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During the year 2002, I had the pleasure of managing a fine salesman named Jeff LaFleur.  Jeff lived in Croton, NY in Westchester County and that was the area that he serviced.  I would typically drive up to work with Jeff once per month and it usually involved an overnight stay in Peekskill, not far from his home.  Jeff was a good family man and f...

Before indoor dining shut down, I actually took a seat — with friends! — indoors at Sant Ambroeus, the most recent addition to Brookfield and to the line of Milanese coffee and pastry shops that first landed on these shores in the early eighties. (Our nearest cousin is on Lafayette and Prince, but there are three others in the city along with South...

Any resemblance between Campari and the ruby red Aperitivo in the chef Patrick Miller’s new line of Faccia Brutto Italian-style spirits stops at the color. Faccia Brutto’s Aperitivo flowers with citric and herbal complexity, while the popular global brand has almost no aroma and is too sweet. The Fernet Pianta, a bitter take on Fernet-Branca, is st...

Goodbye, King Kullen; hello, Uncle Giuseppe's. The specialty grocer, based in Farmingdale, recently opened a North Babylon store in a space occupied for decades by King Kullen. The 39,241-square-foot store, at 1170 Deer Park Ave. in Sunset Plaza, was first set to open next spring or summer but opened Dec. 15 to take advantage of the Christmas seaso...

The winner of the Bethpage Best of Long Island Award for best Italian restaurant, Gallery Four has also won the hearts of diners for their house-made sauce, primo chicken parm, and reasonable price point. "Lived in Lynbrook for 3 years and always drove by this spot but never went in, such a shame because this was the best sauce I have ever had here...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are open for takeout, delivery, pickup or dining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited Bruno’s Italian Bak...

On Christmas Eve, while families were quietly celebrating the holiday, burglars broke into the storage room of newly opened Borsalia Café in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It wasn’t easy breaking through the space—they had to break the lock of the hatch on the sidewalk and drill a hole in the wall that prevented access to the kitchens.  When detectives an...

Congratulations to the Lanzi family celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of their family-owned restaurant business last night at a small socially-distant celebration. It was an honor and a privilege to present a proclamation from the New York State Assembly recognizing an amazing history that started when Luigi and Amalia Lanzi opened Lanzi’s Annex...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the sweetest! It’s a time to sip cioccolata calda, gather around the tree eating Christmas cookies, and bake all of the treats that you can think of! If you grew up in an Italian household, it also consists of baking struffoli with Nonna and getting visits from family and friends all throughout the Chris...

Whether you’re in the mood for handcrafted homemade pasta, authentic Italian pasta dishes, or a twist on the classics, Buffalo and Western New York has quite the list of options. We asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best pasta in Buffalo and WNY, and they answered with their top picks. Below we’ve included the f...

Seeking kitchen inspiration for the home cooks (just about everyone these days) on your holiday gift list? No worries, we have you covered. For our 2020 cookbook roundup, we asked a group of highly accomplished Italian chefs to share their favorite recipe book or one that’s been an inspiration. Collectively, their impressive credentials include coo...

Today, new vegan deli Galioto’s opened in New York City, serving plant-based versions of Italian deli classics. Created by the team behind popular vegan restaurant Jajaja Plantas Mexicana, the deli will specialize in a variety of sandwiches, including Impossible meat-based The Meatball Parm, mozzarella-stuffed The Eggplant, and The Portobello featu...