Vincenza & Margherita Italian American Bistro is a new restaurant that opened a little more than a week ago across from the Graylyn Shopping Center. The casual eatery, also known as V&M Bistro, has had a growing crowd at its 1717 Marsh Road location in the Marsh Triangle. The site had formerly been home to liquor and comic book st...

The submarine sandwich – popularized by small sandwich shops from coast to coast usually bearing the name of a national chain – has to be the most frequently store-bought sandwich in the country.   Though it might be difficult to make the connection from lesser mass-marketed versions, its roots are Italian-American. The sub in its various si...

Pizzeria Bianco and I go back nearly 20 years. In 1996 I was a couple of years out of college, kicking around the country with a musician friend. We ended up in Phoenix for six weeks. My serious interest in food was budding but I was also broke. At a local bookstore, I flipped through one of the oblong Zagat guides detailing America’s top restauran...

Mario Batali is giving New Yorkers "baking" lessons: the Italian superchef is writing a guide on the best places to eat in the city when you're stoned. The toking toque, one of a number of celebrities guest-editing sections for Time Out New York's first issue as a free publication, will oversee its music pages, which will highlight stoner rappers J...

Jerry Simonetti knows the checkered history of the commercial space at 141 W. Main Ave. in Gastonia. He understands that seven restaurant and/or bar ventures have opened there since 2007, only to close unceremoniously for various reasons. But the successful owner of Simonetti's Pizza in Belmont isn't letting that deter him.   "Yes, it's...

By John Benson   Oh, the Tums. The need for antacid is so rarely worth the indulgence – Thanksgiving and the neighborhood potluck dinners come to mind. There's also the annual Italian American Summer Festival, which takes place June 26 through 28 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.   Festival Chairman Donato Cristillo sa...

by Pamela Silvestri   Vincent D'Antuono Sr. threw a party Saturday to celebrate a series of milestones: Pastosa Ravioli just hit 50 years in business. It's also Vincent's 75th birthday. And, oh yes, the shopkeeper is quite thrilled over his store's 2015 Staten Island Readers' Choice Award wins in three categories: "Best Specialty Store,...

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is offering 'The Art of Cooking Italian Food' on Thursday, November 14, as part of its popular Culinary Series. Teresa Galli, raised in Rome, Italy and now a resident of Tuscany, will share her passion for cooking, an endeavor which she looks upon as an art. Teresa regularly holds classes in Italy and he...

by Marianne A. Trussell   On Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., the Capital Italian American Organization (CIAO!) will be hosting its annual gelato contest and potluck social at Staybridge Suites located in the Summit East Complex at 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, just east of Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive).   This is CIAO's versio...

di Matilde Cannavò   Casa Basso, a Westhampton, non è semplicemente un ristorante, ma un pezzo di storia con una ripetitività quasi ciclica. Aperto nel 1928 da una coppia di genovesi, Luigi e Angelina Basso, nel 1957 il ristorante viene venduto dagli stessi proprietari, ormai in età di pensionamento, a Valerio Mondini di Villanova, provincia...