Johnny and Sandra Caracci have been serving customers their Italian dishes using family recipes for 25 years. This week they opened their Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta in the Town Pavilion, 1111 Main St., Suite 115. Plowboys Barbeque formerly operated in the space but relocated to a larger spot on the south corner of the Town Pavilion. Johnny C’s serves...

The Vatican echoes with chants. Rodrigo Borgia is pope. Steps away, and five centuries later, a tour guide regales visitors with tales of the infamous Borgia clan. Rodrigo, the family patriarch, boasts of their strength. Eldest son Cesare, ensconced within the College of Cardinals, longs for an army. Daughter Lucrezia, alleged poisoner of the famil...

On September 20th we will meet at our normal location, Favazza’s Banquet Center. In addition to our normal wines from Favazza’s, the dinner will be accompanied by a tasting of wines hand selected by our presenter that evening, Luciano Racca. Luciano is a co-owner of Raineri vineyard in Piemonte, Italy. He will speak to us about each of the wines as...

It’s called the Kobrand Tour d’Italia, and it is, in my opinion, one of the most ambitious wine and food experiences attempted in the 20-plus years that I’ve lived in Kansas City. It begins in the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, with a trade tasting featuring eight Italian wineries and their principals and some 70 wines. That’s impressive, but li...

A collection of relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — known to many as Padre Pio — will be visiting the Archdiocese of St. Louis for the first time later this month. The relics will be on display for public veneration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Assumption Church in Mattese. Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. T...

Darren Powell has made a career out of recognizing soccer talent, and he knew there was something special about Gianluca Busio when he first saw him — even if Busio was just five years old at the time. “Even as a five-year-old, he stood out on the field with exceptional technical ability,” says Powell, now head coach of USL’s San Antonio FC. “He ha...

Missouri’s Little Italy is in a small neighborhood, south of Forest Park, in St. Louis. The area is known for having exceptional Italian restaurants, groceries, and bakeries. With endless opportunities for great dining, unique architecture, and rich history, The Hill is one of St. Louis’ best destinations! So grab your friends and head to Missouri’...

If your dream pizza comes with a cracker-thin crust, a mound of gooey Provel and, yes, squares instead of slices, you'll want to get to the Hill this fall. St. Louis' old-school Italian neighborhood will be hosting a festival to determine the very best St. Louis-style pizza around: the St. Louis Square Off.For $25, attendees will get to sample eigh...

Please join us for a traditional Columbus Day Dinner sponsored by the Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. The event will take place at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS at 5:30 p.m.  President of the National Italian American Foundation John Viola, last year Keynote speaker, said that it is important to remember that Columbus...

Tony will be  performing in front of Gioia’s Deli on Oct 1, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm during the Columbus Parade.  Gioia’s Deli will also be open during the parade so come and enjoy the parade, food and fun. Tony started singing at the tender age of three, inspired by his older brother, Joe. When Tony was 10 years old, Joe bought two albums by...