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St. Louis has several fantastic restaurants with spectacular views, but one that might outshine them all is Kemoll's Italian Restaurant. According to OpenTable, it's among the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America.   The amazing location at the top of the Metropolitan Square building allows diners breath-taking 360-degree views from its 42n...

Per arrivare su in cima, si devono percorrere 373 gradini. E lì ti accoglie una enorme statua del Sacro Cuore di Gesù scolpita da un artista italiano, che guarda dritto verso valle. Intorno a te, le Montagne Rocciose. In fondo, la città di Denver, che sembra come una cattedrale nel deserto.   Si presenta così il picco più alto del Mother's C...

The Rochester Marriott and the Kahler Hospitality Groupare pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Salute wine bar and more as the newest addition to the portfolio of delicious downtown dining experiences.   Italian born Executive Chef Pasquale Presa, presents authentic dishes in a modern way, bringing the motto of vivi bene, mangia bene pe...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

Thank you Robert for sharing your wonderful pictures of the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience (May 22nd). Each year devotees gather at Holy Rosary Church in Kansas City, Missouri to celebrate the Feast of the Madonna dell'Udienza, patroness of Sambuca, Sicily.   Festivities included live music, refreshments and the highly anticipated rose pe...

When the fire hydrants begin to look like Italian flags with green, red and white stripes, you know you're on "The Hill". With an Italian American style all their own, featuring Provel cheese and fried ravioli, there's an unmistakable St. Louis flair in this town's Italian flavor.   Settlement of what's now called "the Hill" began in the 183...

Juventus are closing in on the signing of young Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown. The 17-year-old American youth international is highly regarded as one the hottest prospects in Major League Soccer, and the Bianconeri have been long-term admirers of the talented center back.   SportItalia report that Juventus have finally rea...

In business, when time-honored traditions blend with new technologies, innovative products and fresh ideas, consumers win and companies thrive. That's the secret behind the success of Volpi Foods Inc., which has dramatically modernized its processes and diversified its offerings while staying true to the values that have sustained it for more than...

by James Edwards Besides the many fans and those in the sports world, there's another place in particular mourning the death of baseball legend Yogi Berra: a St. Louis neighborhood called The Hill. Berra grew up in The Hill, which became the nucleus of the city's Italian community, as many Italian immigrants settled there when arriving to St....

By Matthew Liedke   The end of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday served as the beginning of a yearlong celebration, honoring the county's sesquicentennial. During the meeting, Joe Vene, Chairman of the Board, gave a proclamation designating the year 2016 as the celebration of Beltrami County's 150th anniversary....

Rita's Italian Ice signs its thirtieth area development agreement for Colorado and Wyoming. Rita's strategic growth plan constitutes area developers to pioneer Rita's icy treats while bringing innovative growth to their expansion plan. Area developers are Rita's enthusiasts and work closely with the franchisor to acquire new franchisees in their te...

It seems like this spring and summer, I've been crushing on the new +39 Restaurant, Market & Cantina, the Italian restaurant that opened across from the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in April. Maybe it's the Italian accent that makes my heart beat a little faster.   My crush started innocently enough with a night of gelato...