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The smoked salmon tartine from Pastars in Westminster is one of those things that’ll drive you crazy as you admire its good looks and try to decide whether to eat it with your fingers or a knife and fork. I grab it with my hands and rush it toward my mouth. Next time I’ll know better. I’ve now got goat cheese smeared all over my face and mustard se...

If the mere mention of its signature dishes — tortellini with peas and prosciutto, pasta con gambretti, eggplant parmigiano, and so on — doesn’t make your mouth begin to water, you’re depriving your palate of one of Columbia’s longest-standing authentic Italian establishments: The Pasta Factory. In the Beginning A Columbia tradition for 44 years, T...

Food is a source of comfort. That’s why we incorporate it into so many events. We use food to smooth over the awkwardness of first dates or meeting our partners’ families for the first time. To celebrate birthdays, graduations, new babies and marriages. To mourn the losses of loved ones, relationships and jobs. To lull our teenagers into telling us...

A new restaurant is open for business in Prairie Village. Va Bene Italian Eatery, 8232 Mission Road in Prairie Village’s Corinth Square Shops, officially opened for full-fledged business last week. The restaurant is located in the spot previously occupied by Urban Table, which closed in September. Va Bene opened last month with a limited menu and f...

DeGidio’s is an icon of the West 7th neighborhood, known and loved throughout St. Paul, but it was still surprising when a heartfelt Facebook post yesterday, went viral. The post was simply asking the restaurant’s fans to support businesses in the area. It has since been shared over 2,700 times and according to the DeGidio’s family, it’s been viewe...

I'm Andrea, I'm from a little town near Milan, where I grew up with my family originally from the South of Italy. I moved to St. Louis together with my wife a couple of years ago. Here, I wanted to pursue and broaden my career as a Chef. Before the restaurants were shut down, I was working at Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz-Carlton, in Clayton. During...

Expand your knowledge of the history and culture of Italian gastronomy with the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine ALMA - La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. Join us on Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a live conversation (in English) with Chef Ambassador Andrea Ruisi about...

Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena local, has spent the better part of his life preparing and serving food in a professional setting and will now fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant through a food truck.Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a very traditional Italian family for his love of food, which has led him to open his new venture...

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen may be right next door to Happy Joe’s in Eldridge. And they may be owned by the same company, Dynamic Restaurant Holdings, LLC, and have the same CEO and president in Tom Sacco. But the similarities end there for the two restaurants, Tom Sacco said. Tony Sacco’s opens its Eldridge restaurant at 350 East LeClaire Road...

The business lockdowns in mid spring hit many small business owners in the entertainment industry particularly hard. Romina Muse and her husband have been operating Skateland together for years, and the shut downs were tough."We were closed for two and a half months," Muse said. "That was a huge hit for us." That also left more free time with no bu...

After 46 years, the flagship location of The Pasta House Co. will be moving to a new spot in Ladue. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the restaurant will serve customers for the final time from its current address at 8213 Delmar Boulevard. It plans to reopen at 8831 Ladue Road in mid-December. The company said in a Monday news release that it was prompted to mov...

A new pizza restaurant is opening on The Hill this week. Pizzeria da Gloria will open for curbside service on Wednesday at 2024 Marconi Avenue. It will serve up hand-crafted pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven and will feature local beer and natural wine. Owner Joe Kurowski found his passion for pizza after attending a masterclass in Rome. He ended...