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The Taste: Mamma Roma’s, The Real Napoletano Experience

What's Up? got together with brothers and owners, Bruno and Rino Romeo, to understand how they manage to maintain such a consistently pleasing slice of Southern Italy.

The Taste: The Italian Market

The Italian immigrant, Raimondo Lubrano, left quite a Napolese culinary legacy for his family in The Italian Market of Annapolis.

Restaurant Review: Mamma Roma

What a gem—quite authentic Italian, complete with Mamma herself, whose twinkling eye and wit will charm you before you even decide what to order.

An Italian Dream

Café Mezzanotte is an authentic Italian restaurant with Maryland flare.

One tequila, two tequila...Chicken Tequila Fettuccine!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!Here's the thing: I like tequila. I mean, I really like it. At my rehearsal dinner on Friday night, I was a little stressed out and frantic (I blame the groomsmen entirely -- they weren't listening to me!) and the first thing that a friend/groomsman/long-established tequila buddy did was buy me a tequila shot.Hey, it worked. 

Recipe: Mussels Marinara

Can you believe that the first time I tried a mussel was within the past two years? In fact, because I have lived in land-lock cities my entire life, a bounty of seafood never passed my lips until after college: Crab, clams, scallops...basically everything except shrimp and certain types of fish.

The Dish: Shrimp Marinara at Mama Lucia

To anyone that knows Chef Victor Scotto, it should be no surprise he recently took over the kitchen at Mama Lucia in Annapolis.

Menu Monday (and a delicious pizza recipe)

Not that long ago, I visited Sam's Pizza in St. Michaels. There, I had a delicious lunch of a shrimp and artichoke pizza.

Malibu Pizza by Philly Flash

“When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” So the famous line to the famous song goes.

Risotto Pescatrice by Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen

Cold water seafood turns into a heartwarming, succulent dish; mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, and calamari coalesce with a fish stock and tomato-based risotto with hints of brine and, surprisingly, cherry.