NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Most of us have noticed some activity at 4217 Lafayette Street and rumors abound about the possibilities of what is to come. Business owners Arty, Paula and Bryan are hoping to open Penello’s Italian Cuisine during the first week of July. The family was born and raised on Long Island in New York. Arty served four years in the Air Force and returned...

A conversation with Dale Recinella, Correctional Chaplain on Florida’s Death Row. How does a successful Wall Street lawyer, Notre Dame Law School graduate, and owner of a Miami Bay penthouse, leave everything in order to offer spiritual assistance to people sentenced to death in Florida prisons, the second largest Death Row in the United States, af...

 The honors for recent Duke University women’s golf graduate Virginia Elena Carta keep rolling in as the NCAA has announced Carta is one of a record 585 female college athletes that have been nominated by the NCAA member schools for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating fe...

A Grizzlies icon once described as a "living, breathing scouting computer" who was "disguised in the package of a short, jolly Italian man" died Tuesday. Tony Barone Sr. was 72. Barone's 11-year run with the Grizzlies ended in 2012. He began and ended his time with the franchise as director of player personnel. In between, the Chicago native and fo...

Forget Brickell for fine dining, the new Trattoria Blu is the real deal and it’s in Palmetto Bay. From the moment you enter, you know this is a foodie’s restaurant. Exceptional, not snooty. The long rectangle-shaped eatery with high ceilings adorned with floating pallets, modern art elements and industrial hanging lights sets the mood, as does the...

If you've been on Cherokee Boulevard in recent weeks, you've likely noticed the little leprechauns looking down at you from atop the building dubbed Stevarinos Italian Eatery And Pub. "Most people get the humor in it," co-owner Kerry Hoefer joked. "Like, what are two Irish guys doing owning an Italian restaurant?" Hoefer and his business partner, S...

Printmaking and performance art master, meet the Italian-American contemporary artist, Massimo Agostinelli. He tends to focus on photography and printmaking, and one thing's for sure, there's definitely a poetic touch, cue his wordplay to form the basis of his visual poetry. Wordplay and anagrams that spotlight and challenge the masters as well as...

Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced the exciting arrival of the Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana which will open one of its exclusive boutiques at Phipps Plaza, the Southeast’s premier upscale location located in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead district. The boutique at Phi...

The fast-casual pizza concept opened its first location in Rome in 2003 and now has three units in Italy and two in Chicago, with stores opening soon in New Orleans and Miami. It serves pizza al taglio—priced by weight, extravagantly topped and cut with shears. The crust is focaccia-like, made from a high-moisture dough that’s airy yet chewy. The c...

Suzanne Perrotto is tapping her New York roots to debut a second Pineapple Grove restaurant this July down the street from her 12-year-old eatery, Brulé Bistro. “I realized the changes I could make in the layout would allow me to bring back my parents’ trattoria in a modern, contemporary setting,” she says of Rose’s Daughter, which will occupy the...

If you love good Italian food, you’re probably familiar with Via Emilia 9 on South Beach. Now, the team behind it has a new spot, and they’re serving up food with some kicks. It’s hard not to feel at home at Via Emilia Garden. The new restaurant in Midtown Miami is taking a fresh approach when it comes to Italian food, and we guess you could say it...

The Market Common turned into Italy for the 28th Italian Festival in Myrtle Beach, hosted by Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2662. There were Italian art vendors, music, and food during the two day event. “Naturally the star of the show is the food,” Frank Baldari, Chair of the Italian Festival said. “Ask your neighbor what their favorite food is...