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Marion County in north-central West Virginia is a surprising crossroads of Italian cuisine and culture. In the early 1900s, the area was a hub for coal mining, leading thousands of Italian immigrants and their culinary traditions to Marion County. This influx led to delicious cuisine and rich cultural traditions that endure today. Many of these cla...

Lawrenceville residents are buzzing about a new sign that went up this week. The sign is hung on the front of the old Maidenhead Bagel location on Main Street. It reads, "Coming Soon Eatalia Market and Kitchen." Hmmmm, I've never heard of it before, but, by looking at the sign, I think a new Italian market is coming to town. There are pictures of d...

In 1946, the family gathered on Sunday afternoon at the home of one of my father’s uncles in New Jersey. The men sat around a large kitchen table drinking wine and snacking before dinner. The women were in the living room chatting.My father, Santo, and grandfather, Giuseppe Caltagirone, along with his brother-in-law, John Vena, were having a conver...

Sundays were sacred during Stephanie Hulbert’s childhood in Montclair, New Jersey. Her mother, Susan, would get up early to prepare sprawling suppers for their extended Italian family. “I’d walk downstairs in the morning and I would smell garlic, I would smell sauce,” she remembers. “I would stay with my mom: cooking, stirring sauce, making meatbal...

In the town of West Chester, there are hundreds of businesses to visit. By the time someone graduates from West Chester University, there’s a good chance they haven’t even seen half of the stores in this historical downtown area. One business to highlight is the Artisanal Gelato and Dessert Café, Gemelli. Sitting down with owner Vincenzo, we got an...

Restaurant veteran Michael Gondevas is known for his popular spots in Jersey City. In the Hamilton Park area, he has been operating two restaurants for years. In December, he opened Chickie’s, which serves Italian favorites such as pasta, pizza, meatballs and sandwiches, along with a lengthy cocktail, wine and beer list. “I’ve always loved Jersey I...

Centro Cafe is an Italian restaurant on Center Street that has been successful in the community for years, because of their delicious dishes. “We've been here for 12 years now in the heart of Riverwest," says general manger Chris Botts. "We started out small (with) only this downstairs area, but we’ve expanded through out the years to make this a c...

Two Philadelphia restaurants have been recognized by Thrillist for their roles in what the publication called "a constant state of reinvention and refinement" of Italian food in the United States. Vetri Cucina and Little Nonna's were named on the website's list of "The 34 Best Italian Restaurants in America" that was released last Thursday. Thrilli...

Since Bisnonna Bakeshop‘s pop-up at Tysons Corner Center ended at the close of last year, Tysons has been without a counter doling out fresh Italian sweets. But eaters craving cannoli, millefoglie, and tiramisu won’t be bereft long. Today, restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announced that they have signed a lease for a 4,100-squa...

Do you say "Italian Ice" or "Water Ice"?  Whatever you call it, you've got more of it coming your way in a matter of days and I have the scoop... Before I tell you where to get it, let's get what we call it out of the way.  Like many of you, I'm a born and raised Jersey girl which does not always mean you blend well in other states.  We have our ow...

After 15 years, Cafe Amici will leave its corner storefront in Spring Glen for a larger space, but it won’t be moving far. The owners of the Italian restaurant, which opened at 1670 Whitney Ave. in 2007, hope to complete the move to 1640 Whitney Ave. by mid-March. They also will keep their current space, where they plan to open a new restaurant wit...

At the moment, there’s only one farm-to-table pasta company in all of Salem County. Fazzio’s Pasta Company is a new restaurant in Salem serving fresh pasta and sauce made in house. In particular, Co-owner Matthew Fazzio makes handmade pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, and other authentic Sicilian dishes for both lunch and dinner. The 1,400-square foot Fazzi...