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Wednesday July 28 - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Up to age 8. Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus, 5401 Caroline, Houston, TX. This 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist by author Megan Hoyt and illustrator Iacopo Bruno brings to light the inspiring, true story of Gino Bartali, a beloved Italian cyclist and secret champion in the fight f...

Ristorante Casanova, a new Italian restaurant at the base of the DoubleTree Hotel, elevates pasta with its unique, flavorful dishes. The restaurant replaces the former Fire Restaurant and is owned by Elma Carreto. Led by chef Jesus Martinez in the kitchen, Casanova's dishes are impressive, from the elegant presentation and house-made pasta to the u...

Jerry Pellegrini, one of the top professional boxers ever to come out of the New Orleans area, died Tuesday. He was 78. Pellegrini’s daughter Dawn confirmed his death in a Facebook post Thursday morning. Pellegrini began to fight professionally as a teenager, but that came a year after he started his other profession as a barber, which gave him the...

Jerol Fanta, Vice President and Owner of Orlando’s Italian Restaurant received the Lubbock Restaurant Association’s - 2022 Restaurateur of the Year Award on Sunday, July 10th at the Texas Restaurant Association’s Lone Star Bash in Dallas, TX! Jerol Fanta has been a part of the Orlando’s Italian family since 1982. In that 40-year span of time, Jerol...

With all the talk about staffing shortages at restaurants these days, the scene at M’tucci’s Bar Roma on a recent Saturday night was a surprise. A small army of servers gathered in a space just off the entrance for a pre-dinner meeting and pep talk. Moments later, they were released into the dining room, where they almost outnumbered the patrons. E...

The Rim is getting a brand of cafes where “drinking wine at lunch is not a crime.” Postino WineCafe, a Phoenix-based brand, is opening its first San Antonio location next spring. “Feeling a connection and alignment with a community is what drives us to open our doors and a new location,” Postino Co-Founder and CEO Lauren Bailey tells MySA.com in a...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? Introducing Eataly and Dallas's first-ever Gelato Fest! On July 22 from 3-6PM, explore twelve gelato stations spread across our entire store featuring classic gelato flavors, boozy sorbetto (for the grown-ups!), sweet focaccia with gelato, and even exclusive flavors not normally featured at our gelato...

Forlorn fans of the shuttered Houston restaurant Fresco Italiano — some who quite literally wept when chef/owner Roberto Crescini announced he was closing up shop and heading back to Italy — take a moment to rejoice. Crescini is back. He’s now partnering with the consummate pro Paco Calza, a longtime Houston restauranteur whom many will recognize f...

A Los Angeles-based Italian restaurant made its Texas debut in Austin this summer Burrata House Austin is open at 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Suite 1280, as of June 19. The menu includes burrata used in various panini with sliced meats and/or vegetables; bowls with greens, vegetables, meats, and grains; and pasta like pesto and bolognese. There...

My friends endure endless stories about restaurants they just have to try, desserts that will blow their socks off, and this red sauce just like my Italian cousin-in-law makes. I am a champion of exceptionalism sharing with infectious enthusiasm everything that is good in the world. So, when I was confronted by a fellow champion friend who was ravi...

During the 19th century, Venice romanced American artists, collectors, and tourists with sparkling glass goblets. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth chronicles this seduction with the nationally touring exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magi...

Every summer for 18 years, often marginalized artisans from across the globe have converged on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill to show and sell their creations at the International Folk Art Market. Originally planned as a one-time event, the market now draws more than 16,000 visitors to Milner Plaza from Thursday to Sunday. They buy more than $3 million in...