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Cooking has always been a part of Davone Mitchell's life. Mitchell came from a family of chefs, including his mother and aunts, where everyone would make ultimate spreads of food. "I mean everything," Mitchell said. "You go there would be five different pies, five different cakes, relish trays, meat trays, barbecue crab, fruit trays, everything." H...

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis | Traffic Zone Building | 250 Third Ave N. - Suite 625 | Minneapolis | MN 55401IN-PERSON EDUCATION AND TASTING. Register here. Vermouth, Italian Liqueurs, and Cocktails, oh my! Join us for a historical overview of five Italian libations and how to incorporate them into y...

Almost thirty years after she co-founded Cafe Jordano in Lakewood, Elisa Heitman moved the eatery from its small storefront space to a larger unit next door at 11068 West Jewell Avenue. “Some people say, ‘I miss the little hole-in-the-wall look,’” she says. “I’m like, ‘I don’t.’”Now, a little over four years after the move, Heitman is proud of how...

A bill to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Minnesota state level was voted 8-5 on March 15 to move the legislation out of the House State Government Finance and Elections Committee to be voted on by the full House. Indigenous people have called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day,...

It’s a view unlike any other. And it’s coming to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 1. Spectators will have the chance to gaze upon near-life-size reproductions of the frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel. “This is an up-close, never-before- seen perspective,” said Eric Leong, senior producer at Special Entertainment Events...

Trattoria Fresco owner Israel Padilla wanted to expand his business to Dakota Dunes with a very novel concept. Why couldn't one space be home to two entirely different eateries? In January 2000, Padilla purchased Graham's Grill & Pub, a traditional featuring burgers, sandwiches and predominantly American cuisine, at 201 Tower Road. Yet the veteran...

If you're craving good Italian food, look no further than the brand-new Mio Russo Sicilian Bar + Table in Bettendorf. Mio Russo opened on March 18. I visited them today for a lunch break, and this is the pepperoni with sausage in New York style and just look at it, so flavorful. Even if you don't live near Bettendorf, it's worth the journey.    

The January 2000 purchase of Cavaliere d’Arpino’s exquisite “Perseus rescuing Andromeda” by Judith W. Mann, curator of European art before 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, stimulated the creation of her magisterial exhibition “Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800,” on view at the museum until May 15. The 74 works on view were ch...

Italian residents in St Louis, Sara and Edoardo di Benedetto, have decided to make their home in Italy available to refugees from Ukraine. While they are offering it for free, additional costs must be paid to help support the family, (utilities, food, clothes, insurance, transportation and more). The Italian Community of St Louis is more than happy...

Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) celebrated La Festa della Donna Day with a gentle reminder that heritage is still important. The ladies of Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) hosted La Festa della Donna Day on Saturday March 5th from 12:00pm-2:00pm at A.H. Blank Golf Course. The celebration consisted of a luncheon designed around Italian fa...

America is a melting pot. It is a place where folks of all creeds, religions, ethnicities and backgrounds can come and make a better life for themselves and their families. I really like the term “Melting Pot,” especially for our area, because most of the ethnic groups came here to work in our steel industry where the process of making steel involv...

Pizza is perennial. While styles and trends in food come and go and certain dishes fall in and out of fashion, pizza always sits high on the hierarchy of foods we can depend on. Serra’s Pizzeria has always counted on this culinary truth, and, for over 50 years, it has paid off.  "We make our own pizza dough, we make our own sauce, we grind and seas...