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Join award-winning food historian and TV personality Francine Segan in a lively presentation on the important contributions Italy has made, and continues to make, to chocolate. Hear about Italy's sweet chocolate history beginning with how Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered it on his final trip to the New World.   Part of a seri...

Carlo's Bakery, the Hoboken-based enterprise made famous in the reality TV show "Cake Boss," will be opening a bake shop in town. "Morristown really is a family town. It represents everything we are about at the bakery," said Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bakery. "I've been to Morristown many times and have always thought it would be a perfect...

By Ally Litten   Over the years, many local businesses have come and gone in Morgantown. Things are constantly changing, but for the past 20 years, one restaurant has consistently thrived. Located on the Mileground, Jersey Subs offers an authentic New Jersey deli experience.   Originally from Frenchtown, New Jersey, Jersey Subs o...

The city of Altoona is welcoming two new restaurants across the street from each other on Adventureland Drive. Jethro's BBQ and Splash owner Bruce Gerleman opened Jethroni Pepperoni, a new Italian restaurant March 21 at the old Pizza Hut location on the corner of Adventureland Drive and NE Hubbell Avenue.   "We've been looking to do an...

On Tuesday, April 26th Touch Of Italy Opened up their Bakery in Lewes to culinary students at Delaware Technical College in Dover, DE. They were able to see first hand how the bakery runs and operates on a daily basis.   The Bakery makes all breads, Italian cookies, pastries, Mozzarella, Cakes, and much more. The students quickly realized th...

Mugs' Italian Bistro, a Little Italy staple for seven decades, will reopen under a new chef and owner this summer — and he's bringing back the phone booth. Todd Sheppeard is reopening the space at 300 S. Exeter St. and targeting a July 3 debut, pending city permits and inspections.   The reopening will revive a longtime neighborhood cor...

Rita's Italian Ice, the nation's largest Italian Ice concept with over 625 outlets in 19 states, announced Lazaro Arbos, a Treat Team Member from Rita's outlet in Naples, Florida, was chosen as a Top 20 finalist by American Idol 2013 (Season 12).   Arbos earned a coveted spot on the popular singing competition's Top 20 following the Sudden D...

BY Kristen Gaydos Executive Chef Jim Guasto of Pittston brought his expertise to the kitchen at 279 Bar and Grill in Plains Township about four months ago.   Prior to that post, he honed his culinary skills at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic. He brings a fresh outlook to Luzerne County's food scene and frequently hosts his fellow...

By Michelle Durham   It's a Christmas Eve tradition for thousands in the Delaware Valley, especially those of Italian descent, the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Why seven? What is the meaning behind this treasured tradition? Vice President of Anastasi Seafood, Janet Anastasi-Stechman explains why seven fishes are prepared the night before...

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Luca Paschina, General Manager and winemaker of Barboursville Vineyards, was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in recognition of his leadership in the establishment of Barboursville Vineyards as the standard of excellence in Virginia wines.   His Excellency Claudio Bisognie...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Dan DiMucci Lodge, Martinsburg/Hagerstown, recently presented a check to the St. Leo's Catholic Church food pantry. The O.S.I.A. is extremely proud to celebrate its rich Italian heritage. If you are of Italian heritage and would like to meet with fellow Italians, contact the O.S.I.A. The local lodge meets the las...

By Mary Ann Barton The Italian Place, billed as a gourmet Italian market, is expected to open soon in Old Town Alexandria. Located at 621 Wythe St. (see map below), in Alexandria, the market is expected to carry gourmet items and sandwiches as well as sell beer and wine, according to posts to the market's Facebook page and applications made by th...