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Pay now, drink forever. In a way. Ferino Distillery, currently taking shape on East Fourth Street, is raising some of the money for the project by selling memberships in its drinks club, called Drinks for Life. The memberships begin at $100 and include one free drink per month for life — as long as the member and distillery both shall live. Ferino...

Pizzeria Otto, one of Portland’s few traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, will open a second location in Southeast Portland later this year, The Oregonian has learned. With more than 80 seats in a 2,300 square-foot space near Portland Mercado, the new restaurant will be roughly double the size of the original. But besides the bigger room, founding own...

The Vivace/Pizzeria Vivace duo (by chef Daniel Scordato) has exited long-time digs in St. Philip’s Plaza. Vivace is now nestled in the north foothills while Pizzeria Vivace re-emerged as Scordato’s Pizzeria on Stone at River (just north of Tucson Mall). Scordato’s is all about the pizza pie. There are other tasteful entrees, but here pizza reigns....

At the end of my first meal at Fellow Osteria, our young waitress brought my wife and I two petals of begonia — scarlet begonia, just like the Grateful Dead song. “Eat these,” she told us. I blinked once and placed a petal between my teeth. It ruptured like silk, releasing a flavor like crushed raspberry, a wild burst of tang. Eating at Fellow Oste...

Last Tuesday night, Tratto served an epic meal. Rome-based writer Katie Parla was in town to promote her new book, The Food of the Italian South, and Chris Bianco, Cassie Shortino, and Blaise Faber pulled out all the stops. It wasn’t so much that it was a meal that dazzled you in its intensity of flavor. It was more about soul and style: tapping in...

A new Italian restaurant opening in the southwest this summer just landed a big-name chef. Eataly’s executive chef Nicole Brisson departs the massive food emporium at the Park MGM in June to take over the kitchen at Locale Italian Kitchen, the new venture from Andy Hooper of The Black Sheep fame. The restaurant near Mountain’s Edge plans to serve l...

A butcher shop and restaurant opening in Northeast Portland later this year may fill the hole left in the city's dining scene when Old Salt Marketplace closed in 2018. Austin Piccone, who raises hogs at Wallow & Root Farm in Sandy, is launching Piccone's Corner in the same building as Petite Provence Bakery on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. He expects...

Visitors to Italy who stray from well-tread tourist paths in small villages or obscure city neighborhoods often report the discovery of charming cafes, trattorias, and ristorantes — family owned and operated, some with folksy names like “La Cucina Della Mamma,” offering delicious, reasonably-priced, house-made cuisine. Transported to Northern Italy...

Entering Eataly, the perfume of freshly baked bread, cured meat and aged cheese hits hard. It draws you into the busy warmth of the Italian marketplace, where you could spend a few blissful months grazing. But inhale deeper and a heady blend of smoke and sizzling fat will lead you to Eataly’s jewel of a butcher’s restaurant: Manzo. That’s Italian f...

Thirty years might be a scary thought for some millennials but it’s a triumph for a restaurant, and the Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery in Henderson recently celebrated its 30th...We hope you’re enjoying our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories, for just 99 cents.

Stefano Fabbri, owner of Pomo Pizzeria, says the idea for his latest restaurant concept came to him from his customers.  "We are a pizzeria, but everyone eats meatballs. It's the Number 1 seller after pizza," he says.  So he's giving the people what they want. On Thursday, March 21, Fabbri will open Meat The Ball, a casual spot at Biltmore Fashion...

The Maggiore Group is bringing a little bit of la dolce vita to Phoenix with a new Italian bakery called The Sicilian Baker, opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. To celebrate on opening day, The Scilian Baker will offer a free classic-size cannoli to the first 100 customers who say "holy cannoli" at the counter. The business also will give out f...