Following the Daytona and Road Atlanta rounds, the 488 Challenge Evos of the North American series will return to the track as scheduled over the weekend of 26 July. The venue will be Indianapolis instead of Laguna Seca as previously planned. However, the latter will play host from 25 to 27 September after the fourth race of the season at COTA from...

An event that annually draws 40,000 fans of Italian food to the southeast side of Downtown Indianapolis has been postponed. The Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival, which was scheduled for June 12 and 13, is postponed indefinitely due to concerns about COVID-19. Italian Street Festival organizers said in a statement that they will post updates to t...

A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Downtown, called Pomodoro, is located at 15 E. Maryland St. Pomodoro has pizza, pasta and wine. The restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine like meatballs, Neapolitan style wood fire pizzas, bolognese and more.  With a 3.5-star rating...

Nearly 48 years ago, an Italian immigrant named Paul Cento came to the Circle City to pursue the American dream. In Italy, he was already known as a famous shoemaker who had made shoes for the likes of Sophia Loren and Pope Pius XII. But here in Indianapolis, he simply became known as the go-to man for all things shoe-related. And although he has s...

A year ago, pizza was the fanciest Italian food you could find in Fishers. Starting tonight Friday night, you can get Tuscan seafood stew, pork loin stuffed with provolone cheese and so much pasta, including fettuccini alfredo, at the new Sangiovese. The restaurant is the latest opening at The Yard at Fishers District, 9708 District North Dr., and...

IndyCar driver John Andretti has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. Andretti carried on the family racing tradition with a long career in both NASCAR, IndyCar, sports cars and even NHRA drag racing. John was the nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti, cousin to current IndyCar team owner Michael. John raced in the Indianapolis 5...

Back in the 1930s, Iozzo’s Garden of Italy was the place to get dressed up and go out to eat in downtown Indianapolis. Originally located at 323436 S. Illinois Street (where the Hyatt hotel currently sits), Iozzo’s was the largest restaurant in the Midwest—with a dining room that sat 500 people and a banquet room that could seat 350 more. There wer...

NFL’s Adam Vinatieri, placekicker for football’s Indianapolis Colts, is quite the guy. First, Vinatieri is the oldest player (age 46) currently playing in the NFL. In pigskin land, this is old. Naturally, this gives folks pause to wonder if “he’s still got it.” And for a while, there was good reason to doubt. Vinatieri missed five of eight kicks...

On November 27, Dr. Philip Todaro will lay down his stethoscope, close the doors of his office and retire after 46 years of serving the medical needs of many in the Bainbridge and Decatur County area. Dr. Phil grew up in Italy, where he received his preliminary and advanced education in Sicily. Then, in 1959 he emigrated from Palermo to Detroit, M...

Earlier this month, the team behind Indianapolis coffee shop Georgia Street Grind brought another coffee brand to life: Bovaconti Coffee. With an upscale, vintage-style interior featuring plenty of exposed brick, painted tile ceilings and custom tile work, the multiroaster cafe reflects the historic character of the building in which it sits, as we...