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It is full-time hot here in Lubbock and this new cool food truck is icing things over. We all know about shaved ice but have you ever tried Italian Ice? Apparently, it is very different and good. Now you can try it here in Lubbock with the new food truck called Matteos's Italian Ice. They opened up back on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and people are g...

Chicago-style hot dogs are popping up via Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its Chicago-style street food, which is bringing its Beef Bus food truck to tour Texas from July 11-23, offering a preview of its menu ahead of its first restaurant opening in Texas, later this  year. Over the course of two weeks, the Beef Bus will vi...

We recently found a hidden gem that we’ve never featured before – Little Venice Restaurant in Sand Springs. The stellar reviews caught our eye so we decided to try it and let’s just say we’ll be returning as often as possible. Little Venice is a destination restaurant that we promise will not disappoint. It’s locally owned and the level of service...

Two veterans of the Houston food scene have teamed up to open a new Italian restaurant that will be opening for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Chef Roberto Crescini and Francisco “Paco” Calza will open Davanti Ristorante Italiano on July 6. Located near Central Market at 2900 Weslayan St., Davanti will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu...

As soon as a menu was presented to me during a recent visit to Il Seme, I knew the first thing to order was the arancini. Arancini are balls of rice, often made with leftover risotto and filled with cheese (although meats and vegetables can also be used), which have been breaded and fried until golden brown. At Il Seme, they come filled with ground...

Pizza is one of the most popular food dishes in American social circles. Everyone has seen the iconic pizza dough toss and has wanted to try it for themselves, but now Inside DFW’s Jenny Anchondo is trying it herself. She made her way to Napoli’s of Grapevine, to learn how to make a pizza from scratch. Be sure to watch because you can even learn so...

Dallas' popular pizza chain Cane Rosso has opened a new location in North Dallas, at the revitalized Hillcrest Village neighborhood center at 6959 Arapaho Rd., with trademark elements that include Neapolitan-style pizza and a sprawling patio. A release says that Cane Rosso founder and owner Jay Jerrier is a fan of the center, which is home to a num...

There’s a new steakhouse in town, and this one comes with an Italian twist. Dean’s Italian Steakhouse opened quietly earlier this month at the corner of Brazos and East Second streets in the JW Marriott-adjacent space formerly occupied by OP Italian (née Osteria Pronto). Named for the late, renowned businessman and philanthropist Dean White, the re...

Italian cuisine is one of life's little pleasures, the food is wholesome and the flavoring is excellent. There are so many Italian dishes to choose from, which gives this type of cuisine such a wonderful variety. Traditionally, the ingredients used in these dishes are fresh, and that makes the flavor even better. Every place has its own unique Ital...

A longtime pizzeria in Deep Ellum has closed: Mama Mias Italian, which held court on the far eastern edge of Deep Ellum at 2935 Elm St. closed on Sunday after 18 years. Owner Anselmo Manzanares announced the closure with a note on the restaurant's Facebook page, partially blaming the pandemic. "After 18 years in business we feel it is in our best i...

The restaurant company that includes Fort Worth chef Stefon Rishel has made a name for itself by developing bustling, jubilant, and colorful concepts — Wishbone & Flynt on South Main and Parker County Ice House in Aledo — that feature chef-inspired takes on American classics.  At Tre Mogli, the restaurant’s interior colors and overall vibe are more...

When Mitch Kauffman first toured an Old East Dallas property built in 1926, with burglar bars on the windows, one window air conditioning unit and linoleum flooring, his first thought was, “OK, it’s got a grease trap and a vent hood.”  Kauffman, an Ohio native, was searching for a new place for his Urbano Cafe. After working for hotels, including t...