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29 04, 2012

Farmers' Market at Rome's Auditorium May 1

April 29th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Tuesday May 1 is Labor Day, a national holiday in Italy. Obviously I’m working. I wish I could make it to the Mercato di Campagna Amica farmers’ market at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Parco Pensile at the Auditorium occasionally hosts this local, seasonal and (mostly) organic farmers’ market. The outdoor venue is a [...]

29 04, 2012

Farmers’ Market at Rome’s Auditorium May 1

April 29th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Tuesday May 1 is Labor Day, a national holiday in Italy. Obviously I’m working. I wish I could make it to the Mercato di Campagna Amica farmers’ market at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Parco Pensile at the Auditorium occasionally hosts this local, seasonal and (mostly) organic farmers’ market. The outdoor venue is a [...]

29 04, 2012

Il Birrivendolo, A New Craft Beer Shop In Testaccio

April 29th, 2012|Categories: Beer, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

Beer loving testaccini rejoice! Il Birrivendolo, which opened at Via Aldo Manuzio 12 three weeks ago, is stocked with Italian and international craft beers. There is a heavy focus on Lazio’s Birra del Borgo and you will also find Baladin, Almond 22, Extramones and more. I walked by last night on my way to the [...]

28 04, 2012

Enoteca Trucchi in Rome Specializes in Natural Wines

April 28th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|10 Comments

Via Cavour is a pretty awesome place to buy booze. Not only is Domus Birrae up near Santa Maria Maggiore a treasure trove of Italian and international craft beers, but Enoteca Trucchi near the Cavour Metro stop is packed with natural and organic wines. I must have walked past this small wine shop a million [...]

27 04, 2012

Pizzeria Sorbillo in Naples Damaged in Fire

April 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Naples & Campania, Pizza|8 Comments

It is a sad day in Naples, and indeed all of the pizza-loving world. Early this morning, Pizzeria Sorbillo Gino Sorbillo’s pizzeria on Via dei Tribunali in the heart of Naples’ centro antico was severely damaged by fire. The cause of the fire, which started around 3am, is unknown at the moment, though there is [...]

26 04, 2012

In Antep, Halil Usta Serves Tasty Kebabs

April 26th, 2012|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Food & Wine, Meat, Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine|3 Comments

Following the advice, once again, of our Antep food gurus Emre and Tuba, Semsa and I headed to Halil Usta, a busy kebab place near the mosaics museum. When we arrived around noon, the place was hopping. They do a brisk business, mainly of […]

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