New Yorkers! They’re everywhere and now they’re bringing their restaurants with them. The New York restaurant team behind Michelin-starred Marea and Ai Fiori just opened Osteria Morini inside the new Kimpton Palomar South Beach. The Italian eatery promises a Soho vibe on SoBe without the snow, only lots of outdoor dining along the Collins Canal. We...

Patrizia’s is coming to Galt Ocean Mile. The family-owned Italian restaurant will open sometime this spring, possibly in April, in the space that formerly housed Jackson’s Prime steakhouse, according to the chain’s website. This will be the first location outside of New York, where there are 11 restaurants spread across all five boroughs as w...

During his year away from the field recovering from colon cancer, Orioles slugger Trey Mancini dearly missed baseball. It appears the feeling was mutual. That much was evident by the warm welcome Mancini received before and during his successful spring debut Sunday, when the O’s opened their Grapefruit League schedule with a 6-4 loss to the Pirates...

The mourners at Tuesday’s funeral at Idlewild Baptist Church had many names for the deceased. They called him Mike, Mags, The Little Prince. They referred to him as son and brother and, though the 5-year-old and the 9-month-old were too young to speak at such a thing, everyone knew that to them, he was daddy. His boss, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtier...

La Bottega, a high-end Italian market and café from Italy's famed Cipriani family, will make its debut next year at the family's Mr. C Residences in Coconut Grove. Located within the new residential development across the street from Regatta Park, the 5,250-square-foot restaurant and marketplace will offer a selection of imported foods along with h...

In Manhattan, there’s a saying among restaurateurs that “New Yorkers eat with their eyes,” meaning that they are happy when the meal covers the plate, and more. In Sarasota, we have the opportunity to experience just that at Marcello Ristorante Italiano. This inviting, intimate restaurant provides a dining experience unlike any other. It seems as i...

When Skip Quillen tried to open Pazzo! Cucina Italiana 25 years ago, he hit a snag. “We had a hard time getting waiters, because waiters didn’t want to bet on a new restaurant. And what happened was about a week before we were about to open, we realized these waiters were horrible,” Quillen said. In what would become emblematic of his team-centric...

Patrick Tropea sings karaoke, creates beaded poodles to sell for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, plays cards and bocce. What is unique is he does all this as he prepares to turn 100 Feb. 26. Certainly the pandemic has kept him home, other than going to routine doctor appointments and venturing out to get the coronavirus vaccine. But girlfriend Paul...

The economic shutdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous store and restaurant closings across the country. And it's taken its toll on Citrus County small-business owners, many of whom were forced to close in recent months for lack of business. But that’s not the story with La Casa di Norma in Crystal River. The former owners o...

If Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack were still on tour, their next stop would be Carbone Miami, a brand new restaurant with glam, Gimlets and Sunday gravy. The restaurant opened less than a week ago in South Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood, marking the fourth location founded by Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi of the Major Food Gr...