The premise for Impractical Jokers could be summed up by the disclaimer that preceded every episode of the series:  "Warning: The following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other.” Since its debut on TruTV in December 2011, the foursome earned lifelong fans by letting viewers in...

Lauded Holly Italian restaurant Intero is opening a new all-day Italian restaurant, Poeta, in Central East Austin. Poeta is slated to open within the Frances Modern Inn at 1123 East 11th Street on Friday, November 24. Poeta will serve Italian fare, including breakfast and brunch. That means dishes like eggs benedict with gnocco fritto, prosciutto a...

As 400 Gradi grows across Dallas-Fort Worth, its Italian partners want you to know: 400 Gradi is not just a pizza place. That’s how the world has known it since 2014, when 400 Gradi’s founder Johnny DiFrancesco’s Neapolitan pizza was named the best in the world by the Campionato Mondiale della Pizza (Pizza World Championship) in Italy. In an intere...

The underwater coral reefs of the world are some of our Earth’s most diverse and fascinating, living, breathing ecosystems. Unfortunately due to pollution, climate change and other negative factors, coral reefs are in extreme danger of extinction, with 90% of Earth’s coral projected to die out by 2050. However, efforts have been underway around the...

Florence, Italy is over 5,600 miles away from Austin. Yet, the two cities share more in common than one would think. This fall, Austin and Florence entered into a “historic agreement” to facilitate educational, cultural and business collaborations. Cristiano Maggipinto is a diplomatic adviser to the mayor of Florence.“There were so many similaritie...

La Griglia, perhaps best known as a power lunch spot since opening in River Oaks more than three decades ago, is moving to Montrose just ahead of the holiday rush. The last dinner will be served on Saturday, Nov. 4 before La Griglia reopens at 2817 West Dallas on Nov. 20. Houstonians will find a modern, sleek dining room with a more upscale menu, w...

Many Austin residents like to venture out to the Hill Country for a much-needed break from city life. Beautiful oak trees, fields of bluebonnets (during bluebonnet season, of course), the occasional glimpse of livestock, clear and open skies–the region overflows with scenic beauty, which is why a sit-down dinner at a Hill Country winery feels inher...

A good time was held by all at the grand opening of the new Natuzzi Italia furniture showroom located at 5130 Monahans Avenue in the Shops at Clearfork Wednesday evening. Attendees at this event were greeted by two luxury Italian cars, which included a red Ferrari, and a silver Maserati provided by the Boardwalk Auto Group. Inside the store, patron...

To promote the growth of contacts between American and Italian space industries, as well as to reinforce the long-standing relationships between the Italian Space Agency and NASA. This was the goal of a large number of large companies, SMEs, and start-ups visiting the US, accompanied by a delegation led by ASI President Teodoro Valente and Internat...

Coppell has scored a hip new trattoria and lounge: Called San Daniele Italian Eatery & Bar, it's an upscale yet casual spot serving great Italian and Italian-American food, located in Coppell's downtown at 110 W. Sandy Lake Rd. #150, a space previously occupied by Kelly's Texican. San Daniele comes from a veteran restaurant team: husband-and-wife T...