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Uncle Louie G’s distinctive blue-and-white-striped awnings shade the thresholds of scores of Italian ice shops throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens — plus a few in New Jersey and one in Lindenhurst — but, until May, Nassau County was a Louie G’s-free zone. That changed when a spiffy new location took up residence in Oceanside, in the same...

Growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the 1960s and 70s, Daniel Paterna was well aware of the sweeping yet often inaccurate stereotype of his Italian-American enclave. “In my household, my parents frowned on the clichés of the Italian-American gangster or buffoon,” Paterna says. “It was an earnest way of life: no guns, no mafia, no dead bodies, no...

The Belmont section of the north Bronx, whose main street is Arthur Avenue, has in recent years achieved a reputation as much for its Italian-American street culture as for its food, both in the stores and restaurants. The allure is its pre-eminence as America’s most authentic version of Little Italy, in contrast to the neighborhood of the same nam...

The provocative story of how spaghetti alla puttanesca—a classic of Roman cookery made with tomato, onions, capers and anchovies—got its name as a quick dish made by Roman harlots (puttante) between turning tricks, seems wholly fanciful, not least because it isn’t all that quick to make. But if you seek one of the most authentic and intense version...

Pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites have returned to a north Bethlehem dining spot. Familia Pizza, offering New York-style pizza, calzones and other Italian specialties, opened Friday at 739 Linden St. The space previously housed other Italian eateries, including Villa Vita Brick Oven Pizza and, most recently, Al Forno Pizza & Pasta, which clo...

Unregular Pizza was the perfect story for pandemic-stricken New York. Run by an Italian immigrant from Rome, Gabriele Lamonaca, this pizza concept’s twist was that you couldn’t buy a slice or a pie. Instead, customers had to offer to barter something with the chef, a process he detailed for La Cucina Italiana this spring. Last month, Lamonaca opene...

Perhaps one of my most formative food memories is the first time I bit into a porchetta sandwich at New York City's Porchetta restaurant. Helmed by the iconic Sara Jenkins, it's one of the best foods I've ever had — bar none.  The loud, almost jarringly brittle chicharon gave way to the toothsome baguette, sumptuously unctuous, lightly herbaceous p...

The Roman classic, cacio e pepe, has taken Manhattan by storm. What’s often referred to as “mac and cheese for adults”, cacio e pepe quite literally means cheese and pepper. It’s this elegant simplicity and back to basics mentality that makes this pasta dish one of the most coveted in NYC. Many New-York based chefs are adding their own spin and uni...

The classic baseball song played during every game, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” features the memorable line, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.” Baseball stadium food has evolved since that tune was written in 1908, and teams around the United States regularly showcase their food options almost as prominentl...

The owner of popular Arlington’s barbecue joint Texas Jack’s has hired an experienced D.C. chef with a some reality TV notoriety to his name to run an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant coming to Tysons later this year. Declan Horgan, a finalist on Season 19 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and a former executive chef at Irish kitchens like Kir...

Chazz Palminteri is best known for memorable roles in "A Bronx Tale", "Bullets over Broadway", "The Usual Suspects." Not only has he conquered the Big Apple through entertainment, he has also done so in terms of the dining scene. At his namesake restaurant, located at 30 W 46th Street, Palminteri pays homage to his Sicilian heritage, with classic d...

New York City’s restaurants are thriving again, with diners packed onto outdoor patios as well as inside bustling dining rooms. Serra by Birreria, the rooftop restaurant at Eataly’s Flatiron location in Manhattan, even received a makeover for the occasion; it relaunched in April with a greenhouse-chic aesthetic featuring flower buds in tiny vases o...