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A popular family-owned retail shop on the North Side of Endicott won't be selling bread or pizza dough as usual. The operators of Battaglini Bakery say the business will continue to supply items to area grocery stores. But their small walk-up shop at 111 Oak Hill Avenue will be closed for the foreseeable future. Anthony Battaglini said the store re...

It’s always fun and special dining at a restaurant with beautiful interior decor.  But you may agree that what’s even better is being invited to dine at the home of friends who live, say, in a posh but comfortable Brownstone. Such a night out exposes you to a new and enchanting environment while also making you feel relaxed and welcome. You might b...

Randazzo’sRandazzo’s Clam Bar is not only one of the city’s best Italian restaurants, it’s one of the city’s best seafood restaurants. It dates to 1916 — an era when the bay was lined with so-called clam shacks – now there’s only one. Randazzo’s began as a Lower East Side fish market that moved to Sheepshead Bay in 1932, eventually establishing an...

Signage was hoisted and decorative lanterns were recently installed at 831 Arthur Kill Rd., an indication that work is once again underway on the Italian-style dining establishment promised to the borough by the New York City Parks Department more than six years ago. “This is a Parks concession which will feature a restaurant serving Italian fare,...

During the Covid-19 outbreak, Chef Fabrizio Facchini decided to call his friends, food suppliers, and networks to create an organization where Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian Food Lovers can come together to aid communities, people in need, and the United States. This led to the establishment of Italians Feed America, which collects food f...

Foul Witch is an awful name for a restaurant. Even if you don’t know it comes from Shakespeare’s Tempest — in which Prospero calls Sycorax a foul witch from Algiers – it sounds like a dis aimed at Wiccans, who are as deserving of respect as any other religion. Besides, shouldn’t a restaurant called Foul Witch be fancifully decorated with cauldrons,...

Today’s post and recipes are a tribute to two of my favorite pizza joints, Brooklyn’s L&B Spumoni Gardens and Boston’s Galleria Umberto. While both specialize in what we collectively consider Sicilian pizza—meaning square-cut slices, baked in a pan, with a thick, close-textured crumb—neither actually originates from Sicily. In fact, as I only just...

A well-liked Italian pizzeria and restaurant in the Court Square section of Long Island City has closed. Luzzo’s, which was known for offering Neapolitan pizzas and pasta dishes, shuttered for good last week at 42-60 Crescent St., according to a social media post put out by the business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The post did not specify the reason for t...

Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC) and MINA Group have announced the opening of Sorelle on Wednesday, February 15th at 88 Broad Street. The restaurant is set within three reimagined historic townhouses. The owners say Sorelle is inspired by Italy’s all-day cafes, markets, and rich culinary traditions. The restaurant features a mercato, central bar...

Putting a new spin on chicken soup for the soul, Carmine’s Ital­ian Deli and Cafe, pro­vid­ing de­li­cious fare in Elms­ford for more than 20 years, now dou­bles as a live mu­sic venue — spot­light­ing es­tab­lished bands as well as giv­ing breaks to up-and-com­ing per­form­ers. “I know it sounds crazy — a deli with mu­sic but it’s very dif­fer­ent...

The former owners of the popular Halfmoon Sandwich and Salad Shoppe, which closed last summer after a 15-year run, are preparing to head a new business venture, Bella Lucia Pizzeria, set to open in next month. The pizzeria, located at 1218 Route 146 in Clifton Park, will offer an Italian American-inspired menu that includes soup, salads, wings, cal...

As a group of people were led by a very enthusiastic dog, they were sometimes distracted by the diverse natural beauty of their surroundings – rolling slopes accented one minute by a row of colorful autumn trees and the next minute by a flat strip of grassy land , which would lead to rocky canyons. From the viewers’ perspective, it was just a group...