own child. I had been diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, or MRKH, meaning I was born without a uterus. Then in 2016, I met Dr. Giuliano Testa, an expert in kidney and liver transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He had gathered a team of ex...

Despite of its ups and downs, as of 2018 it is still clear that the SxSw conference in Austin, Texas is one of the most important – if not the most important – media conference that exists in the world. Split into three main categories (Film, Music and Interactive) as well as several other subcategories (Education, Fashion, Gaming, Wellness etc), e...

THIS WEDNESDAY: Ciao Houston Summer Film Festival kickoff! Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Dive into contemporary Italian comedies premiering in Texas this summer at the ICCC! Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. May 16: The Prize. Directed by Alessandro Gassmann; starring Gigi Proietti, Alessandro Gassmann, Anna Foglie...

Sammy and Domenica Lovera are the Re and Regina for this year’s Italian Festival. “Hopefully, we can reign over a year of peace and tranquility,” Sammy Lovera said. They are set to be officially crowned during the festival’s opening ceremony, which they were told will be around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This year’s 48th annual Italian Festival is set fo...

Dallas' Italian restaurant scene keeps getting bigger, and now there's a dynamic player newly open in the Design District. Called The Charles Dallas, it's an Italian-inspired eatery starring a well known team: The chef is J Chastain, whose resume includes Stephan Pyles and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Owner Chas Martin previously held high...

The sign over the door at Nephew’s Ristorante is small, but it says it all. This new Creole Italian restaurant recently opened in Metairie and promptly filled with people who practically grew up eating this particular nephew’s food. That would be chef Frank Catalanotto, who for decades ran the kitchen of his uncle’s Lakeview restaurant. His uncle w...