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When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas Organized by : Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society. In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston) & IIC. Entrance : With fee On the occasion of the exhibit Gladiators: Heroes o...

Italian food means a lot more than spaghetti and meatballs these days, but sometimes the basics, in an old school red sauce joint, are all we want. They’re the places that originally made Italian food popular in this country – authenticity aside. That’s why we want to tell you about some of Chicago’s best old school Italian joints – the kind of pla...

A farm-to-table restaurant in Concord will close down, and an Italian restaurant with a handful of regional locations will take its place. Chef Jason Bond is shutting down one of his two Bondir locations, keeping the original Cambridge restaurant open, Boston Restaurant Talk reported. Bondir Concord first opened in 2013, three years after Bond open...

Chris Bates grew up going to Friendly's on Rte. 20 to celebrate after soccer games and other family occasions. "Driving by for the first time and seeing it wasn't Friendly's was sad," he said. The Friendly's closed in July 2015 after being in town for 50 years. Now, he's a waiter in the building, but with a completely different vibe. The owners beh...

Perry Esposito took the helm as the new president of the Westbury Donatello Lodge #2559, Order of the Sons of Italy in America earlier this month. For the longtime member, being part of the Order provides a sense of camaraderie with people who love to celebrate their heritage. It’s a sense of fraternity he’s hoping will inspire the third and fourth...

“There’s no question in my mind, as a veteran, that we need to always support our troops and our veterans. It’s because of them, and only because of them, that we enjoy all of the freedoms that we do,” Luigi (Louis) Lemme explained matter-of-factly. Lemme and his business partner, Giovanni (John) D’Alessandro, owners of Luigi & Giovanni Italian Spe...

Geremia Mancini, presidente dell’Associazione Culturale “Ambasciatori della fame” rende nota la storia di Nicola Rocco De Dominicis, un bambino partito da Vastogirardi e divenuto un grande medico negli Stati Uniti. Fu per gli italo-americani il “medico amico”. Questa la sua storia: “Nicola Rocco De Dominicis nacque in Molise a Vastogirardi  l’11 ma...

Besides many other beauties, Italy is also famous for its Espresso coffee. In spite of the simple appearance in the small mug (known as tazzina), making a good Espresso is not a simple thing. Several varieties are out there, combining different mixes and grindings. For this reason, the Italian Institute for the Italian Espresso has issued the “Espr...

As my 30th birthday looms ever near, I find myself doing a lot of thinking about what it means to be a grown-up. At one point in my life, when I was as sure of myself as I was clueless, I had some pretty strong ideas about the label: Grown-ups worked in an office. Grown-ups were married. Grown-ups cooked their own dinner. Now, as a newly single fre...

A year and a half after Salute Trattoria Italiana opened its doors, Clique Hospitality has tapped celebrity chef Luke Palladino to revamp the Red Rock Resort restaurant. Having worked with Emeril Lagasse and Todd English, the New Jersey-bred chef opened Onda at the Mirage (now Portofino) and recently operated restaurants along the East Coast. For S...

Niki and Shaokao Cheng, owners of BoConcept New York, proudly announce the March 1st opening of the first Calligaris Brand Store in New York City. The husband and wife team have owned and operated the BoConcept Franchise in New York and New Jersey for the past 14 years. This is their first foray into a furniture brand outside of BoConcept. “We chos...

“It is all about the emotions,” begins Massimo Bottura, waving his arms about passionately. “You don’t come to Osteria to have a big plate of lasagna; you come there to experience something bigger,” says the maverick chef. He is referring, of course, to his famous three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana ranked first on the 2016 World's 5...