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A brave restaurant with an Italian theme will go into a Greenville Avenue location that could politely be called iffy. Called Gallo Nero Italian Bistro, it will open at 1905 Greenville Ave., in the space that was most recently Chombo's, and before that La Bodegas, and before that, Bohemian Cafe, and before, and before. Gallo Nero is a sibling to Ro...

In the wilds of North Fort Worth, just a few miles from Alliance Town Center, the independent dining options are somewhat limited. Chain establishments abound. As a card-carrying bleeding heart, I feel compelled to usher my family to and fro as many mom-and-pop joints as possible when we’re up for dining out. A regular haunt is Flips Patio Grill, a...

Steven Dilley and his crew at Bufalina will welcome their friends from Roberta’s in Brooklyn back to Austin March 23-25. The famed pizza makers from New York will serve from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m over those three days at the 1519 E. Cesar Chavez St. location.  Dilley hasn’t released the menu yet, but expect some of the best pizza you can find just a...

While most of us can only dream about owning a Lamborghini, the Italian sports car maker believes more Austinites than ever will be purchasing their high-ticket vehicles. That is why the company decided to invest in a dealership here in Austin — recently opening where the Ferrari dealership used to be on North Lamar Boulevard near 42nd Street. For...

Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience (SOOIE) announces Registered Student Organization Member, Advisor, and Event of the Month for February. The winners are as follows: The Member of the Month for February is Brooke Borgognoni from II Circolo Italiano. Borgognoni, a senior, has been an active member in the Italian club since her...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli USA, Armando Varricchio, ha appena concluso una missione nello Stato del Texas a Dallas, Wichita Falls e Austin. Le varie tappe del viaggio hanno confermato l’eccellenza dei rapporti tra gli Stati Uniti – il Texas in particolare – e l’Italia. “La cooperazione in ambito militare e di sicurezza, quella nel settore cultur...

Il Brutto, the latest addition to Austin’s ever-growing Italian scene, opens tonight on 1617 East 6th Street. At first, the New Waterloo restaurant will only open for dinner. Eventually lunch and brunch will be added sometime next month. Chef Erind Halilaj’s menu focuses on Italian classics, from pastas to entrees to vegetables to wood-fired pizzas...

More than 500 guests attended the Taste of Italy trade fair Grand Tasting on Monday, March 5 in Houston. More than 160 guests attended the sold-out seminars on Piedmont Wines, Texas BBQ and Lambrusco, and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The 144 exhibitors in attendance presented more than 1,000 products. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas co...

The best Cirque du Soleil productions are the most humanistic. The 13-year old "Corteo" is one of them, although the restaged, touring arena version at the Toyota Center through Sunday lacks the intimacy of the popular company's tent shows. The audience sees right through the action, since the linear stage, set up as two-sided proscenium, is open o...

It's a tradition that's been going on now for 48 years. Only the Italian American St. Joseph Society could come up with the right recipe now for nearly half a century. WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood is at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans where there's a big parade for the what will be the World's Biggest Bowl of Pasta. It's t...

The Italian American St. Joseph Society held its 48th annual maid presentation at Audubon Park's Newman Bandstand on Sunday (March 4).  Girls in white dresses and long gloves danced in circles and posed for photos under beautiful blue skies.  There's more fun coming up for the society. The group will present "the world's largest pasta dish,'' an an...

For 30 years, west Fort Worth has been home to two classic, old-fashioned “red sauce Italian” restaurants. Mancuso's gets more attention. But on two recent visits, the much older Margie's Italian Kitchen showed it's just as good as ever and worth the trip out Camp Bowie Boulevard West. Margie's is where Italian food began in Fort Worth. It was Sept...