Thu, March 25, 2021. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT. The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. Tickets here. March 25th - also known as Dantedí - is the national day to commemorate Dante and the beginning of his journey to the afterlife in the Divine Comedy. 2021 also marks the 700th anniversary of the poet's death. This l...

IS THERE WINE IN THE MEATBALLS? (Yes, there’s wine in the meatballs.) Is there wine in the stuffed mushroom caps? (Yes, there’s wine in the stuffed mushroom caps.) Is there wine in the gooey brown butter blondie? (Yes, there’s wine in the gooey brown butter blondie.) You get the point. Wine is incorporated in every dish on nearly every menu at Mess...

Vincenzo Arcobelli was born in Sicily, in Catania and lived in Paternò up to 1993 when he moved to Texas, following his desire to know a different culture and a world definitely more advanced.Arcobelli, today instructor pilot commander of commercial civil aviation, has met Italian Americans of great cultural, entrepreneurial and political depth as...

Since the year 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center has granted over $241,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. All completed applications are due in the ICCC office by 5:00 p.m. on April 9,...

A 700-year-old epic poem that takes the reader on a wandering journey through hell, purgatory and paradise still resonates in unison with the questions before humanity in 2021. Such was the brilliance of Dante Alighieri and his “Divine Comedy.” Italy reserves March 25 each year to celebrate his life and work. Examining the poet and his most outstan...

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...