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Iowa women's basketball standout guard Caitlin Clark inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with Panini America, the company announced Wednesday. This deal marks the company's first exclusive contract with a female athlete, covering trading cards and autographed memorabilia.  Clark's groundbreaking achievements on the court, including becoming t...

Looking onto the Sandhills prairie of Nebraska, Casa Bovina has fused Italian fine dining with heartland heritage since opening in 2020. Located on the outskirts of Lincoln, the restaurant offers ranch-to-table, northwestern Italian cuisine alongside a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence–winning wine list that features Barolos, Barbarescos and more...

A 2024 Oscar nominee, a virtuoso's masterpiece, an acclaimed female director's whimsical drama, a quirky comedy for Gen Zers and a gritty crime drama are all part of the 15th edition of the Italian Film Festival. Presented by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul and MSP Film Society, the four-day fest opens Thursday at the Main Cinem...

There is just something different about fresh pasta. Some of us were lucky enough to have childhood memories of rolling out noodles with grandma at the kitchen counter, while others discovered this hidden gem of Italian cuisine when they paid a visit to an Italian market. But it’s not always easy to find on a restaurant menu – and this goes double...

Frequent customers of the downtown Steamboat Deli & Outlet say the eatery is more than just a spot to grab a quick sandwich, it’s an authentic Chicago deli experience with a unique Italian twist. That acclaim, they say, stems who's behind the menu: a trained Chicago chef who does her food research and knows how to make authentic Italian cuisine tha...

The return by the United States of the statue of the 'Doriphorus of Stabia' has become a court case. Smuggled clandestinely, the finest copy of the original by Polyclitus, it is on display at a Minneapolis museum. A lengthy court case ordered its international rogatory, but U.S. authorities to date have done nothing. The statue remains there and no...

Named after the northeastern Italian mountain range, Dolomiti Pizzeria & Enoteca (1105 N 13th St.) is located in the heart of Omaha's historic Millwork Commons neighborhood."We're really happy to be part of the Millwork neighborhood; it's really developing quickly," said Tim Maides, Dolomiti co-owner. "The tenants here are all very similar, they we...

Gia, a new Italian restaurant nestled into the former Cavé Vin space in Minneapolis’s Armatage neighborhood, opened this week on February 6. Chefs Jo Seddon and Lisa Wengler, both alums of Gavin Kaysen’s Wayzata restaurant Bellecour, have run Gia as a pop-up over the past three-and-a-half years — now they’ve found a permanent home for their fresh,...

The team behind Noto Italian Restaurant will open Bacaro, a Venetian cicchetti bar, in early March. Bacaro will be located in the same building as Noto at 5105 Westwood Drive in St. Peters. The restaurant borrows its name from the Venetian taverns where patrons sip on wine or aperitifs accompanied by cicchetti, which are essentially Venetian-style...

For more than a year, Denver and Colorado have welcomed more than 38,000 migrants in search of refuge from the turmoil in their homelands in South and Central America. In the core sense of the word, “refuge” evokes hope, comfort, and safety. This is what Denver, some non-profit charities, and the State of Colorado have provided in the absence of co...

If there’s one thing to be said about entering a new high school, it takes a bit of courage. Adolescence is by no means is a walk in the park. For some, high school can be four years of wonderful memories, or four years they would just like to bury as deep in the mind as they can go. Having said that, choosing to finish your last year of high schoo...

Have you ever taken a bite of a sprig of parsley that you’ve picked straight from the garden? Every bite is so flavorful and so much stronger than the parsley we find sitting in the grocery store. That freshness makes all the difference. If you’re all about fresh food and flavors, plan a meal at Gilardi’s, an authentic Italian eatery that serves so...