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Eataly is basically an amusement park for foodies, so it makes sense that Las Vegas (aka, the biggest grown-up amusement park in the country) would be the spot for their sixth US location. Specifically, the 40,000-square-foot space is set to open on December 27 at the new Park MGM resort -- bringing with it everything from Neopolitan pizza to pasta...

“First be the best, then be first.” — Grant Tinker Jeff Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa first met in the second grade. They stayed friends through their college years at the University of Arizona, and are now, 15-plus years post graduation, still best of friends and business partners. Both are entrepreneurs. Through the years they tried to make lots of...

The Sicilian Butcher took to Instagram this morning to post a photo of its new Chandler location, which is set to open by the end of the year. This second location of the Italian restaurant comes with two new additions: a market and build-your-own cannoli bar, as originally reported by ABC15. Joey Maggiore, the chef of both Sicilian Butcher and Has...

Cortina, a new Italian dining concept from restaurateur Ethan Stowell, has opened with an elegant, urban design in downtown Seattle. Crafted by locally based Heliotrope Architects, abundant natural light as well as a 64-foot-long white oak bar—the longest in the city—anchors the space. Totaling 8,000 square feet, Cortina evokes a classic European c...

Portland has its fair share of restaurant waiting rooms—attached taverns with their own identities that help corral diners who have no patience for idling drinkless while hoping a table opens quickly. There's Whey Bar, essentially a lobby with cocktails to keep you entertained before your name's called at Ox. There's La Taq, the spirited cantina th...

Prime 1024, a major steakhouse that also will serve Italian fare, is slated to open on Saturday in Roslyn. The opulent establishment takes over the former site of Barto on Northern Boulevard, Nassau's main artery for devotees of red meat. "We will be open every day for dinner," said owner Christos Spyropoulos, who also is a partner in Limani in Ros...

When: Thursday, December 6th (6:00pm–7:30pm) - Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117 - Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3631. Come hear Karen Haid, international award-winning author of Calabria: The Other Italy, share the beauties and wonders of Calabria, a fascinating Itali...

It was his first public performance in Salt Lake City, and Andrea Bocelli held nothing back. Donning a suit topped with a bright blue jacket and black bow tie, the 60-year-old Italian tenor took the stage and immediately illustrated one thing to his Utah fans: While his hair may be a dignified silver, the vocal prowess that popularized him more tha...

Salumi is a Seattle institution, a beloved cured meat producer and sandwich shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood with a perpetual line down the block. It was opened by chef Mario Batali’s dad, Armandino Batali, 20 years ago. And his grandfather opened Seattle’s first Italian grocery in the same neighborhood more than 100 years ago. But the...

The 40,000-square-foot Eataly plans to make its much-anticipated debut at the front of the Park MGM on Dec. 27, and now comes word that the part restaurant, part retail shopping experience plans to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Los Angeles Times chatted with Nicola Farinetti, head of U.S. operations and son of Eataly founder Osca...

I grabbed a ravioli—golden brown, cheese-filled and deep-fried to crispy perfection, using the corner to scoop it into the accompanying marinara sauce. As soon as the flavors touched my tongue, I was transported back to the humid Midwest during a weekend at the Taste of Chicago, eating until my jeans were too tight. Toasted ravioli originated in St...

I love researching different types of cuisine. I enjoy trying to better my own skillset and expand my knowledge about food. I love the spectrum of skill that home cooks, line cooks, sous chefs and chefs bring to the world. The thing I love most about food, besides eating it, is connecting with people that celebrate imagination in the kitchen. The p...