NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The upcoming University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza” does not take the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts until mid-November, but it’s already full steam ahead for the cast and production team. “We are right in the middle of the excitement at the moment,” said Blake McIver Ewing, the...

“This meatball reminds me of my grandmother’s,” my companion said, smiling down at the vast spread in front of us. Colorful chopped panzanella salad ($8) with bright tomatoes and briny olives and chewy hunks of bread; two lovely pizzas, charred crusts bubbly, laden with thin-sliced meats, bitter arugula, creamy goat cheese and more. There was wine...

A taste of Italy in Downtown Pensacola wrapped up its two day festival Saturday. In addition to the delicious Italian food and musical entertainment -- this year's Fiesta Italiana added a different type of entertainment, Italian sword fighting. Proceeds from the event allows the "Sons and Daughters of Italy" help local charitable organizations. "Co...

For the fourth consecutive year, Festa Italiana Raleigh, Inc. arranged with the Office of the Governor to declare October 2021 Italian Heritage Month in North Carolina. “We could not be more grateful to the Governor for recognizing the special contributions that Italians and people of Italian descent have made to the history of our state, as well a...

Casa Italia, a landmark showroom building uniting strong Italian brands, has set a grand opening for 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. All marketgoers are invited to the celebration at the ship-shaped building and downtown High Point landmark that for decades has housed Natuzzi’s showroom and U.S. headquarters.  Earlier this year, Natuzzi Americas annou...

The Neapolitan Gourmet (NG) is an Italian deli in Naples, Florida serving, well,  Italian delicacies. It has been in business for 25 years. In my book, this is a very good sign. I had heard really good things about their sandwiches, here known as heroes, and decided to take a look. NG, open 10:30 AM to 3 PM Monday-Saturday, is suited for the lunch...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH)* is back with a botto (bang!), after a long year of suspended fundraising events. We are especially excited to celebrate South Carolina's OFFICIAL ANNUAL ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (OCTOBER) with two popular events that benefit the local Hilton Head community. The Zin Experience, and Italian Her...

Sandy Springs has a new Italian restaurant with the opening of Tre Vele. Located in the former Three Sheets space off Sandy Springs Circle, Tre Vele is the brainchild of the people behind Mission + Market, chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly. The Akly brothers (who owned Three Sheets) and Winslade had tossed around a few ideas...

Southern Italian Deli & Market is opening a new restaurant at 5065 St Augustine Road, Unit 5, Jacksonville. The eatery will officially have its grand opening Oct. 8 and 9, according to a news release. The event will include swag giveaways, discounted market items, and raffles for free lunch. Cugino's a local artisan sausage company, is opening Sout...

Thu, October 21, 2021. 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. NC Food Innovation Lab, 150 North Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC. Casa della Cultura Italiana- North Carolina cordially invites you to attend the 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Investments, which this year will be focused on the food industry. The event will be held at the NC F...

The Palo family, which owns the ever-popular Stasio’s Italian Deli (Facebook | Instagram) in the Milk District, has just signed a lease for a new concept in an empty building at 2300 E. Robinson Street [GMap]. As first reported by Jack Witthaus for Orlando Business Journal, the new concept will be called “Alfo’s Pizza Fritta” and will specialize in...

Coral Gables restaurant row will soon have a new arrival: Giorgio Rapicavoli's Eating House is back. Eating House, the restaurant Rapicavoli opened following his 2012 Chopped win, will make its official return at Giralda Plaza, where developers Marc Schwarzberg and Jose Ortega have since added several new restaurant concepts including Coyo Taco, Sw...