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  • A hot pasta dish for when the temperatures fall
    A hot pasta dish for when the temperatures fall
    If you've been watching the weather reports this week, you may have heard that we're to get a blast of frigid air by the end of this week! In some parts of the country, it's already been snowing! Though here in the Carolinas we've...
  • Natural organic cooking sauces
    New organic, all natural products for your pantry
    After attending the Natural Products Expo East there are culinary items that should make their way to your kitchen cupboards. I have had the opportunity to try numerous samples from the manufacturers. Let me share my picks:Taste of India –...
  • Ristorante Firenze
    Expect a winter opening of Ristorante Firenze in historic Reisterstown
    It has been over a year since Jesse Issa’s Tonino’s restaurant closed after a 25 year run located where Reisterstown Road ( route 140) veers off west to Westminister and Hanover Road begins on historic Reisterstown’s Main Street...
  • Cooking with the Calamari Sisters
    'Cooking with the Calamari Sisters' serves comedy with an acquired taste
    The Marcus Center is currently running a production of "Cooking with the Calamari Sisters" in Vogel Hall. This "all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking show" is a theatrical presentation of a televised cooking show starring...
  • Cibo Wine Bar
    Cibo Wine Bar, key player in the renaissance of Miracle Mile
    Coral Gables is back on the map, and Miracle Mile is at the heart of it. Not only a place where you go to find an engagement ring or a wedding dress anymore, but a place where you go to "hang out", have fun and enjoy some real good food...
  • Iavarone brothers
    Iavarone Brothers
    UNIQUE ITALIAN DELI OFFERS FINEST OLD-WORLD DELICACIES AT FOUR LOCATIONS!Iavarone Brothers, a family tradition now turned into a fourth generation brand, is well known to provide authentic Italian delicacies for the gourmet palate in New York. Its...
  • Grandma Sandino's burst cherry tomato pasta
    Grandma Sandino’s burst cherry tomato pasta
    Tomato season is quickly coming to an end along the Wasatch Front. But before it goes I’m really enjoying this pasta dish featuring Grandma Sandino’s Sicilian Sauce along with the owners’ own heirloom cherry tomatoes.Turns out,...
  • Blood Type:RAGU Heads to Buffalo for an Upstate Run
    Blood Type: RAGU Heads to Buffalo for an Upstate Run
    Following two consecutive years of honors from the United Solo Festival in New York City, playwright and actor Frank Ingrasciotta is taking his acclaimed one man show, Blood Type: RAGU to Buffalo for a run at the Shea Center.Blood Type: RAGU is a...
  • Celebrate Halloween at Labriola Café
    Halloween at Labriola Café in Oak Brook
    Celebrate Halloween at Labriola Café with Spooky Treats and Kid's Haunted Hauce Decorating PartiesGrab the little monsters and head to Labriola Café & Neapolitan Pizzeria this Halloween season for limited-time-only spooky sweet treats all...
  • Baltimore's food community
    Big Anniversaries in Baltimore’s food community
    The food industry is notoriously tough, restaurants come and go in a blink of an eye so when a restaurant celebrates 25 years in business that is a true accomplishment. What do you say to two local grocers who are celebrating respectively 70 and...
  • Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen coming to Riverside: Fresh Italian fast food
    Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen coming to Riverside: Fresh Italian fast
    Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen can be the start of something big for Chef Greg Nalley who has already had great success in Baltimore for his Nalley Fresh Restaurants. He and his partners have opened the Nalley Fresh quick casual food concept in...
  • Tanzy at iPic Theaters - Boca Raton
    TANZY Artisanal Italian - “A Star is Born”
    “Dinner and a Movie” takes on a whole new meaning now – in Boca Raton, at least, thanks to Tanzy restaurant and iPic Theaters. In case you’ve been living in a cave or something the past few years, iPic Theaters is the...
  • Olive Garden
    City of Chicago's First Olive Garden Restaurant Opening
    City Officials to Host Ribbon-Cutting Event to Welcome City of Chicago's First Olive Garden Restaurant.The first Olive Garden restaurant in the city of Chicago will open on Monday, September 29th, at 3555 West Addison St. Governor Pat Quinn,...
  • 'Black Sunday'
    DVD review: 'Black Sunday'
    We have discussed Mario Bava before.Let's go back a little further and take a look at what many people consider to be his best movie, 'Black Sunday.'A vampire-witch Asa Vajda (Barbara Steele) and her love Javuto (Arturo Dominici) are...
  • Sweet September: Francesca's Restaurants Launches National Honey Month Menu
    Sweet September: Francesca's Restaurants Launches National Honey Month Menu
    Mia Francesca's celebrates National Honey Month with honey-infused Italian dishes complemented by wines.Corporate Executive Chef Massimo Salatino collaborates with Beverage Director Lisa Mango to commemorate National Honey Month across all...