Olive You, Goodbye

Olive and Ashes Owner Nick Bartholomew knew he was in for a fight opening a high-end pizza place at 12221 Mary Plaza. The location is famous for its turn-over, and for watching places sink due to low traffic. It was more than the artisanal shop could overcome and the restaurant, which opened in January, announced […]

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A Century of Orsi’s

Jim Hall appreciates what a touchtone Little Italy landmark he owns in Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria. Though not Italian, the 60-year-old is a paisan in every other sense. He started there when he was 8 years old, helping to make deliveries, and became a close friend and trusted worker of the namesake Orsi clan. […]

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Addition by Subtraction

Blackstone Loses Dante The second location of Dante in Blackstone ended service on May 4th to make room for owner Nick Strawhecker’s latest venture, Forno. Serving seasonal, shareable lunch, brunch, and dinner menus, the wood-fired Italian fare. This will maintain the appeal that made diners a fan of Strawhecker’s original concept while expanding on the […]

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Sushi Japan Owners Set to Retire

Pizza for a Playground Did you know that every Wednesday, Piezon’s Pizza donates a portion of their proceeds to a community cause? Wednesday, May 22 from 10am until 9pm, Lake Zorinksy’s Inclusive Playground will host a kickoff party.  Sponsored by the Non-Profit organization Imagine Inclusion Inc, the event will take place at Piezon’s Pizza on […]

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Pizza, Tacos, and Ice Cream

Go Ahead and Get it Twisted A Taste of Naples Catering will be slinging slices at Twisted Vine this Friday from 5pm until 8pm, or until they’ve sold out. Skip the fish fry and try something new! The Papillion spot features frequent pop-ups, live music, and an extensive wine menu. […]

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From Mom and Pop to NOM and POP!

To paraphrase a favorite quote: When you find yourself in abundance, don’t build a wall. Build a bigger table. In 2019, this sentiment isn’t lost on our abundant community that sees value in every contribution made, whether the idea was gestated, incubated, or hatched locally or not. And building a bigger proverbial table is exactly […]

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