NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Has there ever been a better place to eat than right here in Maine? We say no, and that’s why we’re always on the lookout for spots to recommend to friends and family. There’s certainly no shortage of great spots, but we especially love the ones that come with an impressive decades-long heritage. This spot in Portland is a great option! Sitting in...

West Putnam Avenue has long held a prominent position on the circuit of car collectors. That popularity has helped one of the world’s leading makers of ultra-luxury vehicles make a fast start during its first year of sales in Connecticut. Nearly a year after opening its showroom at 300 W. Putnam Ave., Lamborghini is seeing robust local demand for i...

The replacement for the Columbus statue in Wooster Square Park has hit a roadblock, with objections to its size and design as well as questions on compliance with historic district standards. A vote on the proposed four-figure family statue meant to honor Italian-American immigrants to Wooster Square has been put off until Jan. 12 as the project se...

When Stefano Coppola and Wilson Ballantyne purchased a light blue, handmade Stefano Ferrara Forni brick oven in April, they put it in storage. Although the two New England Culinary Institute grads had toyed with the idea of opening a pizza business for years, they didn't have a location in mind. "We both wanted to do it in Barre," said Coppola, who...

After months of hard work (and many bumps along the way) we are thrilled to finally announce we are opening in our new space, at 124 Salem Street, in Boston's North End! Since announcing our plans earlier this year, there have been many exciting new initiatives, as well as a number of setbacks that delayed our opening date. But all of that is behin...

Sometimes we all find ourselves longing for a vacation out of the country. There is so much to be seen, touched, and tasted in other parts of the world, but it’s not always easy to hop on a plane and fly somewhere new. Luckily, you can sometimes find a little slice of another country right here in America, and we think the Little Italy of Providenc...

If there’s one dish that embodies the philosophy of Bar Volpe, South Boston’s new southern Italian restaurant and pasta shop from chef and restaurateur Karen Akunowicz, it’s the culurgiones, Sardinian stuffed pasta with an intricate seam. It’s all about simplicity on the surface — four plump pockets of dough sit in tomato sauce — but lots of effort...

Known as La Vigilia (the vigil) in southern Italy, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a classically Italian way to celebrate Christmas Eve, first introduced to the northeast in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants. The meal’s roots come, ironically, from fasting. Catholic tradition dictates meatless fasts before major holidays — but in the American w...

Cheese lovers always know where to find the best cheese – from restaurants to cheese shops that have been around for decades. We’re quite fortunate to have several long-standing cheese shops in New Hampshire, where we can indulge in our cheese cravings. Angela’s Cheese and Pasta Shop in New Hampshire, for example, boasts an impressive collection of...

Automobili Lamborghini announces the Grand Opening of Lamborghini Greenwich, the legendary Italian company’s newest retail storefront in the U.S. Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephan Winkelmann, attended the celebration and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony with dealer principal, Robert DiStanislao. In addi...

It’s always such a delight to talk to celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. She is infinitely relatable. Even though she has run restaurants and is partner in Eatalys across the world — she's all about family and home cooking. She's coming to Rhode Island this weekend where she will meet fans and sign her new cookbook Saturday, Dec. 11 from noon to 2 p....

I am proud to announce that my latest book "THE EXCEPTIONAL MISS UCCELLO: THE LEGACY OF HARTFORD'S FIRST FEMALE MAYOR" " is now available on Amazon both as e-book and paperback here.  The daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker and a conservative Republican in a city where Democrats, lead by the legendary State and National Party Chairman John Bailey, hel...