Leave it to one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Tony Bennett, to recognize the power of a kitchen sing-along. With clubs, theatres and bars closed for large gatherings, the pleasure of a spontaneous dance party in the kitchen can brighten any meal. On Friday, the singer shared a Spotify playlist and an inspirational video called “Italian Cook...

Paul Basilio, who made one of Central New York’s best-known Italian sausage brands for 61 years and was the longest-serving vendor at the New York State Fair, died Wednesday. He was 92. He was a member of a big and prominent Italian-American family — one of his brothers was former boxing champion Carmen Basilio, who died in 2012. Basilio operated t...

Crudo of sole freckled with Fresno chile. Raw kale leaves shiny with anchovy vinaigrette. Glistening gnocchi sauteed in butter, olive oil, and broccoli rabe. If the vibes of these dishes remind you of California, Italy, and a bit of France, you get the drift of Chef Jonathan Waxman’s cooking. The chef just published his third culinary opera, “The B...

Two months after starting a virtual kitchen focused on takeout lobster rolls, Chevy Chase pasta place I’m Eddie Cano is trying out another idea to keep its restaurant running: making cheesesteaks. Dubbed Jimmy’s Philly Steaks, the virtual venture starts selling sliced ribeye sandwiches doused with “chedda-wiz”, loaded tater tots, and meatball hoagi...

Contractors have begun construction on a new small-footprint grocery store created by Mariano’s founder Bob Mariano and opening next April in Lincoln Park. Dom’s Kitchen and Market — the first in a chain of neighborhood grocery and takeout stores announced in May — will be located at 2730 N. Halsted St. Nina Mariano, spokesperson for the store, sai...

If you have any extended dining history in Dallas, there's a good chance you have been in the company of one or more Tarantino. Chris, Patrick and Matthew Tarantino are all trained chefs who in the late 1990s and early 2000s were creating food in the kitchens of The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Beau Nash at the Hotel Crescent Court, the Green Room, TAB...

The first week Francesca Vitale re-opened Marino’s Pizzeria, all the old customers came back, clamoring for the hamburg pizza her mother made famous. “On the first day, we did like 100 pizzas,” Vitale said. Vitale’s grandfather, Sebastiano Marino immigrated from Sicily in 1898 and opened a bakery on Ferry Street in Middletown’s North End in 1920. V...

How could we skip Sicily on our trip around Italy exploring pizzas, focaccia and piadine? Not a chance. When talking about traditional specialties, the challenges between Palermo, Catania and Messina are displayed once again… three in particular spring to mind; the sfincione palermitano, the scacciata catanese and the focaccia messinese. The nuns i...

North End denizens and visitors will have a new way to get their morning buzz this week when the team behind a local restaurant group opens Caffé Ducali on Causeway Street. The Filmark Hospitality Group (Ristorante Lucia, Filippo, Ducali, and Cunard Tavern) is set to debut the Ducali-adjacent espresso bar in the North End on Thursday. Decked out in...

A little more than one month after Corinth Square’s Urban Table permanently closed, a new restaurant for the space is on the horizon. Va Bene, an Italian eatery and product from Louie’s Wine Dive founder and Kansas City restaurateur Whitney VinZant will open at 8232 Mission Road this winter, according to a press release. VinZant said in a release t...