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The Piccolo Zoppe Italian Family Circus has returned to Hot Springs (AR) for the first time in years. The 180-year-old European-style circus runs until Sunday near the entrance to Hot Springs Memorial Field. "No audience member is more than 18 feet from the actual circus ring," Tosca Zoppe, the circus' equestrian, said. "The horses galloping by --...

It all started out innocently enough, or should I say, normally enough for the professional wrestler known as Luigi Primo. The Texas-based Primo had released clips of his unique form of “pizza wrestling” before and received positive feedback for a style that includes tossing of dough and moves affectionally titled “Rolling out the crust,” “Topping...

MoMo Italian Kitchen is tucked away in North Dallas on Forest Lane near Central Expressway and Interstate 635. A Lake Highlands Italian staple for decades, it has recently added a full bar, where mixologist Leann Barry concocts specialty cocktails and classics. With a recent update of the interior and the addition of a new private dining room, we t...

Austin has a wide variety of Italian cuisine, including authentic Neapolitan pizza, fresh, springy pasta, and restaurants serving Italian-American red sauce. Austin’s abundance of Italian restaurants might be a little overwhelming, but in the nicest manner possible. Italian cuisine comes in a vast range, which Austin is fortunate to have. You’ll fi...

On a recent episode of Eat Drink D-FW, the Dallas Morning News food team sat down with chef Paola Saglietti of Eataly Dallas. Saglietti is a native of Torino, Italy, and has worked for Eataly for six years. She shared some holiday cooking and entertaining tips (like be sure to cook with other people around you!), plus some of her favorite “cozy foo...

Oh, how I wish I could have been in Houston, Texas, this past weekend. Not only because of the Houston Open 2022, but because Veroni was a sponsor of the PGA TOUR event. From November 10–13, the meat brand took to Memorial Park Golf Course, serving as the official Italian charcuterie sponsor and offering premium food experiences to attendees. “We a...

Amjad “AJ” Altaq said after looking at many business opportunities in Colleyville and surrounding areas, he chose to purchase Bellissimo Italian Restaurant, established in 1991, because of its extensive history in Colleyville. “I even thought about starting a new business, but this was a good deal with 30 years of customers,” Altaq said. “It was a...

The USFL on Thursday announced that NFL veteran offensive coach John DeFilippo has been hired to lead the New Orleans Breakers. He replaces head coach Larry Fedora, who recently stepped away from football to spend more time with his family. The hiring comes four months after the Breakers’ 31-17 playoff loss to the eventual USFL Champion Birmingham...

Ben Berg’s red sauce Italian restaurant has opened in its new home. B.B. Italia bistro & Bar has begun dinner service in Sugar Land Town Square (16250 City Walk). Originally opened in 2019 in the former Carmelo's space in the Energy Corridor (now Maize), B.B. Italia serves classic Italian-American fare like chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs...

Over the years, Dallas has quickly become a mecca for luxury, high-end design. From interiors to exteriors and everything in between, a quick jaunt into the Dallas Design District has one’s creative wheels spinning faster than the cars passing on I-35. Joining the prestigious ranks of the Dallas Design District this month are the international, Ita...

Of course, grandma is the best cook that we know. But we can’t always go to her house to enjoy her tasty food that she prepares with so much love. So, it’s nice when we can find a restaurant that cooks as good as she does. And Pastafina is that one Italian restaurant in Arkansas that cooks homemade pasta that rivals grandma’s.  Voted as the best It...

Allora and Arrosta will launch a new happy hour and  full-service lunch menu, respectively, as part of revamp by the newish Italian restaurants' shared ownership. Allora’s La Dolce Vita Happy Hour will run 4-6 p.m., seven days a week. The happy hour menu will include cocktails and complimentary snacks such as chips, olives and almonds. To make way...