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A happy hour that starts in the morning and goes on for seven hours sounds like a pipe dream (if you don't have to work, anyway). A little Italian joint in downtown has made this their reality. At Ravenna, guests can experience happy hour prices on weekdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Clearly a ploy to get people in the door, but hey, i...

Under normal circumstances, I’d never want to eat in a barn. But the century-old barn that houses Cavatore Italian Restaurant makes for a lovely space. The best part is that it’s an actual barn the Cavatore family found in Bastrop and refurbished for the restaurant. That authenticity is found in the hayloft and the separate rooms that used to be st...

Bricktown visitors soon will be able once again to enjoy a plate of spaghetti while dining in an old-fashioned trolley car. That experience was once a part of visiting Spaghetti Warehouse, which had a popular three-decade run in Bricktown before closing four years ago, and is credited with getting Bricktown started as an entertainment district. Spa...

Pizza’s a family thing for Rick Perna and his sons Nick and Ricky. Dad’s been making pizza for 45 years, a skill he honed in his native Buffalo, New York, before the family opened Capo’s Pizzeria on Broadway just outside the loop four years ago. A second location on Blanco Road north of Bitters Road followed last year. On the outside, the Broadway...

Time spent in Italy as a child, and with years after that continuing to mold and develop Italian cuisine in Houston, at Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino, chef-owner Lynette Hawkins clocks in every single day to see to the food, the wine, the business, all of it. It’s in her bones, which translates to fresh pasta; stuffed, baked, al dente, and well-handled. Te...

The Italian restaurant Scalo is returning to Nob Hill in AlbuquerqueThe restaurant, which abruptly closed in 2018, is under new ownership. “I was actually a manager in the 90s," said Chuck Parlapiano, the new general manager of the restaurant. "This is really coming full circle for me." The new owners were regular customers before the restaurant cl...

On this week's episode of "What's Eric Eating," chef Ben McPherson joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss BOH Pasta, his Italian restaurant that's part of Bravery Chef Hall. The conversation with McPherson explaining the career paths that led him from culinary school in Charleston to working in Atlanta. He moved to Houston to open dow...

HMSHost Corp., a subsidiary of Italian catering group Autogrill, in partnership with Java Star Inc. and F. Howell Management Services Ltd. has signed a $186 million 10-year contract in Texas to complete the new food hall at Dallas’ Fort Worth International Airport (DWF). This contract completes HMSHost Corp.’s presence in Dallas where it was alread...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Houston area, according to...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may ear...

A tiny new restaurant called Flattery has opened at Northwest Highway and Preston Road. The restaurant specializes in “Ameritalian” food, says owner Bushra “Heather” Ali, which means pizzas, hot dogs, pasta and boats — oval-shaped hunks of bread loaded with pizza-like toppings. Flattery opened in the busy Preston Center on Dec. 10. It’s the passion...

Drive by Jimmy’s Food Store any morning the week before a big holiday and you’ll likely see a line of thirty or so customers eagerly waiting for the shop to open. Once inside, most will go straight for the signature items—the Italian sausage, meatballs, and pastas sauces crafted from family recipes, the buttery garlic bread, the big trays of meat o...