By Ann Limpert, Todd Kliman, Anna Spiegel and Cynthia Hacinli   What's the #1 restaurant in Washington? According to our 2016 100 Very Best Restaurants list, it's Fiola Mare, Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's luxurious seafood palace on the Georgetown Waterfront. The full list—which is ranked from 1 to 100 and includes reviews, our favorite d...

by Chris Macias   But of course pizza proliferates in Davis, home of the Aggies and stamping grounds for more than 35,000 students at the University of California, Davis – a population sustained by a quick slice after class or a pie in the dorms to satiate those Friday night munchies.   Right about now, the pizza competition in Davi...

By Elizabeth Vasile Genius Loci is a Latin term, meaning spirit of place. Geographers, historians, and other scholars use it to refer to that element, or quality, or founding principle, that makes a place uniquely itself, that pervades or gives rise to, as a spirit would, all that takes place in an area. One might think of it as a geographic genom...

By Alex Hochman At 6 p.m. on a recent freezing cold Tuesday in perhaps The City's foggiest neighborhood, one restaurant was already quoting a 45-minute wait and the buzz inside was palpable.   An extraverted, well-dressed host with a thick Italian accent greeted patrons with shouts of "buono sera!" that sounded so genuine one might think he...

Pan-roasted brussels sprouts in a Bourbon hoisin sauce with dried cherries.We live in the age of the chef-driven restaurant. Across the nation and around the city, chefs have become outside personalities, featured on stage, screen and TV. Louisville has been no exception to this principle, with our top chefs turning up on Food Network, competing in...

Nucci's South patrons know Paul Montella as the ever-present proprietor of the busy Italian restaurant. But his reach in the food business extends past Richmond Valley. The North Shore resident — who owns Nucci's North with Ronnie Martinucci and brother Peter Montella — plans to open a Sonic franchise very soon in Charleston. (The newly constructe...

Students at Iowa Lakes Community College are preparing an Italian 'feast' for the annual all-you-can-eat Italian Buffet Monday, Oct. 28. Students involved in the Emmetsburg Student Senate and the Hotel and Restaurant Management program assist in the preparation and serving of the food. Tickets are available from the students working the event...

Pipolo's Italian Eatery on 1523 N. Ninth St. (Route 611) in Stroud Township, has brought the taste and attention of food preparing found in Italian homes, a recipe for creating strong family bonds, they believe.   "What we have is a really unique concept here. We have built four businesses under one roof: an Italian deli, pastry shop, restau...

I've found the best Cioppino in the United States and it's not in San Francisco, New York or Boston, its served at Il Piccolo Verde restaurant in Brentwood Village, three miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.   It has all the elements of a great fish stew, a combination of crab, clams, and mussels in the shell and other seafoo...

Sometime in 1914, Luigi DiPasquale, who had left his home of Abruzzi, Italy, came to Baltimore and opened a corner store in Highlandtown. Ever the entrepreneur, he butchered and sold meats and also sold live goats tethered in the backyard. This week I spoke with his grandson, Joe DiPasquale, who continues the unbroken family tradition 100 years la...