NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Lisa Meeting fell in love with Italian gelato in 2008. Her taste buds soared the firs time she tasted it in Florence, Italy, while stationed there with her husband. Upon her return to the states in 2010 she would dream of opening her own gelato cafe. That dream will become a reality this month with the soft opening of Cafe Frutta Fresca in Sneads F...

Executive Chef Luciano Sautto, who joined Quattro in January 2017, has just unveiled new menu items that reflect his diverse culinary background and Italian upbringing. These additions provide a touch of spring to the award-winning Italian eatery whose menu is centered on house-made pastas and dishes influenced by various regions of Italy. “The new...

Il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Miami ha siglato un nuovo Memorandum of Understanding per l’insegnamento della lingua italiana nelle scuole della Contea di Okaloosa, in Florida. Il MOU – spiegano da Miami – prevede l’insegnamento curricolare della lingua italiana in tre scuole pubbliche del distretto scolastico, dando vita, di fatto, ad un program...

While the majority of the buzz at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club’s (9011 Collins Avenue) new restaurant offerings is around Thomas Keller’s upcoming 2018 project, there is another opening worthy of note. Late last month, the legendary Postanio hotel, which houses Michelin-starred La Sponda restaurant, set up a restaurant and champagne bar...

Ferraro’s Kitchen & Wine Bar is in a former bait and tackle shop on the mainland side of 79th Street. The space was transformed into a modern Italian restaurant with one wall filled with wine bottles, a black polished granite counter with high green chairs and a patio in back with tables shaded by canopies. It is open with plenty of light from fron...

The people who work at one East Tennessee restaurant joke that everything is breaking down except the owner of Mama Mia's. She is 91 years old. "I'm not going to quit until I go bye-bye," Lottie O'Brien said with a laugh. She's baked bread in a particular oven since 1956 when she ran a bakery up north. "We had that one in the bakery in New Jersey....

L'on. Francesca La Marca nella scorsa settimana è stata tra gli italiani residenti nella Florida del Sud, dove ha avuto incontri con rappresentanti istituzioni e componenti della comunità allo scopo di conoscerne meglio le esigenze e ricercare opportunità di collaborazione.  Mercoledì 19 aprile ha partecipato alla riunione del COMITES di Miami, che...

The Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest judging took place on April 8, 2017. The judges reviewed 105 essays submitted by students from, Benedictine Military School, St. Vincent's Academy and Bethesda Academy, plus the 11 Savannah-Chatham County Public High Schools. The Italian Society of Savannah, to cherish the memory of Frank Fin...

A restaurant shuffle will bring Burlington two new upscale dining options in the coming weeks. Michelle’s Kitchen & Catering, a carry-out and catering business at 3290 S. Church St. owned by Chef Michelle Morton, is moving into the former Cutlery Steakhouse space at 2461 S. Church St. In turn, chef Darren Atkins plans to open an Italian take-out an...

BRAVO Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in Naples, Fla. was recently named one of "The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America" for 2017 by OpenTable diners. OpenTable is an app that allows users to make online reservations, read and write reviews about restaurants across the globe. The BRAVO brand, part of BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc., is cele...

Si riconosce da lontano. Si staglia contro il cielo con forme sinuose, Perchè è proprio impossibile non restare incantati da tanta bellezza. Una bellezza che deve il proprio fascino a tre parole: Made in Italy. Solo lusso e materiali italiani per il Brickell Flatiron, 64 piani di grattacielo della CMC Group fondata da Ugo Colombo e situato nella zo...

Florida’s last execution by hanging was a huge event in DeLand. Ninety years ago this week, April 18, 1927, a big crowd gathered. Schools let out. Onlookers stood on rooftops to get the best view of the gallows that had been erected behind the jail, across the street from the courthouse.  Everyone knew — at least everyone who read the papers knew —...