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Opening a restaurant is like running a sprint that lasts 26.2 miles, not 200 meters. So we weren't sure if Paul Reilly, the chef/co-owner of Beast + Bottle, who's opening Coperta this summer, would have a moment to breathe, let alone talk to us — but he did.   Graciously stepping away from both spots, he opened up about what to expect from h...

A lot of new restaurants opened in the Kansas City metro in 2014, including the eight-month-old Luigi's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar at 8 East Franklin in downtown Liberty. I'm sorry that it took me so long to stumble into owner Ari Dreshaj's Italian bistro. It's truly one of the restaurant discoveries of the year.   Why? The Italian cu...

When: 12 Feb 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Italy's regional richness and diversity will be showcased in a new series "Taste the Regions". Over time, native experts will bring us different Italian regions presenting their history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal...

This is how an Omaha woman named Mary Jo Klusmire makes meatballs. First she gets the coffee on. Then she puts the grandbaby to bed. Next she mixes the bread dough.Then Mary Jo says hi to her 81-year-old mother, Rose, who has just arrived, and gets out her big bowl.Into the bowl go the ground chuck and crushed crackers, the eggs, cheese and water,...

by Denise Neil   Ever since it opened inside the Ambassador Hotel in 2012, I've wished that Siena Tuscan Steakhouse had more "Tuscan" on its menu. Now, thanks to new chef Jeremy Wade, it does. Wade, the longtime Wichita chef, who took over the kitchen of the fine dining restaurant this spring, has recently updated both the lunch an...

By Matthew Schniper   "So you would call yourself a 'product enthusiast?'" I ask. "Most Egg heads are," replies Molly Hamlin, elaborating on how she's attended the Big Green Egg company's EGGfests and even volunteered on her own time and food-dime to demo the ceramic cooker at local events.   "You can do anything on them," she sa...

To meet the growing demand for pizza in the growing states of South Dakota and Montana, Marco's Pizza® franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action. How big is the demand for pizza in South Dakota and Montana? The oil boom in North Dakota has added a ton of momentum behind the economies of South Dakota and...

If you like Italian cuisines/restaurants, St. Louis offers some of the best Italian restaurants in the country as a result of our rich Italian/American population. The community known as "The Hill" is full of Italian history and is known for its great Italian restaurants, deli's, bakeries and stores. Local residents and even famous people, includin...

By Sierra Tishgart You may not yet know the name Jared Sippel, but he previously built a sterling reputation with his cooking at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, and his first New York restaurant celebrates the food of Northern Italy and Southern France (the restaurant's name is French for "Italian").*   He's poised to become one of New Yor...

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has selected a modern, upscale Italian concept for its rooftop restaurant.The hotel, at 901 W. 48th Place, plans to open the 4,000-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 6, next to its rooftop pool.   Rosso, (pronounced ROHS-soh) or red in Italian, will be open Sunday through Thursday. Breakfast hours will be 6:30 to...

by Jen Chen   Italian food isn't just pasta in red sauce or hearty slabs of lasagna. From fish that's served very simply to bucatini alla gricia (pasta with pork jowl), Kansas City's Italian restaurants range from the old-school to places that veer towards lighter fare.   On KCUR's Central Standard, the Food Critics discussed the...

With more than 600 locations open, mostly along the East Coast, Rita's Italian Ice is no small chain. But the opening of the first C. Springs location at 7866 N. Academy Blvd. around month's end will mark only the third Colorado location.   Aside from Italian ice, the store sells sundaes, custard, milkshakes and more. They offer sugar-free a...