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Arts and Italian Food This Weekend

Two arts-themed festival events take place this weekend. The annual New Germany Arts & Crafts Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday at New Germany Grove near Summerhill.



Try toast with toppings

Bruschetta and crostini form part of an Italian meal as the antipasti , and even if you aren't having an Italian meal, they make great canaps and snacks for entertaining. In Italy, a bruschetta is traditionally a larger slice of rustic bread, rubbed with olive oil and very often garlic, and toasted.



The best Italian recipes that are more than just pasta

Insalata caprese and Margherita are both exemplary models of Italian food, but there is so much more to the great genre of cuisine. As you prepare for a seriously awesome Sunday at Newmarket's Festival Italiano, here are some Cuisine recipes to provide some inspiration.



Longtime Gene & Georgetti Chef Opening Italian Spot In Mirabell Space

Arturo Aucaquizphi has spent his last 20 or years as executive chef at Chicago steakhouse stalwart Gene & Georgetti. The Ecuadorian native is now heading out on his own, taking over another Chicago classic, the Mirabell .



Italian feast on festival menu Bocconcini, tortellini, arancini,...

Bocconcini, tortellini, arancini, crostini - our love of Italian cuisine has a long history in Australia so it's fitting that the first Australian-Italian feature film co-production includes a chef and references an established Melbourne restaurant the Cafe Di Stasio. Writer-director Ruth Borgobello's The Space between is screening during the Italian Film Festival and she says it was very important to have the connection to food in it.


Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to its present Capitol Hill location in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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