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James Beard-nominated chef Jamie Malone’s Eastside flips into a Italian restaurant and market called EaTo on Friday, August 6, bringing downtown Minneapolis a fresh new spot to sample pizzas, salads, sandwiches, housemade sausages, coffees, and soft serve gelato. EaTo will open in a few phases, starting with a new roll-up takeout window and patio s...

When The Cyrus Hotel opened its flagship restaurant The Weather Room in 2019, it quickly solidified itself as a downtown Topeka staple. The Weather Room's modern midcentury and ambiance served as a backdrop for the familiar, unique dishes guests were served. The hotel in May announced it would rebrand the restaurant as Fedeli's, an Italian and stea...

After more than a year of online-only outreach, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting small Italian villages is returning to in-person events. And fortunately for Minnesotans, you don’t have to board a plane to participate. According to the organization itself, Esperienza Italia inspires “the revitalization of rural Italian villages through lan...

In the early 1900s, it wasn’t that uncommon for families to receive the sort of life-changing request that Armando Pasetti’s parents in Italy got from America, but it was still jarring. Their relative, Giovanni Volpi, had started a salami business in St. Louis after immigrating to the United States in 1899. He and his wife could not have children o...

Certified Piedmontese donates $40k to 2,222 Inc. nonprofit in assist of military, military spouses, and veterans with transition, PTSD support, therapy, and education as part of the Guest Chef Series launched by Casa Bovina, Certified Piedmontese's Italian-inspired fine-dining restaurant. Chef Andre Rush, former White House Chef, MSG (Ret) United S...

When Ciao Down Food Truck owner Francine Vonfeldt spoke with theIndy in February, she said that while her initial menu would be deli-style and focused on hot sandwiches, she intended to add Neapolitan-inspired entrées down the road. We would love to try her more traditional Italian offerings, but the Americanized sandwich-centric menu we sample in...

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...