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18 01, 2016

Food Talk with Mike Colameco on HRN

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

On last week's broadcast of Food Talk with Mike Colameco on Heritage Radio Network, Chris Struck stopped by to talk about the sensational orange wines of Georgia and I was in the studio to chat about Rome's restaurant scene and the wines of Lazio. HRN is listener-supported radio. If you like what you hear, please [...]

16 01, 2016

A New Boom of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

January 16th, 2016|1 Comment

Photos: Lizzie Munro for PUNCH Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy's red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. For [...]

15 01, 2016

The Jerry Thomas Emporium in Central Rome

January 15th, 2016|2 Comments

Image from JTPE Facebook page. Ordinarily, I find no joy in receiving press releases announcing a new opening in Rome. More often than not, they are about another useless burger joint, a lame "strit fud" stall, or a brunch-buffet-bisto-ristorante-mixology-cafe-all-you-can-eat-ribs-on-Tuesdays disaster. But today I received a joyous email signaling the opening of The Jerry Thomas Emporium, the [...]

10 01, 2016

Rome’s Pasticceria Regoli, 100 Years of History

January 10th, 2016|5 Comments

This year Pasticceria Regoli marks its 100 year anniversary. Regoli opened in 1916 when the current owner's grandparents moved to Rome from Tuscany. They slowly transitioned from charcoal sales to food service and today the pasticceria is one of the few traditional, quality shops left in Rome. Don't miss their maritozzi con panna, bavaresi, or [...]

10 01, 2016

Janta Fast Food in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio

January 10th, 2016|7 Comments

Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves food on metal trays--an upgrade [...]

6 01, 2016

Secondo Tradizione Opens Near the Vatican

January 6th, 2016|4 Comments

2015 was a rough year for new restaurant openings in Rome. And not because there weren't many. On the contrary--and in spite of the ongoing crippling economic crisis--loads of new spots opened, but they were mostly very bad, boring, or pointless. In 2015, Rome welcomed approximately 24,000 fake ass French neo-bistros, each an equally bad [...]