Summer is almost here and that means many local restaurants and eateries will be featuring new products that pay homage to the hot summer months. They will not only cool us off with fun summer drinks and help us unwind, but help you enjoy a relaxing meal with fresh veggies, seafood and other summer treats. If you’re looking for a place that can pro...

The Chicagoland Italian American Professionals will host its second annual Cannoli Fest from noon to 3 p.m. on June 22 in the Banquet Center at Casa Italia in Stone Park. Home chefs are invited to present their versions of the famous Italian dessert for attendees to sample and judge. Prizes will be awarded. To be a contestant, call Salvatore Sciacc...

After 16 years — and the recent loss of its state liquor license — Aristo’s Greek Restaurant in east Salt Lake City has closed for good. The loss of the Mediterranean restaurant near the University of Utah at the end of April follows the January shutdown of the beloved French-inspired Paris Bistro on the corner of 1500 South and 1500 East. While...

Tony’s New York Style Italian Deli is hosting a fun night of comedy, plenty of laughs, and dinner from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Tony’s Deli specializes in New York-style cuisine, but they also dabble in foods from Chicago and use products from Italy to complete their meals. The dinner is no joke but after dinner… it’s appropriate to laugh. ...

A celebrated New Haven restaurant will be a little closer to home for North Haven residents. Adriana’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is opening a second location, at 344 Washington Ave. where Leon’s Restaurant formerly operated. “When Leon’s left, it was always my goal to bring another high-end restaurant to that area,” First Selectman Michael J. Freda s...

Tomatoes are a cornerstone of Italian cooking and there's one particular tomato that's prized and priced above the rest-- the San Marzano tomato. "They get this very low acidity, PH is around 4.5, and they're sweeter," said Elia Gambaccini, whose family owns Cafe Baonecci in North Beach. Gambaccini says San Marzano tomatoes make for great pizza and...

One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel Little Italy district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The Poughkeepsie waterfront saw an influx of émigrés in 1910, who settled around Our Lady of Mt. Car...

The neighborhood has lost one of the oldest of the old-school Italian restaurants. Mamma Luccia, where opera played, where black-and-white photos of famous Italians covered the walls and where the grandkids served the pasta, has permanently closed. Signs appeared last week on the front doors of Mamma Lucia, which has rested on the corner of Foster...

May in Italy : here are the main varieties of Italian strawberries Perhaps not everybody knows that May in Italy is the month of strawberries . In fact, it is precisely in this particular period of the year that this fruit sees its natural maturation. Although nowadays it is possible to find them all year round thanks to the evolution of cultivatio...

Con i suoi deliziosi attentati alla linea, ha convinto anche le giurie internazionali: il pasticcere bresciano Iginio Massari si è aggiudicato il Gran premio miglior pasticcere del mondo, in occasione del World Pastry Stars 2019, congresso internazionale di alta pasticceria tenuto a Milano. Il premio, afferma una nota, vuole conferire un attestato...