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You are kindly invited to the 4th annual FERRAGOSTO celebration in St. Louis, at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton, Saturday August 21, 2021, from 4:00pm to 11:00 pm. Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and see contemporary Italian culture and cuisine. The nearby sand volleyball...

Little Italy DSM is working to get a business district on the south side of Des Moines designated as "Little Italy" to help preserve the community's history. The area along the south bank of the Racoon River includes Southeast First Street and East Jackson Avenue. Little Italy DSM co-founder Jenifer Caito-Ellingson said the neighborhood is rich wit...

Oh, the lucky people living in the Middle Shooks Run part of town: They get to call Stellina Pizza Café theirs. Fortunately, for the rest of us, it’s not an exclusive claim. It’d be easy to drive past this unassuming eatery, but don’t. Fresh pasta, salads and, of course, pizza are the main attractions. While carry-out is an option, you’d lose the o...

While the Italian salad is a popular dish in most St. Louis Italian restaurants, it’s not always clear what you’re getting when you order one. That’s because “Italian salad” doesn’t denote a specific group of ingredients as much as it points to a philosophy of preparing and serving light, palate-cleansing courses. Italian salads boast an array of t...

Gambill’s Pastaria & Grocery, the new culinary collaboration from Hunter Stone Gambill and Kevin Snell, is now open at 1921 S. Harvard Ave. The new restaurant is in the space that was the long-time home to Jim’s Never on Sunday. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Gambill’s Pastaria serves a variety of fresh-made pastas and sauces, with...

Since she last took the floor in the WNBA in the 2018 season, the Minnesota Lynx have wanted to reunite with Cecilia Zandalasini and bring the now-25-year-old forward back stateside. Over the last few years, Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has talked about the team’s desire to add Zandalasini to the roster. But the Italian sharpsho...

Anna Bonavita nonprofit tour series uplifts the towns she explores while immersing visitors in a rejuvenating culinary, cultural and communal experience. Science launched Anna Bonavita’s career, but an appreciation for art led her to create an Italian film festival, a cultural center and a series of highly personal, connoisseur-level cultural tours...

Henry “Carl” Musso, the patriarch of the Pueblo County farming family and one of the pioneers of the iconic roasted Pueblo chile, was laying in a Denver hospital room 11 years ago and told he was dying. It was prostate cancer — they caught it late and it metastasized into his femur — and his doctors told him he probably wouldn’t leave that room ali...

When Aldo’s Pizza owner Aldo Alu opened his restaurant in 1971, he had a lot to learn. He was still working on his English, which he did not know when he emigrated from Sicily, Italy, five years earlier, and he had “no clue” how to start a business.  Still, he managed to mix his experience of working at another Italian restaurant with his dough rec...

Venezia have reportedly concluded the transfer for Sporting KC midfielder Gianluca Busio in a deal worth €4m. He is the second MLS player to join the Lagunari after Tanner Tessman made the move from FC Dallas for €3.65m plus bonuses this week. American sources have long suggested that Busio was in negotiations with Venezia, but Sky Sport Italia cla...

Minnesota is getting its first Ferrari dealership. The Pohlad family's Carousel Motor Group is opening a dealership for the luxury sportscar brand in Golden Valley sometime this month, a news release says. The new Twin Cities Performance dealership is one of 45 Ferrari dealerships in the United States, with the next closest being in Chicago.  "We a...

Most of those inside Children’s Mercy Park for Sunday night’s Gold Cup Group B doubleheader were supporting the US men’s national team as they defeated Haiti 1-0. But by the sound of things, an even bigger chunk of the audience in Kansas City were Busio backers. Sporting KC homegrown Gianluca Busio earned some of the biggest cheers and chants of...