For a time it seemed like Green Hills neighborhood in Nashville, TN had been all but forgotten as restaurants opened their doors in every other corner of the city. But if last year is any indication, this busy neighborhood is emerging as a dining destination in its own right with no sign of losing momentum any time soon. North Italia, the latest ad...

Your pre-movie dining options at the Mall at Green Hills are about to increase by 7,000 square feet as North Italia, a mammoth eatery offering pasta, pizza, cocktails, and of course, gelato, opens this Wednesday. The chain is owned by Fox Restaurants, the Phoenix-based national collection of restaurants, including Zinburger and Olive & Ivy. This is...

A well known East Tennessee hair salon is about to change directions. Frank’s went from brand new just a few years ago to being named the top barbershop in America for three years in a row. Years ago, Frank Gambuzza took Salon Visage and opened Frank's Barbershop. The concept is a throwback of sorts with a modern-day twist. It's been said, “success...

Anita Camarella and Davide Facchini Duo will be presenting an Evening of Italian Swing Music Friday at 8 p.m. at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  Review for Anita Camarell and Davide Facchini: The original and beautiful Italian swin...

If you've been on Cherokee Boulevard in recent weeks, you've likely noticed the little leprechauns looking down at you from atop the building dubbed Stevarinos Italian Eatery And Pub. "Most people get the humor in it," co-owner Kerry Hoefer joked. "Like, what are two Irish guys doing owning an Italian restaurant?" Hoefer and his business partner, S...

Fino’s is back. The beloved Midtown Italian deli will reopen its doors at 11 a.m. Thursday. Regular customers will be happy to hear that the new ownership group has not changed the core menu or the recipes. All the favorite sandwiches will be back. The Aquisto with ham, mortadella, salami, provel and green olive dressing. The Fino with salami, prov...

In the United States, the sport of soccer can sometimes be a bit of an afterthought when compared to sports like football, basketball and baseball. In other nations like Italy, soccer is more than just a sport. It's the beautiful game, closer to a way of life than just something to do. This year, Central High School boys' soccer got to experience t...

The weekend of gravy and grazie, pasta and powder rooms, music and meatballs is upon us, as Memphis Italian Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and all things Italian, at Marquette Park in East Memphis. Powder rooms? Yes. The portable potty might not hail from Italy, but only at Italian Fest will you find a contest dedicated to how it’s decor...

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Colorobbia USA, Inc. officials announced today that the ceramics supplier will invest $5 million to establish operations in Cookeville.  Colorobbia USA plans to build a 50,000-square-foot facility that includes distribution functions and a technical assistance lab...

Ask the folks in Maryville what the big new restaurant sensation is, and they’ll very likely tell you it’s Jaboni’s Pizzeria. However, you won’t find it sitting along any of the town’s high-traffic thoroughfares. Rather, it occupies a small subsection of a larger, repurposed retail space in the Kroger Marketplace neighborhood. The Grub Spouse and I...