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The Marlins have added switch-pitcher Pat Venditte on a minor-league deal, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports on Twitter. He had been with the organization during Spring Training. Venditte, 35, has long been one of the game’s quirkiest players due to his ability to work off the mound with either arm, depending upon the handedness of the hitter. It’s m...

The typical restaurant experience has changed quite a bit since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this spring. Many customers are opting for takeout and delivery over the dine-in routine, and while restaurants have shifted to accommodate customers ordering online, pop-up restaurants like Sarasota’s new Tralia has arrived right on time. Tralia has no ph...

Yolan, the signature Italian restaurant from multi-James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano at downtown’s Joseph Hotel, is opening on August 25. Alongside wine and hospitality expert (and his wife) Cathy Mantuano, the duo will offer modern dishes alongside family heirloom recipes. Radish, a health-focused, fast-casual restaurant opens in Sylvan...

All of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 supercars are special but the 430 Scuderia is even more special than most. Ferrari unveiled the hardcore, track-focused variant of the F430 back in 2007 with Michael Schumacher famously playing a role in its development. While it was later succeeded by the 458 Speciale and then the 488 Pista, the 430 Scuderia remains...

Boasting an unapologetic commitment to Italian traditions and authentic recipes, Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar will open in downtown Wilmington on Thursday. The family-run restaurant’s opening comes after two years of meticulous planning and intensive renovations of a unique 1800s building that previously housed law offices. Separated by a...

Vincent Charles Maltese of Bayside, the loving husband of the late Jean Maltese and devoted father of the lamented Dennis, has passed at 86. He is survived by his children Allen, Patricia, Paula Anne, Vincent and Guy, and he was the adoring grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Under what may seem as non-conformity on the surf...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to the former Salty Goat space at 2078 Wall Street, Spring Hill. The restaurant is called Mozzarella Bar, Italian Eatery and will offer both sit-down and grab and go options. The projected open date is November. “The Mozzarella Bar is an Italian Eatery featuring a Roman-style mozzarella bar, ‘Neo’ Neapolitan pizze...

On a humid morning along Columbia’s Riverwalk Park last week, a jogger leaned against a 7-foot-tall brick pedestal to catch a break in the shade. Small round holes on the sides of pedestal marked where plaques had been fastened and a concrete base on top was all that remained where a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus stood for 28 years. All o...

Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, announces expansion plans for Palm Beach County as it continues to innovate and adapt in the post-pandemic era. Amid the pandemic, Marco’s Pizza outperformed other QSRs, recording historic sales milestones, while supporting communities nationwide. The brand plans to add 13 Palm Beach...

In the near future, the doors will open on a new, fine dining Italian ristorante called Dieci’s, where you would probably not feel surprised to see Tony Bennett eating pasta and drinking some fine wine while on vacation. Dieci, Italian for the No. 10, indicating the best, is designed as an authentic fine dining experience featuring formally attired...

Anyone who loves Italian olive salad will appreciate the care that Jerry Szkoruda and his staff take while making theirs. Jerry invited us to Jay’s Market Place in St. Petersburg to watch them create it. For 17 years, Szkoruda has been making and selling Italian olive salad as well as dirty martini olive juice and salad dressings. His inspiration c...

She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...