Dough Pizzeria opens; Columbo’s new Italian named Princi Italia

After much delay and anticipation, Dough Pizzeria has finally opened at the northwest corner of Preston and Forest. The San Antonio-based pizzeria serves up authentic Neapolitan pizza that has been certified by L’ Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana in Naples, an association that trains restaurants to make the real deal. Nearby, and expected to open soon, Patrick Columbo’s new restaurant in the former Preston-Royal Popolos space finally has a name, Princi Italia. The Italian restaurant with a Tuscan farmhouse-like atmosphere has hired Chef Kevin Ascolese (Fuse, Ferré, Mi Piaci) to create a menu full of handmade pastas, flatbreads, wood-fired pizzas and other authentic Italian dishes.
Dough Pizzeria, 11900 Preston

Zoe’s Kitchen offers online ordering

The indisputable popularity of Zoe’s Kitchen’s fresh and healthy fast food has the business lunch crowd wading through crowds of mommies and toddlers on a daily basis. With the restaurant’s recently launched online ordering, hungry patrons can simply place their orders online and pick up the grub at customizable times.
Zoe’s Kitchen, 5710 W. Lover’s, 214.357.0100

Chef Kent Rathbun and Chef Nick Stellino host cooking class at DUO

On Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m., DUO is hosting a lunch demonstration by Chef Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Rathbun’s Blue Plate, Jasper’s) and nationally famous Chef Nick Stellino of the TV shows “Cooking With Friends,” “Cucina Amore” and “Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen.” DUO, which is co-owned by Rathbun’s wife, Tracy, and Lynae Fearing, is a stylish and interactive culinary store. “I’m excited to partner with Nick for a weekend of consumer-friendly, culinary events,” Rathbun says. “Nick’s enthusiasm for Italian cooking is infectious, and this is a great chance for Dallas’ dining public to learn from and be inspired by the man himself.” The cooking class will feature some of Stellino’s favorite pasta dishes, including pasta with tomatoes; basil and shrimp; pasta with ham; mushrooms, asparagus and truffle oil; and pasta with braised sausages and ricotta parmigiana.
DUO, 7721 Inwood, 214.884.2979


Local buzz:
“Nick’s enthusiasm for Italian cooking is infectious, and this is a great chance for Dallas’ dining public to learn from and be inspired by the man himself.” —Chef Kent Rathbun, speaking about TV chef Nick Stellino


Cooking class for a cause at The Mercury

On Sept. 10 from 2–5 p.m., The Mercury’s executive chef, Chris Ward, is hosting a cooking demonstration benefitting the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The ticket price of $65 includes one drink ticket, a cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Ward, souvenir recipe book of demonstrated recipes and a doggy bag of canine treats for your furry friend.
The Mercury, 11909 Preston, 972.960.7774

New stores, trunk shows and fashion on display at NorthPark

NorthPark Center will be buzzing this month. The shopping center hosts its third annual Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-10 p.m. The event features live fashion podiums, make-up and beauty stations, live music, “fashionable” food and in-store events. The men’s, women’s and accessories boutique Elie Tahari Ltd. opens its first freestanding boutique in Dallas this month at NorthPark Center. Nike will also open its new store concept at NorthPark this month, featuring its NIKEiD on-site customization services for footwear, apparel and equipment. The much-anticipated opening of the trendy fashion boutique H&M has finally arrived. “H&M is thrilled to be expanding into the Texas market,” says Daniel Kulle, U.S. president for H&M. “We have been waiting for this for quite some time. The Dallas market is such a big opportunity for H&M, [and] the grand opening of H&M at the NorthPark Center will be a great addition to the Dallas retail landscape.” Also this month at NorthPark, Swag jewelry boutique is hosting two notable trunk shows: Cynthia Ann on Sept. 22 from 4-8 p.m. and Dian Malouf’s new Swirl jewelry line, Sept. 15–17 from 6-8 p.m. Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry, located in The Plaza at Preston Center, welcomes Texas jewelry designer Russell Trusso, Sept. 22–23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This neuro-anesthesiologist-turned-jewelry-designer makes delicate jewelry inspired by Mother Nature.

NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441
Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry, 6131 Luther, 214.691.5400

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