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Italian Club Meeting March 22 Program Preview - Renaissance Women and the Arts: Courtesans (by Dr. Cynthia Stollhaus) Dr. Cynthia Stollhans is a Professor of Art History at Saint Louis University where she teaches courses in the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. Her courses include: High Renaissance Art and Culture; The Art of Rome;...

For the upcoming after dinner lecture at the 2017, February meeting of the Italian Club, Professor Anthony Perrone will revisit the world renowned Sicilian town of Palazzo Adriano. The main purpose for revisiting it is now just for having been chosen as the central setting for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Academy Award winning movie, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,...

Chicken Parmiggiana in the shape of a pizza? Check. Uni-baked scampi? Check. A cocktail menu that includes a nitro-powered Negroni? Check. Quality Italian is gearing up to open the doors to its Denver outpost in the next few weeks and if the preview of the menu is any indication of what is to come, Cherry Creek diners are in for a treat. The restau...

In the year Modesto opened its doors and introduced diners on the Hill to tapas, Food & Wine was touting heirloom beans and trash fish as some of the year's hottest culinary trends. Bubble tea was new to the U.S., and seemed utterly foreign. Rachael Ray made her first appearance on the Food Network. That was 2001. Which meant that by 2016, it had c...

WOWT 6 News has learned a community staple, the Sons of Italy Hall, may not be reopening its doors for many months. On January 13th emergency crews battled a two-alarm blaze that left extensive damage. No access to the hall has left many without their second home. The organization and the building itself have grown from generation to generation and...

In my five years in Denver, I’ve been on a low-key quest to find the kind of cheap, ultra-casual and delicious Italian restaurants I grew up with. It hasn’t been easy. A couple places, particularly Trattoria Stella, come close price-wise, but I was still missing a certain feeling you only get in old, family-owned joints. The kind of places where al...

The Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala took place on January 28, 2017.  Sam Orlando addressed the guests and expressed that the past 17 years of planning this event has been a blessing for his family.  Sam’s family is from Little Italy in Downtown St Louis and he is very proud of his Italian Heritage. He spoke of his father  who served during WW...

02 Feb 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis. If you own or have inherited Italian assets - such as bank accounts, investment accounts, paintings, real estate and other non-business assets - you should be aware of US tax reporting requirements that may apply to your situation. If you are a US tax resident (i.e. filing...

As a result of the Jan. 13 two-alarm fire at the Sons of Italy hall, board members are leaning toward razing the hall and building anew. Said Dr. Tom Pruse of Omaha, president of the state lodge: “I suspect the best option is to bulldoze and rebuild.” He had no estimate on exactly when but expressed hope it could be by the end of the year. The stat...

Our ever popular Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul returns for its ninth year, with eight contemporary Italian movies and a celebration of director Sergio Leone, with a screening of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West. From Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19, we'll be bringing the Twin Cities blockbuster comedie...

A fire at Giovanni's restaurant on the Hill has done heavy damage to the second floor. The St. Louis landmark is located in the 5200 block of Shaw. Firefighters said that two electricians were working in the building before the fire started. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said that the fire seems to have been caused by an electrical wiring....

The one dish at Mona’s I can recommend without reservation might also be the menu’s greatest mistake. The dish is an appetizer of bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with Gorgonzola ($7.95), a two-bite haute bar snack guaranteed to win you a return invitation to the coolest Super Bowl party in town. Can you tire of the contrast from crisp to chewy to cream...