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Following the devastating winter storms in Texas, several of Piada’s restaurants were forced to close temporarily leaving some hourly workers without work for days. To offset lost hours, Piada provided an additional $200 non-taxable stipend for its 175 hourly team members at its eight locations across the state. “When intense winter weather struck...

He was a skinny high school student who had asthma, a high-pitched voice and effeminate mannerisms. He kept his distance from football players, who he said bullied him, but when his Catholic school in New Jersey formed a track team, Tom Ammiano decided to join. Mr. Ammiano, who would grow up to become one of the country’s pioneering gay leaders, an...

We are therefore in the small town near the sea of Sperlonga, in the province of Latina. It is the southernmost part of the Lazio region, exactly halfway between the big cities of Naples and Rome and has a large sandy beach. It is the most southern part of the Lazio region, exactly halfway between the big cities of Naples and Rome. We are therefore...

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to visit and highlight several exceptional local Italian restaurants, along with their Chefs. As you travel just over the Parsippany border into neighboring East Hanover, we are fortunate to have yet another outstanding example of that food genre, and another stand-out Chef, to add to our list, P...

Located on the top, flat part of Verona, Penn. — running parallel to the main street, about one-half mile away — was Second Street where I grew up.  The topography made it special, but more notably, it was all of the hustle and bustle in this mixed Italian, German, Croatian, Irish and Polish neighborhood that made it shine. As youngsters, we put up...

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis. I cap the best day imaginable on the Cinque Terre with a glass of sciacchetrà dessert wine on the breakwater. It's midnight and the Medi...

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...

New Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino made headlines in 2018 when he said he believed he’d strike out Babe Ruth every time he faced him because of how advanced the modern game is. Asked Friday how he’d fare against Red Sox legend Ted Williams, Ottavino said he believes he could hold his own. “I don’t know. It’s a different era,” Ottavino said on WEEI’...

Women are influencing the wine landscape all over. Today, they represent more than half of the wine purchases in the US. There has been a transformation in the worldwide wine industry that now sees women occupying prominent roles in every area, from sommelier to importers; from writers to winemakers. Meininger’s Wine Business, an international publ...

Fans of culinary shows will be pleased to know Chef Nick Liberato from Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," and more recently, Netflix's "Restaurants on the Edge," is back home after establishing himself as a culinary force in California. After traveling the world for his show, the celebrity restaurateur, TV personality and producer moved back to Bucks Coun...

When: Thursday, March 18 at 6pm (Central Time) - Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - What: Photographing Italy: Identity, History, and the Contemporary Landscape.Truth and Fiction: Constructing Identities in the Second Half of the 19th Century, the second of a series of webinars by Professor Giovanni Aloi, Art historian in mode...

Mortadella. Prosciutto. Provolone. Craving the Italian deli classics but looking to eat healthier or stick to a plant-based diet? Not a problem anymore if you live in New York. Galioto’s Delicatessen opened in December 2020 on Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy, and it’s considered the first and only vegan Italian delicatessen in New York...