When it comes to our favorite dishes, more often than not it's best to avoid finding out what makes them great. Ignorance can be oh so blissful. But since taking my first bite of the meatballs at Lucali, I just had to know why they're so insanely delicious. Apart from these ranking among the best meatballs I've tasted, what piqued my interest is t...

Some restaurants are so romantic, cozy and spirit-warming that upon entry your anticipation soars, sometimes so high that it can't always be realistically met by the food itself.   Such were my experiences at Quartina Trattoria & Vineria in South Norwalk, which opened in May. Though it is at ground level, the restaurant has an intimate,...

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This year I will celebrate Christmas with Pandoro, the "golden cake"! Pandoro and panettone are the most popular sweets during the winter holidays. While panettone is a native of Milan, pandoro is from Verona. It is traditionally shaped like a frustu...

Gelu Italian Ice of Grand Junction, Colo., is set to make its debut Feb. 9 at the 13th annual Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley, an immensely popular community event to benefit United Way of Mesa County.   Thousands are expected to attend from 4-7:30 p.m. at Two Rivers Convention Center. Guests will pay an admission fee for the opportunity...

Five metro-Phoenix restaurants have joined the list of local favorites that have been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."   On Friday, Feb. 27, host Guy Fieri "stops by a mom and pop pizza shop firing up pies topped with everything from baked ziti to chicken marsala," according to the "Roadtrippin'" episode description....

The South 9th Street Italian Market – the oldest continuously operated outdoor market in the country – is celebrating its centennial this year with a series of foodie festivities to be held over the next few months. The market has been a staple of culture and community in the City of Brotherly Love since it began operation, and not much has changed...

May 2, 2015 - Saturday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMRPM Steak - 66 West Kinzie Street - Chicago, Illinois 60664Join RPM Steak and Chef/Partner Doug Psaltis as they host world-renowned, eighth-generation Italian butcher Dario Cecchini for an evening of chef demonstrations, Tuscan wine and fine dining.   Bringing along his cooks and own ar...

Though they are often mistakenly used interchangeably, balsamic vinaigrette and balsamic vinegar are not one and the same. Period. A vinaigrette is a cooking sauce or salad dressing made by mixing vinegar, oil and seasoning so balsamic vinaigrette should therefore presumably be made from balsamic vinegar but since the vinaigrette is so mass produce...

We could see the return of Fazoli's to the Phoenix market very soon. The familiar Italian restaurant chain closed its last store in the area in 2008, but is trying to expand back into Phoenix, among other markets, thanks to a recent brand turnaround.   In fact, Phoenix scored very high when looking into potential growth markets accordin...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is targeting the Rocky Mountain States for growth. With 15 franchise locations already open and operating throughout Colorado and Wyoming, the company has announced plans to open more than 35 additional locations through strategic franchise partnerships in the coming years. &...