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The Italian American Heritage Society will host a wine and cheese tasting event from 6:30-10 p.m. on July 12 at Vizzini Winery, 800 Highway 87 in Calera.   Tickets are $35 each. Proceeds will help support the exhibit of "La Storia" at the Vulcan Park and Museum. The July 12 event will feature antipasta, music, dancing and an Italian car show...

by Alexa Lampasona   New York City's Corso Coffee has found an outpost in Atlanta. The upscale coffee bar opened in Buckhead Atlanta in late December, and it's white-tiled, clean lined display matches the high-gloss tone of the neighborhood.   But besides having a fancy interior, Corso's espresso beans, Aneri Tricaffe, are rare. LDV (...

di Cristiano Bosco   A Francesco Cavalletti piace vincere le sfide. Lo ha fatto per anni sul ring, come pugile, partito come dilettante da Montefano, poco lontano da Porto Recanati nelle Marche, divenuto professionista negli Stati Uniti, sotto il sole della Florida.   Lo sta facendo ancora, oggi, come titolare di "La Locanda", uno dei...

by Sarah Killian   Fire destroyed Vinny Vito's restaurant in Moody late Sunday night, according to authorities.The fire broke out at about 9:45 p.m. at the Italian restaurant off Moody Parkway. Firefighters from neighboring Leeds were called in to assist the Moody Fire Department with the blaze.   The flames were so intense the roof o...

Based on Antica Mare's menu proclamations, you'd expect a line of waiting diners stretching from the Shorecrest restaurant's front door to the 79th Street Causeway. "Best chicken you could ever eat!" "First authentic Tuscan restaurant in Florida!" "Best octopus in the world!" "Owner's favorite dish — you'll eat everything except the bone!" &n...

All White House State Dinners pull out the stops to impress, but for his 13th and final gala, President Barack Obama set a high bar for his food-and-wine purveyors with his choice of guests: the Italians, specifically Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.   Accordingly, the gourmands at the White House called up some of A...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the reopening of two Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations along the Florida Turnpike. As part of the Florida Turnpike's multi-million dollar system-wide service plaza reconstruction project, renovated concepts opened recently...

There will be a special group of wine professionals and wine lovers gathered at Toscana Divino at Mary Brickell Village (Downtown Miami) beginning October 26, 2013. This group will be swirling, sniffing, sipping, and spitting as part of a hands-on approach to learning all that can be known about Italian wine: the regions, terroir, how to taste, Ita...

With all due respect to Nonnas around the world... Please, take a seat. For now we share a world with Mazzi Cucina, a new sliver of eccentricity serving some of the most authentic Italian we've seen around these parts in a while, now open in North Miami Beach.   Before you launch into one of those "Oh, another Italian restaurant" m...

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson   Nestled behind the QT and Waffle House on the corner of State Bridge and Jones Bridge roads in Johns Creek sits a taste of Italy with a dash of New York.   Dal Cuore restaurant, located at 2100 Ray Moss Connector in Johns Creek, is an authentic New York-Italian restaurant featuring family recipes passed do...

by Hanna Raskin   The relative scarcity of spaghetti and meatballs in Charleston could bode well for the future of Italian food here, observers say.   According to Nicolo de Rienzo, an Italian food writer now researching a story about eating in the U.S. South, many Southern cities appear less bound by the red-sauce traditions that rei...

Si terrà il 12 marzo in Florida, presso il Miami Dade College, il Forum America and the Old World: Food, Health and Culture che esplora il patrimonio culturale gastronomico americano e come le sue radici influenzino abitudini alimentari, gusti e benessere di un'intera nazione.   L'iniziativa si inquadra nella più ampia rassegna Feeding the P...