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I eventually lost count of how many people recommended “The Bear” to me. After weeks of avoiding the explosively popular show, I let peer pressure win and was glad I did. Besides, even if the story bordered on contrived, it made up for it with exceptional acting. Plus, I’m from Chicago, and while “The Bear” relied on a few too many Chicago cliches,...

Conveniently located at the corner of Palm and 3rd in beautiful downtown Burbank – right next to the City’s free parking garage, Milano Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar welcomes you to their little slice of Italy in downtown Burbank. Walk through the entrance doors and get a warm, friendly greeting from owner Mike Pollastro and his wife Adelaide. The...

Castro residents now have a new spot from which to pick up fresh baked pastries, desserts, and coffee. Poesia Cafe opened earlier this month in the former Reveille Coffee space at 4072 18th Street. Hoodline broke the news of 13-year-old Poesia's expansion earlier this year. The expansion was made possible after Reveille Coffee closed in the next-do...

After two years of pandemic delays, an ambitious Italian restaurant and bar created by two area families and named for their grandparents is set to open in La Jolla on Wednesday, August 31. Replacing Whisknladle on Wall Street, Marisi draws parallels between San Diego’s tony seaside village and the cliffside towns along Italy’s sweeping Amalfi Coas...

I love when our readers give us suggestions. Frank recently got a tip from his dentist’s office about a new Italian restaurant in south Carlsbad. As lovers of Italian cuisine, Taste of Wine was ready to visit the 2051 Cucina Italiana. Don’t let the restaurant’s location in a business park across from McClellan–Palomar Airport fool you — it’s some o...

The retro Italian charm might be slightly contrived, but the atmosphere of la dolce vita is wholly genuine at Capri Club, a picturesque new bar in Eagle Rock housed in what was once a neighborhood red-sauce joint named the Capri. Already packed nightly with casually well-dressed patrons sipping away on aperol spritzes, frozen negronis and all the m...

Sogno Toscano is aiming to open a new “lifestyle cafe, wine bar, and specialty market” as reported by Toddrickallen.com. They are a distributor and maker of fine Italian food supplies to restaurants, chefs that also do home delivery to customers. Sogno Toscano already has a New York cafe and wine bar and on their Instagram page, in their bio, they...

Winery names like Mondavi, Martini and Sebastiani are household names among wine drinkers. Italian Americans established these wineries in California in the early 20th century and their brands grew big over time. So big, in fact, that they became acquisition targets for the largest wine companies in the country and lost their founding-family connec...

Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The comp...

Bernie Orsi, Owner of Orsi Family Vineyards is thrilled to announce Orsi Family Vineyards as a winner in the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Winery in America. “After opening the doors of our first dedicated tasting room and winery in Healdsburg only one year ago, we couldn’t be prouder of this accolade,” Ors...

One of the greatest culinary marriages came about when dried pasta, introduced by the Arabs to Sicily in the 12th century, met tomatoes grown from seeds brought to 16th century Spanish Palermo after Hernán Cortés gathered them from Montezuma’s gardens. Regardless of its international foundations, red sauces and pasta dishes have come to define popu...

From buzzy spots like Grandmaster Recorders that require reservations well in advance to chefs making headlines with new restaurant openings such as Mother Wolf, it’s clear that a relatively new wave of Italian restaurants in Los Angeles is having a moment. When lauded spots like Bestia and Osteria Mozza first opened their doors, they created a buz...