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2015 was a rough year for new restaurant openings in Rome. And not because there weren’t many. On the contrary–and in spite of the ongoing crippling economic crisis–loads of new spots opened, but they were mostly very bad, boring, or pointless. In 2015, Rome welcomed approximately 24,000 fake ass French neo-bistros (more…)

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Although Rome’s street vendors sell chestnuts of mysterious provenance from makeshift roasters year-round, the season for local chestnuts begins in the fall when Italy’s various varieties are harvested, then stored or prepared for future use. Throughout the winter, you will find sweet and savory preparations at bakeries and sweet shops all over town. I shared 5 of my favorite ways to enjoy chestnuts in Rome with Food & Wine here.

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There’s this extraordinary slice of Rome wedged between the Stazione Trastevere, the Tiber, and McDonalds. If you can overlook the stench emitted by the latter landmarks, the place is almost perfect. In addition to its pretty pastel-hued 1920s housing blocks and views of Monte Testaccio and Gazometro, this swath of Trastevere’s (more…)

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By definition, the lives of professional drinkers are fraught with occasional property damage, impaired judgement, and an insatiable thirst for booze knowledge. My illustrious colleague Whitney Adams surveyed the crowd over at PUNCH and here’s what we’ll be hitting or quitting in 2016. Happy New Year!

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Maritozzi will be made in-house using an antique machine to portion the dough.

UPDATE: ROSCIOLI CAFFE OPENED JANUARY 13

The Roscioli family is expanding their mini-empire in Rome’s historical center with the opening of a bar-pasticceria in the defunct Bernasconi space on Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. It’s just a few doors down from their restaurant-wine bar Salumeria Roscioli and around the corner from their historic bakery Antico Forno Roscioli. (more…)