Like many of you, we miss visiting our Dallas and Fort Wort Worth museums for inspiration, or just to lose ourselves in the canvases of Rothko or Rembrandt. Many institutions had opened exhibitions shortly before the order came for us to shelter-in-place. The world-renowned Kimbell Art Museum, for example, had unveiled “Flesh and Blood: Italian Mas...

Craving Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most exceptional upscale Italian restaurants around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Saint Rocco's New York Italian Topping the list is Saint Rocco's New York Italian. Located at 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 100, in...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have — drumroll — a music director! The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 season, announced Friday, will be Fabio Luisi’s first fully in charge as music director. Because of existing commitments with the Zurich Opera and Danish National Symphony, the Italian maestro could be only music director-designate for the nearly tw...

Dallasites, rejoice! Texas is one of the lucky cities in the United States that will be part of the Gelato Festival America 2020 because it's coming to Dallas. If you are a lover of this decadent dessert, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try every flavor because the festival will offer unlimited samples for all the attendees. Sweet! Gelat...

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...

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...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

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...

Wine lists can be intimidating. The grapes, places, producers, styles and vintages create a knot of information that can seem impossible to untangle, especially when on the spot in a restaurant. As a sommelier, I’m on a mission to dive into the wine lists at North Texas restaurants and untangle the vinous knot. For Italian wines, Chianti and Barolo...