by Vicky Cruz   Inspired by family, Alice Woodson will open a new biscotti bakery and restaurant called Ambrosi Biscotti in Danville's River District. Since her position as marketing coordinator for Outback Steakhouse was eliminated during a corporate downsize in 2013, Woodson has dedicated the majority of her time to family.   I...

Fast-casual restaurant leader Fazoli's, riding a five-year same-store sales growth streak, is taking its story on the road, part of an aggressive franchise recruitment program. Fazoli's, already the nation's largest Italian fast-casual chain, is hosting free open houses throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The first is January 26...

by Brad Harper   The furniture and much of the interior looks the same inside the former Garrett's The Art of Food location in east, but everything else is changing. Including the prices. Papa Roc's Italian Grill plans a soft opening Wednesday at their 7780 Atlanta Highway space, bringing in the Mississippi Delta-based restaurant's appr...

Quando uno chef statunitense tra i più quotati del panorama della ristorazione nordamericana decide di visitare l'Italia ed il Trentino per affinare la propria conoscenza delle materie prime ed esplorare i metodi e l'intero ciclo produttivo, fa un gran piacere. Se per comprenderli meglio decide di fare l'esperienza della vendemmia delle uve che dar...

By Toni Ghezzo   Anche quest'anno gli abruzzesi e molisani di California hanno salutato l'estate con un allegro picnic presso l'accogliente area ricreativa di Villa Scalabrini a Sunland, al quale hanno partecipato più di cento tra membri ed amici del Club.   L'evento è stato organizzato con entusiasmo e dedizione da dodici soci anzian...

By Nadia Ghattas The Turks call it mezze, the Spanish tapas, the French amuse-bouche and the Venetians call it cicchetti. Sotto 13 calls it Italian tapas with choices of small-sized pizza for sharing. Sotto, located in the West Village, offers a dining experience of Italian-styled tapas with fabulous original cocktails. The setting is rustic, war...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society will hold an English/Italian Mass and Homemade Italian Lunch on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and Community Center, 720 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach.   The Mass will be at 11 a.m. and will be concelebrated by the Revs. Joe Dilettuso, Mike Austin and Michael Marascal...

by James Hanning   We've all committed them, but now, at last, we have no excuses. A respected food institute has listed those culinary no-nos that make Italians wince inwardly but which they are too polite to tell you about. The Parma-based Academia Barilla, which aims "to defend and safeguard Italian food products made by reputable artisan...

by Bennett Kalafut   Now is probably the best time of year to visit Mt. Tamalpais. The recent rain means there's plenty of water in the streams, the number of waterfalls actively flowing numbers in the dozens, and every bend in the trail shows more flowers--including showy irises and native orchids--in full bloom. Temperatures are mild and t...

The savory smells of basil, cheese and pizza dough permeated throughout the Lake Zurich High School cafeteria on March 20 as 15 elementary school students furiously competed for the title of District 95's top chef.   Students had about 90 minutes to cook, saute, garnish and present their creation for the district's first-ever Future Chefs sa...