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Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

Monday, September 30, 2019. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. You are invited to join us for the first History Colorado InSights & InPerson Series event.  This program offers participants the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter.  Monthly, historians present insi...

Whether you begin a meal with "buon appetite" or "tuck in," Central Standard's Food Critics can point you in the direction of a hearty dish personalized to your palette. Pitch food writer Liz Cook says we're living in a good time to find a range of Italian cuisine. Prior to the early 1990s, she says, American perception of Italian dining was locked...

When the late Franco and Domenica Pignataro opened Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant on NASA Parkway in 1971, it was the only restaurant for miles, and I-45 could be seen from their window. Nearly 50 years later, the once-empty fields around the restaurant are bustling with numerous eateries and businesses. Despite that change, Franca’s still stands...

A four-year-old favorite for French cuisine in West Washington Park is getting new owners and, eventually, a new identity. On Tuesday, the team behind Bistro Georgette, a counter serving French street food inside the Avanti Food & Beverage food hall, announced it is taking over ownership of Cafe Marmotte in West Washington Park. The three-person ow...

Hilarity ensues in the improvisational comedy “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” set to keep audiences on their toes at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Sept. 13 and 14. The interactive improv show, directed and co-produced by Southeast student Francesca Bucci, follows the wedding and reception of an Italian-American family. The wedding...

Singers are traveling almost 2,000 miles to perform Saturday at the Italian Festival hosted by the Fremont County Sons and Daughters of Italy. “That will be a highlight of our event,” said John Carochi, organizer. “We have more Italian entertainment than we’ve ever had before.” These performers are from New Jersey. Aaron Caruso is an Italian Tenor...

Born in January 1920 in a small village in northern Italy, Enrico Sesenna grew up the youngest of nine sons. As a child, he toiled in the vineyards owned by his family while also maintaining the fields where they grazed their cattle. It was a peaceful time, with World War I behind them and most Italian families unable to foresee the changes that wo...

The Italian Community of St Louis has been growing at a rapid pace in the past three years due to strong leadership and a growing economy. In the past decade alone several hundred Italian nationals have relocated to the St Louis area according to reports from the Italian Consulate of Chicago. On Saturday, August 17, the community along with the St...

Modern cuisine is a moving target. As any chef that’s been in the business for more than a year will tell you, tastes change and trends come and go. So when you call a restaurant “modern,” you’re committing to constant evolution. In the case of Plate Italiano Moderno, that evolution was hastened by a disastrous fire at the restaurant’s first locati...

A public ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 30, in Newton, to honor the memory of legendary world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, who died in a plane crash here 50 years ago.  A large information sign will be dedicated, with a large rock sitting next to it stating Rocky’s record of 49-0, with 43 knockouts. Iowa Governor Ki...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Wichita, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Siena Tuscan Steakhouse Topping the list is Siena Tuscan Steakhouse. Located at 104 S. Broadway, th...