NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The time has come and the long-awaited Italian joint Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca officially made its debut in the ‘Burg last week, on the floor level of the Vintin Hotel at 2349 Central Ave. Since acquiring the space in February of this year, husband-and-wife owners of Lolita’s Wine Market, Alex and Kelly Rodriguez, have been renovating what is now t...

The weekend of gravy and grazie, pasta and powder rooms, music and meatballs is upon us, as Memphis Italian Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and all things Italian, at Marquette Park in East Memphis. Powder rooms? Yes. The portable potty might not hail from Italy, but only at Italian Fest will you find a contest dedicated to how it’s decor...

FCA group vehicles came away with two key victories at the ninth annual Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) "Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz" convertible and panoramic sunroof competition. With sunny skies and perfect temperatures at the event, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio won the Panoramic Utility Vehicle award and the 20...

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Colorobbia USA, Inc. officials announced today that the ceramics supplier will invest $5 million to establish operations in Cookeville.  Colorobbia USA plans to build a 50,000-square-foot facility that includes distribution functions and a technical assistance lab...

Ask the folks in Maryville what the big new restaurant sensation is, and they’ll very likely tell you it’s Jaboni’s Pizzeria. However, you won’t find it sitting along any of the town’s high-traffic thoroughfares. Rather, it occupies a small subsection of a larger, repurposed retail space in the Kroger Marketplace neighborhood. The Grub Spouse and I...

Having been in business along the East Naples Corridor for only five years, Baci Pizza & Ristorante has held steady with its growing clientele. Sit in for lunch and hear “Welcome to Baci’s” hollered as proprietor Francesco “Frank” Garofalo greets guests. The cozy venue where Beach Deli used to be is now the hidden gem of pizzerias south of New York...

What’s that? Don’t know about Agostino’s? Welp, look no further than the newish strip of eateries in New Centre Commons (a stone’s throw from Target), I highly suggest a visit. For all things barbecue and beer, Skytown is there to satisfy all smoky needs. For fresh Japanese fare, there’s Mizuki. And when the marinara mood hits right, there’s no den...

Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at Marlins Park on Friday, June 14th at 7:10pm. Make some noise and support the Marlins as they take on Italian National Team catcher, Francisco Cervelli and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Purchase a ticket package that includes an exclusive Marlins Italian Heritage Celebration T-Shirt. A portion of the proceed...

A local philanthropist was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor. During a recent visit to the Grand Strand, Governor Henry McMaster recognized Fred Nesta with the Order of the Palmetto. According to the state’s website the Order of the Palmetto is awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of n...

Fourth-generation Cipriani brothers Maggio and Ignazio have debuted Mr. C Hotels’ third location in the heart of Miami’s Coconut Grove to much acclaim. The beautiful boutique hotel brings the prestigious Cipriani hospitality to its newest location with an all-encompassing hotel experience including incredible food and beverage offerings, luxurious...

With Memorial Day weekend just days away, Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach will once again have a table set-up but empty – a Missing Man Table – in tribute to servicemen and servicewomen who were never able to return home. The table will include a folded flag, a Bible, a lit candle, a flower, and a plate with a slice of lemon and salt. This special...

Summer is almost here and that means many local restaurants and eateries will be featuring new products that pay homage to the hot summer months. They will not only cool us off with fun summer drinks and help us unwind, but help you enjoy a relaxing meal with fresh veggies, seafood and other summer treats. If you’re looking for a place that can pro...