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Morgan School students from years gone by are sure to remember the requisite trips to Lupone’s Department Store. There were the gym outfits, purchased by the girls freshman year, and the letter sweaters for the athletes. “All the girls would hate going there, because Auntie Vi was an employee who worked there her whole life and was part of the fami...

After months of construction, Italian-style coffee house Caffè Nero will open on Wednesday, April 10 at 547 Main St. in Winchester Center. Winchester’s location will be the 28th in the Boston area. On its first day the coffee shop will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m. All the visitors will get to try any coffee or handcrafted beverage for fr...

MC Slim JB reviews Karen Akunowicz’s new South Boston enoteca Fox & the Knife for the Improper Bostonian this week, digging into the full spread of Italian dishes, from aperitivo hour through dinner and dessert. Starting dinner with the house-made focaccia, “lasciviously oozing melted taleggio,” and easing into a “genius reinvention” of a Caesar sa...

Mike’s Pizza & Restaurant took both top awards in the recent West Haven Pizza Wars event, but there’s no real secret ingredient, said pizza maker Mike Buonocore. It’s more about the little touches and knowing what to do and not do after 47 years. “I’m the only one who makes pizza dough here and I take a lot of pride in what I do when I make pizza....

Tony & Elaine’s, a red-sauce joint from North End restaurateur Nick Frattaroli (Bodega Canal, North Square Oyster, Ward 8). The restaurant is new, but it feels like a throwback, intentionally: red-checked tablecloths, raffia-wrapped Chianti bottles, cheesy vintage posters, the works. It follows in the footsteps of restaurants like Carbone and Parm...

Still settling into the new location that’s more than three times the size of their old warehouse, brothers Phil and Nick Mastroianni are gearing up for the busy limoncello season. The owners of Salem-based Fabrizia Spirits have come a long way during their 10 years in business.  In the beginning, the two would gather their friends and family on ni...

Having studied pizza making from Italy to San Francisco, and upon consulting on his first pizzeria in Detroit called "Mootz" this past January, 6-Time World Pizza Champion and Restaurateur Bruno DiFabio has opened Lord of the Pies, an exciting new concept in Greenwich, CT. The name is a nod to Bruno's reputation within the pizza world and his knowl...

Westchester food fans who follow chef Mogan Anthony of the Village Social Restaurant Group (comprised of Village Social in Mount Kisco and Rye, Pub Street in Pleasantville and Locali Pizza Bar and Kitchen in New Canaan, Connecticut.) will be happy to know there's a new sibling in the family. Locali Pizza Bar and Kitchen, run by Anthony's colleagues...

Much has been said about the renaissance of Kittery Foreside, spurred especially by a culinary prosperity in Wallingford Square that takes many guises: the billowy lightness of New England’s best cruller at Lil’s Café; the glorious bite from vampire-obliterating teardrop bulbs of roasted garlic in an Abby’s white sauce slice at AJ’s Wood Grill Pizz...

It was dinnertime on a Friday, and my friend Jennifer and I decided to go out for a spontaneous dinner. But without reservations, we knew finding a table in Portland would be challenging. Drifters Wife had a 45-minute wait just to sit at the bar. At Baharat, a little more off the beaten path, the line of people waiting to be seated reached the door...

Antonio Albanese, owner of Matteo’s Bakery in North Kingstown is known for his legendary cannolis and traditional Italian baked goods. “We are known for our cannolis. We have people coming in who have tried them all over the state and keep coming back to Matteo’s. It’s a secret recipe, but my mother taught me that the most simple recipes are the be...

Anyone who’s read a newspaper in Fairfield County for the past few decades will remember Rita Papazian’s name. Or, more specifically, her byline. The name preceded countless stories ranging from crime news to celebrity interviews. Papazian also penned some books, including “Remembering Fairfield Connecticut: Famous People & Historic Places” for His...