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Why break the bank booking a trip to Italy when the Sicilian Butcher, an Arizona-based Italian eatery, is adding a San Antonio location this year? Known for its 5-foot charcuterie boards, scratch-made spaghetti, and hand-rolled meatballs, The Sicilian Butcher is helmed by noted chef Joey Maggiore. As of publication, a grand opening date or address...

If you want a warm meal draped in Sicily sizzle – 'Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria' should be the next stop on your travel itinerary. Owner Dominick Visocaro is proud to say his restaurant has been in business for 40 years. “Whenever the customers come over here to the restaurant, I think that they feel like it’s warm and welcoming and it’s fami...

Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, Texas 77006. This event is free to attend. R.S.V.P. here by April 11, 2024. The Consulate General of Italy in Houston invites you to Made in Italy Day, this Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural & Community Center! Join us for light refreshments and...

For a minute there, it seemed like Austin was going to drown under a wave of Italian restaurant openings. But the water has calmed, and a chef with a significant Austin pedigree is ready to jump in. Here’s what you need to know about forthcoming Italian restaurant Casa Bianca.  Casa Bianca is an American-Italian restaurant and lounge that intends t...

Curious diners turned to sneak a peek: A waiter scraped a fork across a wooden bowl, turning anchovies into shreds. Dressed in a teal blue button-up, he squeezed lemon into a fish mash, added a few grinds of black pepper, parmesan and garlic cloves. “Enjoy,” he said, placing a plate of perfectly dressed Caesar salad greens on a red-and-white check...

As part of the initiatives aimed at guaranteeing an increasingly effective service to the resident community, on May 3rd 2024 the Consulate General of Italy in Houston will organize a day entirely dedicated to receiving the public for the collection of the biometric data necessary for the completion of the procedures for the issuing/renewal of the...

In an unprecedented blend of Italian architectural charm and Houston's natural beauty, a Houston couple has commissioned Robert A.M. Stern Architects, a New York-based firm, to design a sprawling 17,000-square-foot mansion that stands as a testament to luxury and detailed craftsmanship. Named 'Adagio', after the Italian musical term for 'slow tempo...

Creole Italian food has a particular slant in New Orleans, informed by a wealth of Gulf seafood and the local creed that more — sauce, cheese, cheese on seafood — is better. The city’s influx of mostly Sicilian immigrants in the late 19th century (an estimated 290,000 settled here) expanded the New Orleans table to embrace that island’s particular...

Texas doesn’t have any Michelin-starred restaurants, but Irving’s new Ritz-Carlton hotel is about to have a new Italian steakhouse with Michelin pedigree. Knife Italian, Dallas chef John Tesar’s newest restaurant, is slated to open Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Some of its menu is inspired by the steak and seafood dishes at Knife & Spoon in Orlando, Tes...

Last year, the Roman Empire TikTok trend began to highlight a shockingly common obsession among men: Many revealed that they think about ancient Rome “at least once a day.” Today, the term “Roman Empire” can be used to refer to just about any kind of everyday obsession, from Caesar salad to Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge.” But if your Roman Empire...

Cabrini High School on Esplanade Avenue offers the most tangible reminders of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s legacy in the city, but Mother Cabrini’s first stop in New Orleans was the French Quarter. It’s where she and her Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus cared for the poor, especially Italian immigrants just as in New York, as depicte...

Our Lady of Mercy church in Baton Rouge presented their St. Joseph's altar Sunday to celebrate his upcoming feast day and encourage the faithful to help feed the poor. In the Catholic Church, followers believe St. Joseph is the foster father to Jesus Christ. Centuries ago, there was a famine in Italy. The people there prayed to St. Joseph to lift t...