/Cocktails
30 11, 2016

La Punta Serves Mexico-Inspired Food and Drinks in Trastevere

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |0 Comments

When it opened in mid-September, La Punta Expendio de Agave instantly became my go-to spot for aperitivo. Mind you, the recently inaugurated Mexico-inspired bar and restaurant doesn't serve the type of aperitivo that its neighbors in Trastevere sling to attract budget conscious and flavor neutral patrons (ie, troughs of under-seasoned room temperature carbs with a [...]

18 09, 2016

Roscioli Caffè in Rome’s Centro Storico

September 18th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |2 Comments

  Roscioli Caffè is just the newest of the Roscioli spots in central Rome; the cobblestone streets west of Largo Argentina have been Roscioli turf for decades. The family's first venture here, Antico Forno Roscioli, which opened on Via dei Chiavari in 1972, still sells traditional breads and pizza by the slice for prices anyone [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

April 27th, 2016|Categories: America, California, City Guides, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

10 03, 2016

Win a Copy Of SPRITZ by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau

March 10th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Gastronomic Traditions, Wine & Spirits|5 Comments

My wonderful and talented friends Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, founding editors of PUNCH, made a beautiful book about a beloved beverage and the culture that surrounds it. Spritz will be released into the wild on Tuesday March 15 and I want you to have it. I will be giving away 5 copies of this [...]

25 02, 2016

Spirit of Scotland Whisky Festival in Rome March 5-6

February 25th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Katie Parla Events, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Whisky probably isn't the first beverage you associate with Rome. If it made your top 10 I'd be surprised! But for years there has been a small but active community of whisky lovers in the Italian capital dedicated to promoting the spirit in its various incarnations. I first encountered this culture at the old Emporio [...]

16 01, 2016

A New Boom of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

January 16th, 2016|Categories: America, Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits|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 [...]

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