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Italian Food Los Angeles

The Tasting Kitchen Gnocco Fritto (Dose of Vitamin P)

It’s become increasingly difficult to define The Tasting Kitchen under chef Casey Lane’s watch. What started out as a California influenced Italian restaurant (or was it an Italian influenced California restaurant?) still has both...
Sandwich Seattle

Salumi Porchetta Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, the salumeria and sandwich shop from former Boeing employee Armandino Batali (and Mario’s dad) in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, is only open weekdays for a total of 20 hours. Basically, you’ll...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Bestia Housemade Salumi (Dose of Vitamin P)

Chef Ori Menashe, who put the beast in Bestia, shifted into high gear thanks to Gino Angelini’s tutelage and an inner drive and invested years refining his salumi skills leading up to the opening...
Salumi Sonoma

Zazu Black Pig Salumi (Dose of Vitamin P)

Zazu is a restaurant on the outskirts of Santa Rosa that captures Sonoma County’s essence, with many ingredients plucked right from the backyard garden. The owners’ commitment to seasonal cooking is hardly limited to...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Cube Lomo Iberico de Bellota (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Last year, I was introduced to the wonders of jamon iberico de bellota, the justifiably revered leg meat shaved from acorn-fed, black-hooved Spanish hogs. It was nutty, with melt-in-your-mouth ribbons of fat, chewy red...
Italian Food San Francisco

Incanto [CLOSED]

Mark Pastore was such a hardcore food junkie that he decided to leave a successful tech career in 2002 to open Incanto. It took until 2003 for his Noe Valley Italian restaurant to really...