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We never need an excuse to write about pizza or "Real Housewives of New Jersey," and this week we explore whether those two great tastes taste great together at "RHONJ" star Joe Gorga's new pizza and pasta joint in East Hanover.  As the ranking "RHONJ" expert on staff, I brought along Pete Genovese, the Munchmobile czar, Food Dude and chief of the...

When actor Dan Lauria heard about the plight of children receiving help from the Global Medical Relief Fund, he arranged a visit with founder Elissa Montanti and traveled cross country to meet the youngsters in person The Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious dad on the TV series, "The Wonder Years," offe...

It’s time to visit your Uncle Tony’s. The restaurant and pizzeria is the newest addition to Farmingdale’s growing restaurant row on Main Street. After a major remodeling, Uncle Tony’s has opened in the former site of Cascarino’s. The grand opening is June 1 and will honor local police, firefighters, emergency medical service and first responders, s...

L’Associazione Culturale ‘Ambasciatori della fame’, già da tempo, si interessa di restituire all’Italia la memoria dei suoi figli emigrati all’estero. In particolare, nella fase iniziale, maggior attenzione è stata destinata all’Abruzzo, al Molise, alla Puglia e alla Calabria. “Ma non sarebbe stato giusto dimenticare – spiega Geremia Mancini – pres...

Terry and Angela Spinosa's Italian honeymoon inspired the recipes served at their recently opened steakhouse in Winchester. When Terry, 60, and Angela, 40, visited Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast four years ago, they were impressed by the delectable beef, brick-oven pizzas and other authentic Italian cuisine that was full of flavor without a l...

Frank Cortese is one of the few people who fought on both sides during World War II. He started as a sailor with the Italian navy, fighting against the Allies. After Italy surrendered, he continued as an Italian sailor fighting for the Allies. As most familiar with history remember, Italy entered the war on the side of Germany and Japan, before sur...

Italy will meet Southampton this summer, as celeb hot spot 75 Main introduces a new menu from consulting chef Michele Brogioni, of Armani Restaurant on Fifth Avenue. Fans of Zach Erdem’s 75 Main include Joe Biden, LA Reid, Barbara Walters, Alex Rodriguez and the Kardashian clan. Dishes will include grilled filet mignon with brandy green peppercorn...

Private equity is setting its sights on the Italian retail industry. With 28 transactions worth €1.8 billion, 2016 was the strongest year since 2010. What has grown above all is the total value of signed deals: within 12 months they tripled compared to the 456 of 2015, and are getting close to the €1.668 billion of 2014. The number of operations is...

The fast-growing Italian luxury holding company ItalianCreationGroup is opening its first North American flagship store during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City on Monday, bringing together its prestigious design firms under one roof for the first time ever. The company has acquired a stable of luxury brands over the la...

I Madonnari is coming back to the Santa Barbara Mission this weekend, when street painters will decorate the plaza using pastels on pavement, creating about 150 bold and vibrant, large-scale art pieces. The local I Madonnari Italian street painting festival will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year, having brought this tradition from the romant...

A Name is a Name is a Name We sat around a table in Moscow’s bar located across street from the playground of my youth, Feaster’s Park in New Brunswick, NJ.  It was just us, the men in the family; well, two men, one boy; the adults were Lenny the plumber and Len, Jr. the cop, a New Brunswick Police Officer.  We were, as they say, “‘shootin’ the bre...

Join us for the Summer Italian Film Festival. Enjoy four weeks of Italian masterpieces. Films in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. All four films will start at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation at the door per film: $5 for members, $10 for non-members....