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The James Beard Awards, arguably the most prestigious accolades in the culinary realm, are back after a two-year hiatus. The awards were abruptly canceled in 2020 amid concerns of a lack of diversity and allegations against some nominees, coupled with COVID-19’s impact on the food world. The James Beard Foundation took time to audit the awards, whi...

Almost hidden away in a wooded neighborhood in the Southeast part of Salt Lake City is an Italian restaurant by the name of Tuscany. Rasmus Knudsen was an original pioneer of the area back in 1878. He had a flour mill which operated there for around thirty years. His son later established various businesses in the area including Knudsen's Inn.  The...

Six months after shuttering its doors, a local eatery has found a new home and it’s still located in Historic Downtown Pocatello. Villano’s Italian closed down at its former location at 165 N. Main St. in Pocatello on Jan. 1. This month, the eatery opened just one block away from its old home and is now serving pizza, sandwiches and salads from ins...

An icon by any name, 37-year-old Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar recently changed its name to the simple and succinct Ferraro’s Ristorante. The transition aligns with the family-run business’ goal to maintain and refresh its legacy in Las Vegas. The other notable change is a similar return to form: Mimmo Ferraro is back in the kitchen as ex...

When people think of Italian food, they usually picture cheese, meat and creamy sauces, but a Portland restaurant is taking a different approach to the classic cuisine. Lilla, located at 960 S.E. Madison St., opened last month and offers plant-based pasta, pizza, small plates and other dishes. The menu includes tagliolini with basil hazelnut pesto...

That’s-A-Some Italian Ristorante had been part of downtown Poulsbo’s restaurant scene for more than three decades. The ownership group behind Dalla Baia, its successor, is already eying a similar time horizon. The owners of the new Italian bistro have talked about the long game, said Sandy Kolbeins, who is part of that group alongside husband-wife...

With travel prices running high this summer, Las Vegas Valley diners need look no further than Gaetano’s Ristorante at 10271 S. Eastern Ave. to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience only a few miles from home. Now, that experience can be even more memorable with a new Gaetano’s menu, launching June 1, which includes plenty of inspiration fro...

Eataly is my Target. I go to the Italian food marketplace at Park MGM to pick up a slab of Roman pizza for lunch or a bottle of olive oil to take home, and end up spending much more time and money there eating and shopping. And it’s fine; Target doesn’t have Negronis. The various food counters in the central Cucina del Mercato portion of the comple...

Mamma mia, it’s a new restaurant alert. Over on the east side of Tucson, Guiseppe’s Ristorante Italiano opened its doors to the public at 9431 E. 22nd St. #157. The restaurant was open for business early last week but made the official announcement on Friday, May 27. This is Guiseppe’s second Tucson location, the original location can be found at 6...

Growing up on opposite sides of Italy, Valentina Iseppi and Carmela Pappalardo had similar experiences trying rowing for the first time at age 10: They hated it. “I was so scared,” Iseppi said. “I took maybe one stroke, turned around and went back in. I said, ‘I’m never going to row ever again. It is so bad.'” Said Pappalardo: “I was really scared,...

Come join the fun – and enter to win a Vespa – at Casa Italiana’s ‘Vespa Festa’ on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This event will include music, food, a market, beer & wine garden, prizes and a raffle to win a Vespa (just $10 per ticket). Food booths will feature: - Italian favorites-Lasagna, Manicotti- Meatball Sandwiches- Gelato-...

It’s hard to find someone with more enthusiasm and excitement than Joey Maggiore when it comes to being a chef and restauranteur. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since Joey is the son of Valley chef icon, Tomaso Maggiore. Like Father, Like SonFor years, Joey grew up in the kitchen learning from his Sicilian-born father, who was a fixture of...