By Teresa Gubbins Frisco gets a taste of Dallas with the spring 2016 opening of Vicini, a new American-Italian restaurant from a group of experienced players that includes Brian McCullough, cocktail magician and co-owner of Standard Pour. McCullough has partnered with Robert Hall, former general manager of Abacus and also part of the Hall w...

By Lisa Scheid   Russo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, 527 Penn St., will open a second location in the former Reading Outlet Center's Big Mill building, owner Carlos H. Salguero confirmed this week. The announcement marks the first business to publicly commit to developer Alan W. Shuman's $23 million retail and residential project a...

By Susan Smith-Harmon Some neighborhoods are quietly idyllic, others buzz with energy. The Loop hums with excitement. The stretch of Delmar Blvd from between The University City lions at Trinity and the MetroLink Station at Des Peres is teaming with interesting shops and restaurants. That's why it was named "One of the Ten Great Streets in America...

by Jonathan Phelps   Francesco "Frank" Pellino already had a successful restaurant in the North End of Boston when he decided to open Mamma Luisa Cucina and Bar on Central Street in this seaside town. The new restaurant opened the day before Mother's Day, Pellino said, and since then, "It has been busy."   Pellino, 49, of Danvers...

When Lidia's Kansas City opened in the Crossroads 15 years ago, there had never been a restaurant in the former railroad freight house (there are now three), and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich (the proprietor of Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto restaurants in New York City) had never opened a location outside New York (she now has two).   "...

Joe & Aldo's Italian Tavern in Novi is a new family-friendly Italian concept with a menu and style that are 'completely different' from his white-tablecloth Andiamo Italia restaurants, restaurateur Joe Vicari says. With diners continuing to gravitate to ever more casual, affordable dining spots, restaurateur Joe Vicari has debuted a new family...

Father and son duo Michael and Jason Brunetti opened their Neopolitan pizza joint Pizzetteria Brunetti on Long Island in 2009, turning out a dozen pies in a tiny space in the town of Westhampton Beach. This week they opened their second location in the West Village with an expanded selection of pizzas and other light dishes in a space on Jane and H...

Although the name is simple, Sauce is anything but. You'll find more than 15 gourmet pizzas, plenty of traditional pasta dishes and bread — really good bread.   "This is an American spin on Italian cuisine," says owner Tyler Rooks, who opened Sauce nearly three years ago at 2858 S. Church St. Rooks' family has owned Italian restaurants for...

Hoping to revitalize its brand, A.G. Ferrari Foods hired a new CEO — Jarett Peppard — and is making other changes as it prepares to move into its recently acquired Alameda headquarters next month. Peppard, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who has more than 20 years experience in the grocery industry, will take over as CEO of the 95-...

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI or the "Company") announced today DOPO, LLC is opening a new restaurant concept, DOPO, at The Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah. DOPO, meaning "NEXT" in Italian, is an upscale, live music-oriented restaurant, featuring Mediterranean and Italian fare with nightly live jazz. DOPO will feature a 1930's supp...