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Dear Friends, in an effort to protect our patrons, community, and volunteers Little Italy’s 93rd Annual Italian Festival Scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled. As disappointed as you are, please know that the volunteers and families of Little Italy are devastated as well. Remember that nearly 100 years of tradition for us has been disrupted...

Pesto Ristorante, the Italian cafe started by Alejandro and Norah Santoyo on Judson Road in 2012, opened its third location today, taking over the former downtown home of Bella on Houston, which closed earlier this year. Known for the buttery, pan-fried shrimp that Alejandro Santoyo adapted after 18 years at the popular Italian restaurant Paesanos,...

Dal prossimo 12 settembre sarà attivo un nuovo collegamento aereo di America Airlines Cargo tra Fiumicino e Dallas Forth Worth, scalo in cui la compagnia ha il suo hub principale. Il servizio vedrà impiegato un 777-200 e avrà frequenza bisettimanale (con partenza da Roma il lunedì e il sabato alle 10, e decollo dallo scalo statunitense a ogni giove...

Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Carbone is expanding to Dallas. The New York City red-sauce restaurant with a “lust for excess” is expected to open in the Dallas Design District on Dec. 1. “We love Dallas and have always felt that it would be an incredible home for Carbone,” says Jeff Zalaznick, managing partner for Carbone’s parent company Maj...

Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery will be opening a second location near the intersection of Kuykendahl and West Rayford roads in Spring in late 2020, restaurant officials announced via Facebook on Aug. 18. The announcement comes just a few weeks after restaurant officials announced delivery service would be expanded to the Spring area, whi...

Before fusion cuisine became a trend in the restaurant industry, John Russo II of Russo’s Restaurant in Marble Falls was combining the foods and flavors of his Lithuanian-Italian heritage with the regional tastes of wherever he was living. That started on the East Coast, where he grew up in New Jersey.   “I come from a huge family that liked to eat...

Imagine living in Italy and thinking, “I think I’ll move to Marshall, Texas.” Seems unlikely but it’s what a businessman did in 1896. It was all because of a railroad. Mark Scirto explains in this week’s Mark in Texas History. The Ginocchio Hotel was built for Charles Ginocchio. The establishment of the railroad in Marshall led to rapid growth in H...

If there’s truly a cuisine representative of America’s melting pot culture, it’s the Cajun and Creole cooking of Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Coast, which incorporates French, Spanish, Caribbean, African, Native American, Italian, and many other culinary influences. Cousins Matt and Nic Patrizi of Patrizi’s Italian food trailer, and the newly opene...

Two new Italian restaurants that are taking their cues from Boston are opening in Bee Cave: fine-dining restaurant Ellera and casual beer garden the Garden at Ellera. The Garden is set to open in October, followed by Ellera in November. Both will be found at 12432 Bee Caves Road with dine-in and takeout services. Owner Chris Meroff is from Boston,...

These days, the building at Huisache and McCullough in Monte Vista looks more like a fortress than an Italian restaurant, the brick parapets reaching toward the sky like middle fingers of defiance. “BARBARO IS OPEN” comes the battle cry from the red banner by the street — all-caps, so you don’t miss it driving by. “For takeout,” it also declares, t...

One of the biggest culinary trends in Dallas right now is Detroit-style pizza, known for being thick and square, with a crust that's crisp and cheesy on the edge, and now there's a surprising new purveyor. Called  Big D Pizza, it's from Peter Colombo, owner of Alfonso's Italian Restaurant, one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Dallas. Big D is a...

COVID-19 restrictions have prompted many restaurants to close temporarily and some to shutter. Roseann Rostoker and Lou Lombardo split the difference — in a way that gives their restaurant Red Gravy a fresh start in a space on Magazine Street, which opens Sept. 2. The couple ran their homey Italian joint just off Canal Street from 2010 until this p...