Guest chefs Mary Menniti of The Italian Garden Project, Anna Torrance and Jennifer Bamonte demonstrate how to prepare traditional Italian American recipes of the holiday season in the center's kitchen.   The mission of The Italian Garden Project is to celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden,...

by Lauren Mack   After a $100 million renovation, the flagship Loews Regency Hotel will reopen with a new Italian restaurant and bar on Jan. 16, 2014.   Dan Silverman, who was executive chef at The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line Hotel, is in charge of the hotel's yet-to-be-named Italian grill restaurant, new lobby bar, and...

By Nick Woltman Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.   The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has...

A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max's Empanadas.   The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the "true" Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia, topped with ingredients like eggplant, mushrooms, prosciutto and sausage.   Read more   Sourc...

Eataly may soon be found at Italy's Autogrills, the restaurant chain found at every major service station off the Italian highway (autostrada).   Eataly's founder Oscar Farinetti told the Foreign Press Club of Milan that the first "Eataly for Autogrill" is set to open by the end of 2014 at Secchia Ovest, near Modena, thanks to a franchise de...

Used, as we are, to study the impact that the American consumer society had on we Italians here in Italy, it is interesting to understand how it influenced our compatriots who had emigrated there in America, and whether and how they have in turn played a role in it. To do so, we are meeting Prof. Simone Cinotto, author of a very interesting book t...

We visited Dopo East on the Upper East Side for dinner on a Sunday night, a wonderful place to unwind. This elegant Italian restaurant features an inviting atmosphere with gracious service and delicious fare. Dopo East will make you feel as though you visited Tuscany without ever leaving the city.   Whether you and your party are in the chic...

You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was purchased by what was then the Wynkoop group) lead to a...

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   The bargain hunters of Buffalo did not need Guy Fieri to tell them about Mulberry. The Lackawanna restaurant already had made a name for itself, dishing up coconut-sized meatballs and lasagnas that loomed over the table like the Matterhorn. When it takes a village to finish a plate of pasta, a place in Buffalo's Red...

Franco's Italian Bistro opened last fall in the Frederick Road location that had previously been Regions. Regions was valiant but slightly complicated, with an ambitious globe-traveling menu of small and large plates. Franco's Italian Bistro is simple, straightforward and, from what I could tell, a big draw for the Catonsville community. &nbs...