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FOR A LONG TIME, the Alki Homestead served fried-chicken dinners, the old-fashioned, family-style kind with plenty of side dishes plus, of course, biscuits with butter and jam. The décor of that era inside the circa 1904 West Seattle building — a sort of log-cabin manor, constructed of Douglas fir — might best be described as Extreme Grandma, with...

Nook Kitchen has an official reopening date after temporarily closing its original location near Arcadia. The popular Italian restaurant will open Tuesday, Dec. 3, confirmed owner Frank Vairo. Nook has moved into a larger space just down the street near the southwest corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the former location of High Dive bar...

Phoenix is rich in pizza. The sprawling metropolis is home not only to the world's most famous pizza maker, but also legions of talented pizzaiolos slinging everything from Neapolitan-style pies and Chicago deep-dish to the thin-crusted, Provel-covered creation beloved in St. Louis and pinsa, the ancient Roman dish that's almost pizza but not quite...

Elle-J’s is an unapologetic throwback to the days when red sauce Creole-Italian food dominated neighborhood restaurant menus and diners could plan on carrying home a stack of Styrofoam clamshells filled with the following day’s lunch. It also seems to be the kind of place Lakeview neighbors want. It was packed on recent visits, and customers visite...

The first Eataly opened in Torino in 2007, and since then the Italian marketplace has expanded to more than 37 locations worldwide. You might call it the Whole Foods of Italian cuisine. Las Vegas' version launched at Park MGM in December, and you could spend hours tasting and browsing everything Eataly has to offer. Here are five things you must do...

Valter Nassi is joining us to share his newest book, The Magic of The Table. He also discusses the importance of Salt Lake City as a culinary environment and the ceremony of food and family and how it becomes love. More about Valter Nassi Valter is a lifetime culinary artist and expert restaurateur whose life’s story takes him from Monte San Savino...

The legacy of Harry Bertoia, an iconic Italian artist who largely influenced the “modern” furniture movement of the 1950s, is being carried on through a St. George-based foundation in his honor. As the face of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, his daughter, Celia Bertoia, said that her father was much more than just a furniture designer. He was a jack-...

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Ballard, called Valentinetti's, is located at 5425 Russell Ave. NW. Valentinetti's offers Italian dishes like ricotta gnocchi, brick oven meatballs, calamari, spaghetti, seafood linguine and more. Valentinetti's also offers plenty of gluten-free options—inclu...

This one's for my hoagies. As you may know, I've been eating a lot of sandwiches lately so I can create an ultimate guide to Tucson's best meals between bread. So far I've taken on hot chicken, Vietnamese bánh mì and veggie sandwiches for a cleanse.  I'm back in gear now, and decided to go whole hog with one of the best sandwiches ever created i...

In Italian culture, mealtime isn’t just about eating—it’s about the experience. Friends and family gather together, often enjoying food, wine, and one another’s company until late in the evening. This shared sense of community is one of the reasons that owner and chef Fulvia “La Fufi” Steffenone decided to open Caffé Milano back in 2013 in downtown...

"Coming Soon" read signs in the windows of the corner restaurant flanking Salem's Historic Grand Theatre at 195 High Street NE, "Marco Ristorante Italiano."  The restaurant has been vacant since Bernard Malherbe closed his private dining venture, The Club at Paradiso, after service on New Year's Eve last year to coincide with the end of his lease. ...

We're lucky that Italian food reaches some of the heights it does here in metro Phoenix, in the Sonoran, in a state with no coasts or long history of Italian-American settlement. We are also lucky that the top Italian chefs in town know that Italian food is much more than pasta. It is flaky, shell-shaped pastries stuffed with cream. It is cocktails...