AccordingAccording to the New Age philosophy known as Human Design — a Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed remix of the Myers-Briggs test that pulls from astrology, chakras, and the I Ching — Jeff Katz is a manifestor. What does that mean exactly? “I’m not an expert,” the acclaimed restaurateur behind Crown Shy and Saga admits, but his wife has been telling h...

A long-time Omaha Italian restaurant is closing its doors. After more than 30 years in business, Lo Sole Mio announced on Wednesday that it will permanently close. The Losole family says they had been looking for someone to buy the business but had no offers, forcing them to shut down the South Omaha restaurant. Their last day will be on Saturday,...

Philadelphia’s Italian Market, established in the early 20th century to counter the high prices and food shortages during WWI, spans ten city blocks of Ninth Street in South Philadelphia. Vendors line the street selling meat, fish, produce, and spices from their stalls. The local businesses include a variety of restaurants and specialty shops. Over...

Made out of repurposed shipping containers, the restaurant space at 128 Genesee Street in Buffalo has rarely had a dull moment and now it is home to another unique concept: Blue Cave, a European-Sicilian bistro. First, it was Rocco Termini’s whimsical Dog e Style – a fancy wiener spot. Next, it played host to a rotating cast of owners, ultimately b...

Salt District, a casual Italian restaurant from E3 Restaurant Group, which owns Metropolitan Grill and Elliott’s Oyster House, is now open on Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. The former Red Robin space, which has been renovated in the last few months to include sea-blue booths and dark wooden tables, includes an outdoor patio with clear views of...

The higher temperatures of the summer season may be putting even the most experienced chefs to the test. But as we all know, preparing and eating good food is a sacred ritual for Italians, who, even on the hottest days, require a tasty dish on their tables.  Among Italy’s favorite summer foods, besides colorful salads with in-season vegetables, tom...

Jun. 15—Papa Gino's Pizzeria will once again serve up slices in Manchester with the chain's first new location since closing nearly 50 restaurants across New England four years ago. The Dedham, Mass.-based chain signed a lease to open a 1,750-square-foot space at The Shoppes at 655 South Willow St. The plaza is also home to Golden Corral and People...

Every August, when I return to my family's hometown in the remote southeast of Italy, the first thing I do is dive into the sea. Then, I head to an unmarked shop in the outskirts of town to buy some of Margherita Cavalera's exquisite ricotta.  In Italy, ricotta is typically eaten as a filling for pasta or cannoli. Here in Racale, Margherita's ricot...

A Hoboken pizzeria that night owls will be sure to recognize, Basile’s Pizza, is opening their second location after serving the community for over a decade. Earlier this week, the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District announced in an Instagram post that Basile’s Pizza is bringing their slice magic to 116 Newark Avenue. The effort is part...

Jeremiah's Italian Ice was recognized as one of the Top Food Franchises in 2022 by Entrepreneur. The ranking, which is featured in the summer issue of Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine, highlights the best food-related franchises, across 31 categories, that applied for the 2022 Franchise 500 ranking. Jeremiah's Italian Ice was ranked No. 2 in the Fr...