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An Oklahoma restaurant that has brought a unique twist to traditional pasta dishes has now opened its second location inside Parlor. Bad Nonna’s original location opened this past spring in Midwest City, but it is now expanding to Parlor. “We wanted to expand our exposure and show people some of the other stuff we can really do,” said Paden Weather...

The much-anticipated debut of New York City Italian restaurant Carbone, which boasts a Michelin star pedigree, won’t be happening in 2020 as expected. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restaurant was originally expected to open its doors in the Dallas Design District on December 1, but that timeline has officially been pushed back to April...

As rewarding as it can be to see familiar, iconic artworks in museums, discovering a piece or an artist for the first time is thrilling — and even better when it opens windows into new galaxies. I had that sense throughout “Silent Revolutions” at the Menil Drawing Institute, which for me became “silent revelations.” Italian drawings of the 20th cen...

On Thursday, Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant in the 1100 block of East NASA Parkway in the Webster area announced they are closing after 50 years. A statement reads on social media reads: “After 50 years of business in the Bay Area and with the changing times, I have made the difficult decision to not reopen Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant and Di...

Fazoli’s – the Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value – is set to bring its acclaimed Italian dishes and famous signature breadsticks to Dallas-Fort Worth. Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Sajib Singha of Singha Group to open three l...

After selling Hat Tricks, his popular Lewisville sports bar, in 2015, it seemed like it would be only a matter of time before Tony Avezzano would be back in the restaurant game. With the opening of Yonkers Pizza Company in Dallas, Avezzano not only returns as owner, but does so in a highly personal manner. As much as it is anything else, the new ve...

WHILE IT ISN’T THE MOST HERALDED TYPE OF CUISINE IN HOUSTON, Italian certainly has its place. Every neighborhood seems to have at least one red-sauce spot perfect for those Friday nights over a cheap bottle of wine, and if you want a romantic evening with impeccable service and homemade pasta that’ll make your eyes roll back ... we’ve got that, too...

A real estate ad posted this week has put a question mark over another beloved New Orleans restaurant. Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar at 3636 Bienville St. is for sale. Speculation instantly swirled as to the reasons behind the move for the historic restaurant, as other local institutions have been roiled by change during the coronavirus pandemic. In an...

An Austin restaurant is stepping in the make sure seniors who will be home alone for Thanksgiving can still enjoy a holiday meal. Juliet Italian Kitchen is giving away free fettuccine alfredo meal kits to people over the age of 70 in Austin. The meal kits include fettuccine noodles, grilled chicken, alfredo sauce, and instructions on how to prepare...

If you're a Louisiana native with a distinctly Italian last name, you've got lots of company here. Since the late nineteenth century, more families of Sicilian descent have called Louisiana home than anywhere else in the world except Sicily. This is a topic that has fascinated Loyola history professor, Justin Nystrom – enough to compel him to recor...

There are several Italian restaurants in and around Dallas, but many fans of the cuisine complain that truly good Italian is hard to find here. At Partenope in downtown Dallas, husband-and-wife duo Megan and Dino Santonicola incorporate Neapolitan tradition throughout their restaurant. The restaurant’s name comes from the original name of the city...

All Souls' Day is also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead. It is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.  It is a celebration full of traditional food and family.  The newly formed ISDA St. Rosalie Lodge in Monroe Louisiana consists of members who have been attending the ble...