30 11, 2016

La Punta Serves Mexico-Inspired Food and Drinks in Trastevere

2017-02-17T15:14:45+00:00 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 [...]

29 11, 2016

Rome’s Trapizzino is Coming to NYC (Again)

2017-03-16T14:58:46+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, New York City, Offal, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Back in 2012, the trapizzino was momentarily imported to NYC. Stefano Callegari's invention, spongy triangles of pizza bianca sliced open on one side and stuffed with traditionally Roman fillings like trippa alla romana (stewed tripe), coda alla vaccinara (braised oxtail), seppie con piselli (cuttlefish with peas), debuted at Mad Square Eats before finding its temporary [...]

25 11, 2016

Chris Behr’s Carne Cookbook, Meat Recipes from the American Academy

2017-02-17T15:14:45+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Chef Chris Behr was born to write Carne: Meat Recipes from the American Academy in Rome, the fifth title in a very awesome but little-known series-- if you don't already own Biscotti, Zuppe, Pasta, and Verdure, put them on your holiday wish list immediately. I have never known anyone who loves meat more than my [...]

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