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Bruno’s Italian Bake Shop is popular among Staten Islanders for its Italian and French baked goods. Garden State residents can enjoy Bruno’s, as well, with the opening of Bruno Italian Bake Shop and Gelateria in Freehold. The new bakery and soon-to-be gelato shop opened at 356 W. Main St. on Nov. 15. The gelato shop, which will be attached to the b...

Last May, Loro Piana, the Italian brand owned by the LVMH group, celebrated its partnership with the Mytheresa.com website in the sublime Stanley House in Hollywood. Seven months later, it has landed on Rodeo Drive, inaugurating a pop-up at 323 North Rodeo Drive, an address where Fendi recently made a name for itself, and where the watch brand Piag...

Inseparably linked to that Toscana brand which is among the strongest of Italian wine (and not only) in the world (and which it is no coincidence that many denominations such as Bolgheri and Nobile di Montepulciano have added to labels, and others, probably, will arrive ed), the Tuscan Igt is an open sea of oenological freedom and experimentation,...

The famed Savoy Tivoli club in North Beach has been many things to many people over the years—as its tagline goes, “a favorite of hippies and Beats, punks and preps, ladies and gents.”  These chameleon-like capabilities are perhaps the key to ensuring the club’s enduring survival through so many eras. Opened shortly after the 1906 earthquake as a p...

“Lots of fun things to come.” The phrase — or versions of it — loomed over Andretti Global’s pivotal groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning like a billion dollar-sized elephant in the room. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, one of the many local and state government dignitaries on-hand at the 90 acres of of dirt, gravel, grass and trees...

Winter can be a good time to visit Italy if you don’t mind the cold, and possibly snowy, weather. You can often find lower air fares and get off-season hotel prices (except Christmas through January 6 in Rome, on New Year’s Eve, or Carnevale season in Venice) and there are fewer tourists so most sites and museums are less crowded. Of course if you’...

Husband and wife team Gabe and Katherine Thompson have set their sights on an early January opening for the second location of their Falls Church-based eponymous eatery Thompson Italian. The celebrated family-friendly restaurant will occupy the former Hank’s Oyster Bar space at 1024 King St. in Old Town. “We love living and working in Northern Virg...

It was an “el Dolce Vita” homecoming for local author and playwright Midge Guerrera who returned recently from Italy for a public reading and discussion of her new book, “Cars, Castles, Cows and Chaos” at Verve Bistro and Restaurant in Somerville.  The Hillsborough native spends part of the year in New Jersey and the remainder in the mountain villa...

Who doesn’t love a slice of panettone at Christmas? The festive, buttery cake may have Milanese roots, but today is famous and loved around the world, so we can really say that it has become an international staple of the season. There is something, however, related to panettone that is usual – at least for the time being – only in Milan and its su...

Seviroli Foods , a family-owned US pasta manufacturer, has received backing from local private-equity firm Mill Point Capital Partners. New York State-based Seviroli manufactures frozen filled-pasta, including ravioli and tortellini, as well as sauces and Italian desserts. It sells its products via retailers, including Walmart and LIDL , club store...

The Dolce & Gabbana Casa Collection made its debut in a 2,700 square-meter space at the Miami Design District during Miami Art Week. Dedicated to excellent craftsmanship and Italian design, the collection’s themes are brought to life with impressive textiles, patterns and decorative objects putting a viewer in tune with the company’s beginnings. In...

I have heard of La Befana throughout my family and in school. I was incredibly lucky to be able to take a trip to Italy to see all my cousins there in 2018. While I was there, my zias and zios (aunts and uncles) told me stories about La Befana and what she would leave the kids. I also heard about her while in school when we did some research on oth...