NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

by Nicole Danna   Around these parts, there's a lot of trepidation when it comes to finding good Italian food. Even the tourists don't expect to find decent pizza this far south -- and without a neighborhood of trattorias called Little Italy. Despite the misconceptions surrounding our state's ability to churn out good pies and pasta, re...

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce this 4 weeks program of summer study in Italy (June 2015).   The San Severino Marche program, directed by Prof. Federica Colleoni and Arnaldo Ciccotelli, is a four-week, 2 courses/6 or 7 credits experience conducted in the region Marche, an ideal setting for the courses offered because o...

by Nicki P. Wood   As a tourist destination, the past is just fantastic. One past setting I love to visit is New York in the '40s and '50s, when the Irish bars were full of Irish, and Italian restaurants were owned by Italian-speakers, with mamma or nonna running the kitchen.   Mammas and nonnas are in somewhat shorter supply here in...

by Lisa Petrillo   Art Basel put Miami on the map in the art world. Now there's a push to do the same in the fashion world. Some of the biggest name designers are coming to Miami to meet their fans face to face. Edguardo Osoro, designer of Aquazzura shoes, is responsible for creating what he calls the 12-hour fashionable heel. &nb...

By Dennis Seid   Sometime next month, a wood-fired brick oven made in Italy will make its way to downtown Tupelo. And by late spring, a new restaurant will be serving traditional Neapolitan pizza from that oven. The pizzeria will be owned by Vince Rapisarda, who is opening in the building at 206 Troy Street that was most recently T...

A new Italian restaurant, Amici's Italiano Ristorante, will open next week off West New Circle Road at 1479 Boardwalk. The restaurant will be run by Alberto Villasenor and Alex Vega, who are partners in Amici's with their wives, Miranda Villasenor and Amy Vega.   The eatery, with seating for 130, will be open for lunch and dinner weekda...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest growing pizza company in the United States, known for its fresh ingredients, secret sauce recipe and dough made in-store daily, opened at 11182 66th St., on Oct. 30 boosting the local economy by adding up to 30 jobs.   A grand opening celebration will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 6, and will include free pi...

Architecture office Carlo Ratti Associati has used submarine technologies to design a buoyant public space off the coast of West Palm Beach's Currie Park. As part of his masterplan for the Florida city's waterfront, architect Carlo Ratti and his team have proposed a plaza that will be partly submerged and constructed like a...

by Craig Davis   John Viola has been intently reading all of the news reports about his father's purchase of the Florida Panthers. What interests him most is found at the bottom of the articles online, where fans express their views and concerns about what this latest ownership change will mean to their team.   The oldest of new...

This is not a goodbye, but at Hello! With a clever acronym (Cortona Italy Alumni Organization), CIAO is an organization stemming from alumni of the UGA Cortona Program – funded by a legendary philanthropist, Mr. Jack Kehoe, it is likely the most famous and coveted art program in the South East of the U.S.   CIAO members are joining our May e...

di Francesco Chirico   Nata a Vallo della Lucania, attualmente 'instructor of medicine' (corpo docente) alla Boston University, Giuseppina Stifano, ha deciso di non mollare e la sua ricerca è finanziata da un training grant dell'Nih, ente nazionale americano di ricerca.   Questo finanziamento è dato alle giovani 'promesse' in formazio...

by Nicole Danna   Grato is a good name for James Beard Award-nominated chef Clay Conley's new restaurant. The meaning — "grateful" in Italian — is exactly how Conley feels about his latest venture, set to open in West Palm Beach January 8.   "I live in the community [where Grato is located], and for a while I've dreamed of opening a p...