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In 1961, the late John N. Galardi opened the first "Der Wienerschnitzel" in Wilmington at a 600-square-foot structure with a walk-up window and a drive-through in the middle of the building.   On Tuesday the building was recognized as a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles and its Cultural Heritage Commission with a commemor...

A local production of wine, culture and innovation.Lungarotti winery is synonymous with passion and bound to its land, the town of Torgiano in Perugia Province, the region which gave birth to Umbrian wine. This brand is being present in the U.S. market for over 40 years, during which it has been represented from different partners. Focus is un...

La Delegazione di San Francisco dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina ha celebrato recentemente il 30º anniversario dalla fondazione della prestigiosa istituzione culinaria nella Bay Area.   Fondata a Milano nel 1953 da Orio Vergani e designata Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana nel 2003, la missione dell'Accademia è di salvaguar...

A longtime Fresno business was honored in Sacramento today as part of California Small Business Day. The owner of Sam's Italian Deli were named as the 31st Assembly District's Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea "for their Italian spirit and familial feel that has customers enter as strangers and leave as family."  ...

by Jondi Gumz   Local patrons at Rita's Italian Ice gave the treat good reviews Tuesday. "Fantastic," said Jamie Garrison, a mom who came for a free sample. "We will be back." Amy Weiss, 9, said, "I like all the flavors" while Levi Thomsen, 9, opined, "It's better than Slurpees," explaining that's because of "all the texture." &nb...

by Lisa Van Eyssen   Pajamas. Wearing them anywhere with a sweater to keep warm is truly the most freeing experience. Add your cushiest slippers mixed with the quiet early morning rhythm on Montana Avenue, and you have the real comforts of home spanning the length of your neighborhood.   Now, you could always hit the local Peets or St...

By Viviana Devoto Le mani grandi, l'attitudine da ragazzaccio, la pala della pizza maneggiata come un acrobata. Jon Darsky è un tizio svelto: e la sua mente viaggia al pari coi chilometri che attraversa ogni giorno.   La pizza era la sua ossessione, la pizzeria mobile è diventata il suo progetto unico nel mondo. Un camion con dentro un forn...

You can find hundreds of Italian restaurants around LA, but in fact, there's no such thing as "Italian" food. Rather, this boot-shaped Mediterranean country is made up of at least 20 major regions, each with its own epicurean flair.   To wit: In the north, Piedmont and Lombardy produce rich, creamy dishes and hearty stews. Italy's breadbaske...

by Linda Zavoral   After enduring a few too many entrees that he complained were (A) tepid in temperature, (B) too fatty, (C) overpriced or (D) all of the above, a friend insisted that we try his new favorite restaurant. "I thought this eatery hit one right out of the park," he enthused via email.   We were game and followed the instr...

Longtime Palo Alto restaurant Zibibbo has shuttered after 17 years, owner Rowena Wu confirmed Wednesday. "Zibibbo has closed for good," she said, refusing to comment further.   Jose Sandoval, a San Jose resident who's been a cook at the restaurant for five years, said he was told last Friday that the restaurant was closing. He said the rest...

Chef Matthew Accarrino has just been named one of the Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2014. Born in St. Louis and raised in New Jersey, this American celebrity with undeniable Italian origins is used to say that when he was a child, his dream was becoming a professional cyclist.   However, when a tumour in his leg forced him to change hi...

When word first went out that Lillian's Italian Kitchen, one of Santa Cruz's most popular, and coziest, restaurants, was moving to a vast space just down the street, I heard some worried muttering. Would the Moreno family be able to maintain the homey, intimate atmosphere developed at their little eatery over the last nine years? Relax. "Va be...