Please see the invitation below regarding a business roundtable with Consul General of Italy, to be held at the World Trade Center in Union Station. If you are interested, please rsvp using the email address at the bottom of the invitation. Please also forward on to those who may be interested. There is no cost. This will be an opportunity to discu...

  Joan D’Agostino keeps Old World traditions alive for a new generation when she bakes in her Leawood kitchen. A mother of four, D’Agostino is passing along her Italian heritage to her four grandchildren, including 20-month-old twins Angelina and Luca Casanova of Leawood.A native Kansas Citian, D’Agostino grew up with the tradition of helping prepa...

Green and gold T-shirts bearing, “Kiss me, I’m Irish,” fill store windows around town, waiting to be snatched up by revelers who prepare for St. Patrick’s Day, a festival now celebrated around the world. But in a country not far from Ireland, there’s a lesser-known saint with his own set of followers. Every March 19, St. Joseph’s statue is paraded...

Mardi Gras is in full swing my friends and it's all about King Cakes, Italian Carnevale pastries and Paczki for this chef. Yes, it's time to celebrate Fat Tuesday.   Celebrations began on Epiphany and culminate on the eve of Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for fat Tuesday and refers to the practice of eating rich fatty foods before...

By Lisa Waterman Gray   Do you love Italian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Italian cuisine in Kansas City. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Kansas City restaurants.   We share the places that get great buzz a...

Vito and Carol "Rookie" LaBruzzo operated LaBruzzo's Tavern at 1809 Grand from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.   Their daughter, Carol LaBruzzo, co-owned Kelly's Bakery for 16 years (from about 1979 to 1995) in the old Northeast area, as well as a Kelly's Bakery outlet in the River Market. Her sisters — Vicki LaBruzzo, Christy Maenza, an...

2013 marks the 5th annual UNICO Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa. All thirsts will be quenched with more than 75 unique brews from a wide variety of regional and national breweries. A a couple of local distilleries will also be offering samples.   The event will take place in the Zona Rosa town square on Saturday, August 10th from 5pm to 9pm....

Today we honor Don Bosco Centers Kansas City. The Don Bosco Community Center located at 526 Campbell Street opened its doors on September 8, 1940. This picture was published in the Kansas City Star on September 9th and it was taken at the dedication ceremony the day before. Money, property, and time were donated to build this community center....

Sunday, May 19thMass 11:00 AMProcession and shower of rose petals to follow Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience, patroness of Sambuca, Sicily. Refreshments will be served after Mass. Holy Rosary Catholic Church911 E. Missouri AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64106 For more info contact:(816) 842-5440 * All schedules and activities a...

By Rustin Dodd The the most vertically-challenged kicker in college football spent last year taking coursework at a community college in St. Louis. He was not a member of any football team then — college or otherwise — and if you saw Nick Bartolotta strolling into a class at St. Louis Community College, you probably wouldn't have guessed it, eithe...