Some changes Olive Garden customers might see

Activist investor Starboard Value on Friday succeeded in its push to replace all 12 seats on Darden Restaurants' board with its own nominees. It's not clear yet how Starboard will try to shake up the company right away.

Brigantessa Opens Tonight

Brigantessa opens this evening on East Passyunk Avenue. The second restaurant from chef Joe Cicala and his partners Cathy Lee and Francis Cratil-Cretarola will focus on Southern Italian cooking and a menu built around the restaurant's wood-fired oven.

Bill of Fare: Original Dominick's features quality Italian food at reasonable prices

Vincent Scavo was an entrepreneur who left his native New York City to work for his brother Dominick in New Jersey restaurants in Ewing, Flemington and Newtown, Pa. He took that expertise with him in 1974 when he opened his own Original Dominick's in Washington Crossing, Pa., just across the Delaware River from Hopewell Township.

New Dining Option in the Area: Italian Restaurant and Market Opens

Located at 24 New England Executive Park in Burlington, the restaurant and market focuses on regional Italian cuisine within its 14,000 square foot building, delivering a true Italian feel with imported limestone from Italy and reclaimed wood and bricks as accents. Guests are welcomed to the restaurant through Tuscan Market, which hosts prepared foods including pasta and sauces made daily, fresh salads, panini, pizza, daily baked breads, artisanal meats and cheeses, fresh local produce, handmade gelato, pastries, Italian soda and house-brewed coffees, as well as hundreds of artisanal Italian products to stock any foodies pantry.

Taste of Italy fundraiser provides student scholarships

People looking to help local high school seniors and enjoy an Italian meal had a chance to do just that at a luncheon hosted by the Gogebic and Iron County Paisano Club on Saturday. Around 30 people visited the Hurley Senior Center for a lunch of Italian sausage, polenta, Italian sauerkraut a beverage and desert.

Cooking Class: Fall for fish

In Israel, one tends to think of eating fish only in places that are situated on the seashore, but great fish dishes can be found in places that are inland, such as the Lavan restaurant in the Jerusalem Cinematheque. The kosher dairy restaurant offers a rich menu, a warm atmosphere and a fantastic view of the Old City.

Flavor: Celebrate, Italian-style on Christmas Eve

If you're an Italian-American, especially if your roots track back to Southern Italy, you know that it has long been customary to steer clear of eating meat on Christmas Eve. Instead, traditional, family-style celebrations on Christmas Eve, or La Vigilia, as the day is referenced in parts of Italy, are often marked by a Feast of Seven Fishes.

Planting garlic

Garlic is one of those magical flavors that give foods depth of flavor and the richness of another world. Italian food, French food, Indian food - these all include liberal use of garlic.

Broccoli Rabe Recipes

Also known as rapini, this pungent, slightly bitter green is particularly popular in Italian cooking.

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.
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