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Mondays are the worst. I didn’t always feel this way. My recent distaste for the first day of the work week is born out of an obsession for Litro, a wine bar in Monteverde Vecchio, the posh residential district above Trastevere. Litro, you see, is the greatest place on earth and Tuesday through Sunday, the unbelievably (more…)

Hungry and on a budget. That’s what I was when I came to Rome as a student in 1999. But back then, my lira went a whole lot farther than today’s euro. With this in mind, Parla Food is launching a “Rome on a Budget” series with the help of two University of California interns, Adrienne Foley and Alston Wen. (more…)

I spend so much time here banging on about my southern Italian heritage that you may not know I’m a quarter Polish. My paternal grandmother’s family was from Warsaw and, while she made outstanding Italian-American food for Grandpa Parla, Grandma Zamoita also stuffed a mean pierogi and cooked (more…)

I Porchettoni, the popular fraschetta in Pigneto, will open a second branch on March 3 at Via dei Marrucini 18C in San Lorenzo. Like the other venue, the San Lorenzo location will be a simple tavern modeled on the rustic eateries of the Castelli Romani where food is served on plastic plates, there is paper on the large communal picnic tables, and (more…)

I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Rome For Foodies, my first native app for iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones, has just been released and is now available on iTunes and the Android Market (feedback appreciated!!!). The process was hellish, with more delays, sleepless nights and panicked Skype chats with my developers than I wish to remember, but it’s done and I predict the best night’s sleep ever tonight. (more…)