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Tony’s Beechhurst Delicatessen in Whitestone was the scene of another endorsement for Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), who accepted support from U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Huntington) and the Italian American Political Action Committee for his re-election. Vallone has picked up endorsements from teachers unions and organizations representing worke...

Being a chef wasn’t Eric Nelson’s first career. Instead, he came to it after years in the classroom. He calls going back to another classroom – culinary school – the best decision of his life. Here are 7 questions and a recipe with the Italian Kitchen’s executive chef. What’s your favorite dish to cook at home? Oddly, I don’t cook much at home due...

A new Italian restaurant that toes the line between casual atmosphere and fine cuisine has arrived in the village's downtown. Trattoria 141, at 141 Chatsworth Ave, opened earlier this month and offers a distinctly casual atmosphere combined with sophisticated cuisine. It's a mix that Jimmy Resulbegu, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, says i...

Meatballs to Mozart – that more or less describes the journey of Dan Dalpra who owns the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point. The Ohio native opened the restaurant in his wife’s hometown in 1982. He has since expanded multiple times, spurred development in Chautauqua County, and created the popular Bemus Bay Pops concert series. As he celebrates 35 ye...

A recently opened Italian restaurant in Port Chester with a two-century-long legacy is giving hungry diners a new reason to say “that’s amore.” Brandi Trattoria & Pizzeria opened the doors of its 4,500-square foot restaurant in May and offers an array of Italian favorites, from penne alla vodka to pasta cartoccio. The sleek 200-seat eatery at 108 A...

Where would you find the largest population of Italians or people of Italian origin outside Italy? Surely, it must be the US. Therefore, travelers who are not fortunate enough to have made it to Italy to savor authentic Italian cuisine must not have any regrets when they are traveling in the US. They can derive the same satisfaction of original rec...

With the news that 14-year-old Brooklyn pizza trendsetter Franny’s will close comes the flip side of that coin: Former Epicurean Group (L’Artusi, Dell’anima, Anfora) co-owner Joe Campanale is taking over the space, partnering with former L’Artusi executive chef Erin Shambura, who also has experience at Lupa and Del Posto, for an Italian restaurant...

The Sosta officially opens in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood today and we are loving it. The super-cool fast-casual Italian restaurant held a spectacular launch party this week to celebrate the creation by Co-Founder & Creative Director Samantha Wasser (by CHLOE.), along with Co-Founder and Executive Chef Ali LaRaia. The food is splendid, atmo...

Over 50 years ago, in 1965, Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco opened Di Fara Pizza in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. To this day, it's considered by critics and locals alike to be "the best of the best," as former chef Anthony Bourdain put it back in 2007. There's a lot of pizza in New York City. It's a cliche maybe, but Di Fara Pizza is conside...

Sandwiches. I know, I know. I've been talking about them a lot lately. But I have a good reason for it. A uniquely Alaska reason. Because like most Alaskans, I spend my summer trying to do the impossible: be in 10 different places at once. I want to be everywhere: camping in Hope, listening to live music downtown, reading a book under a backyard...

With five locations on Long Island, including one in Port Washington, and another opening this fall in Melville, Uncle Giuseppe’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary with sales at all of its locations through the end of this month.  The founders of the chain, Carl DelPrete, Philip DelPrete and Thomas Barresi, bought a produce and deli store in East...

In the summertime, grilling is great, and we welcome any version of s'mores we can find. But, mostly, all we want to eat are fresh ingredients, simply prepared. That's why you can find us cooking Italian most nights of the week. So when Sessanta, one of NYC's hottest Italian restaurants, took on a new chef who revamped its menu, we knew where to go...