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Ok, we are about to have a battle royal on the Jersey Shore Morning Show over this one. In fact, we are calling all foodies and all Italians to chime in and voice your opinion! We've all heard (and participated in) the sauce vs. gravy debate.  More personal than the pork roll vs. Taylor ham argument, this one is about Sunday dinners at Nonna's hous...

Puro Gusto, 1345 F. Street, NW, Washington, DC, is a perfect spot to take a break and refresh while visiting the nation’s capital and sightseeing and checking out the incredible scenic Cherry Blossoms this spring.  This authentic Italian all-day café has opened its patio and is ready for visitors and Washingtonians to fuel up for their day with bre...

"I am going to Cousin Jimmy's, and we are going to eat at Jimmy's."I hosted my cousin Eric and his girlfriend Marissa the other night. We started the night with a few drinks at my place in Belmar and then we made our way into Asbury Park. When someone tells me they have never been to Jimmy's, I make sure I bring them to Jimmy's. I love Jimmy's Ital...

The owners of Enzzo’s Trattoria in Short Hills are working with Nancy Siegel of the Millburn High School Guidance Department to set up a senior college scholarship or two, depending on how much money they raise, for the class of 2022. According to Perri Urso, owner of Enzzo’s, they plan to sponsor a scholarship called “Believed in Me,” which will “...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, announces the opening of three new illy Caffè brand coffee bars located in the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, HI and American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ. At the Ala Moana Center, the...

So, dear restaurant-loving readers, my ever-forward quest for real-deal Italian food took me to the dreaded Carlisle Pike, that over-trafficked highway stretch of mercantilism just west of Harrisburg. And, more than that, to a strip mall along said stretch. Such is the strength of my commitment to the culinary joys of Italia. Because in the strip m...

A destination for home-cooked meals, overnight lodging and social gatherings for more than 260 years is beginning a new chapter in Palmer Township. The Seipsville Inn, at 2912 Old Nazareth Road, will house a new, family-run restaurant and bar, Elpedio’s Ristorante, starting May 1. Four brothers — Peter, Lou, Dino and Dero Pettinelli — will operate...

New Jersey may be known as the Garden State, but it might as well be the Gabagool State. The number of Italian delis in Hoboken alone rivals most states. So it’s no surprise us New Jerseyans know a thing or two about Italian subs. And it’s no surprise that two of our Italian subs were just named among the best in the country. Mashed.com recently re...

One of the best restaurants in Cape May is Sapore Italiano BYOB. This charming Italian restaurant is a BYOB venue that offers traditional, family-style Italian food. Located in a renovated Victorian home, this eatery is a beautiful place for Italian dining. The menu features classic dishes with locally grown ingredients. Fresh seafood is also used...

The dough crackles, so fine you can see light through it. Then there’s the ooze of creamy ricotta. It might be classic, sweetened cheese with chocolate at the end. Or it might be black sesame in a black cocoa shell, as darkly nutty as the ice cream at Annandale’s Snocream Company on which it’s based. There are few pleasures quite like biting into c...

Serpe & Sons Bakery, which began as a humble baker of breads and tomato pies and grew into a landmark bakery that provides a full array of doughnuts, pastries, cakes and Italian specialty items to generations of customers in two states, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Started by Domenico and Lucille Serpe, the business opened its doors on Marc...

Launching a business venture, whether one has experience or not, can be a difficult undertaking and the road to the ribbon-cutting ceremony is filled with many twists, turns, and potholes. Throw into the mix opening a new business in an almost post-pandemic period and it’s understandable why it’s important to have dotted the I’s and crossed all the...