The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been among the most impressive units in the NFL this season and helped give the team a chance to defend its Super Bowl title. Few players on Kansas City’s defense have been more impactful than lineman Chris Jones, who tied for the top spot on the Chiefs’ leaderboard for sacks during their 2023 campaign. Jones is k...

A hot meal and warm place to rest are that much more important as Kansas City, Missouri, continues in the single digits. People like Shera McClelland see the worst of it. “I work at a hospital, and me and my son were talking — there’s literally people freezing to death,” McClelland said. McClelland and her son were talking about it on the way to Bi...

Diners twirl their gold forks around strands of pasta, sipping boozy Negronis under candlelight in Florence, Italy. Or — almost Florence. The embossed plaques, ornamented ceilings and marble tables paint the illusion that the small crowd is lounging in a high-end European restaurant. But past heavy curtains, cars zip down 18th Street in Kansas City...

Family is baked into the core of Laura Norris’ restaurants, she shared, from the Italian recipes served at Ragazza in Westport to the brother-sister duo running the new Enzo Wine Bar and Bistro together in the River Market. She opened Ragazza, which now sits at the corner of 43rd and Main streets, in 2013 and Enzo — in the former City Market Bo Lin...

Busio moved to Venezia in August 2021, with the club breaking its own transfer record to sign the midfielder from Sporting KC. However, the club would be relegated to Serie B after that season before finishing eighth in the second division last season. Busio was in and out of the lineup last season, but did make 28 total appearances. However, the d...

Kansas City's only all-Italian motorsports show--Motori in Piazza--returns on Sunday, June 4, Noon to 2pm, at Zona Rosa, in connection with UNICO KC's Festa Italiana (June 2, 3 and 4). Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Lambretta! Free admission and no cost or pre-registration to display vehicles. For th...

A year ago, Todd Schulte and Cory Dannehl opened Earl’s Premier, a Brookside bar and grill bustling with orders for fresh oysters, shellfish, and frozen gin and tonics, with the patina of a long-time neighborhood gathering spot. Now they are set to do the same with Bacaro Primo, in the Crestwood Shops just southeast of the Country Club Plaza. After...

Beloved Italian deli Cupini's turns 20 - and wants to thank all of their friends and family for their support. The restaurant's birthday party is on April 22 and everyone is invited. To show gratitude, Cupini's is raffling off two free round-trip tickets to Italy, and the winner will be drawn that night. Order tickets at cupinis.com (Raffle Tickets...

The Feast of St. Joseph, on March 19, is a major celebration for Italian Catholics in Kansas City. Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Columbus Park lays claim to the city's original “St. Joseph Table," with volunteers spending weeks baking 30,000 homemade cookies. Ahead of St. Joseph’s Day, the pews at Holy Rosary Catholic Church are already filled — b...

Virtually every major American city has its own Italian neighborhood. Some of the most well-known, such as Manhattan's Little Italy, Boston's North End, and Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, lie on the East Coast. San Francisco has North Beach, while farther inland, Chicago has University Village, per AFAR. Missouri, however, is special. It...