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The San Francisco Bay Area is a mecca for foodies and wine lovers with upscale grocery stores in every neighborhood. Retailers such as Whole Foods, Mollie Stone’s, Draeger’s and Lunardi’s have multiple locations in the densely populated thirty-five-mile peninsula located South of San Francisco. With warm lighting and neutral colors, Whole Foods in...

Italy’s top food & wine publishing group Gambero Rosso has awarded San Diego's Cori Pastificio with its highest honors, which only five Italian restaurants in the entire country received. Similar to France’s Michelin Star Awards, Italy’s Gambero Rosso acknowledges top Italian restaurants around the world on an annual basis. Judges travel to nearly...

The United States crowns Abruzzo and its wines: at the Wine Star Awards ceremony, which just concluded, in the splendid setting of the majestic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Abruzzo received the award given by the prestigious international magazine Wine Enthusiast to the most interesting wine realities in the sector."It is an extremely pres...

Rounds of sliced-thin, pink, white-speckled mortadella are popping up on sandwiches, on charcuterie plates and even in the occasional cocktail in Los Angeles, but it’s hard to view any food item depicted in ancient Roman carvings as a flash in the pan. The Italian deli meat that traces its roots to Bologna and as far back as the Etruscans isn’t new...

Sonoma Valley resident Peggy Ann Albano was seemingly everywhere at once — willingly jumping in to help with bookkeeping, serve customers, cook or do whatever else was needed to help the family business get off the ground. Her many contributions helped to establish Mary’s Pizza Shack as a beloved family restaurant at its initial location in Boyes H...

According to a recent liquor license application, Chef Matthew Accarrino is opening a new restaurant at 2232 Bush Street. The space was previously home to Out the Door, a “lower-key Slanted Door offshoot serving inventive modern Vietnamese fare,” and is right around the corner from Accarino’s existing eatery, SPQR. The upcoming Pacific Heights rest...

Famous Firenze sandwich shop All’Antico Vinaio, with more than 600,000 Instagram followers and multiple locations across Italy, is returning to Los Angeles for a pop-up this month. Just like in 2019 the boisterous group will offer its massive meat and cheese sandwiches from the Mozza2Go space for two days only, January 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:3...

According to Allegra’s online biography, “Mario & Allegra Perez met when they began working together in an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica in 2000. In 2008, they started their first restaurant, Tortuga Bay, which is in Inglewood and features authentic dishes from Mario’s hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2019, Mario & Allegra decided to recrea...

High-end Amalfi Coast destination Hotel Santa Caterina is popping up at the Peninsula Beverly Hills for most of February, meaning spritzes and seafood for everyone on a very luxurious LA patio. Chef Giuseppe Stanzione from Santa Caterina’s on-site restaurant Al Mare will be in Beverly Hills with his team from February 7 to February 25, turning out...

When Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood next month, amusement parkgoers will be treated to a highly immersive themed land straight out of the iconic Super Mario Brothers video games. The lineup of new attractions includes the Mario Kart-inspired ride Bowser’s Challenge, a merch shop called 1-Up Factory, and the Mushroom Kingd...

Get a taste of the Amalfi Coast without ever leaving San Diego. Having taken frequent trips to Italy and noticing a lack of genuine Italian fare here, the Adler and Lombrozo families knew they had to make their dream a reality.  Marisi was born, and the restaurant was named after the owners’ grandparents: “Mar” was taken from Marila and “Isi” was t...

Chris Bianco had potentially the best year ever for a pizziaolo, garnering a James Beard Outstanding Chef award, landing a key episode in Netflix’s Chef’s Table series, and finally opening his acclaimed pizzeria in Los Angeles. The lines have been near constant at his Downtown LA pizzeria at Row DTLA (where Smorgasburg is held on Sundays), but now...