Since the beginning of time, humans have pigeonholed each other by race, religion, gender and wealth, which has resulted in discrimination. There are many pathways that can and must be taken to reduce systemic racism and prejudice. But I see no pathway to eliminate latent discrimination; humans will always pigeonhole. There continues to be systemic...

Fazoli’s – the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value – is confirming its position as a trailblazer in the industry with the creation of a compelling new franchise program designed to revitalize restaurants. On the heels of an all-time record-breaking May, Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard kicked off the...

Relatively short for an outsider hitter, Rachel Giustino excelled at collegiate volleyball through a combination of power, finesse and athleticism. In volleyball, being taller does give a player an advantage — something Rachel Giustino readily admits. Height is almost a prerequisite if a female high school player hopes to catch the eye of a major u...

A fine-dining fixture in Downtown Louisville has made a national ranking of the country’s best Italian restaurants. Vincenzo’s, a longstanding restaurant at 150 S. Fifth St., was ranked No. 22 on Yahoo’s list of the top 50 Italian restaurants in the U.S. The restaurant was founded in 1986 by brothers Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele. Yahoo assembled...

In order to accommodate growing crowds, Ryan Rogers' bar Vetti is moving to NuLu, in a 3,300-square-foot space on the first floor of the new AC Hotel. The new location will allow the bar and restaurant to double its seating capacity, which will include outdoor seating on Market Street, and expand its menu.  "Too often we are unable to accommodate t...

Steve Del Gardo, aka the Cannoli Guy, is an engaging conversationalist. He explains that he is a male breast cancer survivor who, after, a long stint in the world of “do good” is aspiring to live what always has been his dream, the delivery of fine Sicilian food to American homes. “I ran a cancer foundation that was called Protect the Pecs. I went...

Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

A little piece of the Bronx has broken off and come to Louisville, and we couldn’t be happier. Especially since the piece that landed here reminds us of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s memorable slice of Little Italy. So, say hello to Palatucci’s Italian American Ristorante, which opened last month in the quarters previously occupied by Gary’s on Spring...

Hey, Mombo's! Mombo's Italiano! Trade the "A' in "Mambo" from the old Dean Martin song for another "O" -- as in, "Ohhh, that's good!" -- and you have Mombo's Italian, another in an ever-growing market on the local dining scene: the food truck. This one is owned and operated by Ward Crisp, an Ashland, Ky., transplant by way of Dayton, Ohio, who said...

When Colonel John Pompilio opened the restaurant known as Pompilio’s back in 1933, he did so with the sole purpose of providing a space for friends and families to connect with one another over authentic Italian cuisine. And you can connect with friends and family on July 19 and 20 at Pompilio's 3rd Annual Summer Bocce Bash outside of its Bocce Pat...