North Carolina is the ninth most populous state in the United States. Its largest city is Charlotte, which after New York is the American city with the largest number of banks: this has led it to be, at the beginning of this century, the fastest growing area in the United States. The region of which Charlotte is part, stretching from New Jersey in...

This was 1989. He was a young phenom in the arts world. Ph.D. from Duke. Seven years as director of Durham’s arts council. A successful $2 million campaign for a new cultural center there. From there he could move up in the arts world to Washington or New York, or maybe to follow a dream to be a university president. But along came an offer to run...

You may have seen Mano Bella Artisan Foods’ authentic, artisanal Italian foods around Charlotte, at local farmers markets like the South End Farmers Market, North End Farmers Market and Uptown Farmers Market. By spring 2022, the concept’s made-from-scratch food will be available at its new storefront at The Market at 7th Street in uptown. Co-owners...

Thanks to a partnership with OneBlood, Charlotte-area Carrabba’s are offering a $10 dining certificate to anyone who donates blood during their blood drive beginning Monday. OneBlood and Carrabba’s Italian Grill have teamed up to help meet the hospital demand for blood, since it has increased by 13 percent, due to a spike in surgeries being resched...

CCI-NC's 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Direct Investment, focusing on Food Science & Technology, took place on October 21, 2021 at the Food Innovation Lab of Kannapolis, NC. Presented by the Honorary Consul of Italy to NC and CCI-NC, with support from the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, this Round Table event showcas...

Charlotte’s roster of Italian eateries continues to expand, proving the city’s robust appetite for pizza and pasta isn’t going anywhere. Fortunately, we’ve got a range of options, from white tablecloth ristorantes to more casual osterias. Enjoy scratch-made tagliatelle the way you’d eat it in Bologna or order meatballs and breadsticks at a counter....

Dean’s Italian Steakhouse, the new restaurant inside the just-opened JW Marriott hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, is perfectly suited for these times. The trajectory of Italian cuisine in the United States reflects a need for delicious comfort food, especially for fresh pasta dishes. Meanwhile, in the country’s second-largest financial center, w...

The Jimmy features a menu inspired by the Mediterranean coast— "Italian fare meets French flair” is its motto. While you could say that this is the latest Southern restaurant from Jim Noble, you’d be talking about a very different type of South. At many of Noble’s acclaimed North Carolina restaurants, mostly in Charlotte, dishes like fried chicken,...

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...

It was without much fanfare that Sal’s Pizza Factory opened its doors on Monroe Road in the Echo Hills neighborhood of southeast Charlotte in 2018, but in the three years since, it has slowly built a cult following, earning rave reviews for its wide assortment of pizzas ranging from staples like cheese or Margherita to more eccentric toppings like...