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by Edward M. Eveld   Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Antonio J. Soave, an Overland Park businessman, as Kansas commerce secretary. Soave, 51, is chairman and CEO of Capistrano Global Advisory Services, which identifies and negotiates international business joint ventures and acquisitions.   "Antonio's...

To meet the growing demand for pizza in the growing states of South Dakota and Montana, Marco's Pizza® franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action. How big is the demand for pizza in South Dakota and Montana? The oil boom in North Dakota has added a ton of momentum behind the economies of South Dakota and...

Salvatore Primeggia, professor of sociology at Adelphi and frequent entertainer on Italian American culture and comedy will appear at the Garden City Senior Center on Golf Club Lane at one o'clock on Monday, October 17th. His topic will be Italian American comedy from the immigration era until the present time. Dr. Primeggia is an author as well as...

by Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. Festa Italiana 2016 is back again this weekend, June 3 to June 5. The longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond, and this year it celebrates 10 years at Zona Rosa. Festa Italiana Kansas City is a celebration for local Italians to share some of their culture and heri...

If you like Italian cuisines/restaurants, St. Louis offers some of the best Italian restaurants in the country as a result of our rich Italian/American population. The community known as "The Hill" is full of Italian history and is known for its great Italian restaurants, deli's, bakeries and stores. Local residents and even famous people, includin...

What started as a dining room table discussion more than 30 years ago has evolved into, among other things, the long-running La Festa Italiana. In 1980, eight people sitting around a table hatched the idea of an American Italian Heritage Society, and out of that grew La Festa Italiana, now in its 32nd year.   La Festa Italiana, which wr...

By Sierra Tishgart You may not yet know the name Jared Sippel, but he previously built a sterling reputation with his cooking at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, and his first New York restaurant celebrates the food of Northern Italy and Southern France (the restaurant's name is French for "Italian").*   He's poised to become one of New Yor...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

A new men's clothing store called Lord Midas opened in downtown Des Moines recently. "Everything is made in Italy, exclusively made in Italy," Max Stanco said. Stanco was born in New York and raised in Italy. He opened his first clothing store in Des Moines at Sixth and Locust streets. Men's suits are priced from $1,000 to $3,000, bu...

by Ivan Shumkov   The North American renewables arm of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has begun construction work on the 150-MW Lindahl wind project in the US state of North Dakota, its first one there.   Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) expects to complete the USD-220-million (EUR 194m) project by 2017, according...

An orange-haired ball of fire, celebrity chef Mario Batali moved quickly through his "Sicilian Summer Supper" recipes Friday during a Food & Wine Classic demonstration in the basement of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.   He made cauliflower griddle cakes (with smoked ricotta), couscous with clams and fennel, and tuna "dice" with mint and gre...

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has selected a modern, upscale Italian concept for its rooftop restaurant.The hotel, at 901 W. 48th Place, plans to open the 4,000-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 6, next to its rooftop pool.   Rosso, (pronounced ROHS-soh) or red in Italian, will be open Sunday through Thursday. Breakfast hours will be 6:30 to...