Two years ago, I made the very bold move to leave everything I've ever known in New York – my family, friends, and of course, good quality pizza – to move down south. Since landing in Columbia, South Carolina, I had yet to find the perfect wood-fired margherita, the kind of pizza that reminds me of home. The Americanized version of Neapolitan style...

Gios Italian Kitchen is finally ready to open in Myrtle Beach. Gios, whose original location in Pawleys Island on Rasheed Land, is set to open its second such restaurant Tuesday at 7915 N Kings Highway in a building near Publix Super Market that used house an Applebees. The business had previously planned to open in April or May before being delaye...

Okatie-based Nonna Rosa, Awarded Best Italian Restaurant and Best Chef, is reopening its doors to its clientele. The Authentic Italian restaurant located in the Foodlion shopping center on Okatie Village drive by Sun City is open on a limited time from 4 PM to 10 PM daily due to restrictions in line with the coronavirus pandemic. Though on limited...

Columbia will soon welcome a new business to the Five Points area. Enzo’s will open its doors Tuesday in the former home of Blue Cactus Café. The New York deli restaurant was created by Joe Cardinale, owner and head chef, who felt like a piece of home was missing after making his move to Columbia. Cardinale has worked as the head chef at Ripper’s,...

On a humid morning along Columbia’s Riverwalk Park last week, a jogger leaned against a 7-foot-tall brick pedestal to catch a break in the shade. Small round holes on the sides of pedestal marked where plaques had been fastened and a concrete base on top was all that remained where a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus stood for 28 years. All o...

Beginning June 19th, customers at Tug’s Casual Grill in Harbor Town can enjoy dine-in and takeout Roman-style pizzas created by Judd Grisanti, chef/owner of Ronnie Grisanti’s Restaurant. Grisanti came on board as a consultant to create specialty gourmet pizzas with a Southern flair. Pizzas will include “Burnin’ Love,” “Tiger’s Prey,” the “King,” “V...

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from beside Columbia’s historic canal as statues of controversial figures have become the focus of protests nationwide. The city of Columbia removed the statue early Friday morning from an area of Riverfront Park, where the explorer’s statue had stood near a popular walking trail between the Columbi...

A delicious treat for the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office tweeted that Carrabba's in North Charleston donated lunch to the deputies of the B patrol. "Thank you, @Carrabbas North Charleston!" the sheriff's office tweeted.  

Every student of architecture sooner or later encounters the great Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio. They learn of his classical predilections, his interest in symmetry and harmony, his simplified forms and how they determined function. They study his urban palaces and churches, his Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and, especially, his countrys...

The name of the Consulate General for Italy in Miami is something of a misnomer, according to Consul General Cristiano Musillo, who this year will celebrate two decades of service as a foreign diplomat.  Though headquartered in Coral Gables, the office over which Mr. Musillo has presided since August 2018 has an expansive jurisdiction, encompassing...