NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will host "La Grande Bellezza," an evening of film, food and fun on Thursday, May 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St. at the College of Charleston.   The event will feature Italian club music, delectable "apertivo," including prosecco cocktails, and a number...

by Carla Torres   Last April, pasta-loving locals and Lincoln Road obsessed tourists were saddened to find that TiramesU, the long-standing (17 years to be exact) Italian joint was shutting its doors practically overnight.   Now, after a year of not serving al dente pappardelle Bolognese, however, TiramesU has announced it will reopen...

My Italian Kitchen will open its new Winter Park, Florida, location on June 4. The new Spoleto, located at 349 N. Orlando Ave., is the third one in the Orlando area The concept is simple: give guests the culinary freedom to choose from more than 30 farm-fresh and house-prepared ingredients, herbs, dressings, and oils to create a custom pasta,...

Jimmy Valvano is a name not widely known this side of the Atlantic. In America, he is revered as an extraordinary inspiration. It was as a college basketball coach of NC State Wolfpack that the brash Italian-American made his name.   After 10 years' coaching, "Jimmy V" arrived at State and told anyone who would listen he would win the Nation...

The Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham cordially invites you to share in the time-honored tradition of the Saint Joseph Altar. The Saint Joseph Altar is Sicilian in origin. During a terrible famine, the people of Sicily pleaded to Saint Joseph, their patron saint, for relief.   Saint Joseph answered their prayers and the famine...

Officials in Spartanburg County say an Italian manufacturer of high-end adhesives and sealants plans to create 150 new jobs and invest $66 million in the area. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (http://bit.ly/1Fdtfr7) the county council has approved the third and final reading of an economic incentives agreement which allows the compan...

Two more luxury retailers from Europe are debuting stores in South Florida: apparel maker Billionaire Italian Couture and Spain's footwear purveyor Pretty Ballerinas.   Billionaire Italian Couture opened its first U.S. East Coast flagship store on Dec. 3 at 4000 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami's design district. The nearly 800-square-foot space sells...

Gli Stati Uniti si confermano il principale mercato mondiale del vino e il prodotto italiano da alcuni anni si posiziona ai vertici, soprattutto grazie alla Florida, il primo stato importatore e il terzo per consumi dopo la California e New York. E Miami dunque, crocevia di culture diverse, rappresenta non solo uno dei punti nevralgici per il busin...

A group of good friends has founded an organization that accomplishes two objectives near to their hearts — celebrating their Italian heritage and committing charitable acts in the community they love.   The newly formed Cultural Italian American Organization, or CIAO, brings together people of Italian descent to share traditions and customs...

by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

Piola, the popular pizza place that lost its lease near Lincoln Road last year, has found a new spot in South Beach.   The restaurant has just leased 3,031 square feet at 705 Washington Avenue, and will soon begin building out the space, Irma Figueroa, director of retail leasing and sales for the Comras Company told The Real Deal. Figueroa r...

The Harrison County Commission has rejected a funding request from the Italian Heritage Festival board.The board will now have to look elsewhere for an additional $3,000 to help fund the 'Glow In The Park Run' this Saturday. The commission has already granted funding for the festival over Labor Day Weekend.   Commissioner Bernie Fazzini note...