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The pungent debate of using garlic in cooking

Chef Rob Gentile of Bar Buca, an Italian restaurant at the base of a condominium on Portland Street in Toronto, helps in the kitchen during dinner service, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Chef Rob Gentile of Bar Buca, an Italian restaurant at the base of a condominium on Portland Street in Toronto, helps in the kitchen during dinner service, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.



Francesca's in Liverpool: Italian food that's quick, casual and tasty

At the end of our meal at Francesca's Pizza and Italian Kitchen in Liverpool, we turned our attention to dessert. But as tempting as the choices were, the leftover Utica greens were even more appealing.



'It's amore' after supper in new downtown restaurant

Since Café Balena closed downtown, I've been waiting for owners Pietro and Mairy Chessa to open up Portobello, a fine dining eatery in the renovated former Standard-Times building. Portobello opened for dinner quietly this fall, but I didn't find out until recently.



What's Cooking: Matteo's

Matteo's is right downtown on the square in Noblesville across from the courthouse. You can't miss it and locals certainly don't.



Run your emergency department like a restaurant

Imagine you walk into a restaurant named Luigi's. From the deI cor and the smell of pasta sauce coming from the kitchen, you assume that this restaurant serves Italian food.


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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