In the spring of 2003, when Niko and Lola Nousiadis opened Niko’s Italian Cuisine in The Springs medical complex at 2200 E. Parrish Ave., there was only one other building in the new development. “There was nothing out here then, but Highland Elementary School, Foodland and a few other places,” Lola Nousiadis said last week. Her son, Christo, remem...

La storia di Andreas Nota è quella di un ragazzo con le idee chiare, determinato ad inseguire il suo sogno e allo stesso tempo consapevole dell'importanza della formazione personale. Calcio e studio, due percorsi paralleli e di uguale importanza, che Andreas ha scelto di portare avanti con coraggio e con una maturità sorprendente. Finito il liceo,...

Kick off the holidays with craziness! Continuing the series by Anthony Wilkinson, Pandora Productions proudly presents MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS. We've had a Wedding, a Funeral, a Mid-Life Crisis and now the insanity that is the Pinnunziato family comes a holiday installment. Pandora is thrilled to be the first theatre company in the country to...

The former Cliftons Pizza Co. on Frankfort Avenue will remain in the Italian food family. Building owner Sheila Tasman told Insider that the La Grange-based restaurant Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen is opening a second location at 2230 Frankfort Ave. The address was occupied by Cliftons for more than 28 years until mid-September when it abruptly closed....

Trinity Episcopal Church on Ford Avenue was without a rector for 16 months, but the church's long wait for a pastor has ended with the arrival of the Rev. David Carletta, who took over the duties earlier this month. His first Sunday as rector was Oct. 6. Carletta, 51, a Rochester, New York, native, was most recently the associate rector at an Epis...

Fazoli’s, America’s only elevated QSR Italian chain, announced today the signing of two multi-unit development agreements for eight new locations to further expand the brand throughout the states of Georgia and Arkansas, capitalizing on recent momentum and record-breaking performances of grand openings across the country. Furthermore, the company h...

In 2012, Steve Del Gardo found a lump in his breast. Although less than one percent of men develop breast cancer, a doctor diagnosed him and he had a double mastectomy. In 2013, Del Gardo founded Protect the Pecs and traveled around the country to educate others about the rare but deadly condition. In 2017, Del Gardo decided he wanted to pursue his...

Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Andrew McCabe a few weeks back and vowed to put his restaurant, bar Vetti, on my list, in part because I was struck by how much he puts into his food. I finally made it in for a meal, and I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, the clean, upscale feel of the place — the neon “bar Vetti” sign on the wall com...

OK granny-aged ladies of Louisville. Here's your chance for '15 minutes of fame' — plus a lot free Italian food.   "I am looking for a sharp-witted Italian grandma," said restaurateur Kevin Grangier. "The kind of grandma who meets you at the front door and gives you a little bit of attitude."  Grangier needs this Italian grandmother — the ultimate...