NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The people who work at one East Tennessee restaurant joke that everything is breaking down except the owner of Mama Mia's. She is 91 years old. "I'm not going to quit until I go bye-bye," Lottie O'Brien said with a laugh. She's baked bread in a particular oven since 1956 when she ran a bakery up north. "We had that one in the bakery in New Jersey....

L'on. Francesca La Marca nella scorsa settimana è stata tra gli italiani residenti nella Florida del Sud, dove ha avuto incontri con rappresentanti istituzioni e componenti della comunità allo scopo di conoscerne meglio le esigenze e ricercare opportunità di collaborazione.  Mercoledì 19 aprile ha partecipato alla riunione del COMITES di Miami, che...

The Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest judging took place on April 8, 2017. The judges reviewed 105 essays submitted by students from, Benedictine Military School, St. Vincent's Academy and Bethesda Academy, plus the 11 Savannah-Chatham County Public High Schools. The Italian Society of Savannah, to cherish the memory of Frank Fin...

A restaurant shuffle will bring Burlington two new upscale dining options in the coming weeks. Michelle’s Kitchen & Catering, a carry-out and catering business at 3290 S. Church St. owned by Chef Michelle Morton, is moving into the former Cutlery Steakhouse space at 2461 S. Church St. In turn, chef Darren Atkins plans to open an Italian take-out an...

BRAVO Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in Naples, Fla. was recently named one of "The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America" for 2017 by OpenTable diners. OpenTable is an app that allows users to make online reservations, read and write reviews about restaurants across the globe. The BRAVO brand, part of BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc., is cele...

Si riconosce da lontano. Si staglia contro il cielo con forme sinuose, Perchè è proprio impossibile non restare incantati da tanta bellezza. Una bellezza che deve il proprio fascino a tre parole: Made in Italy. Solo lusso e materiali italiani per il Brickell Flatiron, 64 piani di grattacielo della CMC Group fondata da Ugo Colombo e situato nella zo...

Florida’s last execution by hanging was a huge event in DeLand. Ninety years ago this week, April 18, 1927, a big crowd gathered. Schools let out. Onlookers stood on rooftops to get the best view of the gallows that had been erected behind the jail, across the street from the courthouse.  Everyone knew — at least everyone who read the papers knew —...

One of Milledgeville’s most popular restaurants has set out on an ambitious undertaking. Amici, the restaurant and bar that has operated for more than 20 years and which has grown to include seven locations around Middle Georgia, is planning a brand new restaurant in what will be the biggest city the company has ventured into so far: Macon. The mov...

Just a few weeks ago, my Lunch Bunch Buddy and I were bemoaning the scarcity of Italian restaurants in Wichita Falls. Lo and behold, no sooner did we write that review and a brand new Italian restaurant opens - downtown of all places. After seeing the newly hung sign, and a few Facebook raves, we quickly made our way down to Solorzano’s Italian Cui...

When the craving for homemade gnocchi creeps, it pounces. For the fortunate who live nearRedwood Drive, a plate of it isn’t far away.  For the rest of us, a hop over the 101 overpass, through a few traffic lights and around Reading Cinemas leads to Art’s Place, a slice of Italy right in our backyard.  Just like mom used to make, Art’s Place has all...

New student housing projects are popping up all over Clemson University these days, but one real estate firm is looking to combine that need with a restaurant expected to serve the city of Clemson, the university as well as all those visitors coming to see the national champion Clemson Tigers this fall. Stonemont Financial Group, a real estate inve...

Italian leather upholstery brands Incanto and Digio have a large introduction planned for this High Point Market with a product mix designed to differentiate and grow its U.S. business. High-end brand Incanto has eight introductions — two power motion groups, two stationary and four sectionals — all hand-crafted in Italy of 100% top grain leather....