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Stroll the streets of The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri, and you'll find several dozen restaurants and markets touting traditional Italian fare attracting epicureans from near and far. Founded by Italian immigrants in the early 1800s, the Little Italy status eventually stuck thanks to neighbors like Challie Gioia. He founded his Italian Market on The...

Take a visit to The Olive Tap for an opportunity to taste some of the most unique, flavorful, and freshest award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar available in the industry. Founded in 2006 by Rick Petrocelly, The Olive Tap is known for exceptional quality, authentic flavors, experienced and trained culinary tasting consultants,...

A restaurant that boasts that it's located at the highest point in the continent is back open. Il Rifugio at the summit of Arapahoe Basin ski area first opened at the end of 2019 but a few months later it shut down due to the pandemic. This week you'll find the restaurant back open. It sits at an elevation of 12,400 feet. The restaurant serves up c...

Too many cooks in the kitchen can be frustrating. But when it comes to making cappelletti, it's an all-hands-on-deck affair for the Hamiltons. Jim Hamilton and his sister Susan Hamilton Griffin live in Kansas, about an hour apart. Every Thanksgiving when they get together with the rest of the family, the focus turns from a traditional turkey meal t...

Stella’s Cucina, an authentic Italian restaurant owned by restauranteur Stella Spanu, is set to open in early 2023 in Boulder, Colorado, challenging traditional concepts around fine dining by incorporating a modern design setting paired with a dynamic music program. Awarding-winning Head Chef Filippo Piccini brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise,...

After about six months of renovations, business partners Ben Burda and Drake Doepke have opened their new Florabella restaurant and cafe at 500 Brooks Street. The building, which was the longtime home of the popular Caffe Dolce, has been transformed on the inside and now features an in-house bakery, a coffee shop and a redone kitchen that will serv...

Tourists would never guess this, but a little-known fact about Des Moines is that it’s home to some of the best Italian cuisine in the Midwest. A melting pot of different cheeses, meats, and sauces that are just as delicious as they are addicting. It’s the Land of Graziano’s and Home of the Steak de Burgo. From the chicken parmesan smothered in red...

Before the supermarket aisles, before the ad campaigns, and before the iconic curvy bottle, there was just the Wishbone restaurant in Kansas City. A classy establishment located at 4455 Main Street, the Wishbone served family-style bowls of fried chicken along with prime rib, lobster tails, brook trout, corn fritters, mashed potatoes and gravy — an...

There’s not going to be a mozzarella meltdown after all. Leprino Foods, the world’s largest mozzarella maker, could’ve been forced to shut down amid a family feud exposed for the past two weeks in a Denver court. But the jury sided with Leprino Foods and its billionaire owner James Leprino, who was getting sued by two of his nieces for allegedly sh...

Seeking new members, the Chautauqua Italian American Organization (CIAO) tried to think outside the box with a recent community activity. But instead, it’s what was inside the box that got everyone’s attention. Steve Spears, owner of Dunkirk Homebrew Supplies, was welcomed by CIAO to teach a class on making homemade wine, including a lecture and a...

What: Cucina BellaWhere: 9660 East Alameda AvenueWhen: Open 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for brunch. It will also be open on Mondays starting the week of December 5.For more info: Visit cucinabelladenver.comWhat we saw: In a strip mall on East Alameda Aven...

With a mix of joy, gratitude, and sadness, History Colorado announces the retirement of Alisa DiGiacomo, the longtime Director of Curatorial Services and Senior Curator. DiGiacomo has been with the organization since 1999 and was instrumental in the creation of exhibits, publications, and the work of numerous History Colorado scholars over her more...