The Bootlegger Italian Bistro appears on nearly every list of top classic Italian restaurants in Las Vegas, but now in addition to timeless classics, the restaurant is serving up gluten-free, paleo-friendly (lean meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds) and other healthy Italian options for guests on restricted diets or those choosing a health...

Think of a tomato. Round, bulbous, straining the vine with its weight. Red as lipstick and fire engines. Testing the limits of its thin skin, sun-baked juices threatening to bust the membrane, taut with readiness. Yeah, we don’t have those in Minnesota. Well, rather, we do, but harvest season starts in mid-July and ends in September. Blink, and you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gelato can be a saving grace on a hot afternoon and one new storefront hopes to satiate those icy cravings when it opens in downtown Sarasota mid-June. Gelato-go, a small gelato chain based in South Florida, will open a new storefront off Main Street at 14 S. Orange Ave. The prices will be between $5-$7 depending on the size of gelato, and cones ar...

If you're under the impression there's no good Italian food in Denver, you haven't been paying attention. Alongside our old-school classics that never disappoint, a handful of newer options for Italian eats in the Mile High are serving up traditional dishes that deserve your undivided attention. Our advice? Abandon your current dinner plans and sta...

It was the authentic Neapolitan pizza I went for, but it was the spaghetti carbonara ($16) that I loved and dreamed about for days afterward. A large, glorious bowl of pasta, eggs, pancetta, Parmesan and olive oil in perfect harmony. It sat before me like a golden nest, velvety but not runny, the sauce adhering to the fork as I twisted and spun the...

There’s a new sandwich shop to speak of on lower Orchard Street. Where Georgia’s Vintage once peddled vintage, a throwback deli counter called Regina’s is poised to open. The brown-paper window shades were deposed this week to reveal the new store, complete with hex-tiled floors and shelves of dry goods. Regina’s also incorporates the ghost signage...