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Get ready to say goodbye to Passion8, Luca and Jessica Annunziata’s Elizabeth Avenue restaurant, and say ciao to Luca/A Modern Italian Kitchen, a reset they hope will bring them back toward the food they started out to make when they got to Charlotte 12 years ago. “It’s kind of been a long time coming,” she said after sending out a restaurant newsl...

The new partnership between the IACC and the Miami Heat is bringing you a unique event on the night of March 21. Join us for a VIP Party in the spectacular XFINITY EAST PLAZA, followed by the match: Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns. Do not miss also the opportunity to get a POST GAME THROW PASS and a special edition MIAMI HEAT-IACC T-SHIRT, included in...

While the 2017 season of the Sarasota Opera marks the first time in 29 years that Verdi is not on the program, many things remain the same. "The mission hasn't changed," says Executive Director Richard Russell. "To do opera very well the way the composer intended, as we do, is increasingly rare in the opera world right now. What you'll see with us...

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is excited to present “Italian American Reconciliation,” a comic folktale by John Patrick Shanley, winner of the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck. The play is described as a fanciful, lighthearted and zestfully comic exploration of male/female r...

John Alfano’s parents bought Doris Italian Market & Bakery in 1982 when the specialty supermarket had a single location in Broward County. The family-owned chain opened its second location two years later in Sunrise. Four more stores followed, including a 24,000-square-foot location in North Palm Beach, which opened in the Shoppes at City Centre on...

Antonio Mellino opened a low key version of his Quattro Passi restaurant all the way back in 1983 – and over the years, it came to not only secure two Michelin stars, but to also be considered by many to be the top dining destination n the entire Amalfi Coast of Italy. Celebrities – including Beyonce, Jay-Z and assorted British royals – have fl...

If the Brickell City Centre hopes to be the center of the neighborhood, then the upcoming three-story Italian food hall hopes to be its epicenter. La Centrale (pronounced Chen-TRAH-leh) is the newly revealed name of the multilevel vertical mall that will house a host of Italian-inspired restaurants, cafes, a bar, a wine shop and a cooking school ov...

The legendary car maker communicates very clearly that its cars are to be raced. It’s an obvious message, but one often overshadowed by the brand’s prestige. Ferrari’s legacy turns its modern cars into status symbols and its vintage vehicles into museum treasures — but speak to anyone involved with the company and you’ll learn that a Ferrari left s...

Spoleto Festival USA began its life in Charleston 40 years ago as an import from Italy. The Italian festival—the Festival of Two Worlds, in Spoleto, Italy — was itself an American idea. Both festivals were founded by Gian Carlo Menotti, an Italian who came to America as a college student and became an extraordinarily successful composer, both of op...

A Go Ask Mom reader tipped me off to this place many months ago. Over winter break, I finally got there with my kids, who were glad to be in tow for this one. Bakery La Dolce Vita is a small bakery in downtown Rolesville, less than a mile from the town's Main Street Park. Opened a year and a half ago, the owners have been busy whipping up Italian d...

When it comes to connecting with local audiences, what could be better than a story about doting New Jersey Italian-American grandparents and their loving, but ambitious grandson who is ready to get on with his life, even if it means moving from New York City to Seattle for a better job, thus ending his regular Sunday visits with them? It gets even...

Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori can take a hint. When a restaurant group hired him as a consultant to come to Miami, eat for two weeks and then advise them what sort of Italian restaurant they should open, he didn’t vacillate: regional Italian. Bologna, to be specific. They didn’t listen. But they should have. So Cacciatori, who was born in Bologna, d...