In honor of the 10th anniversary of their first restaurant, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are throwing a star-studded chef block party Oct. 22. Ticer and Hudman have invited some of their closest chef friends and industry peers who have inspired them throughout the last decade to join them for this special cele...

They say that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Italians know this. That’s why no one can seem to get enough of their heart-warming, soul-fulfilling plates of pasta goodness — keto diet and all. In fact, it’s safe to say that Italians have the market covered when it comes to a universally-beloved comfort food. Luckily, Nashville h...

The new Ronnie Grisanti’s is a labor of love. “I knew my father wanted one more restaurant. I had to do this for him,” said chef and owner Judd Grisanti with tears in his eyes. The Grisanti family has been serving its beloved Northern Italian fare in Memphis for more than 100 years. Judd’s great-grandfather Rinaldo opened his first Memphis restaura...

A Knoxville father-son team spent a week in the Alps of Northern Italy recently. Not hiking, not seeing the sights, but securing the latest technology. Dr. Steven Brock, a dentist; his son, Nate Brock, a registered dental assistant, both with Dental Images at 1725 Downtown West Blvd.; and Nate’s wife, Grace Brock, a nurse at UT Medical Center, pack...

Please be informed that a consular representative will be in Nashville, TN for the acquisition of fingerprints and collection of Italian passport applications on September 19, 2018. Residents of Tennessee registered in this Consulate and registered in the AIRE (Registry of Italians Residing Abroad) will be able to have their fingerprints taken for...

It was sometime in 1966 when Hugo Montenegro went into an RCA studio with some session musicians on a Saturday to do a cover of the theme from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Italian director Sergio Leone’s third installment of his “Dollars Trilogy” of spaghetti westerns. All three of the films had been scored by the prolific Italian composer Enn...

While Johnson City’s restaurant boom has been grabbing all the attention lately, our neighboring towns and counties are quietly growing a diverse sampling of new restaurants that are gaining interest and customers. One example of this is a local area restaurant named Primo’s Italian Cuisine. Long successful in their Elizabethton location, Primo’s d...

After 29th years the Italian Festival in Memphis continues to draw crowds. The East Memphis event offered live music, Italian food, and games Saturday. People ate in Luigi’s Café which included meals from several local restaurants. Local 24 spoke with a cook whose team has competed in the gravy competition for 20 years. “Just the family atmosphere....

Good news for pizza and beer lovers. Louisville-based BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse announced the company will open a location at 2839 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro in mid-June. "Murfreesboro is one of the fastest-growing communities in all of Tennessee, and we are extremely excited to begin growing with them,” said Bryan Beach, COO of B...

Marco’s Pizza is the latest business to announce it will locate in the Cherokee Crossing development in West Morristown. Knoxville businessman and Marco’s franchisee Brad Davis confirmed this morning he plans to open his eighth restaurant in Morristown, and the goal is to open for business by October. Davis says he elected to expand to Morristown f...