The James Beard Foundation just announced the five winners of the America’s Classics Award for 2017. A St. Louis restaurant was recognized for the first time since the award’s inception in 1998. Stroud’s, Kansas City’s famous pan-fried chicken eatery, was honored that year and until today was the only Missouri restaurant to receive the James Beard...

The Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala took place on January 28, 2017.  Sam Orlando addressed the guests and expressed that the past 17 years of planning this event has been a blessing for his family.  Sam’s family is from Little Italy in Downtown St Louis and he is very proud of his Italian Heritage. He spoke of his father  who served during WW...

A fire at Giovanni's restaurant on the Hill has done heavy damage to the second floor. The St. Louis landmark is located in the 5200 block of Shaw. Firefighters said that two electricians were working in the building before the fire started. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said that the fire seems to have been caused by an electrical wiring....

The one dish at Mona’s I can recommend without reservation might also be the menu’s greatest mistake. The dish is an appetizer of bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with Gorgonzola ($7.95), a two-bite haute bar snack guaranteed to win you a return invitation to the coolest Super Bowl party in town. Can you tire of the contrast from crisp to chewy to cream...

Italian beer drinkers are about to get a taste of the Gateway City (that's not Budweiser). O'Fallon Brewery announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to ship cases of 5-Day IPA, Zeke's, Wheach and Smoked Porter to Italy this month. The cases include six-packs. Currently, O'Fallon Brewery has a 14-state distribution area.   The brewe...

As of this year, three area eating establishments have the distinction of having spent a decade and a half or more on the travel organization AAA's list of "Four Diamond" restaurants.   Tony's restaurant, at 410 Market St. in downtown St. Louis, joined the 15-plus-year club this year, when AAA released its Four Diamond list. "It is a privile...

The St. Louis Bocce Club officially began to function in 1975 at 5627 Manchester Avenue. However, for several years its original group obscurely placed bocce at "John and Rose's on the Hill". Their camaraderie, keen pleasure in singing together, and many good times gave birth to the idea of forming a club of their own! Enthusiasm grew to a high pit...

by Kelly Moffitt   With The Hill and toasted ravioli at our fingertips, it would have been a travesty to leave a St. Louis eatery off a "Best Italian restaurants in America" list. Luckily, Thrillist has chosen a spot many St. Louisans are likely to agree is the best in the city. The food and drink website named Trattoria Marcella as one...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago sta organizzando tre diverse missioni in Colorado, Missouri e Minnesota per l'acquisizione delle impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto.   In attesa di conoscere le date, il Consolato annuncia che la prima missione di terrà a Denver a fine marzo; seguirà, a met...

"Genealogy Roadshow" returns Jan. 13 for its second season on PBS, and it will feature a group of genealogy experts traveling to New Orleans, Philadelphia and St. Louis to help participants discover their family histories.   The format of the show is simple: Three genealogy experts travel to a new city and residents apply to have their famil...