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Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

Williams Sonoma, a specialty retailer for high quality kitchen and home products, and Nutella, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, announced five virtual events that will feature a celebrity chef, baker or food personality from across the country. Participants at each event will learn recipes and techniques for cooking breakfast dishes featuring Nutella...

When three best friends from New Jersey started missing their favorite Italian deli's, they decided to open their own. "We could not have imagined the amount of New Jersey transplants living in L.A. that are calling us up like, 'This is my childhood, you brought my home here,'" said co-founder Jack Biebel. Jack Biebel, Noah Holton-Raphael, and Max...

Have you savored your first taste of sweet spring peas? Maybe the tangy first bite of the season's first batch of goat cheese. Celebrate a fresh start to the season with our selection of peak seasonal produce in LA, from asparagus and artichokes to fresh goat cheeses, fish, and more. We know – the amount of fresh produce, seasonal fish, and first p...

Two of San Diego’s best-known Italian restaurateur trios have unveiled new culinary projects this week. The three Romans behind 2-year-old Cesarina Ristorante in Point Loma announced plans for Angelo, a multifaceted project that’s a pizzeria, mozzarella factory, cake bakery and catering business that will open early next year. And the Milanese trio...

Caffe Trieste, San Francisco's iconic high temple of coffee in North Beach, is marking its 65th anniversary on Thursday, a milestone that seems even more noteworthy after surviving through the pandemic and temporary closure.   San Francisco's Board of Supervisors declared Thursday "Caffe Trieste Day" in San Francisco, and the cafe planned to hold s...

Italian Americans don’t even number 100,000 in Los Angeles, accounting for just about 0.25% of the city’s population, but Italian food has made an outsized impact on the culinary landscape. Pizzerias, trattorias, and osterias generally get the most buzz, but L.A. also has several Italian delis that feed thousands of people per week. Angelenos shoul...

Three sisters in the Giacomini family are proudly at the helm of the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, on a lush stretch of land on the California coast overlooking Tomales Bay, a beautiful inlet from the Pacific Ocean. “100% women-owned. We are dairy farmers and artisans, delivering happiness through cheese,” proclaims the bio on their Instagr...

As outdoor dining reopens and local restaurants begin the road to recovery the Daily Press is highlighting one excellent eatery a week. This week the spotlight is on Piccolo: a new Italian neighborhood eatery focused on homemade pastas and high-quality meat and fish dishes that play with spice, texture, and sweet and savory flavors. While many rest...

Promote and preserve Santa Clara Valley’s agricultural heritage by joining the DiNapoli/Mulcahy families in the restoration of the Beltramo Dining Room at the Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum. Our refurbished room will sit adjacent to the demonstration Kitchen (now under construction) which local and visiting celebrity chefs will use...

After a winter of takeout, delivery, and eating al fresco, Italian restaurants in the Bay Area will finally be able to invite customers to dine in. Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that restaurants can resume indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. As long as health indicators remain the same, the city will remain in the “red tie...

Allegro, a new modern Italian restaurant from the San Diego Dining Group, plans to open its doors on Valentine’s Day in Little Italy. Allegro takes over the space at 1536 India St. formerly occupied by Indigo Grill, which closed last year after a 20-year run. Allegro joins San Diego Dining Group’s three Gaslamp Quarter restaurants: Greystone Steakh...