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Enzo’s Deli and Imports is now open in Plano. The restaurant—which is connected to the wine bar Corner Wines—serves a variety of Italian sandwiches, imported meats and cheeses, pasta dishes, desserts, and more. Michael Martin, owner of both Enzo’s and Corner Wines, said all of the food is made fresh in house. The muffuletta sandwich has been an ear...

Walking into Il Bracco, a current of déjà vu can sweep your neural system. You’ve been here before, in this dim, low-slung room with its clubby booths, its womblike walnut paneling, its prosperous crowd of grown-ups. To one side the travertine bar beckons, like the world’s longest and skinniest horseshoe. The place seems buffered from reality. Neit...

Have you heard of the Italian American Christmas Eve dinner called the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Maybe that season-two episode of The Bear started you thinking about it. Where did it come from exactly? Is this a widespread thing? Could it possibly become your new favorite Dec. 24 tradition?  To answer that third question: It can! And you don't nee...

Last Friday, Italian Club Dallas met with Special Olympics representatives to present them with a $5,000 check to Special Olympics from the ICD Bocce Tournament sponsored by Jimmy's Italian Grocery Store at the DFW Italian Festival on Oct 7 in Las Colinas. The sponsor Jimmy's Food Store, the tournament team entry fees and special donations from the...

“Looking for an Italian restaurant tonight with great ambiance with a full bar,” the message from my friend began. “Doesn't need to be the most expensive in town but we're totally willing to spend money tonight. Decent parking a plus!”Part of the nature of the job of a restaurant critic is to get pinged for recommendations. Call it an occupational...

Allison Emmerson, associate professor of classical studies at Tulane University, is the director of the Pompeii I.14 Project, Tulane’s very own archaeological site at Pompeii in Italy’s Campania region. In the field of archaeology, the project is a part of a movement pioneering new research technologies, and Emmerson herself is one of the few femal...

This year, once again, we commemorate a significant occasion established by MAECI in honor of the launch of Italy’s first satellite, the “San Marco 1”, on December 15th, 1964. This date marked Italy’s ascent as the third country globally to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere. On December 15th, the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and the Space...

The Muffuletta, born in New Orleans, is a massive sandwich overstuffed with simple ingredients, but it will forever deliver a big flavor. It is prepared on a 9-inch round Italian loaf of sesame bread, typically made fresh from one of two local bakeries. The sandwich is layered with marinated olive salad and piled high with thinly sliced Italian mea...

He was his mother’s miracle. Elvira Battafarano Greco prayed to San Francesco di Paola for a son. After five miscarriages, she promised that if her prayers were answered, she’d dress the boy like a monk every Sunday for five years. She kept her promise. Throughout his life, Sam J. Greco continued his mother’s devotion to St. Francis, the patron sai...

Comites Houston is pleased to invite you to a special event with the Consul General of Italy in Houston, Mauro Lorenzini. The appointment is scheduled for November 11th at Southern Methodist University in Dallas at 10:30 a.m. The event will open with a presentation by Comites, which will illustrate its important contribution in supporting compatrio...

One of Rice Village’s staple restaurants will have a new home in 2024, but it isn’t going far. Prego, an Italian restaurant that’s been in business for more than 40 years, is moving from its current location due to redevelopment plans by Rice Village owner Rice Management Company. “After 40 years in the village, it was hard to imagine relocating to...

The premise for Impractical Jokers could be summed up by the disclaimer that preceded every episode of the series:  "Warning: The following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other.” Since its debut on TruTV in December 2011, the foursome earned lifelong fans by letting viewers in...