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It's exciting to see Knoxville's culinary scene continue to grow. The city is bustling with places to dine, and this week three more restaurants opened. Not far behind are a few eateries still in the construction stage. Simon Hall of Simon Hall Private Chef opened his restaurant Monday. The professional chef is known for his healthy cuisine, someth...

When: 10/21 SAT 11:00 AM - Where: 2838 WESTBERRY ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223 The Italian American Club of Jacksonville (IAC) joins the City of Jacksonville in the observance of October 2017 as Italian American Heritage Month. IAC, established in 1951, is hosting FESTA ITALIANA, a two - day celebration of all things Italian. Come celebrate our comm...

From pizza and sliders to performances of traditional music, there were plenty staples of Italy at the Italian festival held at the Market Common this past weekend. Officially called Festa Italiana, the event took place on Saturday and Sunday, costing only a dollar to attend, and featuring authentic Italian food and entertainment with plenty more...

Francesca Anderson Fine Art is hosting their third Craft Show through Oct. 21 at 56 Adams St., Lexington. FAFA is showing 14 craft artists from Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Among the 90 or so crafts on exhibit are: Vermont artist Lucy Bergamini’s Italian style hand blown glass vases; New Hampshire’s Michael Gibbons’ ceramic bowls, vase...

The former East Andrews Cafe & Bar space will soon host a new restaurant from Ten Apart, the team that founded The Pinewood and The Mercury. Coming Mid-October, Bar Americano will bring new food and energy to the Andrews Entertainment District, an area that is undergoing a significant transformation from a party neighborhood to a dining destination...

Thanks to Friday night traffic, it took me nearly 90 minutes to get there, but get there I did. I’d heard rumblings of an incredible pizzeria waaay down Mississippi Avenue in Lakewood. I’d seen the charred, bubbly crusted pictures popping up on Instagram. As a Neapolitan-style pizza enthusiast, I had to taste what the Pizzeria Lui chatter was all a...

Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, regarded as fashion's forefront designer of the 1920s and '30s in Paris, was known for her bold aesthetic and exquisite workmanship. Her designs were heavily influenced by the surrealists, particularly Salvador Dalí, with whom she often collaborated. That relationship is the subject of "Dalí and Schiaparelli," wh...

How far should you drive for a good sandwich? In my case, the answer is 34 miles, the distance from my home to V & S Italian Deli in Boca Raton. People who appreciate sandwich artistry of the old-school Italian variety owe it to themselves to make the pilgrimage to this small sub shop in a strip shopping center on North Federal Highway. When I got...

Easing along a one-lane road deep into Smith County's Hackett Valley between Gordonsville and Lancaster, one of the last things a traveler would expect to find perched part way up a steep, verdant knoll would be a marvelous little Italian inn. Yet, with a 20-year vision come to fruition, that's just what retired Florida schoolteachers Tamara Hassel...

A popular South Beach-based rustic Italian eatery that offers dishes from different regions of Italy is opening its second location in Delray Beach. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, a staple of South Beach for more than a decade, opens at 3035 S. Federal Hwy, in the South Delray Shopping Center south of Linton Boulevard, on Thursday, Oct. 12, according...

Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate Principal Maura DelFavero believes if one were to seek out a model woman, Catholic, educator and human being in general, they'd be hard-pressed to find better than Jeanne Hogan. Those who have worked with Hogan, a former principal of Tyburn, would agree, DelFavero said. Hogan will be honored by the local Cultura...

Lexington is joining a movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Mayor Jim Gray made the special proclamation on Oct. 9, citing the fact that more than 31,000 people of Native American descent live in Kentucky. Los Angeles and Austin Texas are among the cities to stop honoring the Italian Explorer.       Protestors briefly inter...