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After an employee described his experience eating a muffuletta in New Orleans, his bosses at Brett’s Barbecue Shop started thinking about creating their own spin on the iconic Big Easy sandwich. Pitmaster/owner Brett Jackson got busy smoking brisket pastrami, turkey, ham and bologna. General manager Jacqueline Herrera began concocting a version of...

Paesanos – the name conjures an image of the perfect place for a first date or an engagement party, and it has built that reputation over the past several decades. Open for over 50 years, Paesanos has become known for its flavorful offerings. Earning the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Italian Food in San Antonio is a valued addition to its...

They grew up around grandpa, who they recall being a fantastic Italian cook. Their grandfather once had his own restaurant in Albania, right next to Italy, where traditions among the two countries were commonly shared. Cousins Labinot Gashi and Njazi Hoxha, co-owners of Roma’s Italian Kitchen in Tyler, remember learning the family trade of cooki...

A new cafe will soon open in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Cafe Leonelli will open April 16, a concept envisioned by the restaurant group the Bastion Collection, will embrace Italy’s culinary culture and generosity, and will reflect the nearby community and its local ingredients. Led by Michelin-starred che...

Easter is just around the corner! From pre-ordering all your seasonal ingredients to set the table to shopping artisanal colomba cake, check off your shopping list and plan your visit now.   Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner! From pre-ordering all your seasonal ingredients to set the table to shopping artisanal colomba cake, check...

Lance Fegen, the chef who founded Liberty Kitchen in the Heights a decade ago, has announced a new restaurant that will open in the original Liberty location on Studewood later this spring. The chef, whose cooking experience goes back to 1991 in kitchens like Brennen’s, The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa, and Trevisio, is returning to The Heights afte...

Wine lovers, rejoice: Vino Days are here! On March 26-28, 2021 celebrate all things Italian wine with 20% off any six or more bottles of wine from our wine shop, and wine specials in our restaurants. Ready to say salute? Our wine shop features more than 1,200 Italian wine labels, specially curated by our expert wine team.  For one weekend only, enj...

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...

Volpi Foods announces a new website and packaging for the 119-year-old St. Louis-based, 4th-generation family-owned and operated producer of specialty cured meats. Volpi’s new look brings to life the family cured and crafted brand, highlighting the company’s heritage and dedication to quality. Customers will begin to find the bold, updated branding...

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...

For years, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has set the standard for high-quality, traditional New York pizza with roots dating back more than a century in Brooklyn. Today, the restaurant announced the opening of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go at Kitchen United MIX in Austin, Texas. Pizza lovers in Austin can enjoy Grimaldi’s acclaimed coal fired brick-oven pizza an...

Maybe because he got his culinary degree from a design school — Rhode Island School of Design had a culinary program back in the day — chef Steven Marsella wants his food to look as pretty as it tastes. Marsella, co-culinary director for Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, also is executive chef at the company’s latest addition, a Tavola, which ope...