By Casey White The three "wise guys" behind a new Shelby restaurant hope to create a matchless experience for its customers when they open. Wize Guyz American Italian Restaurant, helmed by chef/owner Keith Tagner and owners Ghazi Elrehayel and Daryl Rosenberger, is set to open soon at 210 W. Dixon Blvd. The location was previously occupied by...

By Charli Kerns Anthony Picariello knew exactly what the perfect name would be for his restaurant on Sixth Avenue, which opened at the site of the former Pampered Palate two weeks ago. "I moved here for my girlfriend, Stacie. Hence the name 'Mi Amore'," Picariello said.   Both he and Stacie Coller grew up in Voorhees Township, N.J., ev...

Wood manufacturing technology supplier Biesse announced the grand opening of its new 23,000 sq.ft. showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 7 & 8, 2016. Construction is now completed and Biesse says it is ready for tours of its new showroom, filled with over $3 million in machinery under power and ready for demonstration.   T...

Papageorgio's Italian-American Restaurant is set to open Friday, Sept. 2, on Main Street in Waynesville where Apple Creek Cafe has operated for less than a year. Morgan and Brandon Anderson, owners of Apple Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, have decided to accept an offer from John and Sandra Troiani to take over the restaurant space.   The T...

Cari connazionali, cari amici dell'Italia, Nel dare inizio alla mia missione presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Filadelfia, desidero porgere il mio saluto alla comunità di origine italiana ed a quanti, anche attraverso la consultazione di questo sito, sono interessati ad approfondire la conoscenza dell'Italia e del suo patrimonio culturale, a...

by Ken Elkins   A Italian-owned company plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte by 75 percent. In September, Biesse America Inc. announced at a trade show in Atlanta that it would add 28,800 square feet to its current 38,000-square-foot facility in LakePointe Business Park. Biesse will spend about $3 million on construction...

Bella's Italian Restaurant has been under the care of the Simmons family in Banner Elk for nine years this June. After nearly a decade of family-style Italian food, Bella's management made the decision to expand to Boone, a venture the family had always considered.   Bella's Boone has been open since March 24, and manager Lisa Carson ha...

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces that Giotto di Bondone's The "Peruzzi Altarpiece," one of the Museum's most beloved masterpieces, has returned home after five years of traveling to national and international museum exhibitions and receiving conservation treatments.   The work, the only intact Giotto altarpiece outside of It...

by Katie Winkler "Tengo famiglia: I have a family" is the theme of Flat Rock Playhouse's newest production, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which opens Thursday and runs through June 21. The play, by Joe DiPietro, is a heartwarming comedy about the intergenerational conflicts in one Italian-American family.   "There's something...

by Anthony Harrison   Winston-Salem never ceases to surprise me. And while my hometown of Greensboro has its share of fine delis, I may have found a new favorite. A few weeks ago, I helped Triad City Beat intern Joanna Rutter on her distribution route, and we had to stop by Dioli's Italian Market, one of a few locations on Reynolda Ro...