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Burt Rapoport’s Rappy’s failed to catch on with area diners who wanted old-style cooking, not nouveau cuisine. Goodbye, pastrami. Hello, pasta. Rappy’s Deli closed in May after just five months at the new Park Placeshopping center in Boca Raton. The space subsequently reopened as a lower-priced deli, Park Place Deli. Now the prime location at...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

JoAnn Harrigan became a Supreme. Mary Ann and Vinnie Locascio explained the secret to 61 years of marriage. And Jerry Vicenti celebrated his 65th birthday with 325 Paisans, three Gigi’s and one wife. Put it all together and you have just another party for The Villages Italian Paisans Club Sunday evening at Seabreeze Recreation Center. The Gigi’s –...

Having recently led the Italian Women’s Softball National Team to a second place finish in the 2017 European Baseball Championship with a .529 batting average in 34 at-bats, Laura Vigna now faces even a bigger challenge in the weeklong World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) beginning July 24, 2107 at t...

For 70 years, Tropicana has been adding to the American breakfast by getting freshly-squeezed orange juice from Florida into grocery stores across the U.S. The brand was created by Italian immigrant Anthony Rossi, who developed flash pasteurization and pioneered orange juice transport in 1970 via train from Florida to New York. "He figured out how...

A lot of restaurants claim to have authentic Tuscan fare. But at Sapori Italian Restaurant in Lexington, co-owner Karen van Heerden has tested and perfected her recipes in the most authentic of places: Tuscany. An Italian word meaning “flavors” or “tastes,” Sapori opened in Lexington in August. Since that time, van Heerden has been serving up dishe...

From eclectic furnishings to botanical paintings to sailboat etchings, the Georgia Museum of Art has a full house of interesting artwork offering a cool respite from the summer heat. The thrice-yearly art party Museum Mix will celebrate current exhibitions with late-night access to the galleries Thursday, July 20 from 8–11 p.m. Preceded by an hourl...

In October 1890, David Hennessy, the chief of police in New Orleans, was ambushed outside his home. He was shot multiple times and died the following day. Several Italian men were put on trial, but a jury failed to convict them. Angry residents sought revenge, storming the old Parish Prison and killing 11 people, hanging two of them and shooting th...

Journalist Melonee Hurt talked with Chef Marco Rossi of the Nashville Italian eatery, Tartufo. In addition to dishing about his culinary skills, he also talked about his connection to ‘80s rockers Motley Crue and his conversation with movie legend Clint Eastwood, which in his beautifully thick Italian accent sounds more like “Clinaestawood.” Rossi’...

Gina Stipo found the perfect hazelnut farm high in the mountains of a small town in Piedmont, a northern region of Italy where the Louisville-based restaurateur recently led a group of about a dozen tourists on a week-long trip. She must have used a drone — or at least a well-trained bird — to find the location, joked guest Mary Knuff, who's travel...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...

It’s been 20 years since Italian design icon Gianni Versace was gunned down by a serial killer on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, Casa Casuarina, in Florida on July 15, 1997. Much has changed in the decades since Versace became the final victim of Andrew Cunanan’s multi-state murder spree. But some things endure — chief among them, perhaps, V...