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Martinique Bistro in New Orleans will close after 20 years, co-owners Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker announced in a Monday (Jan. 5) press release. The pair has leased the space at 5908 Magazine St. to Nick Lama, 33, the chef de cuisine at Gautreau's.   Raffignone and Barker will continue to own the property. Renovations to the space -...

Chef/owner Adrian Hembree has developed Grazia Italian Kitchen in Pearland into a successful restaurant operation in a matter of months. The cuisine at Grazia Italian Kitchen on 9415 West Broadway Street includes a popular dish known as Pasta Mike & Jen and handmade mozzarella cheese.   Pasta Mike & Jen is made with grilled chic...

The 14th annual St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade will roll April 12 through St. Bernard. The theme is "Let's Geaux Tailgating." Marchers begin at 11 a.m., and floats hit the streets at noon.   The 14th annual St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade will roll April 12 through St. Bernard. Princesses are with St. B...

The influences seep through, impossible to hide even if Mike D'Antoni is so inclined. Just as so much of his offense, having long since grown from mocked to mimicked, can be seen in the strategies and styles of nearly every team in the NBA, so too can the imprint of every stop along the way brought D'Antoni to Houston. West Virginia is home,...

By Kristin Finan The employees at Hotel Granduca care about customer service so much they'll even fix your car. Well, sort of. I learned this during a recent fall stay when, as soon as I pulled up, my car died — a battery issue, apparently.   This definitely wasn't the way I wanted to kick off a much-anticipated staycation with my husb...

In the culinary world there's Italian. Then there's Tuscan and Florentine and even Sicilian. In the U.S., there's even a difference between New York Italian and San Francisco. But have you ever heard of "Brooklyn Italian?"   "It's seafood," Chef Jonathan Levine explains, "because we grew up on the Atlantic Ocean. It's also, when you have a...

Prosegue con soddisfazione la campagna di promozione negli Stati Uniti del Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini DOC Sicilia, che dal 23 al 26 settembre parteciperà alla 25esima edizione del Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, in collaborazione con la celebre testata Wine Spectator. Gli impegni continueranno poi a Los Angeles con una serie di appuntamenti con...

After a low-key soft opening, Enoteca Rossa Ristorante Italiano is ready to beat the drums. The new Italian restaurant at 4566 Bissonnet in Bellaire is announcing its opening with four separate promotions spread over a month. Co-owner Michael Chodrow (his partners are Barry Gomel and Michael May) described the all-day restaurant as a place to...

Il Console generale d'Italia a Houston, Fabrizio Nava ha partecipato nei giorni scorsi alla sesta edizione del World Culture Economy Forum organizzata a New Orleans dalla US Conference of Mayors.

Michael John Wade and Anthony Armstrong, owners of Michael J's, Ruidoso's newest Italian-American restaurant, cut the ribbon last week on the new establishment. Michael J's specializes in home-made lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, ravioli, beef, veal, chicken and seafood dishes. The Greeters, on behalf of the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, sponsore...

By Todd Masson, NOLA.com   The Italian-American Fishing Rodeo is one of the few things in life that is truly a win-win. Participants get to catch some fish, eat good food and have a blast, and Children's Hospital gets some money out of the deal.   This year's rodeo is scheduled for May 16-17 at Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale. The cap...

by Ian McNulty   A visit to the new Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar in New Orleans' CBD can pack in a lot impressions before the food even arrives. The space was, for many years, Le Chat Noir cabaret, and despite its conversion into an upscale restaurant, it may still stir memories of the stage for local theater patrons.   T...