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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...

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team completed their last season as the Indians on October 3, 2021. The club is now called the Cleveland Guardians, and the new name pays homage to four, two-sided sculptures known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” which stand prominently on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge. Once known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, it...

Whether you’re gearing up for your next vacation or are still traveling vicariously during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s always fun to find yourself in the planning process, jotting down ideas and reading up on everywhere you want to visit someday. As travel begins to make its inevitable comeback, more people are hitting the road, navigating...

When you think about what can be the passion for the study of the brain, the love for culture, Rita Levi Montalcini immediately thinks of everything that could refer to phenomena that in the war years were still completely unknown and that a great woman gave us the opportunity to get passionate about it thanks to her love and knowledge. Well yes, a...

Whether you want to treat yourself to a pizza after a long day of work or want to treat some friends to a nice dining experience, Italian restaurants provide the perfect ambiance mixed with a cuisine anyone can enjoy. This popularity has caused many Italian eateries to pop up across the U.S., but trying to pinpoint the best ones might seem impossib...

Sotheby’s will offer Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece The Man of Sorrows at a January auction in New York, where the painting of a resurrected Christ is expected to fetch more than US$40 million.  Created in the late 15th or early 16th century by the famed Renaissance artist, the work is set to star in an Old Masters week sale series, Sotheby’s anno...

The celebrated designer Giorgio Armani received Italy's highest honour on Friday for his services to Italian fashion. The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, bestowed the Knight Grand Cross on the 87-year-old fashion stylist at a private ceremony in the Quirinal Palace. Armani stated that he was "proud to represent Italy" and "honoured to receiv...

Hey Foodies! You know their sausage, but how about the classic, mouthwatering flavors of a homemade deli? The home of Cugino's Sausage Company is now a new deli market called The Southern Italian Deli Market on St. Augustine Road. "The Southern Italian is something that, back where I'm from, it was the small delis and meat markets," said owner Chri...

While European governments weigh up new mandates and measures to boost the uptake of Covid jabs there is on the slopes of Sicily’s Monte delle Rose a village with a vaccination rate that defies mathematics: 104%. The figure is in part a statistical quirk – vaccine rates are calculated by Italian health authorities on a town or village’s official po...

Morris County/Parsippany Sons of Italy ~ Lodge 2561 engages in various community charitable endeavors throughout the year. One way to raise money to promote those efforts is through charitable events such as their Annual Beefsteak Dinner that was held on November 20th at the Bloomingdale Fireman’s Hall. This year’s successful event brought out over...

In an earlier period, Western medieval literary texts were anonymous. Stories and tales were not meant to have an author; they would circulate anonymously. Even centuries later, several writers had their books published under a pen name or still anonymously. For instance, the founder of the historical novel genre, Sir Walter Scott, wrote Waverley (...

“The opportunity offered with Original Balsamic Week was essential, as it allowed us to continue to promote and enhance our product as an emblem of authenticity for not only Italian but European agri-food. It was an opportunity to open the doors to future interesting collaborations with new and renowned names in the world of restaurants in the Big...