It’s a view unlike any other. And it’s coming to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 1. Spectators will have the chance to gaze upon near-life-size reproductions of the frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel. “This is an up-close, never-before- seen perspective,” said Eric Leong, senior producer at Special Entertainment Events...

In South County, a new fast-casual eatery offers the St. Louis area a taste of Chicago. Mike’s Italian Beef debuted in Affton, Missouri, on Jan. 15, featuring Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches, smash burgers, hot dogs, hand-cut fries and more. The concept comes from chef-owner Mike Roos and owner George Simon, who also owns neighboring Middle E...

The January 2000 purchase of Cavaliere d’Arpino’s exquisite “Perseus rescuing Andromeda” by Judith W. Mann, curator of European art before 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, stimulated the creation of her magisterial exhibition “Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800,” on view at the museum until May 15. The 74 works on view were ch...

Italian residents in St Louis, Sara and Edoardo di Benedetto, have decided to make their home in Italy available to refugees from Ukraine. While they are offering it for free, additional costs must be paid to help support the family, (utilities, food, clothes, insurance, transportation and more). The Italian Community of St Louis is more than happy...

America is a melting pot. It is a place where folks of all creeds, religions, ethnicities and backgrounds can come and make a better life for themselves and their families. I really like the term “Melting Pot,” especially for our area, because most of the ethnic groups came here to work in our steel industry where the process of making steel involv...

Pizza is perennial. While styles and trends in food come and go and certain dishes fall in and out of fashion, pizza always sits high on the hierarchy of foods we can depend on. Serra’s Pizzeria has always counted on this culinary truth, and, for over 50 years, it has paid off.  "We make our own pizza dough, we make our own sauce, we grind and seas...

The St. Louis restaurant community is mourning the loss of one of its greats. Rich LoRusso, chef, restaurateur and owner of the Italian mainstay, LoRusso's Cucina (3121 Watson Road, 314-647-6222), passed away on Wednesday, March 9, following a six-month battle with a rare form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. LoRusso was 63 years-old.LoRus...

During the 1970s the Rev. Salvatore E. Polizzi had become a national figure for his work in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Residents were shocked when news came that he was being reassigned. Here is our coverage from March 1, 1980. A friend of his calls it the mustache incident. In telling about it, there is a bit of soft laughter. It is so li...

When thinking about the type of place one would find a good slice of New York-style pizza in the Big Apple, most picture a tiny neighborhood spot where people can pop in and out quickly, grabbing a hot slice or whole pie to go. Erik Borger had the same vision in mind when he secured the locations for his newest New York-style pizza concept, Pizza T...

 From March 11 to May 1, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition will set up shop at the Country Club Plaza. “This exhibition gives visitors a chance to engage with Rome’s most iconic treasures in ways that were never possible,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Los Angeles-based SEE Global Entertainment, which produces the exhibit. The nearly-life-size...