NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

On a recent summer morning, Lynn Hirsch was determined as she packed the back of her gray SUV with 20 aluminum pans of lasagna. The retiree was on a mission: Drive nearly 70 miles from her suburb of Atlanta to two rural Georgia towns and get the hearty dishes into the hands of people who needed them. It's an increasingly typical mission for volunte...

From Kennedy to von Braun, from Johnson to Debus, among the protagonists of the historical adventure that brought man to the Moon 42 years ago, there was one who had a decisive role, as director of the launch and later responsible for the entire Apollo program. His name was Rocco Petrone, and, as his very Italian name tells us, he was the son of a...

Bel Mare overlooks nothing but the water. The new fine-dining restaurant at Key West’s Historic Seaport specializes in coastal Italian cuisine, local seafood, made-to-order pasta, decadent steaks and unparalleled cocktails crafted by the uber-talented “bar-tist” Matt Carmony. “We’re not your typical red-sauce Italian restaurant. Our food is second-...

His name is George Mazzei, with 84 years of life behind him to cherish and look back on. But, for him, there is still so much to see — as I spoke with George, I could hear his passion for life through the way he spoke. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. But his heart resides and always will reside in...

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES will make its North American retail debut with the opening of its flagship showroom in the upscale Miami Design District this week, marking a pivotal step for the automotive creator. Headquartered in the heart of the European supercar community in Modena, Italy, home to legendary automotive marques Ferrari, Maserati...

In August 2021, Uptown Charlotte will welcome a sleek 22-story tower to its skyline – home to the new JW Marriott Charlotte. Situated on the corner of College and Stonewall Streets, the hotel will also bring three unique restaurant concepts to the Uptown dining scene. One of such concepts especially stands out: Dean’s Italian Steakhouse. Dean’s is...

Boca Raton, nel sud della Florida, e’ luogo di riposo per molti italoamericani di successo che nascondono il loro ricco passato in case lussuose. Appena si entra in casa Nestico, una villa sull’acqua, si viene accolti da una scalinata in marmo a forma di S con ringhiera in ferro battuto. Racchiuso nella rotondita’ della scala, un pianoforte a coda...

Greetings foodies! I am so happy to be back helping you to navigate the Martin County food scene and I'd like to tell you about a delicious recent addition.While you may be familiar with the long-standing Casa Giuseppe's Italian Grill on Indian Street, owner Giuseppe DeRosa in January opened a more casual trattoria, complete with a large covered te...

For the fifth installment of my series, “Searching For Italy in the South” I head to charming downtown Charleston, South Carolina to speak with John Amato, co-owner of Melfi's and founder of The Culinary Garden. The Upper King Street District is lined with beautiful brick buildings, stunning historic churches, art galleries, and noteworthy restaura...

With wide experience as a chef and restaurateur, Joe Tarantino opened Tarantino’s to the public last week. Located at the site of the old Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen on Brannen St., Tarantino’s will offer pizza, various Italian dishes and other specialties. “I love Italian food. That’s what I grew up with my grandmother cooking,” Tarantino said. “...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

Set amid historical sites like the Charleston Naval Shipyard and plantations dating back to the 17th century is Amici’s Italian Bistro, a place filled with the sounds of Sinatra playing in the background, red and white checkered tablecloths, and chianti bottle-candles lit on every table. Here, you’ll encounter the aromas of garlic and nana's fresh...