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Owning a restaurant requires a lot of passion and sacrifice, Maria Macri said, adding that she and her husband, Joe, have put a lot of both into Elm & Magnolia—a restaurant, bar and event venue the couple owns in Old Town Spring. Maria, an outgoing New Jersey native who grew up working at her father’s restaurant, and Joe, a reserved former Manhatta...

Pasta. I mean, what’s not to love? And at Eat’Italian, the restaurant located in the heart of Greenbrier that’s been around for less than a year, pasta is all over the menu. As it should be. Word on the street is that the food at Eat’Italian is quite good, so I made my way up to the town 45 minutes north of Little Rock for a pasta-filled lunch. Fir...

Let us transport you to the gorgeous region of Puglia through this olive oil tasting! When: Tue, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST - Where: ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 We will discover a nearly unknown land, Puglia, through one of its most precious fruits: extra virgin olive oil. This will be an opportunity to learn...

Pietro “Pete” Piegari came through the gates of Ellis Island in 1903 with his family after traveling across the Atlantic from San Gregorio Magno, Italy. They settled in Krebs Oklahoma, a coal-mining community at the time. After a coal-mining accident at the age of 21, Pete took an interest in growing beer and perfected his own brand called choc® be...

Peter Tarantino refers to his new Italian food restaurant just across from Fair Park, south of Deep Ellum, as “in the Twilight Zone, deeper than deep." If you only ever visit this area in the fall for the fair, or after a show at Fair Park, it might be time to rethink that plan.Tarantino’s Cicchetti Bar and Record Lounge is the latest addition to a...

It took a pandemic to make me appreciate Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano. Last year, when restaurant dining rooms reopened at 25 percent capacity May 1 after more than 40 days gone dark, I posted up at a corner table at Aldo’s to chronicle the reawakening. I saw worry lines framing tired eyes peering over surgical masks. I saw waiters and customers in...

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas announced registration is open for the Taste of Italy in Houston. The event connects over 500 attendees from every segment of the food and wine industry with buying power and decision-making ability. All the main Texas based brokers, importers and distributors will be present. In the years passed, key...

Casual Italian food haven Guillermo’s has opened a second location, serving up lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs on Austin Street near the Pearl development. The original Guillermo's, located at 618 McCullough Ave., has offered Italian fare to downtown San Antonio diners since 1995. The new restaurant seats a total of 200 betwe...

Sfuzzi, an Italian restaurant and bar that first opened in 1987, is reopening in our neighborhood. The spot will be located at 2401 Henderson Ave., near The Skellig, Mayer’s Garden, Hideaway on Henderson and other late-night establishments. It’s coming from This & That Hospitality partners Brandon Hays and Phil Schanbaum, who are known for High Fiv...

Calabria—the southwesternmost region of Italy—lies between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. The region includes the provinces of Catanzaro, Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone, and Vibo Valentia. Compared to other parts of Italy that have been plagued with over-tourism, this historically and culturally rich region has largely remained off-the-beaten-p...

Gianna is offering the traditional Italian-American Christmas dinner, known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” for two nights only – Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider’s Feast of the Seven Fishes menu is available as a communal, family-style dinner. The price includes featured table wines t...

“We thought that dropping an Italian iconic and traditional ingredient – such as Olive Oil – into cocktails would have been a perfect means to show a creative use of it. Especially in the city that many believe is the world capital of cocktails,” says Maurizio Gamberucci, Deputy Director, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas. A master class l...