Two and a half years.  That’s how long it took me to make it to Luciano’s.  Why?  Because nobody wanted to freaking go with me.  Every time I’d mention it to someone when trying to make dinner plans, it was invariably rejected because either the prices were higher than everyone else wanted to pay, or […]

I don’t know if there’s anything I can tell you about Cacicia’s at this point that I didn’t cover in my first review (which you can read here).  Since that review, they’ve tried the brick and mortar thing once and found out pretty quickly that the location wasn’t a good fit.  Their second stab at […]

I’ve long had a soft spot for food trucks.  Hell, my first post on this blog three years ago was about a  food truck.  Since then trucks have come and gone, standards have risen, and diversity is the name of the game now.  Cacicia’s Old World Sicilian Foods isn’t the first Italian food truck we’ve […]

If there’s one thing that I know about food, it’s that pretty much everybody loves Italian.  Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that everyone loves food with Italian roots.  Even the pickiest of kids I’ve known still adore pizza and spaghetti, but those dishes have come a long way from where they started, and […]

A while back, I invited the people who follow my Facebook page to recommend any great places I may be missing.  The lone response came from a woman named Jennifer, who shared her enthusiasm about a relatively new deli and sandwich shop called Uncle Giuseppe’s Italian & American Eatery.  I was very happy to have someone […]

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m not much of an Olive Garden fan.  In fact, with the exception of their fettuccine alfredo, I can’t think of a single entrée I’ve ever truly enjoyed from any of their locations that I’ve visited.  It should be said here that I don’t like fettuccine alfredo, so if there’s […]

Meridian has come a long way in terms of restaurants.  I remember being in high school and having to drive to Boise just to get a decent espresso.  Now I’m mere minutes away from gelato, barbecue, bagels, Thai, fresh bread, and some damn good sushi.  A few years back a restaurateur heeded the winds of […]