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Join the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis) this is Friday, April 26th at 8PM and experience Italian music of the Renaissance performed by the Schola Antiqua Chicago at the majestic Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard 63108, St. Louis, MO. Musical excerpts will be taken from women composers: Raffa...

Did you know that in Naples, Italy, people play cards with a completely different deck than in the USA? Join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403, for a great evening of fun playing a traditional Italian card game while enjoying an authentic aperitivo Italian style. Luisa and Il...

It’s an all-too-familiar battle for some parents — getting their kids to stop playing video games and do their homework. But in one classroom at St. Louis University, video games are just another learning tool, like textbooks or worksheets. The course, Intensive Italian for Gamers, is a hybrid of traditional instruction and in-class video gaming. T...

Joseph Brocato died in 1946, but his legacy is part of a history and genealogy society campaign to record significant moments in local history. Brocato’s moment came in 1914, at the height of the golden age of railroading, when he introduced local farm families to something new and, at that time, wondrous. He was already 38 and the father of four....

An Italian company that makes computer circuit boards which can be used in everything from a train’s event recorder to a DVR is settling into a new home in Duluth. Elemaster held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning to officially open its new U.S. manufacturing facility off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth. The ceremony drew representatives fr...

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-noon. 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 La Traviata is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera May 4-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in May or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a re...

To the American ear, an Italian accent adds a suave, breezy air and a devil-may-care attitude. But Alex Liberati, founder of Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers at 2403 Champa Street, doesn't adhere to the stereotype. He's meticulous, erudite, almost nerdy (in a good-humored way) — especially when it comes to food and drink. Get the restaurateur started o...

Barilla, the 140-year-old Italian family-owned food company, celebrated expansion of its pasta plant and integrated durum mill located in Ames, Iowa. The company installed two additional processing and packaging lines, a rail-yard expansion and six new silos to store wheat. This expansion brings the facility's production capacity to 200,000 metric...

An extensive renovation and rebrand of the property formerly known as the Hotel Minneapolis, the Emery fully reopens today (Wednesday, April 3). In conjunction with the hotel’s launch, today is also the opening date for Giulia, a restaurant located in the former Restaurant Max space. Another new addition is tucked into a corner of the lobby: Spyhou...

Tucked away in Mulvane, KS is an Italian gem, Luciano’s Restaurant. Chef Luciano of Luciano’s Restaurant joined Jillian for the What’s Cooking Segment today at the Metro Appliances and More demonstration kitchen. Chef Luciano kicked things up a notch by showing two ways to prepare the Italian favorite: spaghetti and sauce. Chef Luciano, a native of...

When husband-and-wife team chef Monica Fallone and Luis Mancera opened Borgo Food Station in River Oaks, they created a European-style, grab-and-go neighborhood hub for authentic Italian dishes. The patrons, though, didn’t necessarily want to take the food to-go. “Our loyal customers for three years were always requesting to enjoy their favorite me...

Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria is now open at the Westin St. Louis hotel at 811 Spruce Street downtown. As Off the Menu reported in March, Quattro replaces Clark Street Grill inside the hotel. Westin St. Louis executive chef Josh Wedel oversees a menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian fare. The pizzas are cooked in a 700-degree oven. Among the toppi...