Long live Republic with Campo Enoteca

Before the world started looking eerily like a Charles Dickens throwback, Ed Aloise and Claudia Rippee, of Republic Cafe, 1069 Elm St., were reveling in their best year yet.  Their tenth, in fact; a nod to the couple’s complete commitment to elevating the farm-to-table concept to a thoroughly flavorful, gourmet experience where even the prices were easy to swallow.  READ MORE

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Kitchen Revenge, Part 1: How I saved a bundle and lost weight by thinking outside the pound

You don’t need TV financial analysts to tell you what your wallet has been feeling:  the steady climb of food prices since the onset of Covid-19.  Just last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that April saw the biggest one month increase at the nation’s grocery stores since 1974; a 4.3 percent increase in meat, poultry, fish and eggs, and a 7 percent across the board increase in all departments since this time last year.  READ MORE