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by Nicole Danna   If you were to close your eyes and imagine a neighborhood café with a touch of Italian, you'd probably conjure something a lot like Pronto Café in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The room would be given an informal layout with a lunch-counter bar, exposed brick, weathered wood decor, and, of course, an artisan pizza oven. Locals wo...

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds of food, science research and other equipment — Monday afternoon.   The experimental...

by Morgan Watkins Swing by downtown Gainesville this weekend to see an internationally renowned artist in action. Italian urban muralist 2501 already is at work transforming the look of the :08 Seconds building at 201 W. University Ave. as part of a project that is being coordinated by the city of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural...

by Meagan NicholsA new Cordova restaurant is about to bridge the gap between the Bluff City and the boot of Europe, thanks to a few of Italy's native sons. Crazy Italians Restaurant, located at 1250 N. Germantown Parkway, suite 105, will hold its grand opening Monday, Oct. 19.   Giampaolo Ongaro and Daniele Zucca are the co-owners and "...

by Michael Klein   The name is Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and the wine list includes about 60 wines by the glass, but therein lies the rub. The liquor license for the contemporary restaurant - set up in the old Ajax Metal Works building next to the Fillmore in Fishtown and just across Delaware Avenue from the SugarHouse Cas...

In a few months, Chianti's Ristorante Italiano will open in the location formerly occupied by Suriya Thai. Brian McCarley, owner of Chianti's, also owns The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs, which opened March 2014. "When I was a kid, it was called The Pizza Inn," McCarley recalls about his new restaurant's location. McCarley and...

The Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest judging took place on April 9, 2016. The judges reviewed 109 essays submitted by students from Bethesda Academy, Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent's Academy, which represented a 100% increase in the number of essays submitted versus last year.   Essays were written about a wi...

By Sara Liss   The who: Chef Wendy Cacciatori, from Bologna, Italy, helms Via Emilia 9 — a pint-sized South Beach spot that specializes in hearty home cooking and pastas made daily. The space: The two year-old restaurant recently underwent a complete revamp with a redesign that includes an open kitchen, an expanded market with Italian goods...

It will be a glittering celebration of Italian fashion and culture all in the name of charity when renowned haute couture designer and philanthropist Renato Balestra welcomes guests to the Glamour is Back gala taking place Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami.   Gla...

A well-known author and poet will speak to University of Georgia students about her life in Italy next week. Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books will speak April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.   A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popula...

In the commonwealth of Kentucky, a state that brushes against the edges of the Bible Belt, the religion of choice is basketball. Its followers are devout. Fanatical, even. They commit themselves to their faith completely, studyingtheir scripture day and night, making regular pilgrimages not only to their house of worship—the basketball cathedral, R...

There was the guy with the shamrock-green hair and mustache, passing by a younger gent proudly styling a grass skirt in Emerald Isle hues.   Seniors mingled with young families, while high school teens shared a table with a pair taking their sartorial cues from the denizens of "Duck Dynasty."   Read more   Source: http://w...