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On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale. This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook, focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, t...

A new Italian eatery, offering pizza, beer and more, has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh addition, called Rotolo's Craft & Crust, is located at 9250 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 130. According to its website, the business, which has four locations in Louisiana in addition to the one in Frisco, is a spinoff concept of Rotolo's Pizzeria and...

Angelo Brocato and three generations of his family have been known for creating and selling authentic Italian gelato, ice cream, cookies and cannoli in the city since 1905, though the spot most New Orleanians know at 214 N. Carrollton Ave. actually is their third location. Author Justin Nystrom chronicles the Brocato story in his new book, Creole I...

Chef Marco Wiles’ upscale spot in a Montrose bungalow heralded a new, better-edited day in Houston Italian cookery when it opened in 2001. Over the years, it has eased into the lower-key role of a comfortable classic patronized by the great and the good and the holders of cushy expense accounts. It’s quiet, well-managed, very grown-up. And when the...

When Corrado Palmieri opened his eponymous café in the Dallas Farmers Market in 2016, we could boast of having a proper Italian coffee shop and bakery that Dallas hadn’t had before. His was a place to linger over a cup of coffee and a pastry, where early on a cadre of Italian regulars set up residence on weekend mornings. The coffee shop—a counter,...

In Italian, La Spiga means "wheat." The inspiration for the Marigny bakery and cafe came from Italy, where owner Dana Logsdon studied for a year. At first La Spiga, which Logsdon ran with her cousin, Michael Manning, and her mother, Mary, sold mainly to restaurants. The public could only find La Spiga's pastries and Italian breads at the Crescent C...

Running a restaurant out of a convenience store or gas station isn't anything new — but a homestyle, checkered tablecloth Italian restaurant operating out of a convenience store isn't exactly the grab-and-go sandwiches you might be used to. Keith Steinhour stands tall with a pile of wild hair on top of his head and a stained apron around his waist....

Mike and Diana Lampkin signed a lease in late September at 4223 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 950, The Woodlands, with plans to open Rosati’s Pizza Pub of The Woodlands by late December. The pizza pub will offer authentic Italian dishes, including thin and thick crusted pizzas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches, wings, salads and a full bar. “Our signatur...

Wende Stevenson, who now owns MoMo Italian Kitchen with her husband, Aaron Gross, entered the restaurant business working for Antonio “MoMo” Gattini in the late ’80s. She was 21. He was, she says, “the most fascinating man I’d ever met.” Fresh from Italy, he presented traditional dining in courses—primi and secondi—and was not interested in making...

In search of a new favorite Sicilian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Sicilian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Sud Italia Ristorante Topping the list is Sud Italia Ristorante. Located at 2347 University Blvd. in...

Opening Del Pietro’s last year meant more to Gjergj Delia than bringing an Italian restaurant to Frisco; it meant leaving something behind for his family. Delia named the restaurant after his son Peter—whose name is Pietro in Italian—and hopes to hand the business over to him someday. “[I want] to give him an opportunity to make something of himsel...

A long-awaited restaurant with roots in New York's most glamorous circles has finally opened its doors in Uptown Dallas. The restaurant is Circo Dallas — pronounced "CHEER-koh," and not like sir-koh which the rest of us have been doing all this time — and it's at 2619 McKinney Ave., on the corner of Routh and McKinney in the One Uptown high rise. C...