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by Wes Griffin A little more than six months ago Shannon Scott and his wife opened the doors on Sud Italia, their reincarnation of personal travels to southern Italy. What's unique about the regional fare is the incorporation of more seafood and Mediterranean ingredients found in the lower coastal region of Italy.   In fact, teh restaurant...

Born and raised in Brescia, land of Franciacorta wines, Melania has always had a passion for food and especially wine. After completing her Masters degree in Management at Bocconi University in Milan and two years working within the PR department at Bialetti Industrie, she decided to turn her passion into work.   In May 2014 she earned her S...

Descrivere Tiziana Ciacciofera è molto complesso: la sua esperienza professionale non può catturarla e costringerla dentro una etichetta, per quanto eccellente. Direi che è soprattutto donna di passioni vere, sincere, il sangue della sua Sicilia le scorre dentro forte per darle caparbietà; ma non solo: è donna saggia, sensibile, arguta.   Do...

Whether the industry is pizza or piano repair, the combination of fast service and high quality is one of the most difficult balances to strike. Persona Wood Fire Pizza, a fast-serve gourmet pizza franchise, seems to be walking the line just fine as it opens its first Texas location this week on the Beltway 8 divide between Humble and North Ho...

By Christina Lane   Before they start cooking each day, Rudy and Miriam Kiapeta pray, asking the Lord to bless their hands and the food they prepare. "The biggest secret in our food is love," said Rudy Kiapeta, who with his wife, Miriam, owns and operates The Tuscan Pig.   What started as a catering company that also offered carr...

Italian restaurant Bocce is now open in the old Inforzato's space on Davis Street, reports Oak Cliff Advocate (adjacent to dive bar Oak Cliff Social Club).   Despite its name, Bocce does not actually have a bocce ball court (you'll have to go to San Salvaje, Bryan Street Tavern or Vagabond to play that), but it does have an expansive menu of...

The final AICC wine tasting event of 2014 will focus on the unique wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. Saturday, 14 Sept at 7:00 pm   The Piedmont region is located in northwest Italy and borders Switzerland and France. This region produces the largest number of best known, noble, and world-appreciated prize-winning wines, such as Barbe...

Weeks after Carlo's Bakery first opened its doors in Dallas, fans still wait for hours to get their slice of cake – with a side of reality show fame.   They're sweet treats with a cult following – cannoli and cakes apparently worth camping out for overnight. "This has been the biggest opening we've ever had. Ever. Like ever, ever, ever," sa...

Luigi's has been a landmark in downtown Skiatook for the last four years. Whether you are looking for a casual night out with the family, a business lunch or a romantic date night, the Italian restaurant can serve up exactly what you are looking for. Adam Luigi has been managing the restaurant owned by his brother, Vito, since it opened in Skiatoo...

by Jan Cottingham   Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant. The lease was signed on Thursday with Dundee Holding Co. of Little Rock, Bruno said.   Central Construction Group of Little Rock is the contractor, and Gr...

Many people love Italian food. Be it pizza, lasagna or pasta of any type, Italian food is a favorite amongst many. Rarely does anyone state that he does not prefer the savory meats that are used in the cooking of Italian. Therefore, it is no wonder that Italian catering in Houston is a major business, with the caterers providing for lunches as well...

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandw...