Fazoli’s has been serving up Fast, Fresh, Italian since 1988. In honor of the brand’s 30th anniversary last September, Fazoli’s has established a Hall of Fame to recognize team members, franchisees and suppliers whose vision, leadership and innovation have impacted Fazoli’s, making it the successful restaurant it is today. To celebrate these esteem...

The Knoxville square is now home to a new eatery, Baggio’s Italian Restaurant owned by Maggie Qerimi. The new business took over the location of the former Red Rock Grill & Still at 124 S. 2nd St. and held their grand opening Monday, Feb. 4.  The restaurant specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and the menu offers lunch and dinner options, includ...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville is proud to offer annual scholarships to further students' studies and passion for Italian language and culture. This past year, the ICI—in partnership with the Italian-American Association of Louisville—was pleased to honor Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele and their contributions to the Louisville culinar...

The Italian American Association of Louisville (IAA)presented a check in memory of the late Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci to David DeWitt, Director of Development at Indiana University Southeast. Acting President Bob Scorsolini, along with Ms. Kathleen Bailey, presented the check and gave remarks regarding the life and times of Bernie. The attendi...

Fazoli’s, America’s only elevated QSR Italian chain, announced today the signing of a multi-unit deal with new franchisees, Impact Hospitality Group. In addition to acquiring two existing locations in Columbia, South Carolina, the group also has plans to develop five additional restaurants in and around the Columbia area over the next few years, wi...

Goodbye, Columbus. Maysville City Commission agreed Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October each year, replacing what has been traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day in honor of the man once credited with being the first to “discover” the Americas. The change came at the request of Lance Soto of the American I...

From baguettes to pitas, tortillas to Chinese mantou, bread boasts a long history of providing more than physical sustenance. To break bread together is to form connections that transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries, said Giuseppe Biagini, founder of the International Traditional Knowledge Institute. That made the Italian native's stop at a...

Madisonville locals can now add authentic Italian eatery to their restaurant repertoire with the opening of Luigi’s Italian Grill on East Main Street this week. The new location will be focused on the old family recipes and dynamics that have made the Luigi’s name successful in the past. Antonio Haxhiraj, who will run the Madisonville location, is...

Until recently, Frank “Doc” Messina’s choice of performing arts pretty much focused in one area.  He considered himself a “music guy,” and he mostly made his livelihood either performing music or as a music educator. Today, the 71-year-old Messina has embraced another art, writing, and has cranked out two popular murder/mystery novels, with another...

Before Max Balliet was a partner and executive chef, he was a musician and an ardently crazy lover of pizza. Sit back and take in a little of this guy’s history. His progression to partner and executive chef at Pizza Lupo, 1540 Frankfort Ave., will begin to make perfect sense. It was on a trip to Italy to visit a girlfriend when he was 18 years old...