Kansas City is getting a new taste of the Mediterranean. Ragazza owner Laura Norris and her brother, Grant Norris, co-manager of the Midtown Italian restaurant and wine bar, plan to open Enzo Bistro and Wine Bar next spring in City Market at Fifth and Walnut streets. Enzo will serve a diverse menu of Mediterranean dishes and wines at one of the nei...

On Nov. 12, 1971, Cardinals third baseman Joe Torre was named MVP by a wide margin. Here is our original coverage.  And what did Joe Torre, named the National League's Most Valuable Player yesterday, plan as an encore? The Cardinals' third baseman was as quick with an answer as he had been with a bat all last season when he topped major league batt...

Thursday afternoon was full of extraordinary events–55 degree weather with snow and a visit from Lidia Bastianich were among them. Bastianich was here to unveil the expansion of Lidia’s Kansas City to the north with what they have dubbed the Pergola space.  The pergola is an Italian pergola with a Midwest spirit. Knowing that Midwest weather is tem...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 3rd Annual Italian Christmas Concert entitled Benedetta Orsi & Friends starring internationally acclaimed mezzosoprano and Bologna native, Benedetta Orsi Aquino, along with members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Missouri - St Louis Choir. The concert will take...

Many restaurants temporarily shut their doors during the pandemic, and for those keeping track, one is reopening to great fanfare in November. Lazia, the signature restaurant at the Crossroads Hotel, is back, bella. And it’s better than ever.  On November 12th, Lazia will debut a fresh menu full of playful dishes and drinks that made them an instan...

Mickey Garagiola spent nearly his entire life on the historic Italian district of St. Louis known as "the Hill," playing baseball with his brother Joe and neighbor Yogi Berra, both of whom went on to become catchers in the major leagues. Although Mickey's fame would not come from professional baseball, he shared in a special bond with his friend an...

American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equalizer to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday. Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot from the center of the area deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time for his first Serie A goal. The 19-year-old Busio was born to an It...

When local brewery Six Mile Bridge Beer announced in August that Ben Welch (formerly of Big Baby Q and Smokehouse and The Midwestern) would be taking over as executive chef, it was a surprise to many. It turns out that that was only the beginning. Shortly after, it was announced that Six Mile Bridge’s owners would be opening a new restaurant, Botan...

You and your four-legged friend can dine together (outside of course) at the new Italian restaurant Botanica. It comes from the owner of Six Mile Bridge Brewery. The 1,300-square-foot space in Wildwood features seating for more than 300 guests, two event spaces and an outside bar and patio. Botanica will host live music on the weekends on the outdo...

Pizza enthusiasts can now enjoy a few different styles at Melo's Pizzeria. The sister restaurant to Blues City Deli, which opened in Benton Park in late 2015 serving Neapolitan-style pies, launched a new and expanded pizza menu last week. Fans of Melo's can rest assured that its 5,500-pound wood-fired oven isn't going anywhere, but the restaurant r...