THE CONCEPT Restaurateur Benjamin Berg (B&B Steakhouse and B.B. Lemon) and his brother, chef Daniel Berg, are partners in this restaurant that recently debuted in the space that was once Carmelo’s restaurant. It serves contemporary takes on classic Italian-American dining staples. THE SPACE The hodgepodge of rooms that was once Carmelo’s make sense...

Sunday, May 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston TX 77045. With just three weeks to go before the 2nd Annual Authentic Italian Table/Houston Pasta Festival, we are thrilled to announce the participating venues and food experts. The following are just some of the top Houston restaurants that will be sharing t...

Good news for people who love Italian food: Eataly Dallas has formed an LLC, so it’s safe to say that we can expect that they will be landing in our fair, pasta-obsessed city soon. If you’re not familiar, it’s the behemoth that first touched down in New York (near Madison Square Park) in 2010. That was the doing of Lydia and Joe Bastianich (and, fo...

When Harvey Harris traveled to Italy in 1998, he said he had to forget everything he knew about Italian cooking. At the time, Harris already knew quite a bit about the cuisine. He had been the chef at Mezzaluna, a popular, now-closed Italian spot in downtown Austin. That led him to eventually connect with local restaurateur Stan Adams, who wanted t...

Though it was a series shot in Marfa that helped launch his career, these days, Dallas-born Gray Malin jet-sets to the world’s most beautiful destinations to photograph his signature aerials. But he has a special love affair with Italy (don’t we all), which he first visited while studying abroad in college. At the time, he stuck to major cities but...

True fashion plates can spot a Fendi bag from across a room. The LVMH-owned, Italian-based luxury house reached peak popularity in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, right at the crux of logo mania. Its signature interlocking Fs are synonymous with cheeky, lightly ostentatious style — and in some cases, a healthy “Sex and the City” obsession. Sarah Jes...

Deck ovens are magnificent beasts. The broad steel boxes turn out some of the best pizza in the country, from New York to Chicago to anywhere there’s a will to make pizza with a thin, toasted crust and a fat, chewy collar. Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen is faithful to the church of the deck oven, and the pies coming from those ovens at the Ala...

Founded in 2002, A Taste of Italy in Austin was the vision of Elsa Gramola, who was born and raised in Italy and relocated to Austin in 2001. The company brings the very heart of Italy in Austin, Texas, while promoting local Italian businesses and the love of the Italian culture, language, food, art, fashion, music, and activities.  A Taste of Ital...