Lauded Holly Italian restaurant Intero is opening a new all-day Italian restaurant, Poeta, in Central East Austin. Poeta is slated to open within the Frances Modern Inn at 1123 East 11th Street on Friday, November 24. Poeta will serve Italian fare, including breakfast and brunch. That means dishes like eggs benedict with gnocco fritto, prosciutto a...

The underwater coral reefs of the world are some of our Earth’s most diverse and fascinating, living, breathing ecosystems. Unfortunately due to pollution, climate change and other negative factors, coral reefs are in extreme danger of extinction, with 90% of Earth’s coral projected to die out by 2050. However, efforts have been underway around the...

Florence, Italy is over 5,600 miles away from Austin. Yet, the two cities share more in common than one would think. This fall, Austin and Florence entered into a “historic agreement” to facilitate educational, cultural and business collaborations. Cristiano Maggipinto is a diplomatic adviser to the mayor of Florence.“There were so many similaritie...

Many Austin residents like to venture out to the Hill Country for a much-needed break from city life. Beautiful oak trees, fields of bluebonnets (during bluebonnet season, of course), the occasional glimpse of livestock, clear and open skies–the region overflows with scenic beauty, which is why a sit-down dinner at a Hill Country winery feels inher...

In 2021, Austinites lamented the closing of the eight-year-old pizzeria, one of the best spots to enjoy a pie in the city. What had felt like another devastating loss due to the pandemic turned out to be a logistics issue; the lease was up, and they needed to move. In November 2022, the eatery re-opened on East Cesar Chavez, returning a staple and...

The restaurant group behind Austin Italian restaurant Gusto is opening a new French-Italian bistro later this year. Gina’s on Congress is moving into the long-vacant La Traviata space at 314 Congress Avenue starting in December. Gina’s will serve dishes like pasta, tartare, carpaccio, mussels and frites, and meat dishes like a veal chop. Drinks-wis...

Birdie's has made waves in Austin's food scene since opening over two years ago. But the East Austin restaurant and wine bar is still experimenting with new concepts. From October 3-7 and again on October 10-14, Birdie's will re-introduce its Italian American pop-up, Aiello's, with a custom menu on consecutive weeks, per the restaurant. The concept...

The City of Austin and Florence, Italy entered into a “historic agreement” to facilitate educational, cultural and business collaborations between the two cities, according to a city release Wednesday. The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department announced the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation Agreement. Officials noted international c...

South Austin Italian food truck trailer Il Saporis is opening a new restaurant in downtown Austin this year. Sapori Italian Roots will be found at 800 Brazos Street, Suite 215 starting sometime in late June. The new Sapori’s menu will offer most of the same dishes found at the food truck, with Italian American dishes including house-made pasta and...

An exhibition that looks to the future of both music and the arts, and technology. There will be 11 companies in attendance, including innovative startups and players in the audiovisual market, which will make up the Italy pavilion at the Creative Industries Expo of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas; the leading event dedicate...