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One of the newest Italian restaurants in The Woodlands — Zanti Cucina Italiana — has a benefit of an executive chef with several decades of international cooking experience and a background in his own family’s restaurant in Italy. Zanti Executive Chef Stefano Ferrero joined the restaurant’s team in 2017. The restaurant, located at 10000 Research Fo...

GelaRto, a cafe specializing in traditional Italian gelato, has opened in the J.W. Brooks building at 18 S. Water St. in downtown Wilmington.  Owners Nigel Langstone and Luca Grassi have been creating and selling GelaRto in Italy and Britain for years, and after a trial run in New York City, have opened a Wilmington location.  Langstone and his fam...

The windows that NBA players operate in are as thin as the space between two fence posts. For the most part, completely clean looks exist only in theory. Defenders who make mistakes are still long and quick enough to make up much of the ground they might have ceded. Nicolo Melli struggled with this at first, but after a rocky start to his NBA caree...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Plano, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Marinara Pizza Topping the list is a location of the Marinara Pizza restaurant chain. Located at 1915 N. Centr...

In 1880 Count Giuseppe Telfener and several European, New York and Texas financiers developed a grand plan to link New York and Mexico by rail. The New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad Company was chartered in Paris in October 1880, and construction began about a year later. Count Telfener was no amateur in the field; he had just completed a 350-mi...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

US Navy Lt. Stephen Decatur’s ship was piloted by four Sicilians to enter Tripoli and blow up the USS Philadelphia, which had been taken by Libyans in the first Barbary Coast War. When you hear the words in the Marine Corps Hymn : “To the Shores of Tripoli,” walk on Decatur Street in New Orleans, or visit any city in America named “Decatur.” Do you...

World renowned artist and sculptor, Franco Alessandrini was born in Sansepolcro, Italy in 1944.  At the early age of 14, Mr. Alessandrini was recognized as a master artist, beginning his career with his first one man show in 1958.  His formal study of art and training was in Florence.  He quickly continued building his portfolio and his reputation...

At the age of 40, when Mother Cabrini crossed the ocean for the first time to begin her work in America, she was penniless, alone, and couldn’t speak English. Without doubting herself, she pioneered the building of schools, hospitals, clinics, and orphanages. She was not satisfied with simply establishing the facilities, so she dedicated her life t...

The phrase “Made in Italy” conjures up images of sexy cars and impossibly sleek chairs and lamps—a sophisticated industrial aesthetic that began to be forged in the 1950s. But in the late 1960s and 1970s things got weird: A sofa that looks like oversized fake grass, a chair that looks like a cartoonish toppled column, a lamp with an umbrella for a...

That favorite time of year again, and a labor of love for Italian families….St. Joseph Day.  Many families, Catholic Churches and schools are starting to gather their supplies, treasured ornamental items, and baking for St. Joseph Altars.  This is a time honored tradition that started right here in our New Orleans Area, and let’s make this one our...

New eatery Sorella5 (616 Baronne St., 504-766-7158) lives up to its name. “Sorella” is the Italian word for sister, and restaurant is owned by five of them. Sorella5 opened Jan. 11 and offers what co-owner Laurie Lagasse calls “home cooking and New Orleans-style cuisine.” The menu is loaded with dishes cooked from family recipes such as red beans a...