St. Mary Catholic Church leaders in Orange are inviting the public and parishioners to the Celebration of the Saint Joseph Altar, honoring the Feast Day of St. Joseph. This year’s Altar and Prayers are being dedicated to and for Peace in Ukraine. It will be held Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 912 Cherry Avenue in Orange. The Altar...

The owners of Gr8 Plate Hospitality, who already have The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill brands under their belt, are ready to launch a third restaurant concept, Passerella. The Italian restaurant is slated to open in April at 9945 Barker Cypress Road at The Boardwalk Towne Lake in Cypress. It will be located next to its sister restaurant, The Union K...

If Made in Italy is a fundamental aspect of the Italian presence in America, not only from a commercial point of view but also from a diplomatic and cultural one, it is ICE (the Italian Trade Agency) that is mainly responsible for following the system of promotion and distribution of Italian products in the United States. ICE is present in America...

Luxe-loving locals will soon be able to shop Gucci's inventory of high-end wearables without having to travel outside of San Antonio. The company confirms to MySA that The Shops at La Cantera will soon house a Gucci store.  The $1.5 million project is in the early stages, but a representative for the brand tells MySA Gucci is eyeing an early fall o...

A jewel of an Italian restaurant with an impeccable pedigree is coming to Frisco. Called Caffe Baonecci, it's a family-owned restaurant whose owners are natives of Italy and who moved here from San Francisco where they owned a similarly-named restaurant in North Beach. The restaurant will open in late spring at 7151 Preston Rd. #451D, in a center e...

Alto cucina has arrived to the Dallas Arts District with the March 10 opening of La Stella Cucina Verace, an elevated Italian restaurant with star power. Serving only dinner for now, La Stella inhabits the former Flora Street Cafe space at 2330 Flora Street. It’s from Giuseppe “JP” Piccinini, Luigi Iannuario, and Riccardo Ravaglia, three guys who k...

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake will soon welcome Passerella, a new Italian eatery, at 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 122, Cypress. Passerella is a new concept from Gr8 Plate Hospitality, the parent company of The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill, which both have multiple locations across the Greater Houston region. A “seafood-forward” menu is planned for t...

One might say it took a proverbial village for prolific restaurateur Benjamin Berg to launch his latest Houston restaurant. Trattoria Sofia is located in The Heights, but it would be at home in tiny burg outside Palermo, or a remote hamlet high in the hills of Tuscany where one can stop at a trattoria any time for simple, rustic fare. Fast becoming...

Houston restaurateur Ben Berg has found a new home for B.B. Italia Bistro & Bar. The casual Italian-American restaurant will reopen later this spring in the Sugar Land Town Square mixed-use development. Originally opened in 2019 in the former Carmelo's space in the Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia serves classic Italian-American fare like chicken parme...

B.B. Italia Bistro  & Bar, 16250 City Walk Drive, is expected to open this spring in Sugar Land Town Square. The Italian restaurant from Berg Hospitality Group first opened in 2019 in the space formerly occupied by Carmelo's Cucina Italiana. B.B. Italia closed temporarily in February 2021, as we reported here in the Houston Press. Owner Benjamin Be...