Baltimore, October 10th-11th, 2015: BE A CHEF FOR A DAY - NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CULINARY ARTS FESTIVAL. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM A community event where real chefs will work with mini-chefs! Pratt-Light Plaza will be an educational station, a market and a pet friendly area.We want to show to our children that cooking is fun and can bec...

by Dara Bunjon   It has been over a year since Jesse Issa's Tonino's restaurant closed after a 25 year run located where Reisterstown Road ( route 140) veers off west to Westminister and Hanover Road begins on historic Reisterstown's Main Street byway. Tonino's was Mediterranean cuisine, lots of pastas and pizza – with a heavy slant to Itali...

You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses.For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond High School, the stream of students interested in the language has been, for the most part, unabated...

An outlet of Maggiano's Little Italy will open in the Westfield Annapolis mall on Oct. 14. This is the first Maryland location, and the 45th overall, for the traditional Italian restaurant concept, whose Italian menu includes pastas, salads, steaks and seafood. Maggiano's restaurants serve lunch and dinner and offer both delivery and carryout servi...

by Larry Martin   "I'm looking for old photos of Italian shoemaker shops in Baltimore between 1910-1940. If anyone has any, please contact me, or email photos to larry_hilde@yahoo.com. As an aside, my grandfather came to the U.S. from Sicily through the port of New Orleans in 1905 and eventually made his way to Baltimore. I was in New Orlea...

By Richard Gorelick   I've never thought Aldo's gets the attention it deserves. Some of that has to do with the firm opinions Baltimoreans form about restaurants they've never been to, especially when those restaurants happen to be in Little Italy. Aldo's is not just a pretty good restaurant, all things considered. It's a great one, everyth...

A fast casual Italian eatery is coming to the vacant restaurant space at 4733 Elm Street near Bethesda Row. Property owner Lenny Greenberg confirmed the new tenant, which recently launched a website announcing the concept. Blogger Robert Dyer first reported the news.   Read more   Source: http://www.bethesdanow.com   &nbs...

Congratulations to NIAF Board Member Dr. John P. Rosa, a renowned chiropractor and community organizer, on being appointed the Consular Correspondent of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia for South-Eastern Maryland.   In this role, Rosa will assist Italian residents in Maryland and Philadelphia in all visa, passport, and citizens...

Ask a restaurateur opening a cozy corner restaurant and he'll tell you his aspirations are to be a neighborhood place. But these are often just buzzwords. To experience a textbook example, visit Sal's Italian Kitchen in Cabin John where keeping things neighborly comes easily.   It's easy for guests to push tables together when neighbors and...

If you serve it, they will come. The St. Anthony Society of St. Leo's hosted the annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless December 16th as once again a swarm of cheerful volunteers served a hall full of clients.   Each guest received a goody bag upon exiting, containing tube socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, and two winter accessories such as a...