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One of the first restaurants to shutter at the start of the pandemic will finally resume service this week after 18 months away. Rosalie Italian Soul reopens its doors inside downtown's C. Baldwin Hotel this Wednesday, September 15. First opened in October 2019, Rosalie is the first Texas project for acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino, known for his re...

Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento had no experience—other than their love for food—when they entered the restaurant business. The two met as employees for Compaq, a computer company that specializes in information technology. “We are not restaurant people. It’s not our background,” Gerry said. The couple has lived in Cy-Fair since they got married in 200...

Fans of the storied and lavish fashion house Gucci: rejoice. The iconic brand has just unveiled a new lifestyle line for those who can’t get enough GG in their life. The new collection will be released on September 10 at the Houston Galleria location. Offerings include satin silk pajamas featuring different Gucci House prints; these come in a print...

Tue, October 12, 2021. 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. River Oaks Country Club - 1600 River Oaks Boulevard - Houston, TX 77019. Buy tickets here. Join us for the second annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s theme, “La Dolce Vita”, will celebrate Italian culture, creativity, and couture.  On October 12th, 2021, we...

Every now and then, you come across a little hidden gem that you should have known about already. That is what happened a couple of weeks ago when a friend invited me to a birthday celebration at Urbana Farmstead in the Landmark community south of Little Rock. Following my GPS to get there, I pulled off the beaten path onto a fairly nondescript roa...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is pleased to launch a new scholarship program for Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester. Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. To know more or download the appli...

Three New Orleans area high school students have received scholarships from the Italian American St. Joseph Society (IASJS). Selected for the honors were graduates Gabrielle LoCoco and Katherine Lorusso, both of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, and Benjamin Broussard, of St. Paul's High School in Covington. This marked the third year for the so...

If you’ve ever found yourself itching for a quick and classic Italian meal in midtown, one that would give even Carmela Soprano a run for her money, then you’ve hit it big, boss. This Sunday, September 5, Gigi’s Deli, a new project by chef Matthew Garcia, is popping up at Little Death to bring a bit of old world New York and New Jersey charm to the...

It was all things Italian when a stylish clutch gathered to salute the Italian Cultural & Community Center ‘s second annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held October 12 at River Oaks Country Club, honoring designer Victor Costa.  For this occasion, luncheon chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy proudly displayed their...

Red Ash offers Italian food with that distinct wood-fired aroma. As such, they boast of their custom-built wood-burning grill, oven, and plancha. Owner and Executive Chef John Carver gets his inspiration from Northern and Southern Italy. Similarly, his dishes feature fresh handmade pastas, pristine seafood, prime meats, and plentiful seasonal veget...

Last year the Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society and Museum Board approved forming an annual “Christmas in Little Italy” event to return traditions of old to our beloved community and the current Board has approved continuing this event! The inaugural event provided toys and books to over 50 children during a drive through visit with Santa and...

The Consul General of Italy in Houston and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central cordially invite you to “Iconic Authentic Italian Products and Exhibition.” Oklahoma City Museum of Art August 26, 2021. 5:30-7:00 p.m. Click here to register. Chef Giancarlo Ferrara, owner of Amalfi Ristorante in Houston, will lead master class participa...