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Fruitastic-O, which offers Italian ice and “cream ice,” held a grand opening on July 1 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St., where it will be stationed until October. Run by owner Mike Small (second from left), of Mt. Greenwood, and his family, Fruitastic-O offers six flavors of Italian ice, including blueberry, lemon, mango and sour cherry. Th...

According to general manager Patrick Cunningham, there's a man who has a standing reservation at Russo's out in Peninsula in Summit County for every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. until the day he dies. This may be an extreme case of FOMO (fear of missing out) on the part of that eager eater, or a cautionary tale to compel you to make that call right...

One potato, two potato .... If there’s one thing Americans love to eat on the Fourth of July weekend, it’s potato salad. Just ask Vince and Joe Vitale. Back in 1996, only days before the holiday and before Vince and Joe’s became Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, the brothers ran out of everyone’s favorite summer salad, throwing customers into a tizzy. ...

Family. Home-style cooking. Meatballs. These are the things that make “Mr. Meatball,” newly opened in Pataskala at 61 E. Broad St., special, say the Pataskala couple who own the enterprise. “We are truly a family business, doing most of our own production, and it’s about as close to home cooking as you’re going to find,” said Don Gullatta, who with...

Sarah and Zak Baker, the operating partners of Pizza Man, plan to open their own restaurant and pasta shop serving Italian street food late this year, where Juniper 61 now operates in Wauwatosa. It would be an Italian-style pastificio, or pasta factory, serving food and drink at 6028 W. North Ave. It also would sell fresh pasta to prepare at home....

A new Italian restaurant is joining two additional businesses as new tenants at the Horizon Building in downtown Fenton. Andiamo Restaurant is setting up in the three-story Horizon Building at the corner of Silver Lake Road and North Leroy Street along with Raymond James Wealth Management & The Horizon Group Financial Advisors and Serra Automotive....

The Italian beef restaurant Buona announced a unique fundraiser Tuesday for the Cornerstone Community Outreach homeless shelter. On Tuesday, July 10 — the eve of the Taste of Chicago festival — volunteers from Buona and the local community will work together to construct the longest Italian beef sandwich on record, organizers said. The sandwich wil...

Modern Roman cuisine has arrived in Midtown Detroit with the opening of SheWolf Pastificio & Bar. The highly-anticipated restaurant is led by chef Anthony Lombardo, formerly of Southfield’s Bacco Ristorante, who has spent nearly two years living and studying in Italy.  Lombardo told The Detroit News last fall that SheWolf, which is named after a st...

It's a near-100-degree Monday afternoon, and staff members of Muncie's newest fine-dining restaurant are scurrying to bring coolers of wine indoors to keep them chilled.  The wines will be sampled by Yorktown residents Daniel Stackpoole and Summer Hellis, who own the new 21-and-over wine bar and Italian eatery, osteria32. But these tastings are not...

After years of working in his family's restaurants in Milwaukee's Third Ward and East Side, 46-year-old Arthur Maniaci took a risk in opening his first restaurant in a small strip mall next to a jeweler and a dry cleaner in Fox Point. Over the next 24 years, Maniaci would turn the cozy 15-table restaurant near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard a...

Twenty feet of wall had to be knocked out to deliver it. Trusses made of the same kind of steel used on NASA launch pads had to be built into the floor to hold it up. It's a massive rotating brick pizza oven and it's in the former location of the Mad Dog Saloon, 4395 S. 76 St. Uncle Paulie’s Brick Oven Pizzeria could open as early as the first week...

For Fourth of July grilling, you want a recipe that’s reliably delicious and unfussy, something you can cook with one hand while holding a drink in the other. But, let’s be honest: A touch of something extra makes the holiday meal truly memorable, like a dusting of hot Controne pepper from Campania over a juicy watermelon salad, or a red wine marin...