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Fri, June 26, 2020. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT. Amanda Pascali and The Family - Live Stream Concert + VIP Experience. $20 – $25. Join us to see Amanda Pascali and The Family perform an intimate show, recorded live at the Milford House on Friday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m.Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and 2019 Kerrville New Folk finalist will ge...

A monument erected in 1990 to honor the Italian immigrants from 1880 to 1910 to Louisiana is how targeted for removal in Baton Rouge. Today many third, fourth, and fifth generation Italians cherish their fathers and mothers from both current and past generations for work ethics leading to a better life for future generations. Such was the case in t...

The city quietly removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from Bell Park on Friday. The statue will be held in storage while the city decides how to relocate it, according to the mayor’s office. Earlier this week, Houston removed two Confederate monuments from city parks, as well. In a statement issued by his office, Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “A...

San Antonio’s Christopher Columbus Italian Society is working closely with Councilman Roberto Treviño to rename city-owned Columbus Park and remove a statue of the famed explorer. Against the backdrop of widespread protests to end systemic racism against African Americans and other minorities, Treviño called the society’s support a “major step towa...

The Christopher Columbus statue at a park near the Museum District has been vandalized again. As in previous incidents, vandals tossed what appears to be red paint on the 7-foot-tall statue, which is located at Houston's Bell Park at 4900 Montrose. The statue also bears a cardboard sign with the message, "Rip the head from your oppressor." It's not...

Eataly, the vibrant Italian marketplace with an array of restaurants, cafés, fresh counters, and to-go eateries, is pleased to announce that its first location in Texas will be in Dallas at NorthPark Center. Opening in 2020, Eataly Dallas will be the eighth North American location for the Italian company, which has 39 stores worldwide. “We are so e...

IT’S NOT OFTEN YOU’RE GOING TO COME ACROSS a restaurant that’s also a flower shop, but that’s what Fiori is going for. “Conceptually we really want it to be more than a restaurant,” says Mimi MacDougall, director of visuals and marketing for Fiori, a regional Italian concept likely to open June 10 at the former La Villa space at 4315 Montrose Blvd....

Sitting at the corner of Broadway and Sunset Road, Braza Brava Pizza Napoletana is a full-blown Italian restaurant. But the lineup of 21 specialty pizzas is the undeniable star of the show, thanks to the wood-fired pizza oven that was built in Italy and transported to San Antonio. Whether you like them with traditional red marinara or bianche (whit...

After 28 years of business, Patrenella's Italian Restaurant at 813 Jackson Hill St. has permanently closed. Owner Sammy Patrenella, 85, first opened the trattoria in his childhood home in 1992, eventually acquiring two adjacent properties and connecting them to expand the restaurant as well as add a residence. “My parents built the house in 1938. T...

One of the nation's Most Loved and Most Trusted Pizza Brand, Marco's Pizza, now has new location in Houston. Situated at 9540 S. Main St., Ste. 120, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The Marco's Pizza location is owned and operated by Donald Tran, a young entrepreneur who also ow...

The dining room closures spurred by COVID-19 prompted many Houston restaurateurs and wine bar owners to start thinking of new, creative ideas of what they could do to continue not only serving customers but expanding their culinary worlds and wine knowledge. In the case of ROMA — located in a historic home built in 1939 at 2347 University — owner S...

Minuti Coffee, purveyor of Italian style coffees and gelatos, has opened a new location near Katy Mills Mall. The shop, located at 814 Katy Fort Bend Road, also serves a selection of pastries, sandwiches and snacks. The shop offers dine-in and drive-through options. Junaid Hassan, co-owner of the new Minuti, said that what sets Minuti apart is its...