NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The Feast of the Seven Fishes will be served this Christmas Eve at Strada Italiano in downtown Asheville to celebrate the Italian-American tradition and the use of seafood in the family meal as a way of abstinence from meat, a long Roman Catholic tradition during various days of the week as well as during Lent. This year's feast menu is available o...

Italian builder Otam announced that Florida-based Denison Yacht Sales will represent the yacht line in the United States.   "We are honored to represent the Otam brand here in the U.S. and we are sure that we will have a successful future together," Denison CEO Bob Denison said in a statement at the recent Miami International Boat Show. "Wit...

South Carolina's state Commerce Department, announced that Meter Bearings Group, Italian designer and manufacturer of ball and roller bearings, is opening its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Walterboro to be near the Port of Charleston. The company designs and produces ball bearings and cylindrical roller bearings and plans to begin production a...

The international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! starring Steve Solomon will be at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA for a three week engagement beginning September 30, 2015.   Described as "One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac," Solomon uses dialects, accents, and so...

by Phil Bolton   The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy has appointed Christopher M. Caputo, an attorney in the Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., offices of the law firm Baker Donelson as its representative for Georgia as well as Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee.   Under a two-year contract, Mr. Caputo is to assist Italian businesses w...

by Ashley Brozic & Alejandra Torres Mention to your man that he has to wear a blazer in August, and expect a grunt of despair. Now mention to him that you know of a blazer that's light enough to inhibit sweat and masculine enough to elicit the respect of everyone in the room, and you might just get him to perk up a bit.   Enter Casa de...

As stated in wwd, Emilio Pucci continues to invest in its retail network and has opened a 1,728-square-foot boutique in Miami's Design District, which follows the unveiling of a Manhattan flagship in November. This is the brand's third location in Southern Florida.   "Florida has historically been a strategic market for us, so we're especial...

The 7th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 at the Sottile Theatre. The four-day festival celebrates Italian contemporary cinema and culture with a number of films in addition to Italian directors appearing as special guests of the Festival to present their acclaimed films and discuss their wo...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society met in October, Italian American Heritage Month. Giovanni Fontecchio discussed Italian history, and Father Joe Dilettuso spoke on upcoming trips to Italy and the Italian Mass to be held in January.   The club will holds its Italian Christmas Gala at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Great Southern Club in...

The Magic City is home to countless restaurant imports, but Petit Miami is one of the few to arrive at our shores via Milan. Despite its French name, this month-old Sunset Harbour spot is actually an Italian bistro. With the exception of salmon teriyaki and seared tuna tartare with yuzu sauce, Petit's repertoire consists of classic, unfussy Italia...

"Certo, è una grossa cifra, ma faccio finta che non esista: non è da lì che arriva il business". Dario Snaidero sorride e prova a minimizzare. E con qualche ragione. Perché in effetti non capita ogni giorno di ricevere una commessa da 450mila dollari per una cucina, l'equivalente in Italia del costo di un paio di appartamenti.    Il mil...

Il Prof. Antonello Pileggi medico ricercatore presso l'Università di Miami ha ricevuto lo scorso 11 ottobre il riconoscimento Eccellenze Calabresi in U.S.A. Il premio e' stato patrocinato dalla Regione Calabria, il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Miami, l'ODLI (Organizzazione per la Diffusione della Lingua Italiana, agenzia operante sotto gli auspici...