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 Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian QSR chain, was named  winner of a Gold Stevie® Award  for Company of the Year in the food & beverage category for the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. Fazoli’s Chief Executive Officer, Carl Howard, is also being honored for Achievement in Management. “We are honored to receive two such prestigious...

The restaurant, featuring multiple bars and patio for live music, specializes in Neapolitan pizza and pasta A popular Tampa Bay pizza and pasta destination will soon be operating in downtown Sarasota. After spending about a year renovating a nearly century-old building across Washington Boulevard from Regal Hollywood Stadium 11, Bavaro’s Pizza Napo...

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar is on schedule to open on New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island this month, according to manager Maribel Patruno. The restaurant’s owner, Nunzio Patruno, has seen success with New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which opened in 2003 and has been reviewed by The New York Times among others. “Adulation of fresh v...

When the owners of Naples Restaurant in West Knoxville announced they were ending their 21-year run last month, it left a big void. Some diners had sentimental reasons for lamenting the closing while others will just miss the good food. Enter Forno Grill; this new restaurant at 743 North Campbell Station Road in Farragut fills that need for real It...

Never mind arguing about whether New York or Chicago-style pizza is better. There is a good little neighborhood argument to be had about whether New York- or New Jersey-style pizza is best. Joining the pizza fray is Lucca’s Pizza & Wine Bar, which opened two weeks ago at 817 14th St. W. in downtown Bradenton. “This is considered Jersey-New York piz...

Start spreading the news: a Frank Sinatra-themed bar is coming to downtown Nashville. Icon Entertainment announced details of the project on Tuesday, with a projected opening of early 2020. The bar/lounge will be located in the Southern Turf building, a 19th century era building in Printers Alley. The bar is described as having a “Manhattan meets P...

Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these welcoming meals. The exhibition “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica,” on view at the Georgia Museum o...

Community members, government leaders and local Special Olympics athletes gathered Thursday at the Don Fox Community Park entrance near North Castle Heights Avenue for a ribbon cutting for Lebanon’s newest park addition, a series of bocce ball courts. Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash said it was just one addition to the growth of the city’s parks, an addit...

Downtown Spruce Pine will soon be home to yet another new restaurant.  Capone’s Italian American Bar & Grill is set to open in mid-May at 69 Locust St. and owners Tim and Marsha Hoilman intend to offer not only high-quality dining but an unforgettable experience. “I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant,” Tim said. “I saw the opportunity and my wif...

Jessica Cravero, Molisana, dopo esser stata selezionata allo showcase di College Life Italia di Firenze del 2017, è partita per il suo primo anno alla Lincoln Memorial University. L’università milita nel campionato NCAA Div II e Jessica attualmente sta disputando gli ottavi di finale del campionato nazionale. La calciatrice italiana ha siglato fino...

Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, recently hosted its installation of officers. The services were held at the VFW on Pond Street and were facilitated by State First Vice President Denise Furnari and State Deputy Joanne Ciannavel. Gino Carlucci will serve a second term as president and Barbara Mucciar...

“My name….is Francis Albert…” are the first lines Frank Sinatra sings on the ‘Future’ section of his autobiographical magnum opus Trilogy: Past, Present, Future. A rather candid album, Sinatra reflects on his life and everything that made it great and not so great. He talks about his childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey, what he thinks the future will...