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by Amy McCarthy   Pizza enthusiasts, rejoice –– classic East Coast-style pizza will land in Plano this week, courtesy of Boston-born Dallas restaurateur Kenny Bowers.   Announced via release, Kenny's East Coast Pizza will open its doors at Park & Preston in the Berkeley Square shopping center. The concept is a natural evolution fo...

No matter what the occasion, we always talk about Italian food...which seems to always end up in heated discussions about who makes the BEST lasagna!!!Basta! Now you can put your recipe where your mouth is and get bragging rights while doing a good deed for New Mexico's children. Our State is again #1 in the nation for child hunger and we thought a...

Da Marco Cucina e Vino is among Houston's top echelon of eateries, according to HBJ Gourmet's recent review. The 13-year old Houston restaurant, which gets HBJ Gourmet's top rating — a four, or "city's finest" — has earned a reputation for delicious, authentically prepared food served in an atmosphere HBJ Gourmet describes as "urbanely relaxed." I...

By Bud Kennedy   Dallas' much-talked-about Cane Rosso pizza restaurant has leased a space on West Magnolia Avenue, owner Jay Jerrier said Wednesday.   Cane Rosso, a Naples-approved "true Neapolitan" pizza restaurant that has served from a truck at two Fort Worth locations, will replace a former gourmet grocery at 815 W. Magnolia Ave.,...

La Piccola Cucina, a culinary program for kids aimed at teaching the Italian language, the metric system, and the basics of nutrition through the promotion of the many Italian regional culinary traditions, will land at the MD Anderson Children's Hospital on May 7th, to celebrate a very special day in the Italian tradition: "La Festa della Mamma" –...

Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market.Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyers and bloggers at Tony's on Richmond.   "I se...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Si dice che in Texas "tutto è più grande." They say that everything is bigger in Texas.   It's probably not always true. But when it comes to wine sales in the U.S., Texas has Spec's, the behemoth wine retailer, importer, and distributor of fine wines and gourmet foods throughout the state. With nearly 200 stores, Spec's is by far...

The restaurant group that Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman have built in their hometown of Memphis is as tight knit as they come. The two chefs have been friends since the sixth grade. They live a few blocks from one another. Their three restaurants all sit on the same block.   Now they've leapfrogged about 400 miles due south to New Orleans fo...

Just over two years after opening, D'Amico's Italian Market has closed its location on White Oak. According to a statement from owners Nash D'Amico and Brina D'Amico Donaldson, the decision to close had a lot to do with the reorientation of White Oak towards bars and nightlife. Local blog The Heights Life reported on Facebook that the main iss...

By Michael Sudhalter   Washington Heights resident Sammy Patranella Sr. grew up in a home that his father built in 1938, a block away from Washington Ave. Sammy Sr., along with his wife, Josephine and son, Sammy Jr., started the restaurant in 1991 built a restaurant in that same home, 813 Jackson Hill St. It's no surprise that Patranel...

By Christopher Shelton   Pizza is a customer favorite at Old Town Spring restaurant The Italian Joint. When Maria Macri took her first stroll among the shops in Old Town Spring, she said she knew it was the right spot for her future restaurant.   "Literally the minute I drove in I heard the angels sing," Maria said. "I was like,...