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The fourth annual Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music festival returns to Delmarva this fall season with new event additions to help raise money for local charities. This year's SoDel fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Independence Clubhouse in Millsboro. Additional pre-festival events are included in this year's lineup, including a spe...

This summer I finally watched The Sopranos. I know, call me trendy. It really was fun seeing all those North Jersey spots, and it was twice as fun to eat a really good meatball parmesan hero as I watched. What a terrific excuse to eat my favorite sandwich – North Jersey, the Sopranos, meatballs…a trifecta, so to speak.  So, for five days I indulged...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Arlington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. The Italian Store Topping the list is The Italian Store, a family-owned Italian specialty shop...

Fiorella’s Sausage is an Italian Market staple. Luigi Fiorella left Italy and began working as a butcher in Philadelphia in 1892, he purchased a three-story structure at 817 Christian St. in 1904, and his family has lived in and sold sausages from the building ever since. But in January, Fiorella’s closed after the New Year and said in a Facebook p...

New Jersey is home to hundreds if not thousands of Italian restaurants, especially if you count pizza parlors. This is a genuine, authentic and original Italian restaurant. Anna is the owner, whose family came from Sicily many years ago, tries to reflect that in the menu selection. The ambiance is a unique blend of mob movie restaurant scene inside...

One of New Jersey’s most iconic retail bakeries has been sitting on a secret of sorts. Calandra’s Bakery is now offering a full line of breads and baked goods to the Metro New York food service professional. Since its launch in 1962, the family owned, and operated business has grown to a team of some 800 people. The Calandra story is truly one of t...

In Sicily, come summertime, the most memorable meals are taken al fresco amid fields and groves that offer up their bounty. By day, an aggressive sun presses down and nourishes the crops, white hot until dusk’s reprieve. The slender leaves that adorn olive branches frame a tumble of mountains in the distance. Viewed from afar, the landscape is all...

If you are someone who believes eating good Italian food can be a religious experience, the churches of Nitro are ready to answer your prayers. How so? They’re teaming up to host a $10 all-you-can-eat “Italian Feast” dinner from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 2008 20th St. in Nitro. Proceeds from the event benefi...

The former Whetstone Tavern on the corner of Fifth and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village won't remain vacant too long. A family-friendly Italian bar-restaurant — whose TBA name may contain the word bacio — is taking shape at 700 S. Fifth St. under Bart Troiano, the building's new owner. Troiano, 30, a native New Yorker who graduated from Wi...

So you're hungry—and you're ready for some Italian food. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for anything from pizza to arancini. Fornicolli's (1538 Light St., SBIC) Fornicolli's is a pizza parlor located at 1538 Light St. in South Baltimore. Th...

The National Italian American Foundation lists New Jersey as the state with the second highest population of Italians, right after New York. So, it’s no surprise that the Garden State has some pretty unbeatable Italian delicatessens. Here are five Italian delis you should know about. Tommy's Taste of Italy, Woodland Park Tommy’s Taste of Italy is a...

Marcello DeFeo wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but he says he felt like he was born twirling bucatini around a fork. His family came to America from Italy, and brought with it some amazing food. Now, DeFeo is sharing that food with the South Jersey community. DeFeo recently opened Valente's Italian Specialties in King's Court, Haddonf...