NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Samantha Schnur, also known as Instagram sensation @thenaughtyfork, was one of the first pioneers of the term "food porn," creating indulgent, mouth-watering content from the comfort of her college dorm room. After gaining a large following, Schnur expanded the brand and took the account on as a full-time job. She's now considered one of Miami's mo...

Giorgios Bakatsias, the restaurateur behind Giorgios Hospitality & Lifestyle Group, will open Osteria Georgi in Chapel Hill this spring. Chef Daniel Jackson, an Eleven Madison Park and MoMA alum, will join as partner and chef. Named in honor of Bakatsias’ late friend, George Tarantini, an Italian native and former North Carolina State soccer coach,...

41 years ago, a small town pair with big dreams moved to Myrtle Beach from Steubenville, Ohio, with the intent to duplicate the family’s well-known Italian sausage and meatball sandwich shop. When visiting the previous year in July, and seeing the restaurant crowds, they were sure they were destined to make it big. Opening in a small 70 seat buildi...

A second location of Old Fourth Ward Italian restaurant A Mano opens next summer on Sylvan Road in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Capitol View, What Now Atlanta first reported. Opened in 2017 at the corner of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Glen Iris Drive, owner George DeMeglio tells Eater he hopes to begin construction on the restaurant this su...

The Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval is being celebrated at Universal Studios Florida from February 6th to March 28th, and there are food booths scattered throughout the park with different food options from different cultures. For this review, we’ll be taking a look at Italy, which actually has two different food booths in the pa...

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) received a generous $5,000 donation from Bob and Ginger Grappone, who represented the Order of the Sons of Italy in America/Richard A. Capozzola Lodge No. 2865 in Crestview. “We are so appreciative of the Grappones and the Crestview Sons of Italy Lodge for their generous donation,” said Julie Por...

What do a queen and pizza dough have to do with St. Pete, Florida? Answer: an upcoming pizzeria and wine bar aptly named Original Flavor 1889. Soon, you won’t have to go far to get a slice of an Italian classic, the Neapolitan pizza, which is characterized by a super thin base with a crispy but light and airy crust. Thanks to Melissa Mihok at Barke...

A year and a half after closing his longstanding Pubbelly restaurant in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood, Jose Mendin has returned to the space to debut his latest outpost: Casa Isola (1418 20th Street), and Italian-style eatery debuting in the next few weeks. For this new venture, Mendin has partnered with Brooklyn-born chef, Santo Agnello, who has...

The best pizza in Alabama will always be a point of contention. Last month, a trio of judges embarked on a search to find Alabama’s best pie and the winner was a pizzeria in Moody. Carpenetti’s Pizzeria, run by owner Frank Carpenetti and his family, earned bragging rights in the Bama’s Best Pizza contest, sponsored by the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable...

The Honorary Consulate has resumed limited services. We have added a number of passport appointment slots for March through July. Please note that these slots are strictly for Italian citizens living in North Carolina who have an expired passport, or whose passport will expire within 60 days of the appointment date.Strict COVID-19 guidelines are in...

There is a memory Maria Natale has of when she was younger, and her dad would take her to get a bomboli or sfogliatelle or another Italian pastry from a coffee shop in New Jersey. Even now, decades later, the 38-year-old need simply bite into one of those delectable treats and she is transported to her youth and filled with joy. That feeling of, an...

Pastificio Propaganda, the first authentic Sicilian restaurant in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, is now open. Known as Propaganda, the restaurant offers the best of Italian culture and cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and an expansive wine list. Located at 97 NW 25th St., Propaganda embraces Wynwood’s artistic community as the new home of Shepar...