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Team Italy sluggers Robel Garcia and John Andreoli have been popular on the waiver wire in recent years. 27-year-old Robel Garcia, who made his 2019 MLB debut while playing second base as well as the corner outfield positions for the Chicago Cubs, was claimed by the Houston Astros on February 27, 2021 after being designated for assignment by the Lo...

Roboze, a 3D printing company serving the aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries, opened a U.S. headquarters in Houston to capitalize on the region’s pool of engineering talent and central location. The company, based in Bari in southern Italy, set up shop in a new building at 7934 Breen Road in northwest Houston. “We want to really focus n...

Being born into a loving Sicilian-Louisiana family, nurtured within the heart of New Orleans’ multicultural mélange of fabulous food, music, art and celebrations, gave me a perspective that I now acknowledge as truly extraordinary! Earliest memories are sensuous–fresh-baked schicciata, earthy pan bread pressed to perfection by loving hands, pungent...

Maybe because he got his culinary degree from a design school — Rhode Island School of Design had a culinary program back in the day — chef Steven Marsella wants his food to look as pretty as it tastes. Marsella, co-culinary director for Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, also is executive chef at the company’s latest addition, a Tavola, which ope...

For those who have been regulars of B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar since Berg Hospitality took over the west Houston iconic Carmelo’s in 2019, the closure of the Memorial Drive restaurant will come as a shock. But fear not, fans of Chef Cesar Chavez’ cuisine. B.B. Italia is moving to a new address just around the corner in the Energy Corridor area and i...

Dallas' most popular pizza chain is getting ready to win over a new neighborhood: Cane Rosso, the Neapolitan-style pizzeria concept founded by Jay Jerrier, is opening a location at Hillcrest Village, the new development at 6959 Arapaho Rd. in Dallas, east of Addison and west of Richardson. Once a strip mall parking lot, Hillcrest Village was acquir...

Tucked into Decatur Street in the middle of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Central Grocery and Deli is a third generation, old-fashioned grocery store founded in 1906 by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant who was famous for creating the muffuletta. The 115-year-old shop hasn’t changed, and the muffuletta has been sliced and carved the exact same wa...

In 1806, less than a dozen homes existed upriver in New Orleans in what is now the Garden District. In that year, City Planner Barthelemy Lafon designed Place du Tivoli which was surrounded by Tivoli Circle as the street. Tivoli comes from Tivoli Gardens near Rome. Numerous cities around the world have named places after Tivoli. New Orleans has the...

A new restaurant serving Italian-style pizza cooked in a brick oven is open for business in northwest Norman. Adam Oxsen and his wife, Sherise, opened a new local pizza restaurant, Tavola, on Dec. 7. They named the restaurant Tavola, which is Italian for table, because they wanted to create a space in which “relationships could be built around the...

The Great River Road Museum next to Houmas House & Garden in Darrow Louisiana will be the site of a Jazz Concert presented by the ISDA St. Joseph’s Lodge and the American Italian Federation of the Southeast on March 20th from 1-5pm.  The 2-acre amphitheater provides a social distancing site so that the regional Italian organizations do not have to...

Dallas’s Italian cuisine scene will get even stronger with the arrival of Monarch, a swanky new eatery with Michelin star cachet that’s set to open its doors in Downtown next month. The restaurant will make its debut on the 49th floor of the National building at 1405 Elm Street on March 10, according to a press release. It’s the first Dallas restau...

A well-liked Chicago pizzeria is back in action: Called Chicago's Original Pizza, this mom-and-pop recently reopened in Allen, but has been doing this kind of food in Collin County for more than a decade. Chicago's Original started out on Greenville Avenue where it earned a following from deep-dish devotees around DFW, where the Chicago-style pizza...