When Frances Grego Krull thinks of Sioux City's Turin Inn -- a popular supper club owned by her grandparents Charlie and Mary Chide Prochelo from the 1920s to 1960s -- she remembers the stand-up comics who would headline every evening and the beautiful showgirls who would bring down the curtains by dancing to "Lullaby of Broadway." Mostly, she reme...

This past weekend, the Mister and I were in the Union Square area of Manhattan when the hankering for some pasta and pizza hit. As luck would have it, we happened to walk by Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria, a fairly new Italian addition to the neighborhood - we heard good things already about this place through the grapevine, so we decided to stop...

Fresh pasta, ideally ravioli with ricotta and spinach. Pizza and antipasto, made from organic ingredients sourced from local farms. These are some iconic Italian foods that Juliann Vitullo wants to share with students inside and outside of the classroom. Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures is most closely associa...

No more life behind the wheel of a food truck for Chris Auriemma. The Brooklyn transplant is opening Gumba’s Italian on Nov. 3 at 100 E. 20th Ave., at the corner of Lincoln Street. This will be the first brick-and-mortar location for Auriemma, who owns two food trucks. “I’m bringing them a taste of Brooklyn,” he said, adding that he wants to import...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, has opened a location in Conway in the Lewis Crossing Shopping Center. Rita’s Italian Ice got its start in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in 1984, and now has more than 600 locations worldwide. Franchisees and owners Tim and Cheryl Nail got their first taste of Rita’s while in Pennsylvania. “Whi...

Marcella’s, an Ohio-based restaurant, marks another addition from the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant (CMR) group into Denver’s revolving dining scene. The Italian café made its Lower Highlands, Denver debut earlier this month on the ground floor of 1801 Central Street. Though initially planned as a Denver outpost for the more casual CMR restaurant Rus...

Many of Lidia Bastianich's best culinary creations begin with two words: “Company's coming!” The Emmy Award-winning public television host, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author has a flair for entertaining guests that runs the gamut from extravagant to simple – from a formal sit-down dinner or a holiday gathering, to a buffet, barbecue or...

Spiedini, speducci and arrosticini: let’s talk about the difference… Or not! Let’s face it, they all lead to the same thing - little morsels of meat cooked over charcoal which imparts a flavour that for a quick second makes you feel as though you’re strolling the old brick streets of Italy! These three words are terms given to ‘skewers’ in Italian....

“We like to pioneer stuff as much as possible,” Louisville, Kentucky-based chef and restaurateur Ryan Rogers says. And the Eater Young Gun’s newest restaurant, Bar Vetti, will mark a few firsts when it opens tonight in a downtown Louisville “no man’s land” bounded by the central business district on one side and the Victorian mansions of Old Louisv...

Somewhere in the middle of Italy, Karyn Korteling’s stomach ached. She needed food, any type. Korteling, who was pregnant, felt a “nauseous” hunger that prompted she and her husband to pull over at “this road-side dump.” Even though they didn’t understand anything on the menu and couldn’t find anyone who spoke a word of English, they walked in. Kor...