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Occupying an unassuming building, you could easily drive by Vince’s Pizza thinking it was yet another pizza joint. But you’d be missing out. Vince’s serves more than pizza, with an extensive “Vince’s Dinners” page that caught our eye. We are always up for ethnic food, and we had heard the chef was from Italy, so we thought we’d give Vince’s a try....

I have lived for fifteen years outside of Italy and had to endure the oh-so-harsh reality my beloved adoptive country knew next to nothing about aperitivo: the ritual, the food and, crucially, the drinks. Honed by years of aperitivo practice in the elegantly baroque squares of Turin, once abroad I had often to tell bartenders how to make my drink o...

Too often, the calzones at New York’s old-school pizzerias are indifferently made gut bombs. They overflow with enough bargain-bin ricotta to feed a small army of Olive Garden line cooks. But there’s nothing not to like about a good, thoughtfully made calzone, whether it’s the ostentatious, unabashedly cheesy Italian-American or the more restrained...

William Curcio said he was unsure about being honored at yet another dinner, "but when they told me where the money was going, I said, ‘I'm in.'?" UNICO National will host "A Night of Giving" on April 6 to honor Curcio, who recently retired from Eastern Propane Corp. The proceeds will go to suppo rt the Sussex County Food Pantry, Project Self-Suffi...

Spring is here, and one Italian restaurant is celebrating the season with a new menu. Oro Restaurant & Lounge, located at 41-17 Crescent St., has made authentic Italian cuisine a highlight of its menu since opening its doors in Dutch Kills last August. This month, under the helm of executive chef Scott Andriani, the restaurant is introducing a slew...

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...

Steven Lecchi, chef/owner of Ornella’s Northern Italian Restaurant — which opened on Brooklyn Street in Morrisville two weeks ago — has an impressive resume. In 1993, Lecchi graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. After that, he was the private chef for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for four years, spent years cooking...

Amid the boom and revolution of Milan in 1967, artists, writers and eccentrics of all stripes fueled their creative ferment with drinks at the legendary Bar Jamaica. There, the son of a Milanese goldsmith hatched a bar-side plan for a new kind of jewelry: Aimed at the era’s freewheeling feminists, it would be expressive yet easy to wear, blending I...

To Larry Wright Jr., Chief Standing Bear’s legacy is worthy of celebration, especially as Nebraska marks its 150th anniversary of statehood. After being exiled from Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe chief and 29 others trekked hundreds of miles back to bury the body of Standing Bear’s teenage son, whose dying wish was to be laid to rest in his beloved home...

It’s peak time on Saturday night and a child is screaming. The rest of the crowd registers only a few decibels lower. And in a few minutes, the sound is mostly laughs. In Oceanside, Noble Kitchen & Cocktails is clearly the place to be. The weekend experience, of course, is different from the weekday, when your voice may just echo. Still, even quiet...

The American Italian Socio-historical Association (AISA) has rescheduled its 2nd St. Joseph’s Day Celebration Conference this year for April 4, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm to be held at the D'Angelo Center Room 128, St. John’s University. It is a goal of the AISA to hold a special conference every year dealing with the Italian American experience in...

The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation to be held on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:30 p.m.  Karl Schoonover (Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK) will present“By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres. Schoonover will share his research exploring the life of Italian cinema outside...