by Tricia Vanderhoof   The building that houses Table 42 was built by Leopold D. Schwartz in 1872 as one of three hostelries in Dover and was once the Central Hotel. To most Morris County residents, it's probably best remembered as the former Laughing Lion.   The high tin ceilings at the restaurant, owned by Chuch Leanza and open...

Drawing on Italian heritage, regular trips to Italy, and a passion for Italian food, wine and culture, owners Kathy Boehmer and John Reed, have a shared enthusiasm and knowledge for all things Italian.   To that end, they have reopened Toscano & Sons Italian Market in the Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia Highland. They and their staff en...

by Mark Anderson   With more than 600 stores in 25 states, Rita's Italian Ice has been offering cool treats since 1984. Now it wants to bring its ices, custards and sundaes to Sacramento. Santa Cruz County-based East Bay Ice Empire Inc. was awarded a franchise development agreement to open at least 75 Rita's stores over a period of years in...

Mancano ormai poco più di due mesi al GALA ITALIA che il 19 febbraio prossimo, nella elegante cornice del Pierre Hotel di New York, celebrerà il suo trentesimo anniversario e, al contempo, il grande successo del vino italiano negli USA. Tale successo sarà l'elemento conduttore e trainante di questa celebrazione, che alla trentennale continuità di...

by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer   Like Anita Ekberg, Dolce Italian (Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St., no phone yet) plans to make a splash in early summer when it opens in Italian-crowded River North.   Along with a second Dolce Italian in development in Atlanta, the Chicago location will join the famiglia of Miami's Dolce Italian, a...

Dopo il successo della prima video-intervista a Marco Casella pubblicata la scorsa settimana sul nostro portale, nella giornata odierna vi mostreremo quella all’Avvocato ed imprenditore Riccardo Pieroni.   Riccardo arriva in America per motivi di studio dopo la laurea e dal 2010, si trasferisce a New York lavorando come manager nel settore...

You might feel like you're in Venice if you visit the Italian Festival of Arizona this weekend at SouthBridge in Scottsdale.   Umbrella-shaded tables will be placed along the bridge to re-create the ambiance of the canal-laced city in northeastern Italy. "People can look over the canal while they eat dinner, kind of like you're in Venic...

During the years of mass emigration from Italy to the US, one of the peculiarities of the Little Italies all over the US definitively was the street market. Many used to spend several hours on the street: people would work hard, start their small business, socialize with other "paisanos", meet friends and maybe future spouses, get a life away from...

By Syd Kearney Robert Del Grande, the first Houston chef to win a James Beard Award (1992's Best Chef: Southwest), will be inducted into the Wine & Food Week Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame on June 6. Del Grande is the chef behind RDG & Bar Annie and the Grove. The induction ceremony will take place during the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting...

By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Tips come in from many different places, and in this case it was a regular reader and dedicated fan of a restaurant who just wouldn't give up. But, I told him, I'd looked at the menu on the restaurant's website and didn't think it was much different from any other Italian restaurant in the valley. Ah, but he tol...