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Caputo's Market founder Tony Caputo, whose popular deli fed thousands of Utahns through the years and helped revitalize the Pioneer Park neighborhood, died on Wednesday at the age of 72, his family confirmed. Caputo's daughter-in-law Yelena told KSL.com his death was "very sudden" and may be heart-related, but is not tied to COVID-19. With backing...

Casa Caffè is opening at Casa Italiana this Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Casa is located at 13028 First Ave. S., Burien WA 98168 (the location of the former London House Salon.) (Masks are required, as is social-distancing.) Casa Caffè will be proudly serving coffee from local roaster Caffé D’arte. Various blends of whole beans and ground...

Land plus climate equals wine destiny. Together, these geographical qualities determine which grapes flourish and which struggle. However, while most Oregon winemakers appreciate their dependable regional varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they’re still captive to a sense of curiosity and exploration, unable to resist experimenting with t...

Tucson natives Mat Cable and Devon Sanner had flirted for a couple of years with the idea of a culinary collaboration, and as luck would have it, the timing and circumstances that had never seemed right before came together last fall — at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the two longtime friends will open Zio Peppe on East Tanque Verd...

Great wine within arm’s reach was always a staple in executive chef Joey Maggiore’s family home. Now, the founder of Scottsdale-based family-owned restaurant group, The Maggiore Group, is releasing his own line of wines, appropriately called Chef Joey. Maggiore kicked off the wine line by releasing the first of 12 wines, Chef Joey’s Cabernet Sauvig...

A new concept from the family of late Phoenix food icon Tomaso Maggiore is launching soon in Scottsdale and looking to hire 100 workers. The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails will hold a job fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant, The Maggiore Group announced Monday. The new concept is taking over the former home of Tomaso’s Ita...

Darius Jimerson had long been a fan of Zeppe’s Italian Ice. “I was going there every day. I love the product,” he said. He and his wife Kim Jimerson eventually started running the Zeppe’s catering truck, traveling to various events to serve up gelatas and Zeppe’s other cold, icy treats. Now, the Jimersons have taken things a step further — they op...

When you heard that the chef behind Esther’s Kitchen in the Arts District and Ada’s at Tivoli Village was opening an even bigger Italian restaurant at Tivoli, you knew it was going to be good. But you didn’t know James Trees was going to team up with the LEV Restaurant Group—the company behind a diverse slate of local restaurants and bars including...

A year into the pandemic, perhaps no business sector has been more gravely affected than the hospitality industry – from restaurants and bars to hotels and inns. Without commitment, determination and a huge dose of creativity, it’s been nearly impossible for these businesses to stay viable and vibrant.  Joe Fugere, founder of Seattle’s Tutta Bella...

This is dangerous. My walking route runs along Beretania directly past ‘Ili‘ili Cash and Carry, making it way too easy to drop in regularly. That’s just what Aker Briceno and Keola Rapozo envisioned when they scoped out the former Watanabe Bakery space next to Mini Garden last year. They signed a lease and today the shop opens at 11 a.m. with 18-in...

ANGELO PELLEGRINI, fond of wearing basil as a boutonniere, was fonder still of the Italian bean he called “monachine.” It grew like Jack’s beanstalk astride Northwest cedar poles and, like Pellegrini, aged well in its adopted country. He always ate them slowly, mashing each brown-and-white orb with the tines of his fork, swiped through a smear of o...

Franco Cacace used to come into his Italian restaurant and change the tables around if the mood struck him. Some days he was more humble than others, family described. He didn't like to be contradicted, cared about whether his hat matched his shirt, and wouldn't let work get in the way of his tennis and poker games. On the morning of his cremation,...