After 16 years — and the recent loss of its state liquor license — Aristo’s Greek Restaurant in east Salt Lake City has closed for good. The loss of the Mediterranean restaurant near the University of Utah at the end of April follows the January shutdown of the beloved French-inspired Paris Bistro on the corner of 1500 South and 1500 East. While...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization was honored to have participated in the 200th anniversary celebration of the collaboration between the US and Italian governments in Bologna on May 14th 2019. The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities was re-founded in October of 2017 and is under the jurisdiction of the World Trade Center - St Louis, fu...

With enthusiasm and an infectious smile, Adolfo Affatato approached the microphone at St. Ambrose Church in the Hill neighborhood of south St. Louis.  “Good morning. I don’t speak English,” he said in English looking out at a full church on a Thursday morning. He did what he could in an opening statement, addressing the crowd as “my dear friends, m...

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...

So we were shooting this week's Frank’s Food Picks at John Mineo’s, and I was looking at all of these wonderful pictures. Then I saw this picture of 45-year-old John Mineo Senior. I swear, I thought I was looking at a picture of a 45-year-old Frank Cusumano Senior, my dad.  Carbon copy. I felt like I was looking at my own family. The mother, Anna,...

Relics of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, have been touring in the Americas for the past two years, venerated by more than 500,000 faithful Catholics. They will visit Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 15. The relics — Padre Pio’s glove, crusts of his wounds, cotton gauze with blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle a...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Adriana’s On The Hill Topping the list is Adriana’s On The Hill. Located at 510...

Join the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis) this is Friday, April 26th at 8PM and experience Italian music of the Renaissance performed by the Schola Antiqua Chicago at the majestic Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard 63108, St. Louis, MO. Musical excerpts will be taken from women composers: Raffa...