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The Consulate General of Italy in New York has initiated the procedure for the appointment of a new Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over the following counties of the State of New Jersey counties of the State of New Jersey (Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset). The Honora...

Old-school, comforting, stick-to-your-ribs Italian food, the type of meal Nonna spent hours stirring and seasoning on a Sunday. If this is your kind of dinner, I highly recommend taking a trip to Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange. Formerly Patsy’s Seafood & Pasta House, this establishment has just rebranded itself and expanded its al...

The Town of Chesapeake Beach welcomes a new business to the Town,Baia Coastal Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, recently purchasing 8323 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach with plans to be open to service patrons in the Spring of 2022. “We are so happy to welcome another local family-owned restaurant to Town that is ideally positioned, with a beautiful bay v...

When snow fell on my hometown in Massachusetts, kids used Flexible Flyer sleds, wooden toboggans, metal discs, rubber inner tubes, plastic dishpans and their daddies’ coal shovels to sail down the snow-covered hills. I thought I’d seen everything in the way of sledding vessels until I moved to Maryland years later and witnessed a shower curtain dep...

A creamy pasta dish or delicious wood-fired pizza, which do you prefer? You can get both at Imperatore in North Wales. On this week’s Taste with Tori segment, we tell you about the owner’s success story which includes taking a break from the restaurant business. This spot charms you with their wide-open spaces, warmth from the wood-fired oven and l...

A popular Italian sandwich shop is opening five more stores in Morris and Sussex counties. Headquartered in Westville, PrimoHoagies first launched in South Philadelphia in 1992 and has become well-known for its fresh-baked bread, gourmet meats and cheeses, and secret spice blend. The first Morris County store opened at 395 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rockaway...

Many different students – paesani and not – benefit from their minors in Italian at Widener University, associate professor Thomas K. Benedetti has found. Engineering students – the largest contingent – become closer to all those classic architectural styles. Business, tourism and hospitality management majors get better access to Italy, one of the...

Gucci’s earned a reputation as an innovator among fashion brands – but its latest move is opening a store in a New Jersey megamall. On Tuesday, American Dream announced that Gucci is expanding its footprint at the East Rutherford-based shopping-slash-entertainment center from a shop-in-shop within Saks Fifth Avenue to a 10,000-square-foot standalon...

Vincenzo Bernardo envisions the kids coming over after school to grab a slice of pizza or a bite to eat at "The Shop - Pizza, Pasta & Panino" that has just opened at 365 Main Street in Chatham, the former Cafe Villa space. It's easy for Bernardo, co-owner of "The Shop" with longtime friend, Christopher Bezzone, to envision because he used to be one...

Piccolina’s pizzas and panuozzo sandwiches have proved to be so popular during the pandemic, chef-owner Amy Brandwein plans to double the size of her essential all-day Italian cafe by August. The four-time James Beard Award finalist, who also runs refined Italian mainstay Centrolina across the way in CityCenter DC, will grow Piccolina into the next...

Bar Marco celebrated its 10th anniversary on New Year’s Eve. The milestone is a relative rarity in the restaurant world, where, according to a report by Perry Group International, the average lifespan of a restaurant nationally is approximately five years, with many restaurants closing well before that. What’s made Bar Marco last this long when so...

Son’s of Italy 2561 gave out approximately $3,000 of ShopRite and Walmart gift cards to local families, Parsippany Day Care Center, Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter, Interfaith, and Parsippany food pantries. The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 is an affiliated member of the Order of the Sons of Italy In America Association, th...