just published its almost totally clueless ranking of the best cities for pizza. Chicago at number one? New York City only number three? No mention of New Haven, Conn.? I mean come on, get real. I said "almost" clueless because they did manage to get something right. At number five, not surprisingly, they ranked Boston. Putting aside that NYC and...

Longtime Cape Coral director Anne Palmer is starting a regular dinner-theater show at Cape Coral's Italian-American Club. Palmer's Sand Flea Players troupe will stage a new comedy or light drama every 1½ months at the downtown Cape club, she says. That could eventually change to once a month.   The first play takes place Saturday, May 1...

Con 50 anni di storia, il Fancy Food Show rappresenta la miglior vetrina d'America per specialità etniche, gastronomiche, alimenti naturali e biologici, spuntini e bevande. La Regione Puglia vola in America con le aziende dell'agroalimentare per promuovere il settore e rafforzare i rapporti commerciali. Partecipa infatti all'edizione 2013 - dal 30...

When Alfredo Capitanini, Sr., and his wife, Ada, opened the Italian Village in 1927, it was, simply, about good food. We are the same here at the Italian Village today. We are about good food, making every customer feel at home, and we respect tradition while not being afraid to innovate at the same time.   A quote from a program produced fo...

Un sindaco dalle origini beneventane come Bill de Blasio ha sicuramente una certa influenza sulla diffusione della cultura italiana a New York.   E' quello che pensano i responsabili dell'Italian American Committee on Education, organizzazione no-profit finanziata dal governo italiano e supervisionata dal Consolato generale d'Italia a New Yo...

A so-called destination restaurant is an unfamiliar concept to those of us living in the culinary districts of Los Angeles. The thought of vehicular travel to some distant locale for dinner is a foreign notion, something reserved for chain restaurant-dining suburbanites. But the fact of the matter is that we all journey to other parts of town to v...

Dimmi come mangi e ti dirò chi sei. Ma dimmi anche come compri, perché, quando, con chi. "Noi esseri umani ci nutriamo nel ventre materno ancor prima di respirare. L'alimentarsi è certamente fattore vitale, ma non scordiamo che intorno al cibo ruotano da sempre anche aspetti connessi al piacere, alla socialità, alla convivialità".   Lo...

By Syd Kearney   So this Italian boxer named Andrea Magi opens a pizza joint in London. Then he adds a second London store. And then he takes on Houston. Mascalzone, which is known for its eponymous half pizza/half calzone concoction, will open Aug. 18 on Westheimer near Kirkwood.   "I chose Houston for Mascalzone's first U....

Casa Luca (1099 New York Avenue NW) is the middle child of Fabio Trabocchi's restaurants. Opened between Fiola and last year's Fiola Mare, Casa Luca is styled more like a traditional osteria and focused on rustic Italian food. Trabocchi's family is from Le Marche, in Northern Italy, on the Adriatic sea. That region's cuisine is often lighter and f...

The first time I ate at The Boot, the very first thing I ordered was the fried mozzarella. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: Seriously? Mozzarella sticks? Any foodie worth his Maldon salt knows they're on a restaurant menu for one of two reasons – to soak up booze or to keep the kids happy while the grownups eat real food. And he calls himsel...