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Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society. The ancient city of Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber River, about 15 miles southwest of the center of Rome. Foun...

Having opened more than 75 years ago, Lasagna House has withstood the test of time, owner Matt Vernon said. While Lasagna House was first opened in Chicago in 1942 by Pete Pizzo, an 18-year-old Sicilian immigrant, Vernon said the restaurant relocated three times since then to its present location at Westheimer Road and Eldridge Parkway in Houston....

On April 12, 2019, the city of New Orleans issued an official apology for its role in the 1891 lynching of eleven Italian Americans who had been tried and acquitted in the murder of the city’s police chief, David Hennessy. Gunned down while walking home on a rainy evening in October 1890, Hennessy allegedly stated that “dagoes” had attacked him. In...

Thursday, June 6, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Italian food has taken its spot in the echelons of global gastronomic heritage thanks to the diaspora of millions of emigrants to key spots like New York and Buenos Aires. Through testimonies from all over the globe, we d...

More than a dozen Ferraris were abandoned in a Texas field for nearly a decade after their owner became seriously ill and missed warehouse storage payments.  Even after the payments were made, the cars became stuck there for almost 10 years as the collector's family fought through legal proceedings.    Now the value of the collection, which could h...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Come join us for the movie screening of Ferrante Fever, a journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy. A short lecture overviewing Elena Ferrante's work will be held...

THE CONCEPT Restaurateur Benjamin Berg (B&B Steakhouse and B.B. Lemon) and his brother, chef Daniel Berg, are partners in this restaurant that recently debuted in the space that was once Carmelo’s restaurant. It serves contemporary takes on classic Italian-American dining staples. THE SPACE The hodgepodge of rooms that was once Carmelo’s make sense...

This French Quarter cottage sits on a storied plot of land with a written history dating back to the 18th century. Ursuline nuns established themselves on the property as early as 1766 and sold this lot to the U.S. government in 1825, according to records from the Historic New Orleans Collection. In the 1850s, this cottage was built. It was transfe...

Anthony Fabrizio received the Black & Gold Communications Scholarship presented by the McAlester News-Capital during the McAlester High School’s senior assembly Monday at S. Arch Auditorium — where MHS seniors were awarded about $2.6 million in scholarships. The McAlester High School senior was a member of McAlester’s student publication, which is...

A mosaic made of thousands of hand-cut Murano glass tiles fills the walls of an alcove in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's sanctuary. The new artwork — centered with an image of Christ with St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. James the First Bishop of Jerusalem and St. Basil the Great — was installed in April in time for the Gr...

Sunday, May 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston TX 77045. With just three weeks to go before the 2nd Annual Authentic Italian Table/Houston Pasta Festival, we are thrilled to announce the participating venues and food experts. The following are just some of the top Houston restaurants that will be sharing t...

Good news for people who love Italian food: Eataly Dallas has formed an LLC, so it’s safe to say that we can expect that they will be landing in our fair, pasta-obsessed city soon. If you’re not familiar, it’s the behemoth that first touched down in New York (near Madison Square Park) in 2010. That was the doing of Lydia and Joe Bastianich (and, fo...