A piece of world history will dock in Wilmington starting next week. The Nao Santa Maria, a replica of the ship sailed by Christopher Columbus in 1492, is coming to Wilmington from June 10-13 and will be open for self-guided tours. The 200 ton, four-deck replica will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk between Grace and C...

Following a fiscal year that shattered franchise development records,  Fazoli’s  is taking its expansion strategy to the next level with its most aggressive goal yet. Fazoli’s ended its fiscal year in March, with a record 20 new franchise agreements to develop 50 locations, exceeding the most agreements Fazoli’s had signed in a single year in its 3...

The City Paper’s list of top seven Italian restaurants in Charleston spans the entire Lowcountry, from downtown to Sullivan’s and Johns Islands. And while you’ll of course find Italian staples, the chefs at these destinations find ways to impart cuisine and flavors from all the regions in Italy. There’s no shortage of options, but we’re here to hel...

Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian restaurateur Eric Scheffer might have found the key to solving the staffing crisis, at least locally: open a restaurant where there's plenty of parking and an ongoing population boom.  That's also a pretty good recipe for attracting customers, and Scheffer expects sales at the newest Vinnie's, which will open at 1981 H...

Mangia. Mangia. Mangia. St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood is back this year. Well, kind of.  The carnival atmosphere is still a no-go even as pandemic social distancing guidelines ease, but the festival, one of the most popular in the state, will be offering takeout foods from June 8 to 11. Foods will be avail...

Beginning tonight at 5 p.m., Giorgios Bakatsias and chef/partner Daniel Jackson open the doors to Osteria Georgi on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill! This marks the first new restaurant for Giorgios Hospitality Group to open since Rosewater in Raleigh’s North Hills 2019, and the third addition to GHG’s Chapel Hill repertoire of restaurants – including B...

In Italian recipes, q.b. is shorthand for “quanto basta,” or as much as needed. When she wanted to start an Italian kitchenware e-commerce company, Sarah Ubertaccio took inspiration from the phrase, applying it to the idea that home cooks should update their kitchen whenever something needs to be replaced. Ubertaccio launched q.b. Cucina, her e-com...

A not-so-funny thing happened to chef Paul Verica when he took his final research trip to Italy before opening his first Italian restaurant last year. Traveling through Genoa with his partner and fiancée, Jane Tramontana M.D., with plans to head north to Milan, news of the pandemic’s spread in Italy became grimmer and grimmer. Tramontana, a pulmona...

Ynot Italian – a full-service restaurant franchise known for its extensive menu of traditional, homemade Italian entrees – has announced plans to expand its footprint across the Southeastern United States. According to founder and CEO Tony DiSilvestro, the growth will focus on developing both full and express units and will initially target other p...

An Italian company specializing in automation of food and beverage warehouses is planning a $3 million expansion of its Buncombe County regional headquarters. System Logistics Corporation will hire an additional 47 people to work at the enlarged facility with pay averaging $32.17 an hour, or $66,900 annually, SLC and economic development officials...