Area staple Micalizzi's Italian Ice celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Stratford over the weekend. Micalizzi's Stratford opened in the former home of Parad-ice Cream at 3600 Main Street at Paradise Green. Miccalizzi's owner Jay Piccirillo has teamed up with the owners of Zack's Frozen Yogurt to open the new location, according to...

First things first: gelato is good for you - don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. How so? Gelato provides the body with all the nutrients it needs: carbohydrates, proteins and fats, especially when you go for a cream- and milk-based flavor (the so-called creme), as well as vitamins and mineral salts, particularly abundant in fruit flavors.  Gelato...

CCI-NC's 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Direct Investment, focusing on Food Science & Technology, took place on October 21, 2021 at the Food Innovation Lab of Kannapolis, NC. Presented by the Honorary Consul of Italy to NC and CCI-NC, with support from the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, this Round Table event showcas...

And why wouldn’t the first New York satellite of Florence’s renowned La Carraia Gelateria open in East Meadow? If the location, along the Hempstead Turnpike service road, doesn’t exactly bring to mind the Uffizi or the Galleria dell'Accademia, it is next door to the original Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace. La Carraia, which opened Sept. 24, is actual...

The iconic DiCosmo's Italian Ices shop in Elizabeth sits at or near the top of just about every food critic or food lover's list of the best in New Jersey. The recipes haven’t changed in over a century. But some changes to the business are on the horizon. “I need to tell people, ‘This could be theirs,’” says co-owner Nancy DiCosmo.Nancy and John Di...

It may sound like blasphemy in a country celebrated for its artisanal gelato, but sometimes you may find yourself in a city or beach bar with only the commercial ice creams to choose from. Besides the fact that some are just plain good, industrial ice creams were, for many years, especially 20 to 30 years ago, undisputed protagonists of the summer ...

Phil Giglio, outfitted in a perfectly pressed denim shirt with pearl-snap buttons, boots, and a straw cowboy hat, watches as a pair of ranch hands wheel a cartload of equipment toward a row of water buffalo parked at a milking barn in Floresville, outside San Antonio. The cowboys attach an apparatus to each buffalo’s udder, one at a time, then set...

Jeremiah's Italian Ice – the hottest brand in the frozen dessert category – has surpassed yet another milestone as the brand prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, as well as, the opening of its 50th location. Proving itself a frozen force in the QSR dessert space, the brand has successfully grown from 22 corporate units in 2019 to 50 units th...

Uncle Louie G’s distinctive blue-and-white-striped awnings shade the thresholds of scores of Italian ice shops throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens — plus a few in New Jersey and one in Lindenhurst — but, until May, Nassau County was a Louie G’s-free zone. That changed when a spiffy new location took up residence in Oceanside, in the same...

Jon Snyder, owner of Il Laboratorio del Gelato, has been approached countless times about franchising his gelato and sorbet business based in the Lower East Side. Snyder, who deals mostly in wholesale, has always refused. Until now. Upper Montclair is now home to the first franchised Il Laboratorio del Gelato location in the United States, which of...