One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville, announces the promotion of Joey Fecci to Chef de Cuisine at signature Italian restaurant, Yolan. Previously head sous chef, Fecci has been a part of Yolan’s original opening team since August 2020, under the direction of Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano and wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantu...

Fairy tales are often told to young children to instill a sense of adventure, to promote imagination, and to develop the foundations of love and morality. Not many relate the fantastical stories to reality. Yet Ida, 96, and John Buchanan, 98, have been writing their own storybook for more than seven decades. They will celebrate their 75th wedding a...

I was bummed to hear about Sullivan’s vacating its downtown Maryville location last year. But it seems that a suitable replacement might have found its way to that same Broadway address. Bella, which belongs to the same family of restaurants as Knoxville’s Kefi and Vida, specializes in Italian cuisine, which was impetus enough for The Grub Spouse a...

Ciao from Rome! As every January, the yearbook of We the Italians is available with the 24 interviews of the past year, both in Italian and English. This is our eighth book: one in English, one in Italian, and six yearbooks like this one, in two languages. Dear friends, I am writing this editorial in the days when the Italian Parliament elects the...

I’ve known Kingsport restaurateur Raffaele Misciagnia since the mid-1990s, having been a regular customer of his sadly missed restaurant from the former Fort Henry Mall’s heyday. I’ve also taken clients, family and friends to Giuseppe’s, the restaurant property with which he and his brother Michael dominate Kingsport’s Stone Drive. From that time t...

An Italian deli is slated to open in about two weeks at the Peafowl Theatre Building in Germantown. Andrew Dodd and Chris Grissom will own and operate the business, which will have an address of 1120 Fourth Ave. N. Dodd said Little Hats Italian Market will employ about 10 people. The name is derived from the Italian word cappelletti (which will be...

A new art exhibit featuring the works of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is coming to Nashville later this month.  A round trip ticket to Rome these days is close to $2,000, but a ride to Opry Mills is a lot less. Either way, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel will be waiting for you. Technology today's photographic passion and unique printing technique g...

In 2015, Chef Keith Yonker's dream of living in Northeast Tennessee came true when Eastman Chemical Co. hired the Chicago-area native to be the company's artisan chef and oversee its seven cafes. Yonker later opened The Angry Italian in downtown Bristol. Billed as a Chicago-inspired pizzeria, the restaurant started out in a small storefront on a si...

Of all the ingredients it takes to make a perfect pizza, time might be the most crucial. It's been over time, that the Cinelli family has gotten the recipe just right. "My mom - she’s been making pizzas since she was 18 years old, so if you want to do the math," said Chuck Cinelli, owner of Coco's Italian Market. "Don’t do the math," interjected hi...