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After 15 years of thinking only about bikes, riding, training, and European cycling adventures (I’m the founder of Peloton Magazine and the Editorial Director of the Road/Gravel Cycling Group at Outside, Inc.), I’ve come to a point where I just want to focus on one thing: sandwiches. Given my love of Italy, the most direct course to feed this newfo...

Alfredo’s Deli was bustling at lunchtime on a recent Thursday, dozens of new and regular customers enjoying cake and other treats served by sisters Joanne Beyus and Marie Stoecker, who manage the business.  “It was my dream to open up my own store when I was 25,” said Alfredo Viscariello, brother of  Beyus and Stoecker, taking a break from stocking...

Looking for an Italian restaurant in Rhode Island? Do you want red sauce, homestyle, freestyle, inexpensive or fine dining? Should it be a ristorante or a pizzeria? Is Federal Hill the only place to find the best? When it comes to Italian dining, there are so many questions. But there shouldn't be. Rhode Island is blessed with many and all told, th...

In 2023, Sal e Pepe is celebrating its 18th year serving the greater Newtown Community. From the moment you enter Sal e Pepe and take one look around, the stage is set for a tasty good time: from the smiling hostess greeting patrons at the door to the friendly vibe of the guests seated in any of four dining areas, including the bar. To the right of...

Forty-three years is a long time. That’s over four decades - a whole quadrennial (plus three). If 43 is your age, it means you're approaching the end of early middle age and moving towards your late middle ages. At 43, you are well-seasoned, but still in your prime. If you are 43, it means that Jimmy Carter was president when you were born. Gas at...

When fresh ingredients are used in cooking, it’s hard not to taste the difference. And when things are made from scratch, well, they just taste better. If you’re looking for a from-scratch restaurant in Chelsea, Massachusetts, CIAO! Pizza & Pasta is the place to go for the freshest Italian food imaginable. CIAO! Pizza & Pasta first opened its doors...

A new Italian restaurant has debuted in the northern suburbs of Boston, taking over the space that had been home to another Italian spot before it closed a few months ago. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Ciao Amici is now open in Wakefield, moving into the former Massimo's Ristorante spac...

I'm the last person in the world who should be doing food reviews. I do not consider myself a foodie, I don't stick my nose in my wine glass and I don't make sex noises when I eat. However, I felt compelled to tell everyone about the meal I had on Friday night (3/17/23). My wife Erica and I went to Cibo on Federal Road in Brookfield and had a great...

Pizzagaina, also known as ham pie, is a delicacy Italian traditionalists will tell you is only to be made on Good Friday and eaten Easter weekend. Many will relay stories of doing this with their grandmothers growing up, and now doing it with their own children, nonna's recipe in tow. Some deem it acceptable to eat during Lent, and local Italian de...

Join us at La Pizza & La Pasta on April 11 as Italian culinary traditions and New England’s love of sports combine! For one night only, we’re welcoming Boston Celtics forward and fellow Italian, Danilo Gallinari, as he trades in his jersey for a pizzaiolo’s (pizza-maker’s) apron and steps up to our authentic wood-fired ovens.  At Pizza del Gallo: A...

Two of the great loves of Thomas DiStefano III’s life are pizza and music, so much so that he decided to combine the two in his latest business endeavor, Oh Momma, a “speakeasy" pizzeria that promises good pies and even better live music. DiStefano opened the 484 Main St. restaurant March 8.  “The concept is combining live music with really good f...

Two days ago was St. Joseph’s Day and bakeries on federal hill said it was one of their busiest days of the year. Thousands of residents flocked to the hill to pick up their favorite Italian pastries. “Its the most important thing in my life to keep these Italian bakeries alive, to keep the culture present,” the general manager of Scialo Bros. Bake...