The Italian beef is an honest sandwich, in that there's really nowhere to hide when all you're working with is beef, gravy, peppers, and giardiniera. It's either good, or it's not.   And when it's good, it's either good, or it's one of Chicago's 10 best that Thrillist power-ranks. These are those latter kind.   Read more   Sour...

by Nicole Danna   South Florida chef Louie Bossi will tell you that everything he makes is from scratch. His first memory of cooking: dabbling in the family's kitchen at the gas stove, heating corn kernels over an open flame. That do-it-yourself mentality is what has helped propel the Big Time Restaurant executive chef into his own establis...

Dazzo's Pizzeria, located on 710 S Gay Street, offers a plethora of traditional Italian foods. They serve everything from subs and pasta to pizza and chicken. All of their sauces, dough, mozzarella and meatballs are made from scratch and create a taste that is unique to Dazzo's.   Chelsea Weaver, has been working at Dazzo's since May as a ca...

by Gale Hemmann   Specialty pizzas with house-made sauce and crust. Calzones stuffed with your favorite toppings. Fresh salads and hot sandwiches. If this sounds tasty, you'll definitely want to stop by Gepetto's Italian Restaurant in Montesano. Restaurants may come and go over the years, but Gepetto's Italian Restaurant is a Montesano inst...

Un format intelligente, che avvicina i più piccoli alla cucina a salvaguardia della tradizione gastronomica italiana: un "concept" importantissimo, specie quando i più piccoli, insieme alle loro famiglie, vivono negli Stati Uniti dove la cucina italiana ha bisogno costante di essere rilanciata nella sua vera essenza e protetta da tanto ardite quant...

With its distinctive upturned boat shape, smooth creaminess, and perfect combination of chocolate and hazelnut, Gianduiotto is immediately recognizable. This chocolate and hazelnut culinary creation has been a favorite for 150 years now, and the sweet treat has not faltered in providing candy lovers everywhere with joy and delight.   The fam...

Italian cities, landscapes, works of art, Made in Italy products, creativity: they all revolve around beauty, which the whole world recognizes as the country's hallmark. The impression that Italy leaves may, at times, exceed reality, but the fact remains that beauty is manifested in the originality and attentive workmanship of Italian products, def...

by Linda Tyssen Kathy Frank had opened the shop before 5:30 a.m., as she's done for more than 25 years. She put the coffee on and prepared for the regulars to arrive. Only this Friday, July 17, was to be bittersweet, the last day for business at the Eveleth Italian Bakery. "It's a sad day," Dominic Rauzi of West Eveleth said as stepped inside...

By Providence Cicero At 17, Brian Clevenger was making 50 gallons of corn chowder a day in his first cooking gig as a prep cook at Flounder Bay Cafe in his hometown of Anacortes. Then came culinary school (the Art Institute of Seattle), a stint in the south of France and jobs at San Francisco's Delfina and most recently, Ethan Stowell's Staple &am...

by Leslie-Anne Brill Larchmont, a man swept into the bar after driving up from Manhattan. "He's our Cheers customer," said the bartender, Olga (who splits shifts between Larchmont and Manhattan). He lives next to Caravaggio, one of the three Upper East Side restaurants (in addition to Sistina and San Pietro) where owners Gerardo and Cosimo Bruno m...