Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

Two unique new Italian restaurants in Dallas are both doing well enough to merit expansion, and both are headed to the 'burbs for their second acts.   Roman Cucina, the California-bred Italian-American restaurant that opened its first Texas branch in North Dallas in 2013, is heading north: A second location will open at 201 E. Bethany Rd. in...

Giuseppe Zanotti received a high-fashion welcome to Highland Park Village when Vogue stepped in to host its recent grand opening soiree. Judging by the well-heeled attendees, it's no wonder the brand decided to open a standalone shop in Dallas.   Fashionable VIPs — including Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Elisa Summers, Hea...

Buca di Beppo, an authentic Italian restaurant with family-style dishes, has reached a restaurant delivery agreement with GoWaiter.com, a national restaurant delivery franchise system. GoWaiter will provide marketing and delivery of Buca di Beppo's famous family-style luscious Italian meals directly to people's own dining room tables. The service...

by Amy McCarthy   Pizza enthusiasts, rejoice –– classic East Coast-style pizza will land in Plano this week, courtesy of Boston-born Dallas restaurateur Kenny Bowers.   Announced via release, Kenny's East Coast Pizza will open its doors at Park & Preston in the Berkeley Square shopping center. The concept is a natural evolution fo...

By Bud Kennedy   Dallas' much-talked-about Cane Rosso pizza restaurant has leased a space on West Magnolia Avenue, owner Jay Jerrier said Wednesday.   Cane Rosso, a Naples-approved "true Neapolitan" pizza restaurant that has served from a truck at two Fort Worth locations, will replace a former gourmet grocery at 815 W. Magnolia Ave.,...

In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

Chef Stefano Secchi—a Southern Methodist University and Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park graduate, youngest chef ever invited to cook at The James Beard House, and current consulting chef for America Airlines—has talent that thrives beyond the kitchen.   Two plus years ago, he traveled to the Sardinia homeland of his father to make a...

L'Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas - tra le prime ad aderire alla confederazione dei Siciliani in Nord America – ha organizzato domani, 8 agosto, dalle 18.30 alle 21.00 un incontro presso il Lombardo Custom Aparel (17604 North Dallas Parkway) per dare il benvenuto all'attore Italo-Americano originario di Menfi Chazz Palminteri, noto al pubblico...

by Lauren Smart   In the sunny main gallery of the Nasher Sculpture Center, a single tree branch seems to be growing out of a marble column. Or perhaps it has been trapped that way, memorialized in this regal way. Then, upon closer inspection, you'll see this branch, and the others like it, aren't branches at all, but bronze sculpted to appe...