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WHILE IT ISN’T THE MOST HERALDED TYPE OF CUISINE IN HOUSTON, Italian certainly has its place. Every neighborhood seems to have at least one red-sauce spot perfect for those Friday nights over a cheap bottle of wine, and if you want a romantic evening with impeccable service and homemade pasta that’ll make your eyes roll back ... we’ve got that, too...

A real estate ad posted this week has put a question mark over another beloved New Orleans restaurant. Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar at 3636 Bienville St. is for sale. Speculation instantly swirled as to the reasons behind the move for the historic restaurant, as other local institutions have been roiled by change during the coronavirus pandemic. In an...

An Austin restaurant is stepping in the make sure seniors who will be home alone for Thanksgiving can still enjoy a holiday meal. Juliet Italian Kitchen is giving away free fettuccine alfredo meal kits to people over the age of 70 in Austin. The meal kits include fettuccine noodles, grilled chicken, alfredo sauce, and instructions on how to prepare...

If you're a Louisiana native with a distinctly Italian last name, you've got lots of company here. Since the late nineteenth century, more families of Sicilian descent have called Louisiana home than anywhere else in the world except Sicily. This is a topic that has fascinated Loyola history professor, Justin Nystrom – enough to compel him to recor...

There are several Italian restaurants in and around Dallas, but many fans of the cuisine complain that truly good Italian is hard to find here. At Partenope in downtown Dallas, husband-and-wife duo Megan and Dino Santonicola incorporate Neapolitan tradition throughout their restaurant. The restaurant’s name comes from the original name of the city...

All Souls' Day is also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead. It is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.  It is a celebration full of traditional food and family.  The newly formed ISDA St. Rosalie Lodge in Monroe Louisiana consists of members who have been attending the ble...

Big news, amici – our first-ever store in Dallas is coming soon. The city is especially close to our hearts because of the deep roots of Dallas’s thriving arts and food culture. Read on to see what you can look forward to at Eataly Dallas! Whether you're looking for an on-the-go snack or a delicious meal to savor (with a view), our cafés, takeaway...

A one-night-only screening of an Italian romance produced by Shreveport filmmakers will be showcased as part of Robinson Film Center’s Regional Filmmakers Spotlight series on Thursday. “Molto Bella” will play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at RFC, located at 617 Texas St. in Shreveport. “Molto Bella”—translates to “Very Beautiful”— is a love story accented wi...

The Muffuletta sandwich is made in America with Italian parts. This sandwich, while it is filled with delicious Italian meats, cheese and vegetable condiments, is unique to New Orleans. It’s forerunners first appeared in the French Quarter as early as the 1890’s, when a large number of Sicilians came to the port of New Orleans. These immigrants set...

Where do you go when you want to venture off the beaten path but still have a craving for the familiarity and dependability of your favorite comfort foods? I hopped in my car, headed north on Highway 6 and ended up at Napoli Express Pizza in Sugar Land. For those of you who have regularly read my column or follow me on Twitter, you may know that I...

Nov 14, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021. Menil Drawing Institute - 1533 Sul Ross Street. Houston, Texas 77006. Silent Revolutions: Italian Drawings from the Twentieth Century, the first large-scale survey of twentieth-century Italian drawings mounted in the United States. The exhibition, presenting works largely selected from the Collezione Ramo in Milan, will...

With a name like Ben DiNucci you would think he is made to be a character from the Sopranos but apparently he is the Cowboys third string QB who made his debut against the Eagles tonight. He set the world on fire with his crazy side arm through (it was an incomplete pass) and his name alone had everyone going crazy but the real question is who is h...