The dine-around bunch and I had spent the day car-shopping with the Retiree in Greeneville, and a thoroughly pooped and over-heated bunch we were. The Retiree was looking for a hybrid vehicle of some sort. Her mentioning this to the sales force of several dealerships was greeted in each case with the same enthusiasm Jaws had for the opening of Long...

Nel nostro viaggio alla scoperta di ciò che è Italia negli USA, intervistiamo oggi Mauro Galli, che presiede la Camera di Commercio italiana a Chicago e anche la più importante associazione che aggrega le aziende americane impegnate nel turismo verso l'Italia. Di questa chiacchierata che dunque in un certo senso vale ... doppio, ringraziamo il Pres...

by Shelly Bradbury A new Italian restaurant and a new raw juice bar are slated to open this spring in North Chattanooga, filling up a section of retail on Hixson Pike that's been empty for years.   Veteran Chattanooga restaurateur Nathan Lindley, who owns downtown restaurant Public House, will open the Italian eatery, Primo, in the old Gree...

Buca di Beppo, an authentic Italian restaurant with family-style dishes, has reached a restaurant delivery agreement with GoWaiter.com, a national restaurant delivery franchise system. GoWaiter will provide marketing and delivery of Buca di Beppo's famous family-style luscious Italian meals directly to people's own dining room tables. The service...

For the fourth consecutive year Venturini Motorsports has teamed with Nashville based entertainment group So Good! Entertainment to provide a unique and exciting 'music' partnership featuring Nashville country music group Lucy Angel.   Throughout the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Lucy Angel and Venturini Motorsports wi...

by Meagan NicholsA new Cordova restaurant is about to bridge the gap between the Bluff City and the boot of Europe, thanks to a few of Italy's native sons. Crazy Italians Restaurant, located at 1250 N. Germantown Parkway, suite 105, will hold its grand opening Monday, Oct. 19.   Giampaolo Ongaro and Daniele Zucca are the co-owners and "...

by Nicki P. Wood   As a tourist destination, the past is just fantastic. One past setting I love to visit is New York in the '40s and '50s, when the Irish bars were full of Irish, and Italian restaurants were owned by Italian-speakers, with mamma or nonna running the kitchen.   Mammas and nonnas are in somewhat shorter supply here in...

Little Italy can be found in Nashville on the weekend of Sept. 6-7-8, 2013, at the Nashville Italian Lights Festival. Held on the beautiful campus of St.   Pius X Classical Academy in north Nashville, just minutes from downtown, the festival will highlight the food, wine, music and traditions of the vibrant Italian lifestyle. Live music perf...

by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

The Hummingbird Pastaria opened its doors two years ago on Signal Mountain and has been drawing an ever- widening clientele ever since. Co-owners Patrick Halloran and his wife, Sally, present a classic rustic Italian menu. Chef Patrick describes "rustic" as—"approachable food that people would want to eat every day."   Ellen Cook of Signal M...