“Alton is hungry for good things.” Alton’s Dee Gehrs made this statement recently, and she and her husband, Steve, have just added their new restaurant to the list of options where diners can quench their appetites. Nicky G’s Italian Eats, 1801 State St., is in a century-old building that once housed establishments such as Velloff’s Power Equipment...

After establishing several markets across the Midwest and in Texas, Columbus-based Piada will open its 44th store in Grove City, off Stringtown Road. It’s a move they’ve planned since opening their fourth restaurant, and it’s part of Piada’s grander business plan to build out the markets they’ve broken into over the last seven years. “We’ve always...

Fazoli’s, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—marking the brand’s first location in the state. The new restaurant, which is set to officially open its doors on, August 1, is located at 4224 West Empire Place. The Sioux Falls restaurant will feature an as...

There’s a reason why people have been returning to Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen for over 60 years. Open since 1956, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island as well as the first restaurant to greet you after the gateway arch into Providence’s “Little Italy.” Their authentic Italian cuisine is as delightful as their one-of-a-kin...

For more than a quarter century the Liquori family has been hosting an Italian Sunday dinner experience six days a week at their East Longmeadow restaurant, serving the hearty, festive fare that's long been central to Italian-American family life. Located in a private residence converted to restaurant use, Patsy's is a compact yet attractive place...

Where would you find the largest population of Italians or people of Italian origin outside Italy? Surely, it must be the US. Therefore, travelers who are not fortunate enough to have made it to Italy to savor authentic Italian cuisine must not have any regrets when they are traveling in the US. They can derive the same satisfaction of original rec...

For 70 years, Tropicana has been adding to the American breakfast by getting freshly-squeezed orange juice from Florida into grocery stores across the U.S. The brand was created by Italian immigrant Anthony Rossi, who developed flash pasteurization and pioneered orange juice transport in 1970 via train from Florida to New York. "He figured out how...

With the news that 14-year-old Brooklyn pizza trendsetter Franny’s will close comes the flip side of that coin: Former Epicurean Group (L’Artusi, Dell’anima, Anfora) co-owner Joe Campanale is taking over the space, partnering with former L’Artusi executive chef Erin Shambura, who also has experience at Lupa and Del Posto, for an Italian restaurant...

The Sosta officially opens in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood today and we are loving it. The super-cool fast-casual Italian restaurant held a spectacular launch party this week to celebrate the creation by Co-Founder & Creative Director Samantha Wasser (by CHLOE.), along with Co-Founder and Executive Chef Ali LaRaia. The food is splendid, atmo...

The University Club of Milwaukee today announced that it has named David Magnasco as culinary director. In his new role, Magnasco will oversee all culinary operations at both the City and Country Club. Magnasco joins the University Club with more than 27 years of professional culinary experience working in restaurants and private clubs throughout t...