A new Italian restaurant is coming to downtown Macon. La Bella Vita co-owner Donny Barnes says he and the other co-owner, Vincent Kelly, plan to open the spot at 347 Cotton Ave on May 1. This is Barnes’ first restaurant venture, but he says Kelly has his hands in Fatty’s Pizza -- a Macon pizza restaurant franchise. The Alabama native moved to Centr...

The Strafaci family name is one of the more accomplished and respected legacies when it comes to amateur golf dating back to the 1930’s. This week at Augusta National Golf Club the next member of the Strafaci family will write his name into the history books. “The Strafaci family in the American dream,” said Tyler during his press conference conclu...

What started as a boring day to renew my passport in Snellville, Georgia, turned into a spontaneous trip to Atlanta’s famous Ponce City Market. As a New Jersey native who knows nothing about Georgia other than the fact that its capital is Atlanta, I’ve always asked my Georgian-native friends for hot spots in the city. After asking around, Ponce Cit...

Kisses From Italy Inc. (OTCQB:KITL), the U.S. based fast-casual and quick-service restaurant specializing in Italian sandwiches, with fresh grilled meats and deli with an All-American flair, announced today plans to expand through franchising in Atlanta. Delighting guests for more than five years with amazing hospitality and delicious American stap...

Dear friends, there are so many things we're working on. Virtual meetings, some even in-person; projects; partnerships. I hope that very soon it will be possible to tell you about the things we are preparing, obviously only when they will be done deals. One of the most interesting things we're studying is tourism, which before Covid-19 was 14% of t...

A second location of Old Fourth Ward Italian restaurant A Mano opens next summer on Sylvan Road in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Capitol View, What Now Atlanta first reported. Opened in 2017 at the corner of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Glen Iris Drive, owner George DeMeglio tells Eater he hopes to begin construction on the restaurant this su...

Italy’s new honorary consul for the state of Georgia was sworn in this week in Miami, officially taking up duties he has been preparing to assume for more than a year. Filiberto Calascibetta leads the Italian practice for the Atlanta office of Rödl & Partner, a tax and advisory firm that helps European companies break into the Southeast U.S. A self...

“The Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett look forward to advancing our relationship with Italian businesses here and in Italy,” Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett President & CEO Nick Masino said. “Honorary Consul General Calascibetta is already an effective partner in our recruitment efforts, and even joined us on our 2017 recruitment...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Warner Robins. Christian Torres is planning to open a second location of his Tifton-based, family-owned Fresco Italiano restaurant. He described the restaurant as casual fine dining. “We want to be that neighborhood place where you can still go during the week and get a plate of lasagna and get a plate of pasta...

This month, award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman opened an Italian-inspired restaurant in Atlanta's West Midtown neighborhood. Baffi is currently the New York City chef's second Italian restaurant in the American South, along with Adele's in Nashville.  At Baffi, the spacious dining room gives way to an exposed bar and kitchen, where a wood-fed heart...