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Burt Rapoport’s Rappy’s failed to catch on with area diners who wanted old-style cooking, not nouveau cuisine. Goodbye, pastrami. Hello, pasta. Rappy’s Deli closed in May after just five months at the new Park Placeshopping center in Boca Raton. The space subsequently reopened as a lower-priced deli, Park Place Deli. Now the prime location at...

For 70 years, Tropicana has been adding to the American breakfast by getting freshly-squeezed orange juice from Florida into grocery stores across the U.S. The brand was created by Italian immigrant Anthony Rossi, who developed flash pasteurization and pioneered orange juice transport in 1970 via train from Florida to New York. "He figured out how...

A lot of restaurants claim to have authentic Tuscan fare. But at Sapori Italian Restaurant in Lexington, co-owner Karen van Heerden has tested and perfected her recipes in the most authentic of places: Tuscany. An Italian word meaning “flavors” or “tastes,” Sapori opened in Lexington in August. Since that time, van Heerden has been serving up dishe...

Journalist Melonee Hurt talked with Chef Marco Rossi of the Nashville Italian eatery, Tartufo. In addition to dishing about his culinary skills, he also talked about his connection to ‘80s rockers Motley Crue and his conversation with movie legend Clint Eastwood, which in his beautifully thick Italian accent sounds more like “Clinaestawood.” Rossi’...

Gina Stipo found the perfect hazelnut farm high in the mountains of a small town in Piedmont, a northern region of Italy where the Louisville-based restaurateur recently led a group of about a dozen tourists on a week-long trip. She must have used a drone — or at least a well-trained bird — to find the location, joked guest Mary Knuff, who's travel...

Corks & Cleaver Italian Bistro is only days away from opening. The restaurant, at 111 Main St., will hold its soft opening at 5 p.m. Thursday, chef David Dickensauge said. After that, he and business partners Jim Parish and David Woodward will have the restaurant open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with Sunday’s hours a bit shorter. He sai...

Downtown Eustis’ newest restaurant, Valentina’s Sandwich Factory, has been open about three months and offers fun, fresh dishes. Fusing together Italian, American and Mediterranean cuisine, owners Araceli Iujan and Nino Perisic have made it their goal to bring freshness to a whole new level. “The best feeling in the world is to make people happy th...

Prime Steakhouse in Aiken has a new sister restaurant that is 22 miles away in Edgefield. Nonna’s opened last week at 206 Main St. Randy Stamm owns both eateries, but Nonna’s isn’t a carbon copy of Prime. “It’s a totally different experience,” Stamm said. “Prime is an upscale big city steakhouse. Nonna’s is ‘casual chic’ and very family friendly.”...

A modern Italian restaurant that also pays tribute to Birmingham's industrial past is the latest addition to downtown's Pizitz Food Hall. The restaurant, Fero, will open for dinner beginning this Saturday, July 8. "Fero is Latin for steel, and we wanted to pay homage to and recognize the city's history as a steel town," Matt Wagman, a co-owner of t...

A popular italian restaurant in Bonsack is closed this week after the owner died in a kayaking accident. Sal's Italian Restaurant owner Salvatore Scotto-Dicarlo died in a kayak accident on Carvins Cove Monday. Since then well wishers have been dropping off flowers at the door of the restaurant. Loyal customers like Gerda Sternfeld drove by the rest...

Whether you're in the mood for a delicious Italian meal, a rustic brick oven pizza or a fine glass of wine and a nice variety of small plates, you can find it all at Carmela's Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar on Ocean Avenue in Stuart. Owned and operated by the Fatigate family, this cozy restaurant features three distinct dining venues, including a ca...

Saratoga, New York, native Matt Vinetti brought years of culinary experience to the kitchens of Northeast Pennsylvania when he transplanted to the area to oversee the Woodloch properties in Hawley. He then worked at Camelot Restaurant & Inn, Clarks Summit, before he took up the mantle of executive chef for Dupont eatery Arturo’s Restaurant. Since s...