NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Solid wood furniture company, Conarte America, recently announced that it has expanded its variety of styles, adding classic and traditional looks to it’s case goods but staying true to the concept of high end products fully designed and manufactured in Italy. Conarte has a permanent display, at 827 W Green Dr., High Point, NC, that allows customer...

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host Luca Bonomi, president of the Societa Dante Alighieri in Siena, Italy on October 2-5. The Societa Dante Alighieri or the Dante Alighieri Society is a society that promotes Italian culture and language around the world. Today this society is present in more than 60 countries. Bonomi became associated w...

Sweet fumes of fresh dough being cooked in a red oven waft through the air in a new Italian hotspot. It’s as authentic of a smell as you can get, considering the oven used to cook that artisan pizza came straight from Naples, Italy. But more on that later. Baciami (Italian for “kiss me”)—Boynton Beach’s Italian gem—promises a culinary experience ro...

Please join us for an Italian night out sponsored by the Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The event will take place at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS.  Keynote speaker will be the Honorable Frank M. Maselli, Honorary Consul of Italy at New Orleans, LA. Great entertainment by Zac Cra...

A special event celebrating the legacy of pianist and teacher George Imbragulio (1923-2015) will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Commemorative remarks about the renowned musician and instructor will be given by those who knew him, as well as perform...

Luxury case goods resource Theodore Alexander will be the exclusive North American distributor for an Italian-made collection of case goods and upholstery for Medea Lifestyle 1905, a joint venture launched by its parent company Creative Home Furniture and Medea, s.r.l.  Medea Lifestyle 1905 will include 80 pieces inspired by the furnishings of Mila...

The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are branching into Buckhead. They’re taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano. (Hen...

The 5th Annual Summerville Italian Feast is scheduled for Sunday October 15th, 2017 in downtown historical Summerville at Hutchinson Square starting at 11:00 am and closing at 7:00 pm. With over 40 food and craft vendors ready to serve the attendees from the Lowcountry, this one day event is gaining popularity as we mark the South Carolina’s recogn...

As a child, John De Chiaro often traveled with his stepfather, a shoemaker in New Jersey, into New York City to buy supplies, but on one trip, at about 5 years old, he wandered next door to a pawnshop and found an object that changed his life. "There was a guitar on the wall, and I just, for some reason, wanted that guitar," De Chiaro says. "My ste...

MENU: Pizza reigns at the newly opened Palma Pizza, though there are plenty of other Italian favorites on the menu as well as sandwiches and salads. Pizza options include New York-style (thin crust), Sicilian (thick crust) and Chicago (deep dish), with more than two dozen available toppings as well as specialty pizzas. Pasta choices include eggpla...

Emeril Lagasse's newest restaurant is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Emeril's Coastal Italian opens daily at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week offering one menu for both lunch and dinner. The menu is Italian and Gulf seafood-inspired, serving a variety of dishes from fresh pastas, flatbread pizzas and house made meatballs to a local fish spe...

Local restaurateurs Danny and Brittany Alcala are aiming to fill a niche with their new North Chattanooga Italian restaurant called Red Sauce. The duo said they aren’t looking to compete with other local Italian restaurants, such as Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano or Il Primo. Instead, they are looking to bring a new style to town. “This is going to...