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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...

Everybody loves good old-fashioned, red lead Italian-American food — in theory, at least. It's the cheese! The pasta! The pizza!   The red-and-white-checked tablecloths, the generally clogged parm and hot pepper flake dispensers, the cheap chianti in the straw basket. In short, the comfortable atmosphere that takes you back to your childhood...

Jess Maceli has seen how the sausage is made. And he's not fazed in the slightest. For the last 10 years, Maceli and his wife, Renee, have held onto the dream of opening an Italian market and deli in the tradition of Pallucca's Meat Market and Deli, where Jess spent countless hours as a kid in Frontenac, the small southeast Kansas town with a sign...

by Carol W. Maybach   No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means "savory" in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich.   T.C. Clark, the owner of S...