The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County will honor 10 scholarship winners and Outstanding Italian-American honoree Jack A. Barcelona at a dinner May 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. With this year’s awards, the organization will have given 190 scholarships to Washington County residents since 1992. Dinner ti...

While countless food startups fail, Neal McTighe has enjoyed exponential growth of his pasta sauce company since he started making the product in his Raleigh kitchen in 2010. It’s a premium line sold by several regional and national markets in the Southeast, including Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Kroger and Earth Fare. Southern Living magazine named...

Lisa Meeting fell in love with Italian gelato in 2008. Her taste buds soared the firs time she tasted it in Florence, Italy, while stationed there with her husband. Upon her return to the states in 2010 she would dream of opening her own gelato cafe. That dream will become a reality this month with the soft opening of Cafe Frutta Fresca in Sneads F...

A restaurant shuffle will bring Burlington two new upscale dining options in the coming weeks. Michelle’s Kitchen & Catering, a carry-out and catering business at 3290 S. Church St. owned by Chef Michelle Morton, is moving into the former Cutlery Steakhouse space at 2461 S. Church St. In turn, chef Darren Atkins plans to open an Italian take-out an...

When the craving for homemade gnocchi creeps, it pounces. For the fortunate who live nearRedwood Drive, a plate of it isn’t far away.  For the rest of us, a hop over the 101 overpass, through a few traffic lights and around Reading Cinemas leads to Art’s Place, a slice of Italy right in our backyard.  Just like mom used to make, Art’s Place has all...

Italian leather upholstery brands Incanto and Digio have a large introduction planned for this High Point Market with a product mix designed to differentiate and grow its U.S. business. High-end brand Incanto has eight introductions — two power motion groups, two stationary and four sectionals — all hand-crafted in Italy of 100% top grain leather....

When: Wed, April 26, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT - Where: Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon Street, Mezzanine Level, Charlotte, NC 28255 An Evening of Culture is being hosted by the Honorary Consul of Italy to North Carolina, Dr. Claudio Carpano, in collaboration with Casa della Cultura Italiana - North Carolina (CCI-NC). CCI-NC's mission is to buil...

I have an intense love affair with pizza. It’s my favorite food. The hot, crisp and buttery crust combined with the acidic and juicy tomato sauce tinged with whispers of sweet undertones and a blanket of melted, caramelized cheese all send me to the moon. When pizza commercials come on television, I get excited. When the pizza cutter crashes throug...

A wine bar known for private-label wine, charcuterie and cold seafood is coming to the Biltmore Village area. Virgola wine bar started its life in a 6-foot-wide New York City alleyway. The dimly lit diminutive space inspired Zagat to call the setup "charming," while Serious Eats said Virgola "is the kind of wine bar you selfishly don't want to tell...

Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of early printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition is a group of masterwor...