MLS has seen its fair share of talented prospects rise through club ranks and eventually make the European switch; the likes of Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie, Brendan Aaronson, Alphonso Davies, and more could have company abroad sooner rather than later. In Gianluca Busio, Sporting KC has themselves the exact kind of player a European team should cove...

For those who had the distinct pleasure of wandering into the old Scimeca’s Grocery Store at Independence & The Paseo during its over 40-year history at that location, they know that some of the sweetest smells and best imported Italian deli salads and sausages were to be had in the imported section located at the back of the store. It was almost l...

St. Joseph tables are often seen in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on and around the March 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph. Below is a list of some tables and other events occurring for the feast; details on the history and symbolism of the St. Joseph table (along with other St. Joseph related content) can be found on the Year of St. Joseph webpa...

It’s fitting – maybe even predestined – that Michael Amigoni would become a vintner. After all his paternal grandfather, Guiseppe “Joseph” Amigoni, produced wine near Milan, Italy, before emigrating to town in the 1920s. Now, the younger Amigoni is carrying on the tradition at his Amigoni Urban Winery in Kansas City, Mo. “I grew up with wine around...

The mighty chime of church bells echoes through orderly rows of old brick buildings, some of them marked with now-faint hand-painted advertisements. There’s something about walking the streets of Kansas City’s Columbus Park that suggests the neighborhood has a storied past. Whether it was an evening at Garozzo’s Ristorante, where Frank Sinatra tune...

A little more than one month after Corinth Square’s Urban Table permanently closed, a new restaurant for the space is on the horizon. Va Bene, an Italian eatery and product from Louie’s Wine Dive founder and Kansas City restaurateur Whitney VinZant will open at 8232 Mission Road this winter, according to a press release. VinZant said in a release t...

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman. Rumors of Bu...

Sporting Kansas City announced today a new, multifaceted partnership with Parisi Coffee, a Kansas City-based artisan coffee roaster that specializes in hand-brewed coffee and fine foods. Beginning this season, Parisi will serve as the official coffee and cold brew of Sporting Kansas City as well as the preferred specialty foods provider for City Fo...

This real photo postcard of the Holy Rosary Church’s Christmas crib was taken during the 1941 holiday season. Missionaries of St. Charles founded Holy Rosary Parish, located at 911 E. Missouri Avenue, in the 1880s to serve the Italian immigrants in Kansas City, who settled near the old Market Square (now City Market) area. Still standing after the...

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...