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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...

Sitting on Daggett Avenue, there’s a plain, white stone wall begging to be painted. It’s been there for four generations, waiting for the right artist and time. Volpi Foods (5256 Daggett Avenue, 314-446-7950) announced a mural contest as a way to commemorate its 120th anniversary while honoring its home neighborhood, The Hill. The business put out...

As Iowa temperatures climb, a traveling circus is on its way to offer a cooling respite. Setting the Cirque Italia apart is its unique big top, a tent housing a stage surrounded by a 35,000-gallon pool with fountains, and shimmering curtains of water reflecting various lighting effects to enhance the performances. Cirque Italia's Silver Water Circu...

After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Omaha's Santa Lucia Italian Festival is back. For the first time in nearly two decades, the festival returns to the area of its home neighborhood this weekend. The 97th annual festival will be held near 10th & William Streets, in front of St. Frances Cabrini Church and Sons of Italy. The...

ONE OF THE MANY benefits to being a professional soccer player is the opportunity to see the world. With games, leagues, and tournaments all over the globe, players have the chance to regularly travel to different countries and continents to see different cultures and languages. For SM Caen attacker Nicholas Gioacchini, however, soccer is providing...

Parts of Colfax Avenue have changed with the times, but the best parts not only haven’t—and with any luck, they never will. The history of Denver’s most infamous stretch of pavement is writ large in mid-century architecture, complete with gaudy neon signage, and entrepreneurs who respect it by bringing new life to old structures are guaranteed some...

As the city begins to blossom back to life, there may be no better symbol of the renewed energy than McGregor Square. Situated across the baseball stadium, the growing development is already teeming with life — with attractions that include a new Tattered Cover Book Store, a truly mammoth sports bar and an increasing number of restaurants. The incr...

When you are hungry, you deserve to indulge in a meal that satisfies your every craving. You should enjoy a variety of tastes and textures and every bite should be fresh and delicious. At Cinzetti’s in Overland Park, you will experience a true Italian feast. This all-you-can-eat restaurant in Kansas will become one of your favorite places to eat in...

It’s a midsummer’s night dream. Edera Italian Eatery (48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis; 314-361-7227) is kicking off the summer with a summer solstice party. The celebration takes place outside on the restaurant’s courtyard patio on June 25. Sample the new menu and listen to live music from DJ Al Cheekz. Inspired by Italy’s summer solstice celebrations...

A man has been supplying cheese for pizza companies Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars and Papa John’s for decades. And last but not least, it also provides the cheese for Hot Pockets, lasagna from Stouffer, and the baked ziti for Smart Ones. All that cheese comes from Leprino Foods and its founder, the mysterious 79-year-old billionaire James Lep...

The enticing scent of herbs, spaghetti sauce and Italian sausage is a familiar one for many members of the Pueblo community, often greeting the familial owners of a small storefront on Elm Street by name as the customers purchase meats, cheeses and other Italian staples. This Saturday the Gagliano family, owners of Gagliano's Italian Market & Deli,...