Monday, October 17. 4:30 - 7:30 pm (reception 4:30-5:30, Round Table discussion 5:45 - 7:30). Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. Register here. We are honored to have Ambassador Zappia as a confirmed distinguished guest at the Round Table. This year we will again be at NC State University, partnering with the...

Sammio’s Italian Restaurant in Fayetteville has house-made red sauce favorites, quick lunch options and a family atmosphere. Louis Frangos has owned the original Hope Mills location for decades. He opened the Raeford Road location in 2004 and sold it to Sarah and James Whiteaker four years later.  Sarah, 37, grew up in Fayetteville. James, 39, is a...

Festa Italiana Raleigh, the largest Italian festival in the south east, celebrates Italian culture and heritage while providing financial support to local charities. Now in its fourth year, Festa Italiana Raleigh is a fun and free event for the entire family. Make your way to Raleigh on Saturday September 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the in...

The latest culinary venture from Chef Anthony Cerrato, Gemelli marks its grand opening to the public September 12, 2022, bringing an all-day Italian dining experience to West Asheville, at 70 Westgate Pkwy., next to EarthFare. In the European-inspired, newly renovated space, restaurant-goers can expect gourmet Italian food and scratch-made pastas a...

Fresh from winning the SRX Championship, Marco Andretti revealed Sunday that he will make his NASCAR debut in October. Andretti will race in NASCAR’s Xfinity race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield road course, known as the ROVAL on Oct. 8. Andretti broke the news on Twitter Sunday morning. The 35-year-old grandson of motorsports legend Mario...

The Menagerie Hospital Group has announced the grand opening of Charlotte’s newest Italian restaurant, Figo 36. The doors open for guests on Thursday, August 16th. The new Italian restaurant is perched on 36th Street in Noda, alongside the Novel apartment complex and the CATS lights rail. Riders and residents can visit with ease! Fig36 visitors can...

The big picture: Mama Ricotta’s opened in August of 1992 and turns 30 next month. Its sister concept, Little Mama’s, opened in SouthPark in 2020 and has quickly become a Charlotte staple in its own right. Why it matters: Recent closures of popular local restaurants like Soul Gastrolounge and The Stanley tell a story of a city struggling to hold ont...

Art enthusiasts can learn how well-known masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper were created at Biltmore’s latest installation in its Legends of Art & Innovation series. “Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius” is on display at Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of Biltmore through Feb. 20, 2023. It’s the third and final installmen...

Piada Italian Street Food is making their Carolinas debut by celebrating the opening of its 45th location at 336B S Sharon Amity Road. The fast casual Italian restaurant will open its doors on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. and will be open Sunday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. This marks Piada’s first Southeastern location, with additiona...

Mama Ricotta’s celebrates 30 years in August, a century in restaurant years—and a milestone few others have reached in Charlotte. Since it opened on King’s Drive in 1992, the Italian restaurant has hosted birthdays, engagements, graduation dinners, and, for many expectant moms, the “last supper.” Mama Ricotta’s Penne Alla Vodka has earned the nickn...