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When: Sat, February 10, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Where: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. Lo chef Gian Nicola Colucci vi presenterà una favolosa scelta di pietanze per la nostra festa di Carnevale che si terrà il 10 febbraio al ristorante Cielo. Tutto incluso a soli 50 dollari a persona! Il menu: Affett...

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018–6:30pm-11:30pm. Where: The Ballroom at River City Hotel & Casino. Price: $100pp: reservations available at ciaostl.com. Dress code: formal, black tie optional. Masks. We cordially invite you to join us as we bring the tastes, color, music and excitement of Italy’s Carnevale to St. Louis! First celebrated in 1094, t...

On the edge of the dock among rows of colorful buildings in Burano, Italy, Ashley Pales felt at home. A Lincoln Southwest High School graduate and Yale University sophomore, Pales spent five weeks exploring the country and reconnecting to her family's Italian heritage during a study abroad program last summer.  When she got back to the U.S., she...

When Katie Lee-Collier opened Katie's Pizza with her father back in 2008, she was a true novice. It took her seven tries to get the first order for a Margherita pie good enough to serve to a customer. She didn't even know how to fold a pizza box. In fact, she didn't know much of anything about running a restaurant, she admits, outside of her passio...

The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at The University of Iowa seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian for the 2018-19 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory and intermediate language courses as well as literary and cultural surve...

Portillo's has announced the opening date for its 9,000 square foot restaurant in Maple Grove. The popular Chicago-based hotdog chain will open its second Minnesota location at 12251 Elm Creek Blvd N. in Maple Grove on Jan. 23, 2018. Portillo's is known for its Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and its old-school style of taking order...

“Life comes at you fast,” certainly not a new adage, and at times can come off a bit cliched. But the turn of phrase still has its basis in truth, particularly when it comes to being first-time restaurant owners and operators. When Cilino’s opened its door for the first time Dec. 17, for a short three-hour soft opening ahead of their grand opening...

When Alice Accorsi, PhD, first encountered the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata, it was as an invasive pest of crops and the intermediate host of a parasitic roundworm that can cause human encephalitis. Accorsi, then a graduate student at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy, was searching for vulnerabilities in the snai...

The first time Paul Bonacquisti was fired from his job as a DJ, he spontaneously asked his partner, Judi, to marry him. The second time, in 2005, he decided to open a winery. Both were ultimately good decisions: The happy couple has now been together for 20 years, and they jointly run Bonacquisti Wine Company, Denver’s longest-running urban winery.

ScottiBelli’s, the well-known Italian restaurant in downtown Kalispell, is moving down the street to the former site of Genki restaurant. The move was spurred by uncertainty surrounding the future of his old building, as the owner recently sold it, ScottiBelli’s owner Renato ScottiBelli said. He purchased the new building at 302 S. Main St. in mid-...

At Jim Butler Alfa Romeo and Jim Butler Maserati, located at 3050 S. Hanley Road in Maplewood, customers can find the luxury Italian car of their dreams and the best in service. Brad Sowers, president of Jim Butler Auto Group, says that the franchise was opened because the two brands bring a new luxury to St. Louis. Sowers says that they operate ac...

Barbara Klein, president of the Italian Film Festival USA and long-time resident of the metro St. Louis area, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the conferral of the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). The award recognizes her thirteen years as president...