NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Things appear to be better than expected for outfielder Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo pulled a hamstring last weekend playing for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but on Wednesday, he was back in Port St. Lucie, ready to test it. Nimmo said his hamstring felt fine and that it had improved over the past two days, with the saving grace that he was shut do...

  The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. A small religious ceremony, the custom of the Tavola di San Giuseppe, will begin the event. It will be led by the Rev. Eric Viloria. The statue of St. Joseph will be carrie...

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach, John Calipari, has been named the Head Coach of the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team and will lead Team USA at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship in July in Cairo. The decision was officially announced Wednesday after Calipari was selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee...

Florence, Italy favorite 'O Munaciello has officially set up shop here in the Magic City at 6425 Biscayne Blvd. Marking the first outpost for the Neapolitan-style pizzeria, it features a variety of Italian dishes mainly cooked in the handmade brick oven, which of course, is also imported from Italy. At the helm of ‘O Munaciello Miami's kitchen is p...

It all started with a boat. Joseph Cortese, founder of Little Italy Pizzeria, made the journey to America along with many other Italian immigrants in the 1960s. Cortese immigrated to the country when he was 10 years old. He could not speak English when he arrived, so he started working as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. After turning 18, he own...

Since 1958, the Nigro family has been baking fresh bread, simmering red sauce and cranking out cheese steaks and other subs from a small storefront in Hollywood. You step into Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies — hoagies is misspelled deliberately — and you feel like you’re entering a time warp, a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting. There’s a small cou...

A wine bar known for private-label wine, charcuterie and cold seafood is coming to the Biltmore Village area. Virgola wine bar started its life in a 6-foot-wide New York City alleyway. The dimly lit diminutive space inspired Zagat to call the setup "charming," while Serious Eats said Virgola "is the kind of wine bar you selfishly don't want to tell...

If you have to book a big table for a family reunion, Café Barbosso is the place for you. The noise you make catching up on each other’s lives won’t make a dent in the boisterous din already going on. There’s the TV at the bar, clumps of people ordering pizza having a rousing time, folks getting up to check out the art for sale on the walls, or cha...

In a recent letter to the editor related to the controversy surrounding flags flown at Greenwood High School, one writer stated, “Only the American flag should be allowed to fly (in the U.S.). No other.” I disagree and, in fact I proudly fly the flag of Italy on Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day. It is not meant to slight the American flag or...

Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of early printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition is a group of masterwor...

A ridosso del più grande (e meglio conservato) quartiere Art Decò del mondo, proprio di fronte all’Oceano, avrà un segno italiano il futuro panorama urbano di Miami. Nella città della Florida, infatti, sorgerà a breve un ampio complesso residenziale di lusso, il Brickell Flatiron, 64 piani, nel distretto finanziario, costo medio per metro quadro ci...

A new hospitality development will be coming to downtown Huntsville next year. The Original Public House and Beauregard’s owner, Rahul Arora is working with Chef Lee Gregory, Old Town Beer Exchange Managing Partner Matt Fowler and his Director of Operations Missy Davis to launch a new 15,000-square-foot development project where the old CityScapes...