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by Nell Luter Floyd   Who: Stuart Ramsey, line chef; Where: La Finestra, 120 N. Congress St., Jackson; Contact: (601) 345-8735  www.eatlafinestra.com www.facebook.com/eatlafinestra Influences: Stuart Ramsey, 23, works as a line chef at La Finestra, the downtown Jackson restaurant where his father Tom Ramsey is chef and...

To meet the growing demand for pizza in the metropolitan area of Birmingham, Alabama, Marco's Pizza® franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action. How big is the demand for pizza in Alabama?   The largest city in Alabama is booming; Birmingham boasts a population well over 210,000 and a thriving busi...

By Evan S. Benn   At last count, there were about 5,000 pasta-and-pizza places in Miami Beach. What can one do to set itself apart?   For Serafina, which opened in December in the Dream South Beach Hotel, the answer is truffles. Executive chef Marco Zuccala lets the heady fungus fly early and often in his expansive menu of Italian cla...

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,...

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...

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...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots. This news comes from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), who worked with Harris Poll to survey more t...