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Italian Festival Queen Samantha Lin Lamonte is looking forward to the Italian Festival Ball on Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Mater Dolorosa Catholic School gymnasium. Music will be by the Dominos.   The attire will be dressy, no blue jeans. Call Chairperson Veda Abene at (985) 974-0565 or any board member for tickets.   Source: http:/...

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandw...

It would seem the perfect way to get people to vote: put the poll in an Italian restaurant and let the public exercise their franchise with visions of manicotti and meatballs dancing in their heads. By 2 p.m. Tuesday, however, anyone who came through the door at Vincenzo's Italian Grill in far north Houston was there to cast a look at the menu not...

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., join executive chef Giancarlo Ferrara of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar and executive chef and owner Jacques Fox of Artisans Restaurant at their friendly Italy vs. France culinary competition, held at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, 6100 Westheimer.   Tickets ($135 for members of the Italy-Ame...

by Brian Reinhart   There's a wine called "The Gambler" on offer at Patrizio, Uptown's newest Italian restaurant. The Gambler isn't an especially good glass of wine, but it is a good mascot for the eatery, since Patrizio's food, drinks, service and even the bill are a roll of the dice.   One moment you're so delighted you want to...

Let's not forget that simple is good. In fact, let's modify that maxim and say a simple sandwich is good. There doesn't need to be anything complicated about a sandwich. Nothing fancy. A sandwich is not one for black-tie events. No, it's a food generally more at ease being blue collar.   Oh, elaborate, expensive sandwiches can be g...

Before this season winds down, it's important to squeeze in some summer romance.   For such occasions, you might consider The Vine Italian Cafe in Nicoma Park. Located in a nondescript building, it feels as if you've been transported to the old country — provided Italy is that country in question.   Read more   Source: htt...

The Uptown/Galleria Houston area will have another dining option when a craving for pasta strikes.An Italian restaurant called North will open its second Texas location as the newest tenant in the second phase of the mixed-use development Blvd Place.Mike Wheeler and Jack Breard of Dallas-based United Commercial Realty represented North and Elise We...

When first generation Italian John Camuglia bought the original Tully's meat market in the city's Highland district he took the first step from humble beginnings toward creating an iconic Albuquerque institution. That was in 1970. Today, under the careful, hands-on management of son, Johnny Camuglia, Tully's continues to grow and thrive by bringing...

Mother's Day is a special day for honoring mothers throughout the world. We will celebrate this special day at the Italian Club of Dallas by hosting a Mother's Day Brunch to honor the women who contributed so much to our lives: our MOMS.   Come and celebrate this special day with your family and friends at the Italian Club on Sunday, May 10....

Tuesday, January 12, 2016----6:15pm - Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford"The picture is a mouth-watering display of talent, technique and patience. It seems astonishing that a young filmmaker knows exactly how photogenic the flamboyant shots of cooks making their skillets dance over flames bursting from the stoves are." (for comp...

The Society of Art Historians, in conjunction with the Honors College, Graduate School and International Education, Walton College of Business, World Languages Department, and the Art Department, invites students to attend a lecture given by art historian Consuelo Lollobrigida at 6 p.m. April 5 in Old Main's Giffels Auditorium.   Lollobrigid...