If you’ve never heard of Jerry Longo, it’s time to learn a about him. Jerry Longo created a unique menu of authentic Italian cuisine and started his Longo‘s brand by opening an acclaimed restaurant renowned for its martinis and meatballs. Discerning patrons clambered to his first legendary restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, then Dover Downs al...

Bally's Atlantic City has officially opened a location of the established Italian brand, Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. The location at Bally’s Atlantic City will be Longo’s fourth location in the portfolio. Owner Longo was born and raised in South Philly where he learned to respect and appreciate his Italian American culture. He often found h...

A city steeped in Italian culture and history may become the latest town to find alternative ways to honor that legacy than by celebrating Columbus Day. On Wednesday, City Council will consider a resolution declaring the second Monday in October as Italian Heritage Day. The second Monday in October this year is the 12th, which is annually observed...

The Christopher Columbus monument, in the resort since 1958, will be taken down from its location on Arctic Avenue at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway. The statue, which is on city property but funded by the Casino Redevelopment Investment Authority for upkeep and relocations, will be moved to avert potential vandalism. But the statue’s...

Gino Iovino is the owner of Girasole Ristorante & Lounge in Atlantic City. And his family-run business is about to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Translated from Italian, Girasole means sunflower, which serves as the main theme of its indoor/outdoor design along with its iconic Versace furnishings and Mediterranean décor. The family...

In this country the period between Labor Day and the end of the year is chock full of holidays. With Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s all piling into shared months, it seems every time you turn around there is a new reason to celebrate. But once January hits there is a lull. The festive vibe dies down and we...

Il Mulino New York isn’t for everyone. It never was meant to be. Ever since it opened its original location nearly 40 years ago in New York’s Greenwich Village, it was known for its extravagantly expensive, relatively exclusive reputation where everyone from Wall Street influencers to Manhattan’s elite — along with some wiseguys thrown in — would d...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

As an avid golfer who travels the world, Bill Oakley understands the nuances of course management. In each case as he has traversed the challenges of Scotland’s toughest links or navigating the challenges of Pebble Beach, the veteran show executive knows that on the course, success is based on reacting to change. It is with that very same spirit th...

Ace character actor Michael Imperioli’s resume includes stints—regular and one-offs in such television series as Californication, Blue Bloods, and even The Office, in which he memorably appeared in an episode as Dwight Schrute’s karate sensei. But he will likely forever be best-known for his role on The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti, mob boss...