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Texas winery Messina Hof is putting family first. The Bryan-based winemaker has introduced its Bonarrigo Family Wines collection, a tribute to its owners’ seven generations of wine making in Sicily and America. “Our motto as a company is ‘join the family,’” Messina Hof CEO and head winemaker Paul Bonarrigo tells CultureMap. “This is a little piece...

Two of the best exhibitions I’ve seen this year — Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum at the Kimbell in Fort Worth and The Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society at Houston’s MFA — are from a genre I usually detest. The treasures or masterpiece show starts with a fetching theme, gathers what a museum might...

What does Dallas have that Fifth Avenue doesn’t? A Valentino, for one. While the Italian luxury brand tries to escape its prestigious post in New York, it is expanding its presence in Dallas. The ritzy retailer will add 690 square feet to its 2,505-square-foot boutique in Highland Park Village, a shopping center where it has had a presence since 20...

Red paint was splattered across the Christopher Columbus statue in San Antonio's Columbus Park on Thursday. The vandalism at the park, located on the western edge of downtown, was discovered by an officer on patrol around 4:30 a.m. No one was in the vicinity of the park at the time, police said. A work order was filed to remove the paint and the ca...

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...