NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Hanging in the curing vault at San Giuseppe Salami Co. is more than just several dozen sausages that have been aging for four months. Suspended there is a history as rich and layered as the spices in the meat. A bite of a soppressata is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience across two continents. “Those traditions I learned to do were...

Mike Marino comes to The RRazz Room at Mizner Park Cultural Center Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit: www.MiznerParkCulturalCenter.com. Stand-up comedian Mike Marino - affectionately known to fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy" - brings his hysterical take on the Italian-American experience to The RRazz Room at...

Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26. The exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy” is organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum, in Florence. The curator is Martina Beccatini, curator...

Known to locals who grew up on their delicious pizza and garlic rolls in Pembroke Pines, John the Baker has finally headed north with their newest Coral Springs location. The new 2,200 square foot restaurant at 9709 W. Sample Road will officially open on Monday, March 4and will seat 80 hungry customers. Similar to the Pembroke Pines location, the r...

A popular Pine Belt-area event returns March 16 when St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg hosts the 18th annual Irish-Italian Festival Saturday, March 16, featuring great food, fantastic music, fellowship, a parade, a raffle for a cash prize of $3,500, and much more.   The festival’s ‘Roll N’ Stroll’ parade is at 10:30 a.m. and the fes...

A visit to Frankie's Pizza and Grill in Spring Hill is a journey through one of world's most beloved culinary traditions, and a family legacy that exemplifies this nation's ongoing ability to cultivate far-away customs into an indispensable, practically local fare. At Frankie's you will find an outstanding selection of traditional Italian dishes fr...

Collage Day School recently hosted a workshop on an educational philosophy rooted in Italy that focuses on viewing children as individuals who are curious and have powerful potential to learn. Angela Fowler, executive director and lead consultant of Cultivating the Early Years, led the workshop on the concept known as the Reggio Emilia Approach. Sh...

Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP di nuovo protagonista sulla scena gastronomica statunitense: il Consorzio di Tutela, ha infatti portato il prezioso condimento a fregiarsi negli ultimi giorni, di prestigiose vetrine nel principale mercato d’Oltreoceano con una serie di iniziative promozionali. La più importante è stata certamente quella che dal 19 al...

A slice of a longtime Connecticut pizzeria is headed to the Lowcountry. The owners of Tolli’s Apizza in East Haven plan to open a new restaurant on Maybank Highway on Johns Island by late summer. The space, with seating for 40 and a bar and patio, is still being built as part of a new shopping area on Crowne Commons Way near Crowne at Live Oak Squa...

IF YOU’RE a local, you have probably noticed the magnificent pink Victorian that sits on East 36th Street by now. What looks like a grandiose home of Savannah’s elite is not that at all, instead housing Savannah’s newest upscale authentic Italian restaurant, La Scala Ristorante.  The bold duo behind the massive undertaking, Donald Lubowicki and Jef...

The Starland District welcomes Italian cuisine to the neighborhood restaurant community. In Nov. 2018, Tiffany Cullen-Salmi and Walter Salmi opened Bocci Italian Bistro on the corner of Bull and 32nd Street. The new Savannah venue is the sister restaurant to their first location in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Bocci prides itself on serving hearty porti...

Legislators have put off deciding whether the second Monday in October needs a name change for this session. A bill that would have renamed Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day was retained in committee Tuesday, meaning it probably won’t be back this year. Communities across the country have been wrestling with whether to make the sw...