NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

by Jane Musgrave   After waiting six years to take Subway founder Fred DeLuca to court in a multi-million-dollar dispute over a massive real estate deal gone bad, Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese claims he can't get a fair shake because of his Italian heritage. Never mind that DeLuca, who died last year of leukemia at age 67, als...

by Erin Newberg   After last night's Grand Opening party, it is official that Lorenzo is here. Not Lorenzo's Market in North Miami, but the new hottest restaurant to hit Collins Avenue, located at the SBE Hotel the Redbury (across from the Raleigh).   I went to try the incredible resto of Chef Tony Mantuano on Monday night with Jacque...

Del Conca, a ceramic tile manufacturer based in Italy, celebrated the opening of its new $50-million facility in the Sugarlimb Industrial Park in the city of Loudon on Wednesday. Exactly one year since breaking ground, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and thanked state and local officials for their help in establishing the new facility....

There have been so many new restaurants opening in Knoxville lately, that I’ve had trouble deciding which place to try from week to week. A friend of mine who used to live in Cincinnati had been very excited about the arrival of LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, which got its start in that Ohio city more than 60 years ago. Her personal recommendation was e...

By Neal Wagner   After her father, Giuseppe Bertolone, died in March 2013, Joe's Italian owner Sonia Bertolone-Carillo didn't have much time to mourn his passing. "We didn't have much of an opportunity to grieve because we were working all the time," Bertolone-Carillo said of her family, noting they regularly put in 90 or more hours ope...

Grave robbers struck a mausoleum at the Italian Club Cemetery in Ybor. Investigators said someone broke into one of the mausoleums and stole a coffin with three bodies inside. It is not known when the crime happened because the cemetery has little traffic. The stolen coffin contained the bodies of Carlos Spicola, who died in 1914, Ma...

di Giulio Mola   Fra lussuose ville e spiagge sempre affollate anche da sportivi italiani alla ricerca di relax, rotola il pallone nella lontanissima Miami. Questo grazie all'intraprendenza di Riccardo Silva imprenditore lombardo di successo (nel settore della distribuzione di diritti televisivi a livello mondiale), il quale da pochi mesi è...

In Italia, Napoli è sempre stata una città di grandi cantanti. Fin dai tempi dei romani, quando le sirene estasiarono Ulisse, alle grandi icone come Enrico Caruso, si dice che "se nun se canta se more" ("Se non canti a Napoli è perché sei morto"). In questa lunga tradizione si inserisce Gigi D'Alessio, che è apparso per la prima volta sul palco gl...

by Olee Fowler Wynwood is not typically known for having cozy, albeit traditional, restaurants. But that could be changing with the now-open Jack's Home Cooking.   The brainchild of JP Parlavechio, who has been in the restaurant industry in South Florida for more than 20 years, alongside Alan Roth, it'll feature a menu based on "what your mother...

Panini America, (www.paniniamerica.net), the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached exclusive trading card agreements with Mississippi State, Baylor, NC State, K-State and more than 200 additional universities that will allow the company to use the schools' team logos and university marks...

When local singer Frank Manzi met Roberto Esposito at a music fest in Italy last summer, the piano virtuoso had never been to America. "He had been accepted to Berklee in 2009 but didn't have the money to go," Manzi said. "He told me he always wanted to come so I invited him to come and stay with me."   Not only did Manzi open up his ho...

Saturday August 15, 17 - 21 EDTGino's Italian American Meat Market - 5729 Johnson St, Hollywood (Florida) 33021 This event is being co-presented by Gino's Italian American Meat Market and www.ItalianSouthFlorida.com Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15, so it's perfect that this year it will be on a Saturday. This dinner...