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Detroit-style pizza is enjoying a moment in the national spotlight right now, just as the brick-and-mortar restaurant where it all began celebrates 75 years in the square pizza business.  Buddy's Pizza will honor the milestone with events and specials throughout 2021, including the first annual National Detroit-Style Pizza Day on June 23. Since 201...

Buona, the Berwyn-based chain known for its Italian beef sandwiches, said it will hire 500 full-time and part-time workers across its locations as it expands its business and enhances cleaning inside its restaurants. In addition to adding positions at its 24 current locations, the company plans to hire 200 employees for locations it will open in Co...

A popular fast-casual restaurant chain with deep roots in the Windy City is ready to leave its mark on the Motor City. Portillo's will open its first Michigan location on March 16 in Sterling Heights at 14425 Lakeside Circle. Portillo's, famous for its Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and chocolate cake, has more than 60 locations in...

The eldest brother refers to theirs as a "traditional Italian American upbringing" in Cleveland. Extended family members, he says, were "always forming businesses together and running them together ... sort of the immigrant-family kind of dynamic." So, of course, when Anthony Russo and his younger brother, Joe Russo, decided to become filmmakers, t...

Eric Nittolo has lived in Northern Michigan for much of his life. Now, he’s setting out to open his own restaurant in Lake Leelanau, Nittolo’s Pizza, to celebrate good company and good food. “My son Dominic is spear heading it and my whole family is just going to be involved in the summer,” said Nittolo He says for their grand opening on Saturday,...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce presents the new True Italian Taste Webinar “Scientific health benefits of the Mediterranean diet”, in collaboration with Assocamerestero and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The event will analyze from a scientific point of view the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the IG...

Chicago Style Italian beef sandwich is an Italian American recipe that originated in Chicago in the 1930’s. It is classic Chicago Street food, composed of beef simmered in an au jus. The beef is put on crusty bread, dipped in the broth and topped with roasted sweet peppers and giardiniera (Italian style pickled vegetables). This sandwich has become...

2021 marks a milestone for Glorioso’s Italian Market, 1011 E. Brady St., which has officially been a Milwaukee  staple for 75 years. In celebration of their semi-sesquicentennial – and to thank the community for their years of support – the East Side grocer has planned a year-long series of events and promotions, which will kick off with a celebrat...

Galesburg’s newest restaurant Prairie Street Pasta opened for the first time Monday, although they had to cut their day shorter than expected due to weather conditions. Co-owners Renae and Daniel Earnhart say it may have been a blessing in disguise however. “Most of the time when you have a grand opening, you always get slammed,” Daniel said.  With...

Could Downtown Loveland get any better? One local restaurant has proven that it definitely can and all it took was a little bit of authentic Italian cuisine! On Friday, February 5th Rodi Italian, located at 115 Karl Brown Way in the Downtown Historic District of Loveland, hosted a “Favorite People” dinner, in which yours truly was invited, where ow...

Less than two weeks after closing because its lease was not renewed, a La Grange area restaurant that saw its business boom during the coronavirus pandemic has found a new home.Enzo’s Pizza, 5396 S. La Grange Road in Countryside, right near the La Grange border, became an area favorite after people started raving about its Italian beef roll on soci...

Since 1975, Calabria Imports has been a staple of Italian food for communities throughout the area. This family-owned Italian market and deli has focused on quality ingredients and affordable prices, and in a community known as a haven for the South Side Irish, Calabria Imports has established itself as a haven for anyone who loves Italian food. Mo...