In a new cookbook, Heart-Shaped Tomatoes, Austin-based photographer Dimitri Staszewski and brand strategist Madelyn Wigle share recipes and personal essays from Staszewski’s 101-year-old Italian grandmother, Elda Cristini. The book is available for preorder. The book contains about 20 home-cooking recipes from Cristini, like lasagne, gnocchi, seafo...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

Red Ash offers Italian food with that distinct wood-fired aroma. As such, they boast of their custom-built wood-burning grill, oven, and plancha. Owner and Executive Chef John Carver gets his inspiration from Northern and Southern Italy. Similarly, his dishes feature fresh handmade pastas, pristine seafood, prime meats, and plentiful seasonal veget...

As a native Austinite and its most notable restaurateur, Larry McGuire always has his eye on what’s next. And for years, what he saw as the city’s most glaring culinary deficiency was the type of old-school, Italian American red-sauce joints that he liked to frequent on both coasts—places like Dan Tana’s in LA and Emilio’s Ballato in New York’s Lit...

Gucci, the iconic Italian purveyor of luxury bags, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics, is set to debut its first Austin outpost next year. Gucci plans to spend $1.5 million on a new 5,089-square-foot store at 11601 Century Oaks Terr. in North Austin’s Domain mixed-use complex. Valhalla, New York-based Atmosphere Design Group is designing the store. A...

“Avalanche 43 – La storia viene dal mare” è il nome dato al progetto dell’artista Franco Palmentieri, sposato dall’amministrazione comunale, con lo scopo di ricordare lo sbarco dei soldati della 36° Divisione di Fanteria “Texas” avvenuto sulle spiagge di Capaccio Paestum il 9 settembre 1943. Il lavoro consiste nella realizzazione di un’opera monume...

Mueller peeps, your Italian night out is back on. L'Oca d'Oro is reopening for outdoor dining service on May 6. The restaurant from Adam Orman and chef Fiore Tedesco has remained closed to diners since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting next week, it will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunda...

Austin's newest old school Italian restaurant is opening this week in the former home of one of the city's most iconic old school restaurants. Sammie's, the red-sauce Italian restaurant from the McGuire Moorman Hospitality restaurant group, will open on Tuesday at 807 W. Sixth St., which for more than 40 years housed Hut's Hamburgers. Next door was...

For years, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has set the standard for high-quality, traditional New York pizza with roots dating back more than a century in Brooklyn. Today, the restaurant announced the opening of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go at Kitchen United MIX in Austin, Texas. Pizza lovers in Austin can enjoy Grimaldi’s acclaimed coal fired brick-oven pizza an...

Italian cafe Uncle Nicky's is opening a second location in the city's East End District next week, officials announced. The new location on the ground floor of Hotel Eleven at 1123 E. 11th St. is slated to open on Monday with soft opening hours starting on Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday, the cafe will be open from 10 a.m. until evening and on Mon...