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One of the city’s favorite chefs gets a restaurant to call her own on the Las Vegas Strip. Nicole Brisson, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2020, teamed up with Jason Rocheleau, who worked at Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and Mina Group, to open Brezza at Resorts World. The coastal Italian restaurant sits in the Di...

Forno 301 had me sitting with a glass of Montepulciano in the dark and Googling the word "testosterone." With so many Italian words on the menu — acciughe, diavola, salsiccia e funghi — it's easy to get confused here.  As it turns out, the word testosterone is exactly what you think it is. My search results did not show any pictures of red sauce pi...

It’s easy to romanticize the gelato in Italy, eaten while strolling past the Trevi Fountain in Rome or along the Arno River in Florence. But according to Sandro Paolini, the owner of Pinolo Gelato on SE Division, Italian gelato often isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  I can also vouch for this after my time studying abroad in Florence and learning t...

The sidewalks through the Idaho Falls Farmers Market have just opened on a warm Saturday morning as vendors are still making tent adjustments and arranging their goods on fold-out tables. Flaminia Assirelli, better known as “Mama Fla,” is running back to her car for more food because a line has already formed outside of her tent at the very end of...

Before Burger Stevens owner Don Salamone began layering beef patties with Tillamook cheese and fancy sauce, before he worked the line at glitzy Las Vegas kitchens like Joël Robuchon or Restaurant Guy Savoy, before he cooked 16-person dinners for British musician Robbie Williams as his private chef, Salamone would sit down to meals of Sunday sauce,...

Revealed back in March, New York’s Zeppola Italian Bakery is officially “coming soon” to the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and has announced a few hints of what to expect when it debuts on the resort’s replica of St. Marks Square. Replacing the shuttered two-level Paris Baguette Cafe and facing Italian restaurant Brera Osteria, Zeppola’s sweet and...

Long before ice cream was invented, there was gelato. For Maria Coassin, there's really no comparison. "I always say, ‘Gelato - you can eat it twice as much and feel half as guilty,’” she said. It’s true, gelato usually has fewer calories, less sugar and lower fat content than ice cream. But Coassin believes there’s a difference in the overall expe...

After nearly 31 years in Tri-Cities, Casa Mia continues to out-compete multinational chains with its handcrafted Italian cuisine based on recipes developed by Italian-American immigrants to New York in the early 1900s. Founded in 1952 in Hoquiam on the west coast of Washington, Casa Mia founder Phil Bellofatto aided in bringing that cultural herita...

Put this one on your bucket list. A new restaurant in Ahwatukee is pioneering a concept we never knew we needed in our lives: spaghetti and meatballs in a bucket. You may have seen this on an episode of Scooby-Doo, but this ain't no O'Greazy's Bucket of Fun restaurant. This is the real deal.  The spot is literally called By the Bucket, and it's the...

In 2020, chef and TV personality Bobby Flay closed his Mesa Grill at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace hotel and casino. Last month, Flay revived the space as Amalfi by Bobby Flay, his first venture with Italian cuisine. Joining his other restaurants, including Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, N.J., Amalf...

Every year, Las Vegas Restaurant Week returns, opening the doors to the city's best restaurants as their top chefs offer amazing menus at affordable prices. And this year, La Pizza e La Pasta is participating! Now in its 14th installment, Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in our community the opportunity to give back through the culinary...

Black truffles and hazelnuts, Rainier cherries and rosebuds, rhubarb root and Willamette Valley hops. Although this may sound like a grocery list for your local farmer’s market, you might be surprised to know these organic ingredients form the basis of a distinctive and sophisticated amaro, an Italian liqueur, produced by a Seattle company called F...