By Mary Ann Sorrentino The Irish seem to own mid-March celebrations. Even their natural ethnic rivals compete to grand marshal St. Paddy's Day parades everywhere. The gay community fights fiercely to march wearing Erin's green while St. Joseph has no parade. Instead, he's buried upside down to improve bad housing markets. In Rhode Island, as a ca...

The smells and sounds of Italy filled the South End Middle School auditorium Saturday night in Springfield. It was called "A Taste of Italy".   In its 20th year, and organized by parishioners of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the popular dinner fundraiser was attended by hundreds or parishioners and residents of the South End.   R...

Moye, a new regional Italian restaurant from restaurateurs Tony Gallo and Chef Pietro Vardeu, has opened at 80 SW Eighth St. in the Brickell District. Vardeu and Gallo believe that Moye will strike all the right chords with diners, presenting moderately priced, healthy cuisine in a warm, welcoming environment.   Read more   Source:&n...

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   When having lunch with a nice Italian girl from Jersey, it's good to remember she's going to be picky – very picky – about her Italian food. "When you look at the menu and you see certain things that are part of Italian culture, you say, OK, this guy is authentic," said Rita Moreno of Suntree. "It's hard to fin...

When chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd. "Each person I interviewed and cooked with had a different notion about what was and was not gnocchi.   When I approached the su...

By Michelle Leonard   Antonio Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about cooking. Well, that's not really right. Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about creating delicious, mouthwatering culinary delights.   Yes, that's more like it. And Woodbury is the lucky recipient of the fruits of his labor, as Tettamanzi recently opened his newest rest...

Sunday July 26th - Green Valley Swimming Pool & Sports Club - 1725 Poplars Rd, York (Pennsylvania) 17408. SUMMER PICNIC, BOCCE AND SWIMMINGAt GREENVALLEY SWIM CLUB. MEMBERS FREE (All others only need to pay the gate admission charge of $8.50)   Please see details below: If you can attend please respond via e-mail...

by Julia Wayne   Tim Baker and his son, Sam West, have been scheming about opening an Italian restaurant for years. In late November, they will. It's called San Fermo, and you've walked by the building a zillion times. It's the green Ballard Avenue house that's always looked a bit out of place on a street of thick-walled multi-story, multi-u...

by Rita Cipalla   Spread the love, share the wealth and eat well while doing it. These concepts drive the successful business model adapted by Ilyse Rathet and Ron Post, co-founders of Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods in Seattle.   The couple has spent years carefully cultivating top-quality, regionally inspired, authentic Italian food...

by Mike Riccetti   Italian restaurants have been an especially beloved fixture in America for at least a century.   Featuring flying pizzas, slippery strands of spaghetti paired with plump meatballs that most have savored since childhood, tomato sauce ladled and consumed by the pint, garlickly and buttered toasted bread quick to leave...