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Vinny Minerva may be known as a long-time restaurateur in the Greater Trenton area, but he became a pizzaiola years ago in his native Brooklyn. Minerva, who has owned and operated Marcello’s in Bordentown in 2004, has honored his hometown with his new restaurant, Slice of Brooklyn, which opened in Hamilton on Sept. 9 in the former location of Vito’...

October through December is my favorite time of year. I’m that person who decorates for fall in August and drinks pumpkin spice lattes when it’s still 90 degrees. Out of that whole glorious season, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Last year, I spent Thanksgiving in Treviso, Italy. I hadn’t planned on still being there that late in the season, b...

Don Angie restaurant opened in the West Village neighborhood of New York City in 2017 and has been absolutely mobbed ever since. The smart, stunning bistro landed on Esquire’s annual list of Best New Restaurants in America, garnered a glowing two-star review from Pete Wells of the New York Times and recently snagged a coveted Michelin star. Thanks...

Ayo Pizza Café & Shop a local pizzeria, café and specialty bodega nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park officially opens on Wednesday, November 17, catering to neighborhood businesses, residents, and visitors to the North Avenue and Clybourn shopping district. Founded by hospitality veterans Eldridge Williams, Chris (Cap) Scardina, and Chef-partner...

Authentic Tuscan dishes have made their way over to the West side of the mitten, with the opening of Palio, a restaurant offering dishes like Italian entrees, Tuscan pizzas and a full service bar.  Palio opened their first location in 1991 in Ann Arbor, and then opened a second location in 2017 in Grand Rapids at 545 Michigan St. NE.  The name ‘Pal...

Fresh mozzarella cheese now is available four days a week in East Bay Township. Buzzelli Foods opened last week at 110 East Hammond Road, in Oleson’s Plaza East. The store also sells marinated knots and burrata — both made with fresh mozzarella — grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, muffins, coffee, Italian bowls, aprons and tote bags. A small grocery s...

About a year after beloved restaurant Café Marie-Jeanne closed, a restaurant from a burgeoning hospitality group is opening in the cafe’s vintage storefront, the first step in the group’s plan to bring the once-vibrant Humboldt Park corner back to life. Orbit Group has transformed the Café Marie-Jeanne spot at 1001 N. California Ave. into Segnatore...

I wish there was a Planet Fitness-like "no judgement zone" for sub and hoagie connoisseurs like me. I'm just a simple, humble plain ol' Italian sub or hoagie kind of guy. The simpler the better. My love of subs and hoagies started in the most unlikely of places and this is where the "no judgement" thing kicks in. My first memory of eating an Italia...

As of today, November 1, the Little Italy neighborhood boasts a new winery and bistro. Located on the ground floor of La Collina residential development at 12304 Mayfield Road, High & Low (844-466-4456) is an offshoot of a six-year-old operation of the same name in Medina-Montrose. “We were very familiar with Little Italy,” says owner Matt Snyder....

A small restaurant in the city of Perugia, Italy, sticks in Emily Houser's mind when she recalls her 2014 study abroad trip. The restaurant opened about 8 p.m. and served a three-course meal before promptly closing just a few hours later, she said.  "Food is its own time, where here, I think we just try to fit food in where we can. It's not necessa...

The Little Italy neighborhood is a staple in Cleveland, and has been for quite some time. But Emily Mayfield had not had a chance to explore it, so she decided to head to the oldest restaurant and one of the newest in Little Italy to see what great things the neighborhood has to offer. First, the oldest restaurant in Little Italy and in Clevelan...

The former Symphony’s restaurant at 1945 Central St. is expected to reopen by the end of the year as DeSalvo’s Pizza, a pizza-by-the-slice “neighborhood eating and watering hole,” according to the new owners, Alex and Stacia DeSalvo. The DeSalvos, along with Backlot Coffee co-owner John Kim, will be offering New York-style thin-slice pizza, focacci...