Following the devastating winter storms in Texas, several of Piada’s restaurants were forced to close temporarily leaving some hourly workers without work for days. To offset lost hours, Piada provided an additional $200 non-taxable stipend for its 175 hourly team members at its eight locations across the state. “When intense winter weather struck...

Team Italy sluggers Robel Garcia and John Andreoli have been popular on the waiver wire in recent years. 27-year-old Robel Garcia, who made his 2019 MLB debut while playing second base as well as the corner outfield positions for the Chicago Cubs, was claimed by the Houston Astros on February 27, 2021 after being designated for assignment by the Lo...

Roboze, a 3D printing company serving the aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries, opened a U.S. headquarters in Houston to capitalize on the region’s pool of engineering talent and central location. The company, based in Bari in southern Italy, set up shop in a new building at 7934 Breen Road in northwest Houston. “We want to really focus n...

For those who have been regulars of B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar since Berg Hospitality took over the west Houston iconic Carmelo’s in 2019, the closure of the Memorial Drive restaurant will come as a shock. But fear not, fans of Chef Cesar Chavez’ cuisine. B.B. Italia is moving to a new address just around the corner in the Energy Corridor area and i...

Dallas' most popular pizza chain is getting ready to win over a new neighborhood: Cane Rosso, the Neapolitan-style pizzeria concept founded by Jay Jerrier, is opening a location at Hillcrest Village, the new development at 6959 Arapaho Rd. in Dallas, east of Addison and west of Richardson. Once a strip mall parking lot, Hillcrest Village was acquir...

Dallas’s Italian cuisine scene will get even stronger with the arrival of Monarch, a swanky new eatery with Michelin star cachet that’s set to open its doors in Downtown next month. The restaurant will make its debut on the 49th floor of the National building at 1405 Elm Street on March 10, according to a press release. It’s the first Dallas restau...

A well-liked Chicago pizzeria is back in action: Called Chicago's Original Pizza, this mom-and-pop recently reopened in Allen, but has been doing this kind of food in Collin County for more than a decade. Chicago's Original started out on Greenville Avenue where it earned a following from deep-dish devotees around DFW, where the Chicago-style pizza...

The Dallas Opera will make the company's gripping 2015 production of Giacomo Puccini's immortal Tosca available free of charge for home viewing. This passionate, star-studded production was originally simulcast live in high definition to a North Texas audience at Klyde Warren Park. TDO's Tosca stream will premiere online Friday, February 26, 2021 a...

There's a new pizzeria in town, and it's bringing a taste of authentic "Bronx-style" pizza to Corpus Christi's Southside. Owner Salvatore (Sal) Colicci, who also owns Bella Luna Downtown, opened Sal's Bronx Pizza on New Year's Eve to offer his version of authentic New York-style pizza to Corpus Christi. Since opening its doors, Sal's has become a p...

Vincent D’Amico, Robert Frost scholar, retired educator and proud University of St. Thomas alumnus, died of cancer at his home on Jan. 31 at age 90. During his lifetime, he decided that like Frost he would acquire acres of land of his own. In 2019, he donated 50 acres of land near Conroe to the University of St. Thomas to help it establish a nursin...