NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

You can’t wait to eat, and one restaurant couldn’t wait to get cooking! It’s perfect! Because now, you can get a taste of what they’ll be serving before they start serving! Something delicious has popped up in Miami. It’s Erba Italian restaurant.  Niven Patel, Erba Italian: “It’s our take on ingredients that are sourced locally, but with Italian fl...

After developing a cult-like following since its founding in 1996, and with 23 locations throughout Florida, Jeremiah's Italian Ice announced it is ready to share its decadent Italian Ice, premium Soft Ice Cream and signature Gelati treats nationwide with its category-defining franchise opportunity. An opportunity 23 years in the making, Jeremiah's...

Marco’s Pizza has opened a new location in Poinciana. Situated at 3749 Pleasant Hill Road, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, according to a company press release.  The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by Roger and Julia Mellen. Roger, a former chef and restaurant owne...

Last seen pitching for Team Italy in the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier against Israel and Kingdom of the Netherlands last September. Pat Venditte will be join Team Italy catcher Francisco Cervelli when pitchers and catchers report to Miami Marlins Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida on February 12, 2020. The Miami Marlins signed the 34-year-old a...

Some professional scammers are trained in deception to such a degree they could fool any of us, at any age. They target seniors who live at home alone, like Barbara Hinckley. Three days after hearing she had won a Publisher’s Clearinghouse contest Hinckley received a false copy of a check for $2.5 million in a package. It was all part of a professi...

Bathed in a warm, amber glow and bedecked with rose-filled vases, Rose’s Daughter in Delray Beach is one of those homey restaurants that makes you feel good the moment you step inside. “Good energy,” a dining mate said soon after we sat. An open kitchen and a buzzing bar bookend the front dining room, and a hallway lined with canned Italian tomatoe...

There’s something about the smell of garlic, onions and tomatoes cooking. It’s like a warm embrace. That’s exactly what you’ll find at LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. The family team of Maria and Sal LaMotta and their son, Carmelo, immigrated to the U.S. from Palermo, Sicily in 1976. Food has always been central to the LaMottas. Sal was bo...

As an omnivore facing a vegan menu, I always bring in a ringer. Unlike sports when that’s cheating, in the world of food criticism it’s more like having a translator in a foreign country. I’ve studied the “phrasebook,” I know the universal design symbols so I can find the toilet, but help is needed to get the jokes.  Chef/owner Greg Koodish and his...

Fazoli’s – the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value – continues to expand its Florida footprint as the brand brings its craveable dishes to Tampa. Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Carlos L. Saenz...

The Miami Marlins and Team Italy catcher Francisco Cervelli have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $2 million. The 33-year-old Italian-Venezuelan made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2008 when he played alongside current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and special adviser Jorge Posada. 2009 proved to be a monumental year for Fr...

Fabrizio Aielli is chef and owner to three of Naples' most prominent restaurants: Sea Salt, Dorona and Barbatella. Last week, he welcomed a fourth into the fold, Grappino, with a menu focused on Italian comfort foods. “It’s a very classic, very homey Italian menu,” Ingrid Aielli said.  Fabrizio's wife and business partner, Ingrid has helped launch...

At Rocca, there are at least three different types of olive oil. There’s a Ligurian version, a golden elixir that’s floral and soft. There’s a Sicilian oil that’s deeply aromatic with an almost spicy finish. And then there’s the Spanish Venta del Baron, an award-winning pale green oil that’s fruity and herbaceous and comes draped over a plate of ha...