An estimated 15,000 people will attend this weekend’s Italian Feast and Carnival at the airport festival grounds in Venice. Festivities, with lots of food, live music, a bull machine, carnival rides and games by Great Southern Amusement Co., and a beer tent, began Thursday and continues through Sunday evening. Past President Bruce Bastian, who head...

What a special occasion to exchange views on positive trends of scientific and economic relations between Italy and Florida! The Miami Scientific Italian Community was represented by several members of Board of Directors (from the left: Prof. Massimiliano Galeazzi, Secretary; Prof. Alessia Fornoni, Vice President; Hon. Ambassador of Italy in U.S. A...

Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

Celebrated actor and Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli is once again participating in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF). Bertinelli has been featured in the annual food event for the past five years, which coincides with the debut of her Food Network series, Valerie’s Home Cooking. In addition to leading a culinary demonstration at...

One of the things that Cubs’ fans have learned about their prominent first baseman is that he’s never afraid to support his alma mater in Florida. In 2018, Anthony Rizzo showed that in a number of ways. After donating $150,000 to Stoneman Douglas High School the previous November to help install lights at their baseball field, he held a fundraiser...

The City of Doral celebrated the co-designation NW 34th Street between NW 79th Avenue and NW 77th Court on Jan. 15 as, “Stephen Musolino Way.” Public officials and members of the public gathered for the ceremony at 3435 NW 79th Avenue in Doral. Stephen Musolino is credited for leading the development of the Tile District on NW 79th Avenue, now know...

Cristof Danzi has found his niche. “I think in all my career, these are the best customers I’ve ever had, my entire life,” Danzi says of his eponymous Fort Myers restaurant, Cristof's on McGregor. Found in a charming 1940s-era cottage with a large wrap-around porch and a lush patio fronting historic McGregor Boulevard, the 8-year-old Cristof's has...

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria founder Dan Bavaro and Front Burner Brands restaurant group are collaborating on a new Italian fast-casual restaurant opening in New Tampa in late spring. Construction on Oronzo Honest Italian began Jan. 10 at 18027 Highwood Preserve Parkway, just off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard near Interstate 75 in The Walk at Hi...

Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge owner James DeVito is going back to basics with his next downtown Tampa restaurant: DeVito’s Italian Specialties. Debuting in February, the sophisticated full-service newcomer at 200 N Tampa St. will serve a menu of classic Italian cuisine, with a focus on guest interaction. “What I enjoy most about owning restaurants i...

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, tens of thousands of Southern Italians and Sicilians immigrated to the American Gulf South. Arriving during the Jim Crow era at a time when races were being rigidly categorized, these immigrants occupied a racially ambiguous place in society: they were not considered to be of mixed race, nor wer...