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Pensacola’s Joe Occhipinti is this year’s Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Hall of Fame inductee. But don’t congratulate the saxophonist on the honor. Instead, support the events surrounding jazz in the area, Occhipinti requests. There is a big chance that Occhipinti will be there, too, as he always has been. The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Herit...

On September 1st 2020 at 4 pm EST, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast will hold ‘The Authentic Italian Table: Northern Italy’s Rustic Cuisine’, a virtual event arranged through Zoom in which participants will have the opportunity to enjoy flavors and views from Northern Italy.  The event is part of the ‘The Extraordinary Italian Taste’...

Alex Grisanti is slated to open a new restaurant, Elfo Grisanti’s Northern Italian Cuisine, during the second week of September in Southaven. It’s a first for the Grisanti restaurants, says Grisanti, the chef/owner of the new restaurant. “The first time we’ve been in Mississippi.” The restaurant at 5627 Getwell Road was named after his grandfather...

Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef of forchetta, participated in, and won an episode of Food Network’s Chopped which aired on June 30, 2020 at 9:00pm. Chopped is a Reality Television Chef’s Competition. In this show, four chefs compete against each other in creating a three-course meal including one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert. Chefs must on...

The Marlins just swept a doubleheader from the Mets and moved to a pretty surprising 14-11 on the year. They are nearing the halfway point of the season in playoff position despite an early outbreak of COVID-19 and needing to piece together a roster after that happened. It's been pretty fun. In the nightcap Tuesday, another fun thing happened. Jon...

If you’ve taken a stroll down West 7th Street just off the downtown Columbia square recently, there’s a strong chance you’ve gotten a whiff of fresh baked garlic bread. And if you’ve followed your nose, you’d be one of several people who have paid a visit to the city’s newest downtown Italian restaurant, Mama Mila’s. Located on the third floor abov...

Columbia will soon welcome a new business to the Five Points area. Enzo’s will open its doors Tuesday in the former home of Blue Cactus Café. The New York deli restaurant was created by Joe Cardinale, owner and head chef, who felt like a piece of home was missing after making his move to Columbia. Cardinale has worked as the head chef at Ripper’s,...

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph L. Raia has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Raia will play in the leadership of the 17,000-member section that has representation from over 100 countries worldwide. Joseph L....

Next month, St. Pete will get is a taste of a fast-food concept unlike any other—Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go. Dal Moro’s mission is to show Americans that its possible to enjoy authentic Italian fresh pasta in a fast-casual environment without spending a fortune.  Dal Moro’s also has locations in Venice, Toronto, and Ottawa. But the one coming alo...

Really good pizza may be difficult to find, but not anymore in Franklin County. Tony and Jamie have seen to that. Antonio “Tony” Renaldo and Jamie Brown, co-owners of Piezan Pizzeria Italiano in downtown Winchester, are transplants from upstate New York who now offer their unique blend of culinary artistry and authentic Italian pizza at their new s...

Athenians are getting restless. The urge to travel has been frustrated by coronavirus, and countless trips have been canceled or postponed. Baking, Netflix binges and jigsaw puzzles are pale substitutes for the joys of seeing the world and savoring its bounty.     For those who’d like to enjoy the rolling hills, wineries and food of Tuscany, we may...

If you wanted to call Cibo Trattoria “Paul’s 2.0,” you wouldn’t be far off. Risen out of the ashes of Paul’s Fine Italian Dining, Cibo features the chef, sous-chef and longtime manager of Paul’s, along with many of the same Italian dishes served at Paul’s for more than 30 years in Winston-Salem. Paul’s, founded in 1988 on Robinhood Hood by Italian-...