One of my haunts as an ETSU student was the Italian Pizza Pub on West Walnut Street in Johnson City. Originally founded some 50 years ago by Kingsport restaurateur Raffaele Miscagnia, the “Pub,” as we called it, was the regular gathering place for my fraternity brothers and I. With New York-style pizza made available by the slice and cold beer on t...

Ask Americans what their favorite international cuisine is, and Italian is bound to make their top three at least. But “Italian food” is such a broad topic that it is unfair to the many different regional cuisines and styles of service in the country. Anyone who follows Stanley Tucci on his gastronomic tour of the boot in CNN’s Searching for Italy ...

The Majestic Grille owners Patrick and Deni Reilly will be opening a new restaurant in the fall. The couple signed a lease in Harbor Town to open a permanent location for Cocozza American Italian. What started as a temporary pop-up idea to reopen in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cocozza pop-up quickly became a beloved dining concept, whi...

It’s all about the gravy at Memphis Italian Festival. And don’t dare call it spaghetti sauce. That’s blasphemy at this event. “Sauce is a marinara, but when you add meat, it becomes a gravy,” explained defending Grand Champion Scott Manes, who has been the head cook of the team Mama Biondini's for the past seven years. The beloved festival "where e...

With a soft opening the second week of May and a full opening the following week, Sorelles Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in Eagleville is now open and reviews are “delizioso”! The town of Eagleville came out to welcome sisters Kyah Richards and Jodi Gnoffo with a hunger for traditional New York-style pizza and other great Italian food the sisters...

Restaurateur Anthony Scotto of renowned Fresco by Scotto has announced his first individual project beyond New York City — Luogo, expected to arrive in Nashville later this year. While visiting family in town for the past five years, Scotto has felt called to bring a new culinary vision to Nashville after growing familiar with the local scene and b...

One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville, announces the promotion of Joey Fecci to Chef de Cuisine at signature Italian restaurant, Yolan. Previously head sous chef, Fecci has been a part of Yolan’s original opening team since August 2020, under the direction of Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano and wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantu...

Fairy tales are often told to young children to instill a sense of adventure, to promote imagination, and to develop the foundations of love and morality. Not many relate the fantastical stories to reality. Yet Ida, 96, and John Buchanan, 98, have been writing their own storybook for more than seven decades. They will celebrate their 75th wedding a...

I was bummed to hear about Sullivan’s vacating its downtown Maryville location last year. But it seems that a suitable replacement might have found its way to that same Broadway address. Bella, which belongs to the same family of restaurants as Knoxville’s Kefi and Vida, specializes in Italian cuisine, which was impetus enough for The Grub Spouse a...