A new dining option has arrived to Towne East Square. Sitting between JC Penny and Von Maur in the former Noodles & Co. space is Mary’s Pizza Italian Kitchen. It’s on the east-facing end of the mall and has their own entrance for the restaurant. Here’s a first look at what to expect. What you’ll find at Mary’s Pizza is prototypical of what’s availa...

In the list of the great Italian excellences who have found their fortune in America, one of the highest level names is that of Arturo Toscanini. A century has passed since an extraordinary event, an exceptional tour that saw him as a protagonist in America together with what would later become the orchestra of La Scala in Milan.  Today there is a...

When Rep. Stephanie Byers' son was in grade school, his teacher asked if the Wichita Democrat, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, could come present about how Native Americans view Thanksgiving.  Byers recalled the teacher asked her to discuss how the Pilgrims brought new farming techniques to share with their indigenous brethren and "save them." "I...

Today is opening day for Napoli Italian Eatery, the first solo restaurant for well-known Wichita chef Jeremy Wade. The restaurant, which Wade is opening with his fiance Courtney Mathews, has taken over the former Fetch Bistro space at 7718 E. 37th St. North and is serving a menu of Italian specialties Wade describes as rustic yet modern. It feature...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Wichita, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Siena Tuscan Steakhouse Topping the list is Siena Tuscan Steakhouse. Located at 104 S. Broadway, th...

Sweet Basil, the Wichita Italian restaurant that’s been at 2424 N. Woodlawn since 1991, has closed. But a new restaurant is about to take its place. Last week, Charli Singh closed the restaurant he’s run since 25 years. He told the Eagle he planned to close for a week for some cleaning and remodeling and then reopen. Now, a different group says it’...

Wichita State sophomore volleyball player Giorgia Civita is the fastest player in shocker history to get to 1,000 career digs.  Civita grew up playing a high level of volleyball but never thought she would end up here in Wichita.  She grew up more than 5,000 miles away from Wichita....in Milan, Italy. "People would ask me 'where are you going to go...

Savute’s Italian Ristorante at 3303 N. Broadway will turn 75 next year. And Peter Savute, the grandson of founder John Savute, has been running it for 17 of those years. Now, Peter is about to turn 65, and he’s ready to slow down. He announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Thursday that he’s cutting the iconic Italian restaurant’s hours back...