Obicà Mozzarella Bar, NYC

Fresh buffalo mozzarella like you've never had before (except in Italy)

Obic Mozzarella Bar is an under-the-radar Flatiron gemone block away from Madison Square Parkthat should be on the list for those downtown planning their next work lunch. With restaurants around the world (from Tokyo to London and Rome), the brand’s New York flagship quietly celebrated its one year anniversary last week. But the quality of its mozzarella can’t be kept secret for much longer. Obic …

Pizza and Beer Pairings at Marta

Exploring the NYC restaurant's thoughtful craft beer list that enhances their thinner than thin Roman-style pies

The country’s first-ever women-only hotel, built at the turn of the 20th century, recently retook its original name—the Martha Washington—after passing through multiple owners in the last five years, and a fresh renovation. A big draw to this convenient locale, north of Madison Square Park, is the new ground-floor Italian restaurant Marta, helmed by Danny Meyer (of Shake Shack fame) and his Union Square Hospitality …

Mercato Centrale, Florence

From tripe sandwiches and pizza to €3,000 truffles, this recently expanded Italian food hall has something for any culinary enthusiast

by Ananda Pellerin When visitors walk through the sliding doors into Florence’s Mercato Centrale they are immediately hit by the earthy smell of truffles. The intoxicating scent is emanating from the Savini Tartufi counter, where they have (among other things) a giant white truffle at the “special price” of €3,000. Wandering a little deeper, the sights, sounds and delicious aromas of the newly constructed food …