by Michelle Corbet Wednesday Memphis joined an elite list of cities when it became the seventh city in the world to open a Beretta Gallery. Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta is an Italian-based multinational firearms manufacturer.   Established in 1526, Beretta is the world's oldest industrial dynasty, tracing its roots through 16 generat...

Three weeks ago Chef Matt Gallaher opened his second Knoxville restaurant, Emilia. Named after his grandmother, Emily Jackson, and sister, Emily Cowan, the new eatery at 16 Market Square comes a mere 3 1/2 years after he debuted Knox Mason at 131 S. Gay Street.   The success he found at the Gay Street eatery has quickly wound its way to his...

Trattoria Il Mulino inside the Hilton Downtown offers a serene modern space for fine dining; the transformation from sports bar to chic restaurant alone gives Nashvillians another reason to become tourists in their own city.   My review tells two sides: One that lives up to hype of the New York Italian dining establishment after which it is...

By Madeline Faber   The professional biking world is looking to put Memphis on the map. Victory Bicycle Studio has been tapped to serve as the first U.S. service center for 3T, a Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of high-end bike components. But the ride isn't stopping there as 3T is looking to position Memphis as its North American distr...

Luciano Parolari has prepared meals for many affluent customers, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Madonna, Sir Elton John and the late James Beard, just to name a few. Next week you, too, can be a guest at his table by participating in the L5 Foundation's second annual Chef's Week and Chef's Dinner 2016. Four events will be held on July 1...

by Getahn Ward A St. Louis-based celebrity chef is bringing his causal Italian concept to Nashville with a location that should open next summer at the OneC1TY mixed-use campus on Charlotte Avenue. Pastaria Nashville will be James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Gerard Craft's first restaurant outside of his adopted Missouri hometown and...

Reservations-only, fine-dining Italian restaurant Tartufo Nashville has targeted a June 10 opening at the Midtown building formerly occupied by eateries Magnolia South and Mambu.   In addition to dining rooms for 48 patrons, the 4,500-square-foot restaurant at 1808 Hayes St. will have a small bar, a piano lounge and an outdoor covered patio...

Name: Paulette Licitra, aka Chef Paulette Current occupation: Chef/cooking instructor. She teaches Italian cooking classes out of her home in Nashville. Licitra completed her professional culinary studies at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City and cooked in Mario Batali's restaurant Lupa. Her cookbook, "Italian Cooking Party...

Although the name is simple, Sauce is anything but. You'll find more than 15 gourmet pizzas, plenty of traditional pasta dishes and bread — really good bread.   "This is an American spin on Italian cuisine," says owner Tyler Rooks, who opened Sauce nearly three years ago at 2858 S. Church St. Rooks' family has owned Italian restaurants for...

"Italian food is Italian because it's all based on our mamas. Their whole lives were dedicated to feeding their families. That was their heart and soul," says Valencia Gionti Davis, president of the Ladies Italian-American Civic League.   As the 25th Memphis Italian Festival arrives this week, there is no better reminder of Italian heritage...