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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...

Minutes after embracing Kyle Tucker following the final out of the 2022 World Series, Trey Mancini hugged a different set of teammates. The Houston Astros first baseman and designated hitter celebrated alongside his fiancée, Sara Perlman, as well as his sisters as confetti fell from the roof at Minute Maid Park. The jubilation wasn’t solely due Hou...

After moving to The Woodlands from Italy over two years ago, Tosca Italian Gourmet owner, Maya Sretenovic Schiavo, wanted a way to enjoy the tastes of home that she missed. As a result, she opened Tosca Italian Gourmet in December 2021, with the help of her store manager Romina Marchisio. Located conveniently in The Woodlands near Sawdust and I-45...

Texans love their barbecue, tacos and chili, but it may be time to swap all that for pizza because a recent roundup of the best pizzerias in the U.S. put a restaurant in the Lone Star State at the top. Dining reviews and lifestyle news website Gayot ranked the best pizza restaurants in America for 2022, and a southeast Texas location made the No. 1...

It’s getting closer to the holiday season and that means calories are being counted less and less (as they should be); for Texas, the fall temperatures are finally dipping away from the 80s (for now) so it’s time to down bowls and plates of pasta. National Pasta Day is being celebrated on Monday, October 17 and it’s time to venture to a new restaur...

The first Pininfarina Battistas recently arrived in the USA, and to coincide with this momentous occasion, Automobili Pininfarina also announced a new retail partner in Dallas. The dealer in Dallas is the tenth of its kind across the globe, and these spaces exist to provide easy access to Pininfarina's customers who want to customize one of the 150...

Chef Luke Rogers and owner Luis Uriate built Cathedral Italian Bistro in Plano from their combined vision to create an approachable, but quality, dining experience. “Having a restaurant that serves amazing food and makes everyone feel welcome is important to us,” Rogers tells Eater Dallas. It took two years of work for Rogers to bring Cathedral Ita...

Fresh off his appearance on the newest season of Somebody Feed Phil this week, Statesman food critic Matthew Odam released his annual dining guide where he ranks the best restaurants in Austin. Number one is Mueller Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro, because co-owners chef Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman advocate for the restaurant community through nonp...

Over the past three years Canyon has been seeing a revitalization in their historic downtown and in the entire community from the optimism of new businesses and incoming people. Mickey’s Place, a new addition to the Shops on Fifth Avenue, is a modern twist on traditional Italian cuisine. The new addition to Canyon is in the previous location of “Ba...

Famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is scheduled to make his New Orleans debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Smoothie King Center on Feb. 11. After presales for Citi cardholders and Bocelli fan club members, tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 31.  The Louisiana date, which falls on the Saturday of the first big weekend...

Parking, patio and price are three key ingredients that make up Porta’Vino along with its food, said Greg Brenneman, the owner of the restaurant that opened on East Shore Drive in March. “We have a great parking garage ... patio—you can see that the patio going all the way down. And then its price, both our menu prices and our wine prices,” Brennem...