The people of Plano no longer have to fly across the Atlantic for the true Italian experience because Taverna has officially opened its doors in Legacy West. Taverna invites fans and newcomers alike to experience the sights and smells of Italy at its first Plano restaurant, located at 7400 Windrose Ave. next to Fabletics. Relax on the cozy, wrap-ar...

Sud Italia Ristorante just got a special infusion of Italian realness. The Rice Village charmer has announced that Maurizio Ferrarese, former executive chef of Quattro at the Four Seasons, is the restaurant's new top toque. A 17-year veteran of Four Seasons hotels and resorts, Ferrarese recently left his post at the downtown hotel. Sud Italia owner...

We all have them. Days when we forget how big the world is and how small we are. Moments when the minutiae - stress, worry, simple personal concerns - take over and we lose track of everything going on all around us. Laurel D'Antoni knew her husband, Mike, was having one of those days. So in the days after Hurricane Harvey, Laurel asked the Rockets...

East side Italian sandwich shop La Matta opened today at 501 Comal Street. The newest member of the New Waterloo family (which includes Sway and Le Politique), La Matta is a precursor to another forthcoming Italian restaurant, Il Brutto, coming in early 2018. La Matta (which means “The Joker” in Italian card games) serves panini, salads, charcuteri...

Save for a few SXSW day parties and the occasional boozy brunch, we haven’t spent much time in the daylight near East Sixth Street. But all that may change soon when New Waterloo’s latest concept opens a block from the bustling strip. The hospitality group behind the South Congress Hotel and Hotel Ella, and restaurants like La Condesa and Sway, ann...

This December the Sons of Italy will share and celebrate a beloved element of the culture that has made its way to the United States. On 6 p.m. Dec. 15 the Sons of Italy Cultural Committee will be holding a special holiday Wine Tasting Festival. “What’s unique about this time, is that for the first time the lodge will be partnering with Vino di Pic...

Ogni anno sempre più ragazzi italiani decidono di volare negli States, con l'idea di vivere un'esperienza di basket diversa, in cui possono confrontarsi con un mondo per alcuni versi lontano anni luce dal basket italiano ed europeo e, perchè no, sognare da vicino di approdare in NBA. Negli ultimi anni l'NCAA ha riscosso un interesse sempre maggiore...

University of Dallas alumni develop a lifelong love of Italy after their time spent there during the Rome semester. Some alumni are drawn further into Italian culture through experiences completely external to their Rome semesters. One such alumnus is Dave Atkinson, BS ’99, spring Rome ’97, who lives in Dallas and works at Children’s Health. For a...

Please note that as of March 1, 2018 passports will not be issued the same day of the appointment. exception will be made for proven emergencies. Therefore, the day of the appointment, beside the required documentation, a prepaid and self-addressed traceable type envelope (express mail, federal express, ups, etc.) has to be provided to mail the new...

The Italian Cultural and Community Center warmly welcomes the following individuals to the 2018 Board of Directors: Raluca Dalea is a finance professional with a background in equity research and corporate banking. She was born in Romania and has lived in the US since 1997 and in Houston for the past 10 years.