Yolan, the signature Italian restaurant from multi-James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano at downtown’s Joseph Hotel, is opening on August 25. Alongside wine and hospitality expert (and his wife) Cathy Mantuano, the duo will offer modern dishes alongside family heirloom recipes. Radish, a health-focused, fast-casual restaurant opens in Sylvan...

While calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues are happening across the nation, here in Memphis, the statue memorializing the Italian voyager has been vandalized twice. Two separate incidents of vandalism were reported to the statue in Marquette Park. "If you don't have a plan and all you're doing is vandalizing statues and things of t...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Angelo's Picnic Pizza & Italian Restaurant Topping the list is Angelo's Picnic Pizza & Italian Restaurant. Loca...

If you aren’t familiar with downtown Springfield, you could pass by a fantastic pizzeria without ever realizing it. Hidden on Willow Street near the Springfield Post Office sits a simple eatery with few tables but many Italian food choices. Customers can pick from hot or cold sandwiches, calzones, pizza, pastas and more. With so many options and a...

Early this year, when Tony Galzin realized that chef Tony Mantuano and his wife Cathy Mantuano were eating at Nicky’s Coal Fired — the restaurant Galzin co-owns in The Nations — he kind of freaked out. “Holy shit,” says Galzin. “I could not believe they were sitting in my restaurant. I didn’t want to embarrass them, but I had to say something. I am...

A month ago, it was easy to find a parking spot at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant in South Memphis. That’s not the case today-- but If there’s anything to learn about perseverance, just pay attention to the Coletta family. When FOX13 spoke with Lisa Coletta, the owner of the restaurant, a month ago she feared she would lose the family business that’s...

We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

Lauren Mascitti is a singer-songwriter and one of the American Idol hopefuls for season 18 of the singing-competition reality show. She auditioned for the judges in Nashville. Mascitti grew up in Ohio but later moved to Nashville. She brought Shawn Camp, a Grammy Award-winning country music producer with her to accompany her on the audition. Accord...

Tennessee  (RestaurantNews.com)  Squisito, Too, Maryland’s fastest growing fast casual build your own pizza and pasta franchise, is expanding to Tennessee this upcoming year. New franchisees, Joey and Missy Messick, signed on to open four Squisito Too restaurants in 2020 under Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc. The first location is slated for a...

City native Tony Caporale, a lighting designer, programmer and director based in Nashville, Tennessee, recently received the 2020 Parnelli Award for Lighting Director of the Year for his work with Top 40 recording artist Billie Eilish. Other lighting directors nominated for the award represented artists such as The Rolling Stones, Muse, Paul McCart...