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A downtown pop-up dinner this month was both a collaboration between two local chefs and a return to the spotlight for one of them — Gina Marinelli. About 50 people attended the recent dinner, “One Night, Two Chefs, Three Courses, Fo(u)r a Good Cause,” which paired Marinelli with Justin Kingsley Hall, executive chef at The Kitchen at Atomic and was...

Augusto Beato, CEO of Portland SEO, invited Belmont residents to sample the town's best espresso and sandwiches at the Kind Coffee Cart at the 42nd block of Southeast Belmont. To learn more about Kind Coffee's, click here. “From the cannoli to the breakfast sandwiches to the coffee to the always friendly staff, this place is simply great,” Beato ex...

When Il Solito chef and pasta enthusiast Matt Sigler was a kid, his father would skip spaghetti night. In the morning, he would wake up, take the leftovers, and fry them with a touch of garlic powder and some dried parsley. Food was important in his Nebraska home; his cattle ranching family would gather around the table for his father’s lasagna, wh...

The grand opening of Babbo Italian Eatery at the Scottsdale at Talking Stick location is Thursday, April 19. This will be the eighth Babbo in metro Phoenix and, to celebrate, all Arizona locations are donating 100 percent of profits that day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, according to a release. “We are extremely excited to bring this location to...

Castellano Custom Furniture is known to be synonymous with family, craftsmanship and community. Located on busy thoroughfare Northeast Halsey Street in the Gateway District, the family business is run by three generations of Castellano men and women. They are dedicated to keeping family traditions strong, building a superior product and staying act...

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-fri...

Pasta and pizza are elemental, basically flour and eggs in the former, with yeast and olive oil added for the latter. That simplicity is deceptive, with success or failure resting on the skill of execution and deftness of embellishment — and there North Italia excels. The restaurant boasts that all of its pasta is made in-house and that’s an import...

Allow Osteria Costa to transport your taste buds to the Amalfi Coast with their handmade pasta, seafood, and pizza. What was once a steakhouse, is now a restaurant bringing the taste of the ocean to the desert that surrounds Las Vegas. The new Italian restaurant at The Mirage serves southern Italy classics and transports to the south of Italy the m...

Metro Phoenix is home to an impressive concentration of talented Italian restaurateurs, chefs, and pizzaioli, and the roster of noteworthy Italian restaurants in the Valley only seems to be swelling. For proof, take a look at the Italian restaurant scene taking shape in the northwest Valley. Two new stand-out Italian restaurants have opened in the...

Pizza joints on every corner. Can that be part of America too? Last year we said goodbye to Cup it Up's unique brand of politically-charged fast food in a cup. The restaurant's original location was tucked into the Trader Joe's shopping center on Speedway and Wilmot. And now sitting in its place, we've got a concept that's a little easier to swall...

In case you hadn’t noticed, Garden City is in the midst of a renaissance. It all started a few years ago when a profusion of craft breweries and winery tasting rooms started popping up along an industrial stretch of Chinden Boulevard. There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the air about what’s going on in Boise’s closest municipality. Adding to...

She’s one of the most beloved food personalities across the country and around the world, known for an effervescent attitude, warm personality and megawatt smile. But as a chef and restaurateur, Giada De Laurentiis is uncompromising. She demonstrated an ultra-sharp focus and tenacious commitment to providing a consistent experience at her very firs...