When I heard a “casual” Italian restaurant was opening in the former home of Germantown Craft House (and, briefly, Goss Ave. Pub), I envisioned cheap plates of spaghetti and pizza by the slice. When I went with friends to Sarino for dinner on a recent Saturday, we were informed we were the last walk-in table — making reservations was highly recomme...

At 4 years old, most kids are only beginning to learn how to behave in a restaurant. But Carmelo Gabriele wasn’t just any kid and he wasn’t in just any restaurant. Dressed in a mini-tuxedo, he was busy pouring water for customers in his father’s upscale St. Louis restaurant. There was little doubt in anyone’s mind that he would one day move into th...

Italy in Kentucky has a smaller history than other American places. The Bluegrass State saw some Italians come in the period of the mass emigration from Italy, but not as much as other bigger States on the two coasts. Nonetheless, in Louisville there's a club that celebrates Italy in several different ways, led by a true Italian who is for sure the...

“We like to pioneer stuff as much as possible,” Louisville, Kentucky-based chef and restaurateur Ryan Rogers says. And the Eater Young Gun’s newest restaurant, Bar Vetti, will mark a few firsts when it opens tonight in a downtown Louisville “no man’s land” bounded by the central business district on one side and the Victorian mansions of Old Louisv...

Francesca Anderson Fine Art is hosting their third Craft Show through Oct. 21 at 56 Adams St., Lexington. FAFA is showing 14 craft artists from Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Among the 90 or so crafts on exhibit are: Vermont artist Lucy Bergamini’s Italian style hand blown glass vases; New Hampshire’s Michael Gibbons’ ceramic bowls, vase...

Lexington is joining a movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Mayor Jim Gray made the special proclamation on Oct. 9, citing the fact that more than 31,000 people of Native American descent live in Kentucky. Los Angeles and Austin Texas are among the cities to stop honoring the Italian Explorer.       Protestors briefly inter...

In late August, John Calipari stopped mid-sentence after he told a group of reporters that he "may try" to meet with President Donald Trump in the future. The Kentucky basketball coach cut his initial thought short to answer potential "stick to sports" reactions or questions about possibly agitating portions of the country or Wildcats' fan base.  ...

The world premiere of the latest composition by Italian conductor and pianist Giovanni Allevi happens this Saturday, August 26, in Bowling Green, KY. His Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 1 will be performed by Orchestra Kentucky, conducted by musical director Jeffrey Reed and featuring pianist Jeffrey Biegel, at the Southern Kentucky Performin...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville invites you to celebrate Italian culture with a fall harvest festival featuring a magnificent pig roast at Locust Grove from 4:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Activities include Bocce and Buci di Mais (corn hole) competitions plus spirited accordion music.And, since some of the best local cooks...

With Lexington’s current robust dining scene, those in search of a good meal don’t have to travel far. While that is great news for downtown’s dining hot spots, it can pose a problem for establishments located outside the hallowed loop of New Circle Road. One such establishment is Giuseppe’s, a place I enjoy very much — when I think of going there....