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Here it is, food friends: Your opportunity to land tickets to the premier food event of the year on Staten Island, the Taste-off at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. This year it will be held on Sunday, April 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This event is the culmination of the Advance's 45th annual recipe contest, which kicked off in September. By the...

Un’invenzione tutta italiana che ha fatto il suo debutto negli Usa. È e-REAL, Enhanced Reality Lab, che si propone come il punto d’incontro tra reale e virtuale in ambito medico. Un ambiente dove gli oggetti fisici e digitali coesistono ed interagiscono, ad esempio un elettrocardiografo reale con un ecografo virtualizzato, o un paziente simulato co...

Regina's Grocery in the Lower East Side is home to some of best Italian Sandwiches in New York City. That's according to Mike Chau aka @foodbabyny, the mastermind behind an incredibly successful food blog and Instagram account. Chau recently took abc7ny on an eating tour that included a stop at Regina's Grocery.Roman Grandinetti is the owner. He na...

As anyone who has chased ibuprofen with an Egg McMuffin can attest, hangovers are no joke. Excessive alcohol consumption dehydrates us, disrupts our metabolic functions, and increases a toxic compound called acetaldehyde. Results include a terrible suite of symptoms ranging from headaches to nausea to rewatching Michael Bay movies from the late 199...

Let’s play a game of word association. The theme: la dolce vita. Wine? Cheese. Pasta? Pizza. (Have both, you’re in Italy.) Lake Como? George Clooney. If you don’t associate the actor and longtime frequenter of “sexiest man alive” lists with Lake Como, consider yourself one of the unsullied few. Tabloids zealously chronicle his comings and goings fr...

I should have known Corrado Palmieri would not stop at perfecting the pastries and gelato, but take the final element as well to its next logical amelioration and conclusion. In December, Palmieri, the owner of the Italian café that bears his name in the Dallas Farmers Market shed, unveiled a project he had been working on for over a year. “An expa...

Work is about to get underway on the new Italian American Museum in Little Italy, and with that the museum has unveiled the first set of renderings for the revamped space, which will be six times larger than the existing space at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets. The museum will be part of a 12-unit apartment building that’s being developed...

I appreciate when a restaurant has a firm grasp on its identity. Come Back Inn, the long-standing eatery at the corner of Swan and Breckenridge streets, is such an establishment. The homey, neighborhood vibe coupled with dishes that are unabashedly covered in bubbling layers of cheese, speaks to the restaurant’s distinction as an Italian-American p...

As always, the Venice Carnival 2018 will be a triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality. This tradition will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 27th until February 13th, 2018. The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations.  It is a muc...

Two Christopher Columbus statues  in Camden County were among several targeted in a statewide vandalism spree, officials say. Vandals daubed paint on monuments to the Italian explorer in Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, and Farnham Park in Camden, said Dan Keashen, spokesman for the Camden County Police Department.

Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room appears to be as popular as ever. It is vast: Fifteen thousand square feet, with a capacity of 497, and what seems like at least that number of patrons swarming throughout the premises on even Seattle’s dreariest winter day. They drink coffee — espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, more. They take selfi...

Retired National Football League tight end Marco Antonio Battaglia was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and raised in Howard Beach, Queens. After capping a stellar football career at Rutgers University as a consensus first-team All-American in 1995, Battaglia played for five pro teams in eight seasons. He retired from the NFL after playing for the Carolina P...