Do you like wine? How about exclusive wines paired with your favorite pastas, meats, cheeses and more?! Well we have the perfect place for you! This week, we took a trip to Acqua in Vino, the specialty food and wine store homed in Wayland, just a short trip South of Grand Rapids. With a beautiful tour and a delicious food and wine tasting, Acqua in...

There’s that giant lemon. Must be 20 feet long, 10 feet high. Wish my navigation system said, “Turn left at the giant lemon.” But she’s sticking to street names—most of which, admittedly, I’m not familiar with. Even as a San Diego native, I haven’t spent much time in Lemon Grove. I ask around. Seems I’m not alone. When I have come here over the yea...

A hospitality group with almost 30 years of experience in Italian cuisine will officially be coming to Downtown Jersey City next week, bringing homemade pasta, an expansive cocktail menu, and some unique fusion dishes to a historic property at 279 Grove Street. Just about three months ago, it was revealed that the owners of Paisano’s in Rutherford ...

Mia's Italian Kitchen is now open at 100 King Street in Alexandria. The restaurant opened its doors Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the former Carluccio's location, offering Italian specialties such as house-made pasta, sandwiches and pizza by the slice. A project of Alexandria Restaurant Partners, Mia's Italian Kitchen is run by Corporate Execut...

A downtown pop-up dinner this month was both a collaboration between two local chefs and a return to the spotlight for one of them — Gina Marinelli. About 50 people attended the recent dinner, “One Night, Two Chefs, Three Courses, Fo(u)r a Good Cause,” which paired Marinelli with Justin Kingsley Hall, executive chef at The Kitchen at Atomic and was...

It’s well known to Fordham students and regular foodies alike that Arthur Avenue is home to some top notch grub. Some even call this strip the “Real Little Italy.” From fish and meat markets to cheese havens, Fordham students are lucky to have such places nearby when we feel like ditching our meal plan. We don't have to look any further than Tino’s...

Sometimes a restauranteur comes along who changes the game. Raises the bar. Ups the ante. That’s very much the case with Sam Fox—the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has taken hip and healthy hospitality to new heights. From dropping out of college and siphoning the tuition funds into his first restaurant endeavor at the age...

It was a day of celebration for us and we marked the occasion by going out to lunch to Bocaccinis Italian Bistro & Bar in Perinton recently for my grandmother’s 96th birthday. She is our family's matriarch. With a couple of kids in tow, we called ahead to make sure Bocaccinis could accommodate our party of five. They happily got a table ready, and...

So the editor calls me into her office the other day. I assume it’s the usual (slamming her fist on the desk and demanding “pictures of Spider-Man”). Instead, she asks me to drive out to Lincoln, R.I., to Trattoria Romana. Some days when life seems crummy, I try to remember that once in a while my boss tells me to go eat pasta for an afternoon. Yes...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. The Art Of Pizza; Dimo's Pizza; Conte Di Savoia; Ricobene's; Tony's Italian Deli & Subs; Bongiorno's Italian Deli & Pizzeria