A short drive down a town’s main drag can reveal much about its ethnicity. Such is the case with the commercial strip of Lake Street in west suburban Melrose Park. This thoroughfare is dotted with Mexican restaurants, bridal shops and other businesses catering to the Hispanic...Read More
Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans (Chicago Pizza Club) checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. —The Mgmt. Scudiero’s Italian Bakery & Deli 2113 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160 (map); 708-343-2976 Getting...Read More
Despite the fact that I am a full-blooded Italian-American who has been writing since 1982, I can’t help but feel like one of the “new fish” getting off the bus in the movie the Shawshank Redemption. Being invited to write for Fra Noi is almost as ominous as my...Read More
Everything is baked fresh daily.
In 1930’s Umbaldo Datoli ran a bakery in Serino Italy, it was passed down from his grandfather, to his father, to him. He was a third generation baker baking homemade Italian breads from the recipe his grandfather started.