Austin's Italian explosion will continue unabashed next year, as New Waterloo (the company behind La Condesa, Sway and the South Congress Hotel) will open two Italian restaurants in the Arnold (1617 E. Sixth St.). The mixed-use development will be home to 350 apartments, business offices (including C3 and Live Nation), and retail.   The upsc...

The Wolves sold their final draft pick to the Rockets, who selected Italian swingman Alessandro Gentile No. 53 overall. Gentile is 6'6″ but he has a guard's skill-set, and made 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers in the Italian league last season. Rockets GM Daryl Morey said that the 21-year-old prospect may even crack the rotation as a rookie.  ...

By Syd Kearney   So this Italian boxer named Andrea Magi opens a pizza joint in London. Then he adds a second London store. And then he takes on Houston. Mascalzone, which is known for its eponymous half pizza/half calzone concoction, will open Aug. 18 on Westheimer near Kirkwood.   "I chose Houston for Mascalzone's first U....

by Cara Smith   Nash D'Amico's latest project is still over a month away from opening, but the seasoned Italian restaurateur is already scoping out ripe opportunities. D'Amico, best known for his Rice Village staple D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, told the HBJ that even though his latest project, Fellini Gelato & Caffee, is still und...

The restaurant industry is known for grueling work, long hours standing and heavy competition. Imagine not only staying in this industry for more than 50 years, but doing it at such a high level that your restaurant is still regarded as one of the finest in Houston. That is exactly what Tony Vallone has accomplished with his namesake establishment,...

by 2nd Lt Meredith Hein - 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs   SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The defense attaché to the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. emphasized the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program in building international partnerships during a visit to Sheppard AFB June 28. Italian Air Force Maj. Gen. Giovannu Fant...

Grimaldi's Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts is now open. Located at The Shops at Highland Village, the restaurant offers patio seating, a banquet space and a full bar.   Guests will be welcomed by Frank Sinatra crooning in the backgrou...

di Gabriella Papale Ha lasciato la sua terra, il suo lavoro e gli affetti più cari, per seguire suo marito negli States. Da Palermo a Houston, senza perplessità e con tanta voglia di cimentarsi in qualcosa di nuovo. Tiziana Triolo, palermitana, dal 2011 è Direttrice Programmazione e Marketing del Centro Culturale Italiano di Houston.   Una...

Come fall, a taste of Italy is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Paolo Fronza and Matteo Alessandri, who previously co-owned Fellini Caffe in Rice Village, will launch a new restaurant in the Cafe Express space located in the museum's Audrey Jones Beck Building.   The casual eatery, called MFACafe, will boast Italian works of...

Big money rolls down the streets of Dallas - literally. Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis and even a Bugatti or two regularly grace some of Dallas' more gilded boulevards. Long known as a city sweet on luxury cars, Dallas' fascination with six-and even seven-figure vehicles is reflected in the high-end area of the Dallas Auto Show, which opened...