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When I began writing for Talk Media, I told Editor in Chief Sharon Aron Baron that I would not write about pizza restaurants unless they were doing something unusual or were producing extremely high-quality food. The reasons for this are simple — I don’t eat a lot of carbs, and I rarely eat any pizza at all.  If I am going to eat pizza, it should b...

Strolling a grocery snack aisle in 1961 in Miami, candymaker Vincent Grimaldi started brainstorming for new ideas to take back to his job at a nearby French confectionery.  Then he spotted a bag of potato chips. “So he goes back and he says, ‘Well, I’m going to try something. I’m going to try doing some potato chips in the chocolate.’ And everybody...

Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, will initiate the University of Alabama's five-part seminar series "Comic Relief: Making the Best of Things in the Italian Tradition." D'Eugenio's talk, titled "The Hopeless Tricked and the Clever Trickster from Boccaccio to Basile," will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 18. For info...

Two years ago, I made the very bold move to leave everything I've ever known in New York – my family, friends, and of course, good quality pizza – to move down south. Since landing in Columbia, South Carolina, I had yet to find the perfect wood-fired margherita, the kind of pizza that reminds me of home. The Americanized version of Neapolitan style...

Italian hose manufacturer FITT Group is building its U.S. headquarters in Mooresville, a move that's expected to create 144 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday. "Opening our facility in Iredell County and North Carolina was the right decision," Alessandro Mezzalira, president and CEO of FITT Group, said in a statement. "The environment is con...

A local elected official wants to do away with Columbus Day, which is observed the second Monday in October. Omari Hardy, a city commissioner in Lake Worth Beach, says Christopher Columbus is not someone who deserves a holiday. It's often said that Christopher Columbus was a great explorer, but Hardy says there’s another side to him that most kids...

Gios Italian Kitchen is finally ready to open in Myrtle Beach. Gios, whose original location in Pawleys Island on Rasheed Land, is set to open its second such restaurant Tuesday at 7915 N Kings Highway in a building near Publix Super Market that used house an Applebees. The business had previously planned to open in April or May before being delaye...

A piece of replicated history made its way into Pensacola Bay today. A replica of the ship “Niña,” known for its part in the 1492 Christopher Columbus journey to the New World, docked today at Palafox Pier near downtown Pensacola. The owners of the ship, Sanger Ships, LLC, say it’s the closest to the real thing in the world. “The Niña behind me is...

Lowndes County is a long way from Ft. Pierce, Fla., even farther from Michigan and an even longer way from Italy, but Carlo Sacco has called them all home. “Lake Park has a lot going for it,” said the co-owner of the town’s new Italian restaurant. Sacco and his partner, Shaun Levelle, opened Uncle Carlos’s Italian Ristorante in Lake Park’s Winn-Dix...

Okatie-based Nonna Rosa, Awarded Best Italian Restaurant and Best Chef, is reopening its doors to its clientele. The Authentic Italian restaurant located in the Foodlion shopping center on Okatie Village drive by Sun City is open on a limited time from 4 PM to 10 PM daily due to restrictions in line with the coronavirus pandemic. Though on limited...

The Pensacola Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835 has an important announcement we want to share with you and your friends regarding Festa Italiana. Due to the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festa Italiana in Pensacola, Florida. The health and safety of our Sons and Daughters of I...

While most restaurants are scrambling to make safe seating arrangements for their dine-in guests, new restaurant Nonna Lina is taking a different route. The newly launched family-style menu of Italian favorites is currently only available for delivery and takeout as a way of tackling the ever-changing guidelines. The new concept is the work of exec...