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By Nikki Patrick Everything from antique sausage grinders to colorful clothing fashioned from fabric scraps will be on the display in "The Italian Heritage," the next quarterly exhibit at the Miners Hall Museum, Franklin. But that's only a part of the display. "We've been trying to tell a story with our display and tie in people and families...

by Eve Hill-Agnus   You can't miss it. The biggest, flashiest restaurant in Trinity Groves has its name in Broadway marquee lights. Add a windmill and it's Moulin Rouge, my friend says as we approach.    When Phil Romano conceived his restaurant incubator with two business partners almost 12 years ago, he saved himself the end sp...

Festa Italiana – scheduled this year July 17-18 at Harriet Island in St. Paul – is looking for enthusiastic volunteers eager to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity to Festa's visitors. If you know and love a particular Italian region and would like to tell other people what makes it great, join Festa Italiana volunteers when they...

Today we honor Jasper Mirabile, Sr. of Jasper's Restaurant & Marco Polo's Italian Market. Please read the following hisory of Jasper's taken from www.JaspersKC.com. In 1954, a small neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar was opened in Kansas City by Leonardo Mirabile and his son, Jasper. The restaurant, named Jasper's, quickly became a popula...

As the sun lowers in the sky, the sounds of laughter and conversation are heard inside the Downtown Plaza - the kind of energy that can only be generated from those sharing a hearty meal together.   Nestled within the Plaza is a small 12 table restaurant, Cugini Italian Bistro. Candle lit tables and bistro-style decor creates an intimate amb...

Upcoming event information: Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert! Nokomis Beach Coffee Patio 4956 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417Date: 12 Jul 2014 7:00 PM CDT   Quartetto Rosso (Red Quartet) is Minneapolis-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Robert Everest's latest incarnation of world music - in this case Italian musi...

We know you love Italian food. And you know it could take a lifetime to explore every region and its specialties, markets, farmers and chefs. But you only have 5 days to do it. What do you do? You head for Salone del Gusto, the largest event dedicated to food-related topic held every two years in Turin, where the absolute best of Italian artisan fo...

by Jill Wendholt Silva   "What's up?" Italian-born chef Lidia Bastianich asks the rooster that lightly pecks at her sandals. "You know, you'd make a good sauce!" At the start of the week she was cooking risotto for Pope Francis and by the end hosting her third annual benefit dinner at the Boys Grow Farm in Grandview.   Bastianich...

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) is excited to announce that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Marcella's, will open its third location in Denver's Lower Highland community (LoHi). The restaurant is set to open in summer 2017 and will be the company's first location under this concept to open in Colorado. "Expanding our Marcella's conce...

Lechuga's is one of Denver's last remaining north-side red sauce joints. While many other Italian restaurants and bars — Pagliaci's, Carbone's, Longo's Subway Tavern — have succumbed to old age and an influx of development, Lechuga's was saved, at least in name and menu, when the restaurant was purchased after longtime owners Chuck Lechuga and Rach...

Albert Rosa, a survivor of the notorious Auschwitz death camp who went on to fight the Nazis with the U.S. military during World War II, will share his story Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the LSC Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is free; no tickets required. Rosa, now 91, and his family were transported to Auschwitz in 1943 after Germany invaded his nativ...

The history of Kansas City's Italian-American community starts as early as 1890, just a few decades after the birth of Kansas City. Italian immigrants first came to Kansas City because of the wealth of jobs in railroad development, according to Giovanni Schiavo. Though Italian-Americans living in Kansas City today are predominantly of Sicilian dec...