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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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Franco Nuscheseʼs Cafe  Milano Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Franco Nuscheseʼs Cafe  Milano Celebrates 25th Anniversary

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The popular place where food and politics intersect Franco Nuschese’s Cafe Milano restaurant in Georgetown has been called “Washington’s ultimate gathering hole,” and for good reason.  Since its opening in Georgetown in 1992, Cafe Milano has become a Washington institution, where VIPs, politicians, diplomats, lobbyist, celebrities, business leaders, tourists and locals go to eat,  make […]

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Eat, Drink and Bring Hope at Ristorante I Ricchi!

Eat, Drink and Bring Hope at Ristorante I Ricchi!

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, We cannot physically pick up the pieces of the broken town, Amatrice, which suffered an earthquake last week. But we can join over 600 chefs across the world to provide a dinner of Spaghetti all’Amatriciana with wines from Italy’s most renowned wineries and together provide for them to rebuild. Italy is in my […]

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Italian Festival at Villa Rosa September 11

Italian Festival at Villa Rosa September 11

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The much anticipated 52nd annual Villa Rosa Italian Festival will be held on the Villa Rosa grounds on September 11, 2016. Holy Rosary parishioners, Darlene and Nick Battista, who have managed the festival since 2007, have been working overtime to ensure the success of this fundraising event. About 100 volunteers help  with the festival, including […]

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Chef Luigi  Diotaiuti Opens New Italian Restaurant “Aperto”

Chef Luigi  Diotaiuti Opens New Italian Restaurant “Aperto”

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’re looking forward to trying out a new Italian restaurant in Foggy Bottom opened by Al Tiramisu Owner-Chef Luigi Diotaiuti.  Aperto takes over the space formerly occupied by Primi Piatti, which closed after 30 years.  In Luigi’s words, “‘Aperto’ is named after the Italian word for ‘open’. Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere and honest Italian cuisine, […]

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Figs & Olive Restaurant: Where is Your Italian Meal Coming From?

Figs & Olive Restaurant: Where is Your Italian Meal Coming From?

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today’s (December 28, 2015) Washington Post article about the unmasking of the “made by hand” chocolate (it wasn’t true) by the Mast brothers in Brooklyn, also pointed out the Washington City Paper story about the plated meals at the Fig & Olive Restaurant in Washington DC. To quote :  “That beautifully plated meal at upscale […]

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Italian stereotyping:  Wiseguy NY Pizza coming to Washington, DC!

Italian stereotyping: Wiseguy NY Pizza coming to Washington, DC!

| October 27, 2012

Do we really need these guys in Washington, D.C., steps away from our Nation’s Capital?  Let’s stop stereotyping Italians and Italian Americans! We’ll just ask you nicely:  Please change the name of your pizzeria!  

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