NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Enzo, a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce, is set to debut in summer 2022 in the Town at Trilith, the community for creatives in Fayetteville, Georgia. Adjacent to Trilith Studios and its sound stages best known for film productions such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Aveng...

Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen more restaurant activity in the Bull City as we slowly pull out of the pandemic. And was once old is new again! Take, for example, Lucky’s Delicatessen on W. Chapel Hill Street. A victim of the pandemic, the deli closed but the space ended up transitioning to Alimentari at Mothers and Sons. Which is not a bad thi...

Duke’s Paolo Banchero is leaping to the NBA after one season as a candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound freshman announced his decision in a social media video Wednesday, with the school saying he planned to hire an agent. “It has always been a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it has always been a dream of mine to...

Montgomery’s City Federal Bank Building will be the home of Ravello Ristorante, an Italian-inspired restaurant scheduled to open in May. Ravello, located at 36 Commerce St., will offer authentic Italian dishes inspired by the Amalfi Coast. The restaurant’s bar menu includes a mix of classic and original craft cocktails inspired by Italian tradition...

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Agency are organising an Italian Pavilion of 17 Italian machinery builders at Techtextil North America in Atlanta from May 17-19. ACIMIT members taking part are 4M Plants, Aeris, Arioli, Computer House, Fadis, Flainox, Guarneri Technology, Ima, Kairos Engineer...

Casa Tua Cucina won the Italian food hall war inside Brickell City Centre, where it outlasted a competing concept. Now it wants to take on Wynwood. The successful wide-open dining room, which combines nine stations ranging from pizzas and pastas to a bar and market, will open a second location inside an upcoming NoMad Residences, an apartment and c...

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday that sustainability-focused Ecopol, a European leader in the production of biodegradable PVA film, will invest more than $38 million and create 130 new jobs at the company’s first North American facility in Spalding County. “Georgia’s world-class connectivity to markets continues to draw in businesses from around t...

Employment in leisure and hospitality continues to increase, with an overall gain of 112,000 employees in March of 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report cites food services and drinking places accounting for over half (+61,000) of that jobs tally. This is great news for restauranteurs who are working tirelessly to regai...

A wait to be seated is expected, but the homey atmosphere and elevated Italian food at Nina & Rafi will leave you unbelievably satisfied - sure to be worth the wait. It's the perfect place to go for a night out with friends, for when your parents are in town, or even for a first date. Here are some of my must-try dishes at Nina & Rafi.  Location an...

A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

It’s not too easy to hop a plane and head to Italy in order to explore some of the best art and architecture in the world. However, what would you say if we told you that one exhibit in Florida is bringing Italy right to you? Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is open in West Palm Beach until April 24th and you do not want to miss out on...