NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

When I heard that La Fontana, the low-key pizza restaurant in the Walk of Coral Springs had re-opened after a three-month hiatus, I was happy to hear that yet another business had not become yet another COVID-19 statistic. But it was not on the list of places that I was rearing to go dine at anytime soon. After all, in the 10 years I’ve been a Cora...

The Italian Bistro located in Porters Neck off Market Street just celebrated its 10th anniversary. “Like the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun,” said owner Jason James. “Well, it’s been a fun 10 years. I have an amazing staff, some who were here when I purchased the restaurant and are still here today.”  The restaurant recently held a...

Hey Foodies! You know their sausage, but how about the classic, mouthwatering flavors of a homemade deli? The home of Cugino's Sausage Company is now a new deli market called The Southern Italian Deli Market on St. Augustine Road. "The Southern Italian is something that, back where I'm from, it was the small delis and meat markets," said owner Chri...

The battle between the two best players in college basketball, and perhaps the sport’s two best teams, didn’t disappoint late on Friday night. If we’re lucky, the contest in Las Vegas was just a preview of what will make for a tremendous deep NCAA tournament battle come March. Potential top draft pick Paolo Banchero and No. 5 Duke held on to knock...

New Jersey-transplants Marissa and Mario Massarelli settled down in the Lowcountry in July to start the next phase of their lives – Holy City Cannoli.  The couple made the decision to leave the “hustle and bustle” of New Jersey for the “laid-back” atmosphere of Charleston. “It’s very family-oriented,” Marissa said about the decision. “Which is real...

Looks like that complimentary dish of focaccia and roasted garlic will arrive on PGA Boulevard as scheduled, Prezzo fans. The revived 90s-era Italian restaurant will open its doors Friday. The opening marks the return of the restaurant brand to Palm Beach Gardens, where restaurateur Burt Rapoport and then business partner Dennis Max opened a Prezzo...

Carmela “Milly” Lombardo walked through DeRomo’s Gourmet Market in Bonita Springs last week, pointing at pictures on the walls, memories pouring from the 89-year-old. “I have so much history in my head that I couldn’t get rid of it,” she said.  Employees caught her elbow as she walked, greeting her and her daughter, DeRomo’s pastaria chef/manager,...

Planned as an oceanfront restaurant with a “cozy” upscale ambiance and an emphasis on Italian seafood, a second location of a longtime Greenwich, Connecticut establishment is set to open this winter at Eau Palm Beach Resort. Polpo, which translates to “octopus,” could open by mid-December in an oceanfront dining space getting a makeover as part of...

Kimberly and Roger Sterry want to make mealtime easier. And if you like homemade lasagnas, raviolis, marinara and alfredo sauces, meatballs and more, the couple’s new business, Kimmy’s Cucina, 65 S. Mill St., offers a seasonal variety of premade Italian meals that are ready to heat and serve. The frozen Italian meals are the main thrust of the gour...

A pair of local organizations took home $5,000 each to get some economic plans off the ground at the annual Ten at the Top Celebrating Success event in Greenville on Nov. 18. The teams of Belton Mayor Eleanor Dorn and Belton Alliance representative Richard Dorn and the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville each won the $5,000 Hughes Investmen...

If you go to Square Cut Pizza in Shelby Park expecting, well, square cut pizza, you won’t be disappointed.  The sit-down restaurant at 741 E. Oak St., which opened two weeks ago, is introducing a new version of the iconic Italian cuisine to Louisville: Roman style pizza — which is, of course, cut into squares. Roman style pizza is the kind of pizza...

I’ve known Kingsport restaurateur Raffaele Misciagnia since the mid-1990s, having been a regular customer of his sadly missed restaurant from the former Fort Henry Mall’s heyday. I’ve also taken clients, family and friends to Giuseppe’s, the restaurant property with which he and his brother Michael dominate Kingsport’s Stone Drive. From that time t...