by Scott Keeler   Thanks to the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville, a sport whose ancestry dates back to games of the Roman Empire is now offered to the local public.   A pair of bocce ball courts have been installed at Simpsonville City Park. While they've been in place for a few months, the unofficial opening of the courts...

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia SC (Northeast) offers convenient accommodations to guests attending the 6th Annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament. The free event will take place September 28, 2013 at the historic Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion, located at 1616 Blanding Street in downtown Columbia. Sponsored by the So...

Back for its fifth annual celebration of the colorful culture of Italy, the Italian Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11am to 4pm. While the fun and fabulous food factor will remain the same, the festival is moving its location to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. What has made the festival so...

by Bret Thorn   Jacques Larson started cooking in Iowa City, Iowa, while studying English and history at the University of Iowa, but he has been cooking in the Southeast for most of the past 17 years.   He arrived in Charleston, S.C., in 1996 as the opening sous chef of the Peninsula Grill. In 2001 he moved to Greensboro, N.C., for hi...

Every September for the past three years, South Carolina's sneaker, (aka Hilton Head Island), gets pulled off and refitted with an Italian boot, known as the Italian Heritage Festival.   If you've missed out on this annual event before now, then you have denied yourself the greatest fun, the best food, the most bodacious wine extravaganza, y...

by Joe Perry   Many years ago in the small Sicilian town of Carini, Vincenzo Monterosso watched his mother cook. He learned how to make olive oil and cheese on the family dairy farm run by his father, Salvatore, who also grew plump tomatoes.   It was at the side of his mother, Giacoma Monterroso, though, where he learned slow-coo...

Brochures have been mailed, the website has been launched, and tickets to the 2014 season of Spoleto Festival USA are officially ON SALE! With so many fantastic performances, knowing where to start can be tricky. Our suggestion? Just go for it!   And just in case you need a little extra encouragement, here is our list of the top 10 reasons t...

By Zjan Shirinian   Italy have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.   Vittorio Podesta, Luca Mazzone and Alex Zanardi powered to a time of 34 min 12.80sec on the 22.5-kilometre course at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, S...

Saturday evening, the Bella Italia Lodge hosted a "Vegas night" to raise money for their annual Italian Festival. The organization was forced to cancel last year's festival because of the October floods, causing them to lose money.   Now, they are asking for the community's help so that this fall, they are able to host the popular event...

Crews are hustling at Le Farfalle to get the forthcoming Italian restaurant up and running soon at 15 Beaufain St. The door displays the logo, but there's still a lot going into the space right now. Le Farfalle predicted a June opening, but with two more days left in the month, that's highly unlikely.   Eater has a feeling Charleston is will...