by Jill Meier   The opening of Marco's Pizza in Brandon later this month could be considered "a little present for everybody," according to local residents Josh and Stephanie Holdinghausen, who will open their fifth Marco's Pizza located at Holly Crossing (112 E. Holly Blvd.) in Brandon by Christmas.   The Holdinghausens also own and...

by Ylenia Granitto   A report dedicated to mafia involvement in Italian agriculture, and especially the olive oil sector, by CBS News magazine '60 Minutes' on January 3, naturally raised various reactions.   Taking a cue from recent scandals involving adulterated olive oil, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker suspected the threat of...

An annual soiree is bringing together some of the best Italian restaurants in the area as a benefit for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor. "A Taste of Italy" takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Downriver Italian American Club Hall, 646 Biddle Ave., and features Italian food, wine and music.

If the Italians can teach us just one thing, it may be the importance of the family kitchen. Meals made and enjoyed at home are something of a rarity in this day and age. We at ItaLingua love the idea of family gatherings and sumptuous, homemade meals enjoyed among friends and loved ones, which is why on May 17, 2013, in support of Jamie Oliver's F...

I remember the days not so long ago when you could walk into a restaurant and be greeted by name. You'd know at least half the waitstaff, all of which were men, just from the neighborhood. And you'd be served your favorite dish, the one you'd ordered time and time again. This is what it was like for me growing up in South Philly.   Italian A...

Husband and wife team Sam Epps and Kami Drake are opening a new Italian restaurant called "Gola Osteria" in Ithaca's lower Collegetown this December. "I've literally dedicated all of my adult life to learning about Italian food and cooking Italian food," says Epps, who studied at the French Culinary Institute and has taught "How to Cook Italian" t...

By Tim Carman Rosemarino d'Italia, an intimate Italian outpost in Del Ray, panders to a popular American bias: Fresh pasta always outperforms the dried stuff. As far as prejudices go, it's a reasonable one. I mean, if freshly made dough works better for Mexican tortillas, it should do the same for Italian noodles, right?   Besides, accordin...

We barely got a chance to say goodbye to Barter, the just-closed restaurant on McKinney Avenue from brothers Patrick and Michael Halbert, and already we are saying hello to its replacement: Italian restaurant Patrizio.   A manager at the Patrizio in Highland Park Village confirmed that it would be relocating after its closure on February 28....

by JJ Velasquez   Steve Swindell said his business grew 47 percent from 2013 to 2014, but it was not long ago the Kyle restaurant owner had to go back to the drawing board. Swindell opened Panhandler's Pizza in Kyle in 2011, a buffet featuring Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. But he later realized it was not the right business model, he s...

by Oliver LazenbyThe owner of a new Italian restaurant hopes her venture will be the start of a franchise. Mozza, at 410 W. Bakerview Road, opened in late March with a menu that includes pizza, pasta, calzones, chicken wings, breakfast pizza and quesadillas. The restaurant also serves alcohol, including beer from local breweries. Samantha Mac...