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NANAS Italian & Mexican in Redondo Beach is a tribute to the vivacious cultures and matriarchs behind the inspiring recipes — the abuelas and nonnas. It started off as a dream for partners Jonathan Anzaldi, 32, and George Torres, 34. Anzaldi is Italian. Torres is Mexican. "We're partners not only in business but I guess in life, too," Anzaldi told...

After nearly six years in business, the Olio Crudo Bar was finally becoming a regular stop for Santa Barbarans interested in raw Italian dishes of “finesse and quality,” explains co-owner Alberto Morello, a veteran of downtown’s restaurant scene. After years of cooking around Southern California, the Sicilian chef first broke into Santa Barbara wit...

Earlier this year John & Elena Duggan, the brother sister team behind Original Joe’s North Beach and Westlake, opened Little Original Joe’s, a takeout and delivery only concept in West Portal with a focus on what they do best: pizza, pasta, and parmigiana.  For people that don't know much about the history of Original Joe's, Original Joe’s first op...

I’m pleased to announce that Fresh Up Your Life, the web series based on my original format Eatalians and co-produced with I Love Italian Food, won the prestigious Taste Award at the 12th Annual Taste Awards for Best Green or Organic series, program or film. This is the fourth time I’ve been recognized by The Taste Awards commission as creator, hos...

Scuderie Italia is dishing out elevated cuisine at reasonable prices with a casual atmosphere showcasing its Italian race car-themed eatery in Pacific Beach. The improved Italian bistro at 1525 Garnet Ave., previously Caffe Bella Italia, is now also serving a weekend lunch offering its full menu of flavorful Italian dishes, along with American clas...

Today, Caterina's Club, the charity that is the focus of our yearly KFI PastaThon is setting a HUGE milestone today! They are celebrating 2 MILLION meals served since the start of the Covid pandemic last March....and 6 MILLION meals served since Caterina's Club was founded in 2005. This is quite a feat, as it normally takes a full year for them to...

As life-shattering as it was to close his Walnut Creek restaurant, Prima, as a result of pandemic-related financial hardship, executive chef-owner Peter Chastain thinks that everything happens for a reason. He even said it in a note posted on the door that fateful day in July. “I believe that when we look back on all of this someday, we will see it...

Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

Williams Sonoma, a specialty retailer for high quality kitchen and home products, and Nutella, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, announced five virtual events that will feature a celebrity chef, baker or food personality from across the country. Participants at each event will learn recipes and techniques for cooking breakfast dishes featuring Nutella...

When three best friends from New Jersey started missing their favorite Italian deli's, they decided to open their own. "We could not have imagined the amount of New Jersey transplants living in L.A. that are calling us up like, 'This is my childhood, you brought my home here,'" said co-founder Jack Biebel. Jack Biebel, Noah Holton-Raphael, and Max...

Have you savored your first taste of sweet spring peas? Maybe the tangy first bite of the season's first batch of goat cheese. Celebrate a fresh start to the season with our selection of peak seasonal produce in LA, from asparagus and artichokes to fresh goat cheeses, fish, and more. We know – the amount of fresh produce, seasonal fish, and first p...

Two of San Diego’s best-known Italian restaurateur trios have unveiled new culinary projects this week. The three Romans behind 2-year-old Cesarina Ristorante in Point Loma announced plans for Angelo, a multifaceted project that’s a pizzeria, mozzarella factory, cake bakery and catering business that will open early next year. And the Milanese trio...