Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)Join us for our informal Aperitivo to connect with fellow professionals, meet some of our newest members, and make new friends within the BAIA community. With its outdoor patio and delicious Italian menu, Tootsies at the Stanford Barn is the perfect location for this gathering. We look forward...

by Elizabeth Cassady   In early 2014 Tuscan chef Gina Stipo moved her base of operations to Louisville KY. This summer she will be working with area locals to showcase the foods and wines of Tuscany at two separate venues, the Pendennis Club and Lilly's.   "I fell in love with Louisville a few years ago when I was invited to be the gu...

by Linda Bladholm    Walk into Dolci di Sicilia bakery, and you are pleasantly enveloped in the warm aroma of vanilla pastry cream and almond paste.   Sit at a wood table surrounded by buttercream-yellow walls hung with photos of Sicily. Pastries filled with sweet ricotta are laid out on trays in glass cases, and more trays on to...

by Johnathan L. Wright   Food & Drink and Eldorado Resort Casino invite people to enter the meatball contest celebrating the Great Italian Festival running Oct. 11-12 in downtown Reno. Submit full name, city and recipe to Johnathan L. Wright at jwright@rgj.com. Recipe must be in standard cookbook format and contain all ingredient amounts...

Spiked gelato (yes, you get carded), shakeratos, Nutella frappes, four different coffee blends, espressos, spiked espressos, several pastry cases, a charcuterie case, a wine bar, a cocktail bar, a coffee bar, a coffee roastery, a romantic table for two on a balcony, a dining room set up to look like a handsome library.   Oh, and pancetta gel...

by Alan Morrell   Carpani's Italian Seafood Grille started as a sort of culinary therapy for owner Mario Tartaglia. He had sold his three other local restaurants to care for his wife, Lena, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died in 2004, and three years went by before Mario realized it was time to move on, which is when he opene...

by Lenora Lake   The children of Al Noto Sr. just thought they were helping their parents. Never did they imagine that, 40 years later, they would be the ones carrying on a tradition. Now, Noto's children and grandchildren are preparing for Friday's 40th anniversary of the Feast of St. Joseph, a traditional Italian luncheon, started by...

We live in the golden age of Brussels sprouts. Momentum has been building for years—remember the startling majesty you experienced the first time you had a plateful of them sauteed in rendered bacon fat?—and we finally seem to have reached the apex of the curve.   In recent months, I've had amazing versions everywhere from Pub & Kitchen...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, famous for its delicious, handmade subs, reopens its Hockessin location under new management. The award-winning sandwich shop will be returning to its original address at 120 Lantana Square, Hockessin, DE 19707. To celebrate the grand reopening, Capriotti's in Hockessin will be giving away 100 free 9" Bobbies to the first...

By Sue Kidd   Three choices of cannoli. Let that sink in for a moment. That's an offering for which many Tacoma pastry hounds have dutifully waited. And now it's available at the edge of Tacoma. Dolce Si, a Sicilian-style bakery and gelateria, opened Monday at Point Ruston, the development that spans Tacoma and Ruston,...