The Italian Cultural and Community Center is seeking candidates to fill five upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors. The election will be held at the annual meeting of members on December 7, 2017. Each term lasts three years. We welcome strategic thinkers who understand “the big picture” and who can translate ideas into actions in order to fu...

PASATINA FIGS—a breed native to Sardinia—aren’t a common ingredient in the U.S. Yet if you look for the fruit in Houston, you’ll have little trouble finding it. Twenty years ago, Efisio Farris, owner of beloved Italian restaurant Arcodoro in the Galleria area, brought a single stick from one of his father’s trees back to Houston from Sardinia. He p...

In 1985, Antonio “Momo” Gattini left Tuscany for Dallas. He thought he might open a shop and sell gelato or at least teach people how to make it. Instead, he founded MoMo’s Italian Kitchen, the quaint restaurant which now operates on Forest Lane near Greenville Avenue. After 30 years of success, Gattini put his son Carlo in charge, and a couple of...

Houston police say someone vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park overnight. Police were called to the scene between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Bell Park in the 4800 block of Montrose. It appeared someone dumped red paint on the statue. According to a plaque, the Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston donated the statu...

Join us at the ICCC for a journey through the Roman Empire, Battle of Britain, Little Bighorn, World War II, and much more! Author Christopher Kelly will present the stories of iconic historical figures and anecdotes of the major and minor things Italians have done to change the world. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the day of...

Un esofago ‘bioartificiale’ è stato immesso per la prima volta al mondo su un malato di tumore negli Stati Uniti. L’intervento è avvenuto 3 mesi fa e il paziente, un cittadino statunitense di 75 anni, sta bene. Il merito dell’impresa è di due ricercatori italiani che da tempo lavorano negli Stati Uniti: Fabio Triolo, direttore del Nucleo terapie ce...

If someone were to ask what Texas contributes to the United States, one might hear cowboys or barbecue as typical responses. However, apart from these classic stereotypes Texas also performs an integral role in the U.S. economy. In 2016, Texas was ranked as the second largest state economy in the U.S., attributed to their fast economic and job grow...

Join us for a screening of the 2016 comedy Che Vuoi Che Sia! We will be celebrating the Italian holiday Ferragosto for the 7th year in a row with a film screening, pizza, and soft drinks. Bring your friends and a favorite bottle of wine to sip and share. Film will be in Italian with English subitiles. Sunday, August 13, 2017 | Doors open at 5:00 pm...

Thu, August 24, 2017. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT. Gusto - 4800 Burnet Road - Austin, TX 78756. Beautiful weather, great company and fantastic food & wine: it’s not a Midsummer Night Dream! It’s a Sicilian Wine Dinner featuring Firriato’s wines! Gusto's Executive Chef Justin Turner designed a special menu, inspired by the distinctive flavors of Sicily....

Fendi is boosting its presence in the U.S., opening a new store in New York's SoHo district and its first units in San Francisco and Dallas. “There is such growth potential in the U.S. for the brand,” said chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. “Fendi has matured and it needs to be expressed on bigger surfaces. There is a more expansi...