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“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...

The opulent former space of Flora Street Café has a new lease on life with a gorgeous new Italian restaurant opening “sometime this winter” according to Tricolore Pride, the ownership group behind it. La Stella Cucina Verace will bring authentic, regional Italian food, lifestyle, and culture to Dallas. Our fair city was once an Italian food desert...

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM CST on zoom. On the occasion of the World Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World join us for webinar "THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: FITNESS AND LONGEVITY" moderated by Diana Naridello, with the participation of Elena Volpi and Désirée Triolo. Elena Volpi, MD, PhD FGA Speaker is the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Ch...

Celebrate the holidays at Eataly Dallas during Holiday Wine Festa on Friday, December 9. Taste more than 20 Italian wines, 6+ chef-crafted tasting stations, dozens of fluffy panettone, and more throughout our marketplace.  During Holiday Wine Festa, sip your way through a multitude of regional Italian wines paired with traditional Italian holiday b...

Restaurateur Benjamin Berg’s stamp on the Houston restaurant scene grows again this week when his Berg Hospitality Group opens Trattoria Sofia, a rustic Italian restaurant in the Heights. It is the second restaurant opening this year from Berg, whose NoPo Café bowed in June, adding to his portfolio that includes B&B Butchers & Restaurant, B.B. Lemo...

Tommy Gallo is the kind of uncompromising chef who has made Gallo’s Kitchen a household name in Upper Arlington. Having just celebrated its 11th anniversary, the restaurant combines the “heart of Italy and the soul of New Orleans,” a reflection of Gallo’s time spent training under Akron restaurateur David Russo, once a protege of Emeril Lagasse. “I...

The Village continues its massive reinvention. This residential development has been around for decades as a post-college (and beyond) party HQ and has recently been given a makeover. Adding to its long list of amenities, a Mexican restaurant, La Mina, recently opened. And this spot is subterranean by design. (Gold star if you can name that song wi...

San Antonians with an affinity for Italian sandwiches can mark their calendars for a Friday, Nov. 12 grand opening party of epic proportions, featuring sandos from Gigi’s Deli and champagne from Little Death wine shop. Gigi’s Deli kicked off its pop-up concept at Little Death earlier this fall, slinging hearty, loaded sandwiches at the St. Mary’s S...

Even though it's been open for quite some time, Eataly Dallas is celebrating its official grand opening on Friday, Nov 12. Located at NorthPark Center, the three-floor culinary playground offers Italian delicacies including fresh pasta, breads, cheese, wine and desserts along with a marketplace sourced from local producers in DFW. This grand openin...

In a new cookbook, Heart-Shaped Tomatoes, Austin-based photographer Dimitri Staszewski and brand strategist Madelyn Wigle share recipes and personal essays from Staszewski’s 101-year-old Italian grandmother, Elda Cristini. The book is available for preorder. The book contains about 20 home-cooking recipes from Cristini, like lasagne, gnocchi, seafo...

A Chicago favorite is setting up shop in Collin County. Iconic hot dog and sandwich joint Portillo’s is set to open its first Texas location next year. The new location, which is slated to open “in a town near Frisco” according to Chicago Tribune, is part of a major expansion. Over the course of the next 25 years, the restaurant plans to expand fro...

One could argue that Italian mom-and-pop restaurants in Dallas are essentially like churches or 7-Eleven’s: There is one on every corner and they’re pretty much all the same. However, if you take Forest Lane and head east through Garland until you hit Rowlett (on Route 66), you’ll find a family-owned Italian place that is so legit Italian your cous...