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From April 4 to 7, Ceramics of Italy will bring one of the largest international contingents to Orlando, Florida for the 28th edition of Coverings. Organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) with support from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Ceramics of Italy pavilion will feature 76 booths and over 1...

Do your childhood memories include playing under the dining room table while grandma whipped up something tasty in the kitchen so that the family could feast on the many courses throughout a Sunday afternoon? Then the Italian-style dinner at Cousins Deli in downtown Wilmington is a must. Since he began opening his doors after regular business hours...

Nothing about this Winn-Dixie anchored plaza says osso bucco and risotto. Not the Happy Tobacco shop, not JJ Nails, not the MetroPCS store outlined in neon and LED lights. When I pulled into the Foxmoor Shopping Center on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers I thought maybe I’d find a Subway (it’s at the west end) or a liquor store (it’s at the east e...

Italian festival in Lauderdale: If you like Italian food (and who doesn't?), there's a first-time festival taking place this weekend at Huizenga Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Taste of Little Italy 2017 runs March 3 through March 5 and features food, music and art. The festival runs 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p....

The south Florida-based concept, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, is hotter than most others in the category—literally. With signature coal fired pizzas, oven roasted chicken wings and coal fired roasted pork ribs, all cooked at 800 degrees, the brand has capitalized on its “well-done” coal fired taste to create loyal fans and entice new ones. Since its...

North Miami Beach's 36-seat Mazzi Cucina has the veneer of a hidden gem. It sits in a strip mall near the former location of Yakko-San that today houses favorites such as the Vietnamese spot PhoMi2Go, Filipino restaurant Lutong Pinoy, and Lettuce & Tomato, which is run by a former Epicure chef. The place is decorated with knickknacks that describe...

When Lisa and Kelly Odish opened Fired Up Pizza & Ethnic Cuisine in November, they were looking for a new adventure in a warmer climate. The Odishs had been running a restaurant by the same name in Michigan since 2010, boasting a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on the website Tripadvisor. But their desire for a change of scenery led them to transplant...

Giovanni Di Palma, famed pizza maker and owner of  the celebrity favorite restaurant group in Atlanta that includes Antico Pizza Napoletana, Gio’s Chicken, Bar Amalfi and Gio’s Caffee is bringing the centerpiece of his empire to Miami Beach’s Art Deco District.  The opening of Antico Pizza, at 1058 Collins Avenue, in the space that used to house hi...

Openings, launches, collabs, oh my! February brings the finest transitional looks and pieces for Miami's most fashionable. I LOVE LUCIA No one does Italian glam like Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Need proof? How about the new handbag in Dolce & Gabbana’s oh-so-fab collection? The Lucia—a perfect complement to nearly any sartorial choice—not o...

Best from Italy’s mission is to provide the best quality products from Italy, only the original Made in Italy and import them to the USA, a country where a lot of products may say “Made in Italy” but it’s not really true. According to journalist Tom Mueller, speaking on the popular CBS News program “60 Minutes,” an astonishing 80% of the extra virg...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today it has signed three single unit franchise agreements to develop restaurants in the Tampa and Atlanta metro areas. In Tampa, the agreement with S.C.S. Hospitality Group marks the brand’s second franchised location in the Sunshine State. The two agreements in Georgia are with long...

Sharp eyes from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz resulted in a rundown of the new jersey numbers for Alabama’s early enrollees and a few switches for returners. It’s fairly routine stuff, except for one number reservation that jumped out at me. Najee Harris, a freshman running back coming off a meniscus tear and a recent 5-star recruit, was given No. 22. Recen...