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The transformation of Borgo Food Station into Mina Ristorante is almost complete. Chef Monica Fallone and her husband and business partner Luis Mancera will debut their new Italian restaurant on Monday, April 8. “I have always created spaces where I can present my Italian family’s traditional recipes to friends and restaurant-goers that love to eat...

Although Progresso is now known for its selection of canned soups, the company got its start by selling canned Italian foods to Italian Americans living in New Orleans. Now, the company also produces chili, stock, beans, balsamic vinegar, breadcrumbs, and more. Read on for eight facts you might not know about Progresso. 1. PROGRESSO'S HISTORY DATES...

Fiori, a family-owned and operated casual Italian restaurant, is preparing to open soon in south Flower Mound. Brothers Sam and Michael Billelo have grown up eating delicious, authentic Italian family recipes, Sam said. Their grandparents are from Palermo, Italy, and their father, a chef, is from New York. Sam said he’s been working in Phoenix for...

In the antique kitchen of his family’s restaurant, C.J. Gerdes slips a handful of corn-floured oysters into one of the six blackened pots on the stove. The fat froths like sea foam. Two minutes later, he pulls them out, their crisp coats crinkled and golden. Sandwiched between thick, buttered slices of “pan bread”—Casamento’s version of Texas toast...

Chef and reality TV star Tim Love has announced plans to open a new Italian restaurant in Fort Worth. The chef announced the forthcoming debut of Gemelle, a “casual” Italian restaurant on Twitter, and filings with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts indicate that it will open at 4400 White Settlement Road in a space that once housed short-live...

Happy February and welcome back to “Boomtown Eats!” We hope you enjoyed last month’s feature of El Dorado’s own E&R – we are still remembering those potato wedges – and we hope that everyone has had a chance to check out E&R for themselves. This month we are turning to another downtown El Dorado establishment – directly across from Sports Alley and...

Dave Greco, owner of Mike's Deli - The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli in the Bronx, New York, slings cooked pasta during Italian American St Joseph Society "world's largest pasta dish" luncheon, 500 pounds in all, at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 22, 2019. Dave Greco, owner of Mike's Deli - The Original Arthur Avenue I...

Fort Worth chef Tim Love has a new restaurant in the works celebrating Italian cuisine. Called Gemelle, it will open in spring 2019 with house-made pastas and a distinct style of pizza that's fairly new to town. The restaurant will open at 4400 White Settlement Rd., in the space previously occupied by Thurber Mingus, which closed in 2016. Love anno...

Get ready to sip frozen cocktails in the space that was once home to Brooklyn Athletic Club and its gigantic patio. Lotti Dotti is opening there in April, with two separate outdoor bars. The patio is getting an upgrade too: there will be shade from a new awning and a climate-controlled section. Not only will Lotti Dotti serve up draft cocktails in...

He’s an Italian immigrant whose family moved to the Friendswood area when he was 4, but Stefano’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen owner Stephen Carpentieri doesn’t claim to draw on Old World family recipes in his menu. “My dad was a doctor; so he didn’t cook. And my mom’s English; so they don’t cook,” he said with a laugh. “So, when I decided to open my...

Once, a chef got upset with me for strategically garnishing a dish. “Just let it land on the plate,” he said. I was trying too hard, and it showed: My food looked fussy, constrained, and planned. It’s hard work to make things seem natural, and when it comes to Italian food in Austin, things can feel, well, mechanical.  The long list of new spots (o...

You don't have to travel all the way to Italy to get an authentic Italian dinner.  Just about everything inside Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers located on Champa Street in Denver is Italian from the owner to the chefs, bakers, and equipment that they use to cook. "We are Italians so we try to move our culture and our way of life, how we do we live in...