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If Wayzata is the elegant Twin Cities getaway, the food scene matches the esteem in its delicious breadth of flavors: steakhouses, pub eats, French cuisine and intricate sushi. However, James Beard Award-nominated chef Lenny Russo saw there was something missing from the scene. It needed to tell Wayzata’s story, he said, the story of Lake Minnetonk...

Brookside's Bella Napoli started as a deli, grocery and coffee shop back in 2001. But it became so popular, owner Jake Imperiale soon expanded, taking over the former Breadsmith space for an Italian restaurant. Now he plans to shut down the coffee shop on Sunday, April 15, and expand his market, deli and small-vineyard wine program into the space a...

We're in Denver, so let's get one thing straight: Cannoli can be the familiar crunchy Italian dessert made with sweet ricotta piped into deep-fried tubes, or they can be bready rolls stuffed with meat. Sometimes you'll see them sold in old-school Italian joints as "canoli," but Grammy's Italian Goodies, at 4601 Harlan Street in Wheat Ridge, keeps t...

I’m thinking Sicily right now. Of course it has to do with all the wonderful food and my family heritage but also about independent filmmaker Mark Spano, writer, producer, and director of "Sicily: Land of Love and Strife." He will be in Kansas City this week for the U.S. premiere of his feature-length documentary at the Screenland Armour Theatre. T...

The angelic voices of the Sistine Chapel Choir have garnered critical acclaim and recognition as they travel and perform around the globe. Through its liturgical music, the Choir communicates a message of peace and closeness among people, even if they are of other faiths or other religious confessions. “The Sistine Chapel Choir is delighted and hon...

The first thing you'll likely notice about Anthony's Italian Eats (7641 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-3233) is just how small it is. On first glance, the former home of Manhattan Express looks every inch the counter-service deli it used to be, complete with a glass case of meats at the front. But once your eyes adjust to the size of the room,...

26th Annual IABC Golf Tournament Sunday, July 15, 2018. Tapawingo National Golf Course (13001 Gary Player Dr, St. Louis, MO 63127) 18 Hole Shotgun Start Co-chairmen Dan Drago and Frank DiGregorio. We need your help! Each year, the Italia-America Bocce Club Golf Tournament is a huge fund raiser for our club. We also donate 20% of the proceeds to a c...

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Nada Vergili was just steps away from some of the world’s most iconic spots—and had a front-row seat to a lifestyle overworked and stressed-out Americans want more of. Now her Charlotte-based tour company, Nada’s Italy, located in the heart of Dilworth, is all about sharing that way of life, “la dolce vita,” with peop...

Sitting along the paned windows at Toscanini, gazing at skaters gliding on the ice as fire pits warm the scene, feels like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Yet, inside, Toscanini's atmosphere lends a modern vibe, with boldly colored artwork, soft amber lighting, and racks of imported wine. The menu reveals an innovative approach to Ital...

For the third time, Michael Di Lauro has brought one of his interesting documentaries to St. Louis for viewing. The documentaries have been shown at the Missouri History Museum, once at Rose of the Hill and this time at the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University on February 2. This last time, he was sponsored by CIAO St. Louis and the Webst...

Armed with only a simple set of silverware, guests at Zino Ristorante in Edwards are outfitted to experience memorable and contemporary — not to mention beautiful — Italian food any day of the week. Located at the west end of the Riverwalk at Edwards, Zino is known for its welcoming atmosphere, which incorporates a comfortable bar area as well as s...

La lingua Italiana sta perdendo studenti. Il 20% in meno, stando al rapporto stilato dalla Modern Languages Association. La colpa è sempre ed esclusivamente degli insegnanti? O, più realisticamente, è cambiata la situazione globale e nuovi concorrenti si sono affacciati nelle aule delle università americane (nello stesso documento della MLA,infatti...