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by Carol W. Maybach   No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means "savory" in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich.   T.C. Clark, the owner of S...

By Pamela Selbert Though Tom Fanara is a Realtor by vocation and serious bowler by avocation (he's been a member of various leagues since he was a kid and consistently averages in the 220s, he says), he is probably better known around the neighborhood for his culinary skills.   That's because he's also a member of an unofficial committee th...

The 39th Season of the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is set to begin with a resounding Viva L'italia! Conductor Adam Tervola Hultberg from New York Mills, has selected the best of Italy as the theme for the October 26 Concert, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Von Suppe, and Cerulli. The concert will be held at the LPGE High School auditorium in L...

by Payson Shields Ever since I was little, I've spent almost every summer at my grandparents' house on Table Rock Lake. I loved my childhood summer days and nights, but my favorite was when it would thunderstorm. My grandparents would pile us kids into the car, and we would head to the big city of Branson.   We would check out the newest mo...

Spatola, a Sicilian restaurant, opened in the former Julia Blackbird space in the Highland, Westword reported. The space that neighbors Happy Cakes at 3434 West 32nd Avenue kept relics of its previous tenant like corner fireplaces and rustic wood finishes but those are now weaved into the Southern Italian vibe owner Franco Spatola is going for. &n...

Denver and Venice may have certain, well, dissimilarities—but if Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, has her way, you'd never know it while walking through the halls of the Denver museum this fall.   Glory of Venice, entering its second month at the DAM, brings some of Venice's finest works o...

The Italian Cultural Center would like to invite adult students of Italian, as well as members and friends of the ICC, to join us for a very special evening at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale, Monday, June 17, 2013. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by native Italian musician,...

By Michelle Leonard   Antonio Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about cooking. Well, that's not really right. Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about creating delicious, mouthwatering culinary delights.   Yes, that's more like it. And Woodbury is the lucky recipient of the fruits of his labor, as Tettamanzi recently opened his newest rest...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is thrilled with the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee's recent vote of 7 to 2 rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.   Colorado was the first state to recognize Columbus Day in 1907, when Italian-American Denver resident Angelo Noce lobb...

The drone of children babbling and crying during Father Timothy Elliott's homily did not phase him one bit. He knew their presence was a precious gift, all because of a special saint. Families came to St. Gianna Church for Mass April 30 to meet Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla on her historic first visit to the Wentzville parish, founded 10 years ag...

By popular reader demand, I sampled Scimeca's Italian sausage at a yellow-tarp-roofed booth on Kennedy Plaza. A reader/fan of the booth told me it was called Cappuccino Connections, though one worker at the booth assured me it was called World's Best Lemonade. Other booth workers really had no idea what it was called.   I suppose there...

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 St. Ambrose Parish will hold its annual "La Festa" on the grounds of St. Ambrose church in the historic Hill Neighborhood. St. Ambrose parish has been the foundation for this historic neighborhood for over 100 years and looks to continue this tradition with its largest fund raiser of the year. Festivities will begin at 12:00...