After several opening day delays, it looks like Portillo’s is almost ready to open in Orlando. The Chicago-style restaurant announced Thursday that its new grand opening date is scheduled for June 15 at 10:30 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting ceremony that starts 30 minutes earlier. Fans of Portillo’s have been patiently waiting to indulge in the restaur...

Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

Former Orlando City midfielder Antonio Nocerino is returning to the club as a member of the development academy staff. Nocerino, who announced his retirement as a player on Thursday, will become the coach for the academy’s under-15 team while also assuming assistant duties for the under-17 squad. Nocerino will arrive during a transition period for...

Legendary Italian rides maker Alberto Zamperla is one of two inductees to the IAAPA Hall of Fame to be announced this week during the show in Orlando. Zamperla is joined by Frederick Langford in the honours, a programme that celebrates significant and lasting contributions to the global attractions industry. Antonio Zamperla has run his family comp...

Due Amici, the Ybor City pizza and pasta stalwart, made headlines in late 2016 when owner Genti Bunjaku – an avid Trump supporter – created a garish victory pie embellished with gold leaf shaped into a "T" and – try not to cackle – Russian caviar. Now the Albanian-born restaurateur is expanding his reach by opening an outpost in College Park and, I...

Custom Works draws on Dainese’s 45 years of experience in the design and production of personalized leather racing suits. Since its founding in 1972, Dainese has outfitted some of the greatest riders of all time, including Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. Custom Works makes all of Dainese’s innovation and craftsmanship available to motorcycle...

Veroni, the Italian salumi producer known for giant mortadellas, brought a record-breaking 600-pound version to the U.S. The Italian-made mortadella is 6.4 feet long and will be featured at IDDBA 19 in Orlando next week. Veroni, founded in Emilia-Romagna in 1925 and present in the USA since 2016, has specialized in the production of giant mortadell...

The last several years for the corner lot that now houses Sette – Italian for "seven," natch – are basically a blur. A veritable parade of concepts set up shop, briefly shone (or didn't) and then closed. Now, the new Italian restaurant from Se7en Bites Bake Shop owners Trina Gregory-Propst and her wife, Va, whom Trina describes as "the brains behin...

Francesco Molinari clinched a two-stroke victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when he stormed home with a closing eight-under-par 64 in Florida on Sunday. The British Open champion enjoyed his "best putting day ever" which he capped off by sinking a 45-foot birdie at the difficult par-four 18th at Bay Hill in Orlando. The usually low-key Itali...

Carnevale, the traditional Italian winter festival, is returning to Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs on Feb. 22 – and this time, it promises to be “bigger and better than ever.”  Carnevale, commonly known as Mardi Gras outside of Italy, is a spectacular event complete with costumes, culinary delights, and plenty of celebration. This yea...