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The space at 805 N. Davis Ave. has seen a number of restaurant tenants over the years. For a long time it was Avenue 805, then The Betty on Davis, followed by a French concept from Kevin Roberts (of Perly’s and the bygone Black Sheep), Swan Dive, which shuttered in late April. While some may consider the location to be “cursed,” current tenants Sus...

The day before Bon Appetit published the story that changed Joe Beddia’s life, the bespectacled Philly pizzaiolo happened to be in New York. Andrew Knowlton—at the time, the magazine’s restaurant editor—invited him over to the BA offices. “I walked out of the elevator, and he handed me the magazine,” Beddia says. I t was the July 2015 issue; the co...

“Last time I checked, wine goes great with cheese,” says Bill Mignucci Jr. of Di Bruno Bros., the gourmet grocery chain that started out as a cheese shop in Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. That original cheese shop still stands, and just a couple doors down Mignucci and crew are opening the market’s only bottle shop. Set at the corner of Ni...

The ancient brick oven looms like an incinerator, occupying most of the claustrophobic kitchen. Pizza worshippers have told tales of this monolithic wall of clay and steel. For more than 60 years, it’s baked many of the most deliciously distinctive Sicilian, pan and tomato pies prepared in New Jersey — and if your pizza is the best here, it’s the b...

Everything about Lucco screams, “Big!” Its vaulted wooden ceiling rises high above the 130 seats. Emblazoned in large letters over the open kitchen is “Mangia, bevi, vivi.” (eat, drink, live). Perched atop a scaffold of spirits at the bar, a vintage red bicycle with Lucco-logoed delivery basket serves as a focal point.  Lucco, which opened in 2018,...

Where I grew up in the suburbs of Central Jersey, a sandwich meant American cheese, iceberg lettuce, and chicken roll on Wonder bread — so needless to say, moving to Hudson County, with its array of Italian delis serving fresh ingredients, was eye-opening. I’d never imagined tomatoes could be sweet and sundried, meat could mean capicola or soppress...

The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to Wilmington on Sunday, October 13. The festival, which began in 2003, is returning to Wilmington after a four-year hiatus in the suburbs. When the festival re-located to Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, the city was under the administration of Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “At the time, the p...

A Neapolitan pizza place plans to open a new location in the Mosaic District. Pupatella, a local Italian pizza chain, put up signage announcing their new location at 140 Penny Lane, adjacent to Penny Lane Park. The restaurant chain was founded in 2007 by Enzo Algarme, whose craving for authentic and homemade pizza inspired him to open his own pizze...

A lot can happen in a week. Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, the decade-old Italian darling by Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s Ashok Bajaj, shuttered for a complete makeover at the end of August. A crew of 20 worked just a handful of days (and nights) to transform the 140-seat restaurant and outdoor patio into Modena, a completely revised “Italian-influen...

Mayor Mike Purzycki joined property owners Ralph and Rose Pepe for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of La Pizzeria Metro in Wilmington. The restaurant was built within Miller Road Station, a 11,000-square-foot Spanish colonial-style building that was originally constructed in 1916, located at 3101 Miller Road. Wilmington Brew Works...

Three partners in a new restaurant here have a lot in common. The men, all natives of Albania, are longtime friends who’ve worked their way up in the dining business. They’ve spent much of the past decade planning their own place and looking for its site. And until recently, they’d never been to Haddonfield. But that’s where their search ended — in...

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM. 200 South Avenue East, Cranford, NJ, 07016. Pastosa Ravioli, the third generation, family-owned and operated Italian specialty food company widely recognized as the source of New York’s finest ravioli, fresh pasta and Italian specialties celebrates its five-year anniversary in the Cranford community.     Located...