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The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy's Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione. The company will present "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Feb. 23.   "Bleu!" is created through the combination of digital im...

The North Dakota State soccer team has been out of the United States from March 12-20, touring Italy and San Marino. The Bison practiced, competed, learned how to make pizza and ate lots of gelato throughout their foreign trip.   NDSU freshman forward Britney Monteon was kind enough to share her and the team's experiences with a daily blog p...

Sipping a fine Chianti may be your perfect image of Italian drinking. But what about having a beer? Italy's craft beer scene is very new. What started as 20 microbreweries 15 years ago has now expanded to more than 1,000. But that growth hasn't been without roadblocks, including complicated Italian bureaucracy and cultural infighting.  ...

Chef Micheal Kramer, the opening executive chef of McCrady's (pre-Sean Brock), has spent the past three years in Greenville, SC with the Table 301 Restaurant Group. He also took on the role of executive chef at acclaimed eatery The Lazy Goat . Now, for his next project, Kramer will open Jianna on the second floor of 600 S. Main St. in January 2017....

By Kelly Schiro  The future where people can monitor the structural status of bridges, buildings and roads is coming to life through a collaborative research effort between professors at Iowa State and the University of Perugia in Italy. Using nanotechnology, the students and faculty working on the project are developing materials that s...

Have you ever longed to create, and sip, your own limoncello? We are excited to offer our first "Make and Take-Limoncello activity! Join native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, and learn to make the famous Italian liqueur.   The TWO PART EVENT will begin at Valcucine, on Wednesday, July 30th. Valcucine is located at 275 Market Street, S...

In America fanno furore le maximoto definite «cruiser», cioè adatte ai viaggi comodi sulle lunghe distanze. Lì ci sono molti mezzi a due ruote di produzione locale che rispondono a queste esigenze, ci sono le classiche Harley Davidson, e andarle a sfidare sul loro terreno è una mossa da meditare bene.   Adesso la Moto Guzzi sbarca negli Stat...

by Clare Kennedy   A fast-casual Italian restaurant with a celebrity following has opened a satellite shop at the Mall of America. The Meatball Spot opened on the Bloomington mall's third level last Monday. The counter service-only concept offers four different meatballs, a salad menu and flatbreads.   It's the first location out...

Paul Kulik runs some of the best restaurants in Omaha, and the James Beard Award semifinalist is known for his daring, often difficult cuisine. Ethan Bondelid is behind three of the city's most popular craft cocktail bars, and his ability to grab a trend and bring it to Omaha is well documented.   Now the two old friends and former room...

Talayna's Italian Restaurant, located at 68 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield, MO will be celebrating their 51st anniversary. In recent months Talayna's has remodeled their restaurant and revised the menu to include new cuisines and lots of local craft beers.   Talayna's has been in business for 51 years, but owned and managed by Me...

On Monday night there was a special event at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial for Kansas City's Italian-American community. The Italian Ambassador to the U.S., Claudio Bisogniero, was in town for the opening of the new War & Art exhibit at the museum. The event included remarks by museum President & CEO Matthew Naylor &am...

River City Casino & Hotel today announced the opening of its newest dining experience, Cibare Italian Kitchen. Cibare features classic Italian recipes, Neopolitan-style pizza baked in a Wood Stone hearth oven, along with an Italian bakery and coffee shop. River City opened Asia Noodles, an authentic Vietnamese and Pan-Asian restaurant, Sept. 22...