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You don’t need to tell Tony Gianino that St. Louis brims to the top of the Gateway Arch with pizzerias. He’s a Gianino of the prolific restaurant family: Bill Gianino’s, Billy G’s, Frankie G’s Grill & Bar, Joey B’s. He knew he and business partner and lifelong friend Joey Barczewski (the Joey B of Joey B’s) would need to offer something a little d...

All are kindly invited to a free Italian family style picnic to celebrate summer and Ferragosto in St. Louis, in the exclusive Enterprise Holdings Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton, Saturday August 11, 2018, from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm. A family oriented event where adults and youngsters are equally welcomed. The nearby sand volleyball court and playgro...

It's safe to say that homegrown midfielder Gianluca Busio is ahead of the curve. The talented U.S. youth international became the second-youngest player in MLS history last August when he signed with Sporting Kansas City at age 15. Fast-forward to now, and the 16-year-old Busio already has a first-team match under his belt. He helped Sporting KC to...

Coming to Fox Sports Live at Ballpark Village in downtown St Louis on July 22, 2018. The movie will be shown at 7:00 pm followed by a panel discussion including the director of the film Roberto Angotti. FOX Sports Midwest Live! is the central gathering place and entertainment plaza of Ballpark Village with two levels and 20,000 square feet of enter...

Italian-American restaurant Va Bene Caffe anchors the downtown cultural corridor on East Superior Street with its bright facade, tall windows and warm color palette, set in front of the backdrop of Lake Superior. It's an intimate space — small enough to be romantic on a beautiful summer night in the main dining room or on the enclosed patio with sp...

A Denver fast-casual Italian restaurant is expanding into Boulder County. Mici Handcrafted said it’s adding a location in Lafayette, which will be its fifth. The Italian eatery first opened in 2004 along Colorado Boulevard. CEO Elliot Schiffer, who joined Mici in August 2017, said Lafayette scored well in one of the company’s chief criteria for new...

Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

The name synonymous with St. Louis’ square beyond compare is branching outside of pizza. Piazza Imo, an Italian square, is being built in St. Louis’ the Hill neighborhood, just across the street from St. Ambrose. With a price tag between $3 million to $4 million, it will have ornamental gates, benches and chess boards, with a marble fountain and gr...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...

Yes, the two-headed monster of Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore led the Lynx to a bounce-back win over the New York Liberty on Saturday — Fowles with a team-high 25 points, Moore chipping in with 20. In the end, though, coach Cheryl Reeve found herself wanting to talk about Cecilia Zandalasini more than anything else. Zandalasini, a relative unknown ar...

In the early 1970s, Montessori education was largely unheard of in Montana and completely nonexistent in institutional form. But a group of parents in the Flathead Valley had come across the educational method elsewhere and wondered whether they could bring it to Northwest Montana. Not much pointed to Kalispell as an obvious launching point for thi...

Ski season brings tons of downhillers to Breckenridge, but summer is just as fun here. Hiking and biking trails are plentiful, and historic Main Street is filled with restaurants, bars and breweries. Top it off with festivals, like Summer Beer Festival and Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, and we’ve got ourselves a must-do road trip. Veg...