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Dining Out: Spruce Grove savours the authentic Italian flavours of Porta Romana

In a community like Spruce Grove, where Italian food has, until now, been defined by the likes of Boston Pizza and Little Caesars, the opening of Porta Romana is akin to a gastronomic revolution. Everything from the pasta and sauces to the bread and desserts at this six-month-old restaurant is handmade in-house with obvious care by a chef who hails from Italy.



Are bowls of pasta Blairite?

If Thatcher was Britain's Bonaparte, then Blair was most certainly our Louis-Philippe. It was during the reign of the latter that the bourgeoisie came to dominate the status quo in France, and they needed somewhere to gather.



Tradition-Based Italian Wine Producer, Olivi, Makes a Splash in US Market

I had the pleasure of experiencing a premium Italian winery, Olivi "Le Buche" Vineyard Wines , at a wine and food tasting at the popular Via Alloro Restaurant in Beverly Hill, California. Here we were going to test the proposition of whether this wine would rate.



Italian Lounge and Eatery DaVinci's of Boca Celebrates Ribbon Cutting November 5

DaVinci's of Boca, a new family-owned Italian restaurant and lounge located at Town Center at Boca Raton, will be celebrating its official ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 5. The event will kick-off at 5:30 p.m., a celebration of the new establishment owned by Luigi Carvelli and Francesco Serravalle -- Boca Raton residents who immigrated from the small Calabrian town of Mesoraca, Italy. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu features classic preparations and modern variations of Italian food and drink by chefs Francesco Carvelli and Chris DeGenova.



Milwaukee's best Italian restaurant, 2014

For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2014."



Noto's Charity Wine Fest "Bringing food and wine together in our community"

Noto's Old World Italian Dining on 28th Street is hosting a charity wine festival featuring more than 300 wines from across the world. "Friday night Lori's Voice has been invited to the Noto's Italian Restaurant charity wine and we're really excited because we've never done this before," Lori Hastings of Lori's Voice said.



Ciao Italia

Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn' t always have time to prepare it "the old way."



Massimo Bottura: A Skinny Italian Chef You Can Trust

The title of his recently released book is "Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef" a journey through his life personal and public with an insight into his creative process and passions for music and art. Bottura has a state of the art music system in his kitchen and he likes to cook to the sound of music.



Food for Thought: For dessert anything chocolate

I love cooking but don't get any time to do it these days. My failsafe dish would be vegetable lasagne served with salad.


Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to its present Capitol Hill location in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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