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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 [...]

6 10, 2016

Where to Eat and Shop in Rome’s Esquilino District

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Rome on a Budget, Travel|1 Comment

The highly anticipated Mercato Centrale food hall (above) opened on a sketchy stretch of Via Giolitti on the southern side of Rome's Stazione Termini yesterday. The location, detached from the station's tracks and main concourse, will likely be the biggest obstacle the market faces. Termini is a real nightmare and no sane person enjoys sticking [...]

5 10, 2016

Mercato Centrale Roma Opens at Stazione Termini

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Travel|1 Comment

Mercato Centrale Roma opens at 6:00pm today in Stazione Termini, the city's main train terminal. The new venture by Florentine businessman Umberto Montano, which is modeled on the Mercato Centrale in Florence, will be open daily from 7:00am until midnight and will host branded stalls, a shopping area, a cafe, a wine bar, and a [...]

18 09, 2016

Where to Eat and Drink in Modena, Italy

September 18th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was deep into a much-needed holiday when I got literally the only job proposal that could distract me from days dedicated to nurturing an intense and gorgeous tan (my fellow Italian American New Jerseyans will understand the supreme importance of this summertime pursuit). The pitch: come to Modena for 10 days [...]

11 08, 2016

Food & Wine: Rome Restaurants’ New Takes on the Classics

August 11th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Rome is a city enamored with its past. From the outside, it might look like a place that rejects trends and approaches innovations with suspicion. But for a little over 27 centuries, Roman cuisine has been evolving slowly, drawing on local ingredients while being gently coaxed forward by culinary trendsetters in restaurant kitchens. These days, [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|8 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

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