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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...

Welcome to the block, Trencento Quindici Decano. Translating to 315 Dean to honor its street address, the St. Regis welcomes the new restaurant to its Aspen property this June, bringing hand-crafted Italian cuisine to the mountains.   Executive Chef Thomas Riordan and Executive Chef David Viviano, joining The St. Regis from The Westin Phoeni...

by Justin Wilfon   This week the website Geekologie named toasted ravioli Missouri's signature dish. The Now KC's Justin Wilfon went to one of the few KC restaurants that serves it, to see what all the fuss is about.    Toasted ravioli originated in the famous Italian neighborhood in St. Louis, known as The Hill. "The r...

As Denver has grown, the Highlands has become known for its ample selection of neighborhood eats. But while many restaurants in this area are often inundated by big crowds and long waits, there are still a few more hidden gems waiting to be discovered.   Spuntino, with its relaxed atmosphere and stream of regulars, is one Highlands eatery th...

We've brought the best Italian gelato to Colorado. From Italy. Now we need your help to open our first retail location in Boulder. NOTE: This is a new version of a previously-uploaded project. Due to outside funding, our goal has changed from $50,000 to $10,000.   In the last 18 months we've perfected our recipes, created a solid wholes...

by Joshua Vail The annual 4-H International Tasting Tea will feature a taste of Italy this year at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. The featured country is inspired by Beatrice Di Cristina, an exchange student from Italy staying with the Kim Umbarger family.   Di Cristina is from Perugia, a city about two hours north of Rome. She s...

by Cara Smith   Nash D'Amico's latest project is still over a month away from opening, but the seasoned Italian restaurateur is already scoping out ripe opportunities. D'Amico, best known for his Rice Village staple D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, told the HBJ that even though his latest project, Fellini Gelato & Caffee, is still und...