Italian citizens are informed that, in collaboration with the Honorary Vice Consul, a ‘Passport Day’ is scheduled for June 25th 2024 at the Honorary Vice Consulate’s office in Kansas City for the acquisition of biometric data for the purpose of issuing an Italian passport, without the need to go to the Consulate General’s office in Chicago. Italian...

Neighborhood joint, approachable food — that’s the message coming from Bret Springs and Zach Marten about The Wise Guy, their new Crossroads bar and restaurant. “Casual red-sauce Italian,” Springs said, “and a relatively aggressive happy hour.” “Pizza, pasta, martinis, cocktails,” Marten said. “You could do a date here, but the game’s on TV too.” T...

In many ways, opening Osteria Bianchi was all about a homecoming for Josh and Kelly Bianchi. For one, Kelly is a Kansas City native, so the return here seemed like the right fit for their family after the glitz of Las Vegas. The American Italian restaurant is also a return to some family roots: Josh’s grandmother is from Sicily, and the restaurant’...

The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been among the most impressive units in the NFL this season and helped give the team a chance to defend its Super Bowl title. Few players on Kansas City’s defense have been more impactful than lineman Chris Jones, who tied for the top spot on the Chiefs’ leaderboard for sacks during their 2023 campaign. Jones is k...

A hot meal and warm place to rest are that much more important as Kansas City, Missouri, continues in the single digits. People like Shera McClelland see the worst of it. “I work at a hospital, and me and my son were talking — there’s literally people freezing to death,” McClelland said. McClelland and her son were talking about it on the way to Bi...

Diners twirl their gold forks around strands of pasta, sipping boozy Negronis under candlelight in Florence, Italy. Or — almost Florence. The embossed plaques, ornamented ceilings and marble tables paint the illusion that the small crowd is lounging in a high-end European restaurant. But past heavy curtains, cars zip down 18th Street in Kansas City...

Family is baked into the core of Laura Norris’ restaurants, she shared, from the Italian recipes served at Ragazza in Westport to the brother-sister duo running the new Enzo Wine Bar and Bistro together in the River Market. She opened Ragazza, which now sits at the corner of 43rd and Main streets, in 2013 and Enzo — in the former City Market Bo Lin...

Busio moved to Venezia in August 2021, with the club breaking its own transfer record to sign the midfielder from Sporting KC. However, the club would be relegated to Serie B after that season before finishing eighth in the second division last season. Busio was in and out of the lineup last season, but did make 28 total appearances. However, the d...

Kansas City's only all-Italian motorsports show--Motori in Piazza--returns on Sunday, June 4, Noon to 2pm, at Zona Rosa, in connection with UNICO KC's Festa Italiana (June 2, 3 and 4). Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Lambretta! Free admission and no cost or pre-registration to display vehicles. For th...

A year ago, Todd Schulte and Cory Dannehl opened Earl’s Premier, a Brookside bar and grill bustling with orders for fresh oysters, shellfish, and frozen gin and tonics, with the patina of a long-time neighborhood gathering spot. Now they are set to do the same with Bacaro Primo, in the Crestwood Shops just southeast of the Country Club Plaza. After...