“Leonardo da Vinci and his Unfinished Work”, Carmen C. Bambach. Thursday, September 5, 2019. 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pillsbury Auditorium, 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. The most famous genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was notorious for leaving projects unfinished, especially paintings. This...

Step into the new Due Focacceria Italian eatery and market in St. Paul’s Macalester-Groveland neighborhood and it’s clear fresh baked flatbreads are the star of the show. It seems owner Eric Carrara, who runs the spot with his wife, Vanessa, is paying tribute to his roots. His mom is from Sicily and his dad is from the Tuscany region. On the menu,...

È stato pubblicato a giugno di quest’anno il libro di Thierry Rinaldetti “Efrem Bartoletti. Umbro cantore della rabbia operaia nel Minnesota dei primi del novecento”. Il volume narra le peripezie migratorie di Efrem Bartoletti che dal piccolo paese umbro Costacciaro emigrò a Hibbing, nel Minnesota, dove divenne attivista del movimento operaio in es...

The beard, flecked with white, didn’t last. Chris Colabello, the former Twin, shaved it before the Kansas City T-Bones, his current team in the independent American Association, left town after last weekend’s series with the St. Paul Saints.  He also coaxed a teammate into giving him a haircut, reviving the modified Mohawk he sported with the Toron...

The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies to students most in need, will partner with Carrabba's Italian Grill to host a Back-to-School Wine Pairing Dinner at over 200 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations throughout the U.S on August 14. For thirty years, Carrabba's Italian Grill has been co...

On the surface, there’s nothing all that surprising to have painted portraits of an Italian mom and dad inside St. Paul’s Caffe Biaggio. “She was the mama of the neighborhood,” said John D’Agostino, talking about his mom Giovanna. She was legendary in the Twin Cities during the ’70s, as the owner of her homestyle Italian restaurant in the Dinkytown...

Vito Mannone is a popular man around Minnesota United’s training ground these days. After a recent practice, Mannone is one of the last players to leave the pitch. Engaged in a friendly match of soccer-tennis with teammates, he volleys and heads the ball over the net with a touch as skilled as any outfield player. After securing a victory in straig...

As I find my seat, somehow, I’ve been transported through space and time to an ancient amphitheater in the heart of Rome. The ceiling, gaping wide open and blue, ushers the breath of the earth into the structure and sends the music up to the sky. Crumbling brick walls loom over the courtyard on all sides. But this amphitheater is neither ancient no...

Maybe because I spent my high school years as a wannabe actor, or maybe because I spend my grown-up years as a TV news anchor, I’m always drawn to the dramatic. A restaurant is theater, isn’t it? The set design, the lighting, the stage itself—all combine to create an experience, not just a meal. Downtown Minneapolis’ newest hotel restaurant Giulia...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Mama's Pizza Topping the list is North End's Mama's Pizza, situated at 961 Rice St. Wit...