Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen more restaurant activity in the Bull City as we slowly pull out of the pandemic. And was once old is new again! Take, for example, Lucky’s Delicatessen on W. Chapel Hill Street. A victim of the pandemic, the deli closed but the space ended up transitioning to Alimentari at Mothers and Sons. Which is not a bad thi...

Duke’s Paolo Banchero is leaping to the NBA after one season as a candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound freshman announced his decision in a social media video Wednesday, with the school saying he planned to hire an agent. “It has always been a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it has always been a dream of mine to...

You may have become familiar with Mano Bella Artisan Foods during its time at The City Kitch in University and finding its products at Charlotte farmers markets. And we told you it was going brick-and-mortar. Now, its storefront is finally open for all your Italian grocery needs. The specialty foods business is in a soft opening phase at The Market...

Little Italy Pizza & Italian Restaurant, a fixture in Rural Hall since 1999, has a new home — just down the street from its old one. Little Italy opened March 30 in a brand-new building at 696 Angus St., at the intersection of Bethania-Rural Hall Road. Owners Margherita Looz and Domenico Borredon said they decided to move out of their rented space...

It’s estimated that Americans eat 350 slices of pizza every second which breaks down to a whopping 30,240,000 slices per day. Pizza has been in existence since as early as the 18th century and originated in Naples, Italy, which just so happens to be where my ancestors came from. No wonder I love pizza so much. I’m always excited to showcase new piz...

Est! Est!! Est!!! Italian restaurant opened March 16 on the ground floor of ROAR, 633 N. Liberty St. Along with the opening of the rooftop bar, The Mayfair Club, on March 17, all of the food businesses in ROAR are up and running. The final space, the ROAR Brands Theater on the lower floor, will open March 24 with a series of three performances by t...

Italy has a new superstar in the making. Duke's forward, Paolo Banchero, is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. With March Madness around the corner, BasketNews takes a look at what makes the 19-year old such an attractive choice for GMs of the NBA. If the Italian-American forward is picked in the Top 10 of the upcoming Draf...

Study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to work toward their degrees, usually for a semester at a time, in another country through their “home” university. While COVID-19 made travel difficult, study abroad programs through UNC Asheville have resumed. According to the UNCA Study Abroad Office, such programs provide experiences t...

St. Patrick’s Day is both a celebration of faith and a triumph of the human spirit. In addition to his theistic mission, St. Patrick brought the gifts of classical antiquity to the Emerald Isle, enduring privation and enslavement: “So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.” But centuries later, the grace of St. Pat...

Cicchetti is back. The Venetian-style wine bar opened in October 2019 and served uptown customers in the Bank of America Corporate Center for about five months until COVID-19 hit Charlotte. Now, the sister space to Aria Tuscan Grill — pronounced chee-KEH-tee, if you’re wondering — has reopened with a new entryway and staircase connecting the spaces...