One of the first restaurants to shutter at the start of the pandemic will finally resume service this week after 18 months away. Rosalie Italian Soul reopens its doors inside downtown's C. Baldwin Hotel this Wednesday, September 15. First opened in October 2019, Rosalie is the first Texas project for acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino, known for his re...

Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento had no experience—other than their love for food—when they entered the restaurant business. The two met as employees for Compaq, a computer company that specializes in information technology. “We are not restaurant people. It’s not our background,” Gerry said. The couple has lived in Cy-Fair since they got married in 200...

Fans of the storied and lavish fashion house Gucci: rejoice. The iconic brand has just unveiled a new lifestyle line for those who can’t get enough GG in their life. The new collection will be released on September 10 at the Houston Galleria location. Offerings include satin silk pajamas featuring different Gucci House prints; these come in a print...

Tue, October 12, 2021. 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. River Oaks Country Club - 1600 River Oaks Boulevard - Houston, TX 77019. Buy tickets here. Join us for the second annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s theme, “La Dolce Vita”, will celebrate Italian culture, creativity, and couture.  On October 12th, 2021, we...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is pleased to launch a new scholarship program for Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester. Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. To know more or download the appli...

If you’ve ever found yourself itching for a quick and classic Italian meal in midtown, one that would give even Carmela Soprano a run for her money, then you’ve hit it big, boss. This Sunday, September 5, Gigi’s Deli, a new project by chef Matthew Garcia, is popping up at Little Death to bring a bit of old world New York and New Jersey charm to the...

It was all things Italian when a stylish clutch gathered to salute the Italian Cultural & Community Center ‘s second annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held October 12 at River Oaks Country Club, honoring designer Victor Costa.  For this occasion, luncheon chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy proudly displayed their...

Red Ash offers Italian food with that distinct wood-fired aroma. As such, they boast of their custom-built wood-burning grill, oven, and plancha. Owner and Executive Chef John Carver gets his inspiration from Northern and Southern Italy. Similarly, his dishes feature fresh handmade pastas, pristine seafood, prime meats, and plentiful seasonal veget...

Phil Giglio, outfitted in a perfectly pressed denim shirt with pearl-snap buttons, boots, and a straw cowboy hat, watches as a pair of ranch hands wheel a cartload of equipment toward a row of water buffalo parked at a milking barn in Floresville, outside San Antonio. The cowboys attach an apparatus to each buffalo’s udder, one at a time, then set...

Houston's luxurious Hotel Granduca has switched things up at its fine dining restaurant. After 10 years of operating Ristorante Cavour, the hotel will soon welcome a new concept called Alba Ristorante. Slated to open next month, Granduca owner Giorgio Borlenghi named Alba Ristorante for both a city in northern Italy that's renown for its white truf...