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Like he’s done every fall Saturday since before he can remember, Thomas Fidone settled in to watch and cheer on Nebraska football. This was Nov. 21, nearly three months after the top-rated tight end in the Class of 2021 made national headlines when he committed to the Huskers in a televised ceremony. Taking in games as a pledge felt different — if...

I'm Andrea, I'm from a little town near Milan, where I grew up with my family originally from the South of Italy. I moved to St. Louis together with my wife a couple of years ago. Here, I wanted to pursue and broaden my career as a Chef. Before the restaurants were shut down, I was working at Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz-Carlton, in Clayton. During...

Expand your knowledge of the history and culture of Italian gastronomy with the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine ALMA - La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. Join us on Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a live conversation (in English) with Chef Ambassador Andrea Ruisi about...

Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena local, has spent the better part of his life preparing and serving food in a professional setting and will now fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant through a food truck.Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a very traditional Italian family for his love of food, which has led him to open his new venture...

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen may be right next door to Happy Joe’s in Eldridge. And they may be owned by the same company, Dynamic Restaurant Holdings, LLC, and have the same CEO and president in Tom Sacco. But the similarities end there for the two restaurants, Tom Sacco said. Tony Sacco’s opens its Eldridge restaurant at 350 East LeClaire Road...

The American Indian Movement activist charged with toppling the Christopher Columbus statue at the state Capitol in June will not serve prison time, but instead must complete 100 hours of community service. A Ramsey County District Court judge approved a recommendation Monday that the active prosecution of the case be suspended for one year, until...

The business lockdowns in mid spring hit many small business owners in the entertainment industry particularly hard. Romina Muse and her husband have been operating Skateland together for years, and the shut downs were tough."We were closed for two and a half months," Muse said. "That was a huge hit for us." That also left more free time with no bu...

After 46 years, the flagship location of The Pasta House Co. will be moving to a new spot in Ladue. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the restaurant will serve customers for the final time from its current address at 8213 Delmar Boulevard. It plans to reopen at 8831 Ladue Road in mid-December. The company said in a Monday news release that it was prompted to mov...

A new pizza restaurant is opening on The Hill this week. Pizzeria da Gloria will open for curbside service on Wednesday at 2024 Marconi Avenue. It will serve up hand-crafted pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven and will feature local beer and natural wine. Owner Joe Kurowski found his passion for pizza after attending a masterclass in Rome. He ended...

AMERICA’S LAST LITTLE ITALY: THE HILL, the award-winning documentary about one of St. Louis’ most iconic neighborhoods, is set to make its television premiere on Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m. on Nine Network PBS.  The movie, which debuted this past summer as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, tells the story of The Hill, the Italian-Americ...

Renewed efforts to change the name of Northwest Denver’s Columbus Park to La Raza park are moving forward. The proposal is expected to be filed for consideration as an ordinance next week. “What you see here today at the park is not what was here 50 years ago,” Arturo Rodriguez, a longtime advocate for changing the name of the park said. “I think t...

Lunedì 2 novembre, in un'atmosfera piena di aspettative in vista di un'elezione presidenziale statunitense altamente contestata, il Senatore italiano Luigi Augussori ha visitato i leader della comunità italiana di St Louis. Non capita certo tutti i giorni che un senatore italiano visiti St Louis e non è assolutamente previsto alla vigilia di un eve...