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For years I’ve heard a variety of opinions about Drago’s from friends who visited the longtime New Orleans restaurant. Ever since the Drago’s family opened a Baton Rouge outpost, I had been curious to try it out. With an empty fridge and an envie for seafood, we threw caution to the wind and made the trek to Constitution Avenue. The menu is extensi...

Italian influence in New Orleans culture typically takes a second fiddle to more indiginous and inarguably dominant inspirations. And while jazz’s creation in New Orleans is credited to African-Americans, the Italians of the city, most notably Nick LaRocca and Louis Prima, can safely be assigned a supporting role. Of course, while the cuisine of th...

Grandscape is a massive multi-purpose Berkshire Hathway-backed development occupying 400 acres south of the Sam Rayburn Tollway in The Colony. It boasts a hotel and spa, an outdoor lawn and stage, restaurants, retail space, a theater and more. Davio's Northern Italian opened as part of Grandscape in November and comes to North Texas by way of Bosto...

You know you're in an authentic Italian eatery when conversations behind the counter are in Italian. And that's how the talk flows at Anthony's Italian Deli, where Marco Saia easily switches from Italian to English and back again. Though he was born in Baton Rouge, Saia's first language was Italian, taught to him by his parents, Anthony and Maria S...

The chink of glassware and china, the murmur of greetings and conversation sounded like an unexpected symphony in the grand, light-filled room that is Cafe Leonelli. It was the music of human pleasure and connection. I had missed it over the past year. Above the unclad tables and sleek, sculpted chairs hung a constellation — or rather a light work...

Another one of our guests of honor attending the Authentic Italian Table dinner, June 3, at Terra restaurant at Eataly is good friend of the chamber Richard Gussoni, the honorary Italian consul for Dallas/Ft. Worth and and founder and CEO of one of the most successful high-end catering and events planning companies in the state of Texas — Culinaire...

La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road, is joining the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society in hosting "Gelato Love for Dogs: A CAAWS Fundraiser" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 6. The cafe will give free gelato for every $5 donation to CAAWS, plus it's donating 25% of all of its proceeds during that time to the animal welfare society. This also inclu...

Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, a popular Houston-based fast-casual pizza brand, has signed a new multi-unit franchise agreement that will increase Russo's presence in Texas with new restaurants in Galveston, Bender's Landing and Spring. The five-unit deal is signed with a local entrepreneurial couple with deep roots in restaurant fran...

With warmer days calling for cooler treats to get us through the spring and summer season, inRegister looked to La Divina Italian Cafe to serve up a spread of mouthwatering gelato flavors to help beat the heat. While some people may say gelato is just a “fancy” version of ice cream, its ingredients and Italian techniques make it quite distinct comp...

Marco’s Pizza, is opening its newest location in Haughton on May 25. Situated at 1073 HWY 80 next to Brookshire’s, locals can expect an authentic Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo Paul and Poonam Singh. Being the first to open a Ma...

Chef prodigy Luke Rogers, who most recently wowed at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, has found a new roost: He's working on a new restaurant in Plano called Cathedral Italian Bistro, featuring Italian cuisine with Texas ingredients in dishes such as pizza, pasta, and Wagyu steak. The restaurant is located at 8103 Rasor Blvd. #110, in the form...

When things go south, it’s usually a bad thing. But in the case of North Italia, going south means San Antonio is — finally! — home to a well-known Italian restaurant that’s been simmering on the back burner for more than a year.  North Italia, the cozy neighborhood Italian joint founded in 2002 that now has 25 locations scattered across the countr...