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Adelmo’s Celebrating 25 Years

by Steven Doyle

Tucked neat and tidy on Cole Avenue you might spy Adelmo’s, the cute Tuscan hide-away that is perfectly romantic and sultry.

Adelmo’s has survived the many faces of the Dallas restaurant scene and is pretty much today as it was 25 years ago when Adelmo Banchetti first opened his doors. Here you will find the obligatory Chianti served up with dreamy dishes such as Osso Bucco and a variety of house-made pastas. Each day you will discover a new chef’s menu hand-scrawled outside the front door listing off the day’s specials drawn from fresh ingredients just delivered. There are several choices for dessert included, and we recommend the warm bread pudding with a brandy caramel sauce. Continue reading


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Italian Food Tour This Weekend!

goodfellasby Jennifer Thomas

If you’ve ever been on a Dallas Bites! tour, you know they explore all different types of food adventures, from barbeque and bacon to amazing ethnic restaurants. This Saturday, March 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Steven Doyle will be leading our “Taste of Italy” tour with stops at some of the local’s favorite food haunts.

Venues include Jimmy’s Food Store, where they’ll feast on fine Italian cheeses, sausages and wines. At Dough Pizzeria Napoletano, you will be tempted with an assortment of authentic southern Italian-inspired pizzas and burrata. The next stop will be Holy Ravioli, a true food find that features over a dozen types of ravioli. Then finally guests will enjoy Paciugo Gelato, a dolce favorite.   Continue reading

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First Look: Battuto Italian Kitchen

DSC06231by Steven Doyle

The Gene and Julie Gates restaurant, Battuto Italian Kitchen, is days away from opening and last night we were invited guests to check out the menu and to soak up the ambiance of the new North Dallas restaurant, and what we found you are going to fall in love with.

We were offered a small variety from the menu which includes house-made pastas, stone-fired pizzas, a variety of interesting salads and one particular entree that you will not care to miss.    Continue reading


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Tiffany Derry Consulting At Bowen’s Cafe Expresso

Tiffany_Derryby Steven Doyle

I was at dinner last night when a friend slipped me a note saying that Tiffany Derry, formerly of Private Social, was to take over the kitchen at Bowen’s Cafe Expresso. I immediately sent Derry a text, who is working in Atlanta for a few days, and she confirmed that she was doing some consulting work for Italian kitchen.  We agreed to chat on Wednesday, but today she made an announcement on Facebook, where all the really cool cheffy information comes from it would seem. Continue reading


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Patrizio Osteria To Open On McKinney And In Arlington

DSC04642by Steven Doyle

Last night we made the trek to check out Patrizio Osteria in Southlake. The new location borderlines over-the-top in appointment and definitely pulls off the new menu in high fashion. We spotted a familiar face on the management team and were pleased to see Bob’s Steak and Chop alumnus Ken Kuczwaj making his way around the room. We also spotted one of the new owners, Oscar Renda, who knows plenty about Italian food and the way it should be presented.

The menu may look familiar to anyone who has patronized Patrizio in the past. This is the Americanized Italian cuisine that has people flocking to the various restaurants dotted across the Metroplex. Most of these dishes appeal to the average American palate that haven’t sampled true Italian food. But the true star to the new version of the concept lies in the Osteria menu. These are your house-made pastas laden with ingredients from Italy, slow cooked pork shank, fresh fish selections and a beautiful variety of buffala buratta. Continue reading


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Culpepper’s Hosts Antinori Wine Dinner

by Steven Doyle

Every few months Culpepper’s chef Chad Bowden invites a great winery to stop by for dinner. Of course he invites 50 or 60 of his closest friends to join in on the feast that is expertly paired. Last night was just such an occasion, and the wine of choice was Antinori, one of the oldest wineries in existence that makes some very superb and affordable juice.

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 627th anniversary as wine makers in 2012. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a “Renaissance” in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.          Continue reading

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