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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...

Expressions of Italian heritage this time of year are usually not subtle. It's the heaping helping of pastaand sauce, the zooma-zooma music of Louis Prima, the St. Joseph's Day parade filling the streets. In such bold and bodacious company, the traditional Italian cookie that's so much a part of the seasoncan seem plain, humble and maybe even home...

Join us for this new appointment of the ICCC Educational Wine Tasting Series aimed to promote and encourage the Italian "Enogastronomic" tourism. This session will be dedicated to the wines of Trentino Alto Adige region. Don't miss this unique opportunity, save your spot!   Friday 17th April - 7:00 pm ICCC Houston - 1101 Milford...

by Peter Frost   Cindy's, a small-plate/large-cocktail restaurant opening soon on the top floor of the newly renovated Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, has named its executive chef and beverage manager.   Heading the kitchen at the 13th-floor, indoor-outdoor roof-deck space, which will seat about 180, will be executive chef Christi...

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...

No matter what the occasion, we always talk about Italian food...which seems to always end up in heated discussions about who makes the BEST lasagna!!!Basta! Now you can put your recipe where your mouth is and get bragging rights while doing a good deed for New Mexico's children. Our State is again #1 in the nation for child hunger and we thought a...

Da Marco Cucina e Vino is among Houston's top echelon of eateries, according to HBJ Gourmet's recent review. The 13-year old Houston restaurant, which gets HBJ Gourmet's top rating — a four, or "city's finest" — has earned a reputation for delicious, authentically prepared food served in an atmosphere HBJ Gourmet describes as "urbanely relaxed." I...

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.,...

La Piccola Cucina, a culinary program for kids aimed at teaching the Italian language, the metric system, and the basics of nutrition through the promotion of the many Italian regional culinary traditions, will land at the MD Anderson Children's Hospital on May 7th, to celebrate a very special day in the Italian tradition: "La Festa della Mamma" –...

Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market.Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyers and bloggers at Tony's on Richmond.   "I se...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Si dice che in Texas "tutto è più grande." They say that everything is bigger in Texas.   It's probably not always true. But when it comes to wine sales in the U.S., Texas has Spec's, the behemoth wine retailer, importer, and distributor of fine wines and gourmet foods throughout the state. With nearly 200 stores, Spec's is by far...