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Certified Piedmontese—a Lincoln, Nebraska-based beef company—has opened a reservation only Italian Steakhouse called Casa Bovina serving a premium selection of its specialty beef. "Casa Bovina raises the bar for any eating experience. From the knowledge of the Chefs to the high-quality items served; we want to give an atmosphere and dining opportun...

Nico’s Little Italy, the sister restaurant of Salina-based Martinelli’s Little Italy, plans to open in Aggieville sometime in October. While the restaurant itself is new to the Manhattan area, operating partner Nicolette Unruh is a familiar face among the community. She has lived in Manhattan for the past 4 years, driving back and forth from Martin...

Certified Piedmontese—a Lincoln, Nebraska-based beef company—has opened a retail location called The Mercato featuring a premium selection of its specialty beef in Lincoln, Nebraska. "The Mercato is a retail store and butcher shop featuring our Certified Piedmontese beef, as well as other quality meats and unique dry ingredients, that match the qua...

When Kathy and Herb Eckhouse started La Quercia, their cured pork processing business, in 2005, all they really had in mind at the time was producing prosciutto (Italian ham). It is made from the hind legs of pigs, and typically there are two types: prosciutto cotto, which is cooked, and prosciutto crudo, which is cured but uncooked. In fact, when...

After living in Italy for two years, husband and wife Ryan and Nicole Silver couldn’t leave without a little souvenir. So they purchased and shipped a vintage 1994 Piaggio Ape, a small Italian three-wheeled commercial vehicle, to the United States. After a $30,000 renovation, they’ve transformed it into a mobile bar for Colorado weddings and other...

Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is opening his first U.S. restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis this fall. The Iaccarino family first opened Don Alfonso 1890 in southern Italy. Now, the restaurant has locations all over the world, including Toronto and Macao, China. At Casa Don Alfonso, Iaccarino is looking to welcome St....

Volpi Foods is working to reduce packaging waste in its retail products by switching to paper-based packaging. The new packaging uses 70% less plastic than standard deli packages, while maintaining its existing shelf life. The new Volpi Eco-Pack is rolling out at retail locations around the country now, as well as online and through the Volpi Foods...

The founder of the iconic Grandma's Restaurant in Duluth has died.  Michael "Mick" Paulucci, 71, was fighting COVID-19 with underlying health conditions when he died Saturday, the company said. Paulucci, son of Duluth frozen-food giant Jeno Paulucci, founded the first Grandma's Restaurant location in 1976 with Andy Borg. The duo bought the former S...

Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and sommelier Bobby Stuckey, the founding team from Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, have more to celebrate on top of another James Beard award–the release of their new cookbook: "Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy's Mountains, Vineyards and Seaside." Written with acclaimed food write...

A fundraiser has been launched for a restaurant that's been around for nearly three decades in Littleton. Angelina's Italian Restaurant patrons started raising funds after they learned that the eatery may be forced to close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant, which is owned by Bob and Chandra Travlos, is struggling under the...

Another Salt Lake City restaurant is saying arrivederci. This time it is the iconic Cannella’s Restaurant and Lounge, which is closing after 42 years in business. “It had a really good run,” owner Joe Cannella said Tuesday, “but it’s become harder and harder to make it work.” Cannella said 2020 started off rocky for the Italian eatery, with the Jan...

While the city waits for the arrival of storied local spot The Blue Star’s third illustrious iteration (...no news yet) the Shooks Run neighborhood can stop in and see what the Blue Star Group can do with Italian food. Stellina Pizza Cafe stands where the Little Market & Deli once stood, a historic neighborhood spot currently co-owned by BSG owner...