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Ferrero to acquire Nestle US

COMPANIES / 14 JANUARY 2018, 3:00PM / STAFF REPORTER

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CAPE TOWN – Italian luxury chocolate brand, Ferrero, announced plans to acquire Nestle which will make the luxury brand the third largest player in the industry in the US.

According to Euromonitor, a market research provider, this deal would make Ferrero the third largest player in the chocolate confectionary in the US. According to data on the company shares of chocolate confectionery in the US, Ferrero currently ranks as the fifth largest player who controls just 3% of the industry.

Meanwhile, the industry is dominated by the Hershey group with 31.5% followed by Mars Inc with 27.1%, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG in 9.3% and Nestlé SA with 7.9%.

Nestle however performed well and in line with its rivals over the years with a 3.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), says Euromonitor.

READ ALSO: Nestle to pay $425 million to buy Blue Bottle Coffee

“Nestlé’s most prominent chocolate confectionery brand in the US, Butterfinger, has suffered in against brands with a more premium positioning including Lindt and against larger players such as Mars. Although private equity companies have shown interest, it is likely that Ferrero would be willing to pay a higher price premium in order to achieve its strategic goal of boosting its presence in the US. A successful transaction would make Ferrero the third largest player in chocolate confectionery in the US. As Hershey recently made a large acquisition outside chocolate confectionery to diversify into other type of snacks, by buying the Skinny Pop popcorn brand, it is also less likely than Ferrero to be willing to engage in a bidding war. However, as Nestlé’s brands are not positioned as premium as Ferrero’s brands, their turnaround and a successful integration into Ferrero’s brand portfolio would be uncertain”, says Raphael Moreau, senior food and nutrition analyst at Euromonitor.

The last acquisition saw the chocolate confectionery offered to buy British chocolate company, Thorntons for R2.2 billion just three years ago in 2015.

This marked the first move by the maker of Ferrero Rocher pralines, since the death of its founder, Michele Ferrero earlier that year.

According to reports, shares in Thorntons rose as much as 42.9 % after the announcement.

At the time, Ferrero already owned 29.9% of Thorntons after buying stakes from top shareholder Crystal Amber and former chairman John von Spreckelsen, as well as part of the holding of Hotchkis & Wiley.

READ ALSO: Ferrero eyes UK chocolate firm

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– BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE 

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Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala January 27, 2018

San and Jan Orlando

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala will be held on January 27, 2018.

After a party my family planned for me in
January of 1999, marking my 60th birthday,
I announced to my guests, “This has been
such a terrific party, let’s do it again next year!
However, next year you will pay to attend
the party and we will donate the proceeds to charity!”!
The invitation was received with thunderous applause, marking the inception of the
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities.

at Orlando Gardens located at
4300 Hoffmeister Ave.
View our invitation HERE!

Any 501(c)3 charity can be represented through the purchase of a table at the dinner auction. The cost per table of 8 is $1,600. Individuals may also attend at a cost of $200 per person. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. For every table purchased representing an eligible charity, an entry into the drawing is awarded. Following the auction, two drawings will take place and the charities chosen will receive the proceeds.

My dream was to have an evening of fun, friends and wonderful food to support the charities of St. Louis. Help us make my dream and the dreams of many others come true. Invite a group of your friends and enjoy a fabulous evening.

Sincerely,

Sam Orlando Sr.

This year you can participate in the Orlando Family Foundation Auction ONLINE thanks to our friends at Gesture!

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Epiphany Day in Florence: See the ‘Ride of the Magi’ Parade

events in Florence during the holidays

The holidays aren’t over in Italy until the Befanacomes around, January 6 or Epiphany Day, a feast that, in Western Christianity, commemorates the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus. In Florence, the day is marked with a procession and re-enactment of an ancient Florentine tradition known as ‘la cavalcata dei Magi’, the ride of the Magi.

It is quite the show: the solemn procession, made up of about 700 people in period costumes, led by the Magi on horseback wearing sumptuous silk dresses inspired by those seen on Benozzo Gozzoli’s fresco in the chapel inside Palazzo Medici Riccardi, winds its way through the center of Florence, departing from Piazza Pitti and arriving in Piazza Duomo.

This tradition goes back to the 15th century, when a secular association dedicated to the Magi, the Compagnia dei Santi Re Magi, also known as ‘La Stella,’  organized a festive parade around the streets of Florence every three and then five years. The parade consisted of  three different processions that met at the Baptistery and proceeded together to the Basilica of San Marco, where, with songs and prayers, they worshipped Child Jesus.

Major members of the Medici family belonged to the association and took part in the parade; after 1494 however, when the Medici were expelled from Florence, the event was suppressed. It was the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the Florentine institution that, since 1296, promotes and preserves Piazza del Duomo and its monuments, that revived the tradition in 1997, the 700th year since the construction of the Cathedral.

To complete your experience of the Magi in Florence, you should visit the Magi Chapel in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, where you can admire the famous cycle of frescoes by Renaissance master Benozzo Gozzoli, painted around 1459 for the Medici family; they depict the journey of the Magi and several Medici figures.

The Details:

January 6, begins at 2 pm at Piazza Pitti, arrives at Piazza Duomo at 3 pm, passing through Via Guicciardini, Ponte Vecchio, Via Por Santa Maria, Via Lambertesca, Loggiato degli Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria, Via Calzaiuoli. At 2:30 pm in Piazza della Signoria, the parade will be joined by the Corteo storico della Repubblica fiorentina (Historic Procession of the Florentine Republic).

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Rome lampoons early death of Christmas tree ‘Baldy’

Romans are up in arms over the tree that has been dubbed ‘Spelacchio’, which roughly translates as mangy or baldy. — Reuters picRomans are up in arms over the tree that has been dubbed ‘Spelacchio’, which roughly translates as mangy or baldy. — Reuters pic

ROME, Dec 20 — “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how pitifully bare are your branches!” Romans yesterday were mourning the untimely death of the Eternal City’s tree, affectionately nicknamed ‘Baldy’.

With a week still to go until December 25, the tree in the Italian capital’s main square of Piazza Venezia has become such a laughing stock that it led the city’s mayor to launch an investigation into what prompted Baldy’s premature demise.

“Rome’s tree is dry, dead on arrival. It’s a metaphor for the state of the capital,” one local wrote on Twitter, while another wondered: “What time does the funeral start?”

According to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, a preliminary enquiry found that the tree was not properly covered during transport from the Dolomites in northern Italy, where it had been grown.

A wide range of Romans — including environmentalists and professional gardeners — have opined that a tree of a more robust variety also would have survived for longer before starting to shed.

Poor Baldy is a Norway spruce, while the European silver fir would have been a much safer bet for a tree, these self-professed Christmas tree experts said.

Many have compared “the fir tree agony” — which has cost the city some €48,000 (RM231,833) — to the governing Five Star Movement (M5S), which won the mayorship in 2016 but has struggled with a transport and rubbish crisis.

“As if the mess they have created over the past year and a half was not enough, we must put up with this misery,” tweeted another Roman.

Il Messaggero declared it a national embarrassment, saying that “in Russia, they’ve dubbed our dying tree a ‘toilet brush’.” — AFP
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/rome-mourns-early-death-of-christmas-tree-baldy#Uk2kuvZPj0HOC8CJ.99

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Italian king’s reburial reopens old wounds

 

Queen Elena of Italy (second right) and King Victor Emmanuel III (second left) leave Vatican city after an official visit to Pope Pie XII on December 26, 1939Image copyrightAFP
Image captionKing Victor Emmanuel III (second left), seen here with his wife Queen Elena, died in exile in Egypt in 1947

The body of King Victor Emmanuel III has returned to Italy from Egypt, 70 years after he died there in exile.

But the royal reburial has brought back difficult memories for many and caused anger, as the BBC’s Sofia Bettiza in Rome reports.

King Victor Emmanuel III was infamously nicknamed Sciaboletta, meaning “little sabre”, because of his size: he was 1.53m (5ft) tall.

A special sword had to be forged for him, so it would not scrape the ground when he carried it.

His physical stature may have been small, but Victor Emmanuel’s impact on Italian affairs certainly was not.

He is known in Italy as the king whose actions gave rise to the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini and the end of the monarchy.

Now, seven decades after his death, he is causing fresh controversy.

Victor Emmanuel died in exile in Egypt in 1947. He had fled Italy four years earlier, fearing arrest by the German army after declaring an armistice with the Allies during World War Two.

His remains were finally flown back to his homeland on Sunday, amid condemnation and outrage, particularly among Italy’s Jewish community.

“This cannot fail to generate deep concern,” said Noemi Di Segni, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.

“Victor Emmanuel III was an accomplice of the fascist regime, whose rise he never opposed.”

‘Mockery’

In 1922, Victor Emmanuel chose not to mobilise the army against Mussolini’s fascists and instead asked him to form a government, paving the way for 20 years of dictatorship.

He was later also heavily criticised for signing racial laws in 1938 that legalised the persecution of Jews.

This file photo taken on 1 November 1938 shows Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (right) and King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (left) during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, to celebrate the Victory day, in RomeImage copyrightAFP
Image captionThe king (left) and Benito Mussolini attend the celebration of Victory Day in Rome in 1938

Some of Victor Emmanuel’s descendants are calling for his remains to be moved to the Pantheon, the ancient Roman monument where Italy’s first two Savoy kings lie.

Emanuele Filiberto, his great-grandson, told Italian media that members of his house shouldn’t be buried in “just any tomb”.

“It’s not anachronistic to hope that kings be respected,” he said.

But the request was branded as “mockery” by the Jewish community in Rome. Many pointed out that the Pantheon is very close to the ghetto – the city’s Jewish neighbourhood where, in 1943, about 1,000 Jews were rounded up and deported to Nazi death camps. Only 16 survived.

Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (centre) takes part in a private ceremony to pay tribute to Victor Emmanuel III and his wife Queen Elena of Montenegro on 18 December 2017Image copyrightAFP
Image captionEmanuele Filiberto, the king’s great-grandson, supports the idea of burying him at the Pantheon

Even the manner in which the king’s remains were physically transported to Italy has sparked anger – on a military plane, paid for by the state.

“A disagreeable choice,” said Massimo D’Alema, a former Italian prime minister.

“We need to be careful about the symbols we are sending,” said Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the Five Star Movement, who is running in the next election and could become Italy’s new prime minister. “We are reopening a wound in our history.”

‘Adorable’

Three years after the king fled Italy – leaving his homeland, and significantly the Italian army, in chaos – he abdicated in favour of his son.

A month later, in June 1946, Italy voted to become a republic.

It was also decided that all members of the Savoy family would be barred from setting foot in Italy ever again – a ban that was overturned in 2002.

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Who was King Victor Emmanuel III?

  • 1900: Victor Emmanuel III becomes King of Italy
  • 1922: He asks Mussolini to form a new government, paving the way for the fascist regime
  • 1938: The king signs laws restricting civil rights of Jews
  • 9 September 1943: Victor Emmanuel III flees Italy
  • 9 May 1946: The king abdicates in favour of his son
  • 2 June 1946: Italian referendum, Italy becomes a republic
  • 28 December 1947: Victor Emmanuel III dies in exile in Egypt
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His remains were returned at the weekend after a formal request by his family in 2011.

On Monday they paid tribute to him at a family mausoleum near Turin in a small private ceremony.

Victor Emmanuel was reburied next to his wife, Elena of Montenegro, a woman who was 1.80m tall and used to call him “mon petit roi” (my small king).

His grandson, Victor Emmanuel, who would be the king if Italy still had a monarchy, says he still hopes his grandfather’s body could be moved to the Pantheon – “where kings belong”.

The tomb of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy at the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, in Vicoforte, Italy, 18 December 2017.Image copyrightEPA
Image captionThe king’s tomb at a mausoleum near Turin

His niece Maria Pia says he was “adorable”.

“I used to call him little grandpa. He was affected by rickets – his legs were so short that when he stood up from his chair he had to do a little jump, like us children.”

The rest of the country will probably remember him in a very different way.

source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42400766#

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Spring 2018 Italian Language Classes

Classes will begin the week of January 22, 2018

The  following classes will be offered:

·       Beginner’s I

Monday evenings- 6:30-8:30p.m.   M. Colombo

·       Advanced Italian

Monday evenings- 6:30-8:30p.m.  G. Leopardi

·       Italian for Travelers (6 weeks)

Thursday evenings- 7:00-9:00p.m.  B. Klein

·       Special Topics Course

Thursday evenings- 7:00-9:00p.m. G. Leopardi

Our courses place an emphasis on communicating in Italian.  Textbooks are primarily in Italian.

All adult evening classes are taught at St. Mary Magdalen School on S. Kingshighway and Sutherland Avenues.  

Tuition for our 12-week classes is $85; one night per week; 2 hours per night; there are no classes the week of Easter or Holy Week.  Our Italian for Travelers is a 6-week class and the cost is $43.

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations has as its primary purpose the preservation and promotion of our Italian-American culture and heritage through the advancement of education, art, music, language, literature and culture.  The member organizations are:  CiaoStl, Fratellanza Society, Hill 2000, Hill Business Association, Il Pensiero newspaper, Italian Club of St. Louis, Italian Open, La Festa di Santa Fara of St. Louis, Misericordia Society, the National Italian-American Bar Association, Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, St. Roch Catholic Church and UNICO-St. Louis Chapter.  

 

For additional information or to register, please visit www.fiaostl.org

or contact us at: 314-680-6871 (Marie) or mcucciabrand@gmail.com

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New York Italian Radio Podcast for December 8th 2017

TODAY Friday December 8th, 2017″ another Radio Show of “NEW YORK NEW YORK” Hosted by ” SAL PALMERI. ”
The GUEST- CRISTIANA VIGNOLI, Author and Director . She wrote Books of Poetry , Fiction, Creative Writing, Metaphysics, Drama Series and Radio Programs for RAI and other Foreign Broadcasting Companies .

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Voting for Italian citizens resident abroad

POSTAL VOTING FOR ITALIAN CITIZENS RESIDENT ABROAD

The Italian Parliamentary elections will be held in 2018, and citizens who are resident abroad will be able to vote. Italian citizens can elect representatives to the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of the Republic by voting for candidates who put themselves forward for the Overseas Constituency.

VOTING is a RIGHT protected by the Italian Constitution, and in accordance with Law no. 459 of 27 December, 2001, Italian citizens who live abroad and are registered on the electoral rolls of the overseas constituency can VOTE BY POST. Please check with your consulate to ensure that your personal data and address are up-to-date.

 

OR YOU CAN DECIDE TO VOTE IN ITALY IN YOUR OWN MUNICIPALITY, giving written notice of your choice (OPTION) to the Consulate within the legally required deadline. Voters who choose to vote in Italy at the political elections will receive the voting notification card from their respective municipalities – at the polling stations in Italy – for candidates in the national constituencies and not for the Overseas Constituency.

 The choice (option) to vote in Italy is only valid for one election.

Anyone who wishes to vote in Italy will have to write to their Consulate BY 31 DECEMBER of the year before the year scheduled for the natural expiry of parliament (March 2018), therefore by 31 December, 2017.

If there should be an early dissolution of the Chambers, the option may be sent or delivered by hand by the 10th day after the elections are called.

In any case, the option MUST ARRIVE at the Consular Office NO LATER THAN TEN DAYS AFTER THE DATE THE ELECTIONS ARE CALLED. This notice must be written on unstamped paper and – in order to be valid – must contain the name, surname, date, place of birth, place of residence and signature of the voter. The applicable form can also be used to give this notice, and is available at the Consulate, Advice Centres, Associations, COMITES (Committee of Italians abroad), or can be downloaded from the website of the Foreign Ministry (www.esteri.it) or your consulate’s website.

If the statement is not delivered in person, it must be accompanied by a copy of the identity document of the declarant.

As provided by law, voters will be responsible for ensuring that notification of the option sent by post was received in enough time by their Consular office.

The choice to vote in Italy may be subsequently WITHDRAWN by written notification sent or delivered to the Consular office using the same procedures and within the same timeframes for exercise of the option.

If you choose to return to Italy to vote, the law does NOT provide for any type of reimbursement for the costs of travel incurred, but only for certain subsidies in the Italian territory. Only voters who reside in countries that do not meet the conditions for postal voting (Law 459/2001, article 20, paragraph 1-bis) will have the right to reimbursement of 75% of the cost of travel by economy class.

 

THE CONSULAR OFFICE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY FURTHER CLARIFICATION.

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Monongah’s Italian Miners: Mistreated in Life and Death

Why it has been so difficult to understand the 1907 tragedy at Monongah in West Virginia?

by Joseph L. Tropea

The Monongah Mine Disaster

Nativist culture in West Virginia, oral traditions among 19th Century Italian migrants and faulty US research made difficult reporting and commemorating the centennial of a 1907 West Virginia disaster that killed 169 Italian miners – made difficult in the US, as well as Italy. Since that time, Italian commemoration entrepreneurs echoed myths, created non-facts and embellished tragedy without consulting research and transformed a US-Italian tragedy into farce.

Now is the time to commemorate the greatest mine disaster in US history, which killed, 110 years ago,  many more Italians than the well-know 1956 Marcinelle tragedy in Belgium  Italians were almost half of the approximately 360 men who died the morning of December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia.  In 2003, a series of articles produced by Gente d’Italia provided a valuable service in informing the Italian public of this disaster.  But Italian understandings of the 1907 disaster were shaped by flawed US records  as well as oral traditions of provincial West Virginians and 19th Century Italian migrants. The 2007 centennial commemorations may be excused for their historically flawed expressions and, in Italy, even for inappropriate text, portrayals and monuments.  But the behavior of Italian commemoration entrepreneurs since the centennial cannot be excused.  They have perpetuated and embellished false lore of the disaster and the dead and continue to sacrifice accurate history for the gains in commemorations. They have disregarded mining practices, culture, geography and primary sources – including the 1908 Philadelphia consulate’s warnings about the Italian dead – as well as, of course, published research. They have made farce out of an historic event in US and Italian history. This commentary is offered to scholars and citizens in the US and Italy who will not accept fake news or history and will activate safeguards for their encroachments into Italian school curricula and texts.

The 110th anniversary of the greatest mine disaster in US history should be greeted with shame as well as commemoration – shame in the treatment of the Italian victims by their native elites,  as well as by their US bosses, and certainly by self-appointed commemoration entrepreneurs who sneer at integrity in honoring dead labor. However, Italian centennial commemorations may be forgiven for abetting false history for these were largely dependent on hearsay history, not research knowledge. They may be excused for not knowing  Italians survived the explosions or that some Italian miners who were buried in Monongah did not die in the disaster or for portraying  Pennsylvania breaker boys as boys working in the West Virginia mines or for uncritically accepting as fact the lore about post-burial deposits of bodies in a trench in the Italian cemetery  or the legend of unreported dead miners or for not seriously exploring  the lives of widows and children or for misapplying the “buddy system” to the  Monongah mines or for replicating the image and flawed text of a West Virginia memorial road sign and many other failings that were nurtured in oral traditions without corroborating evidence. When Italians visited provincial West Virginia in 2003 they reported what they heard from persons in Monongah who had not read the West Virginia state’s legislative hearings on the disaster, who had not used Italian documents or conducted field work in Italy or interviewed descendants of Italian miners who died or escaped (they didn’t even know the later existed) or who had not explored a nearby university’s archives or had not confronted the wrenching evidence of scattered flesh, not bodies –  but, who, nonetheless, were willing to be interviewed, to proclaim, write, sing, and echo nonsense in many venuesIn brief, Italians reported the history of US charlatans, Americans and Italian-Americans alike, from a provincial town in a provincial state.   Yet, even with these considerations, it is difficult to excuse the Italian government placing a monument in the Monongah cemetery, whose text has no empirical support and whose image denigrates dead labor – the Monongah miners.

Tragedy at Monongah

Also, Italians had neither the time nor the wherewithal to penetrate the sordid depths of West Virginia’s cultural mire and fathom its impact on Italian migrants as well as Monongah knowledge.   A Fairmont historian framed well the nativist view of the Monongah disaster:  “didn’t care about those people.”  This person also pointed out, “I wasn’t even allowed to date Italians.” (My Morgantown nonna kept a gun because she refused to be intimidated by the Klu Klux Klan.) The Monongah disaster wasn’t even part of the Monongah school curriculum. Still, oral traditions of Italian migrants complemented nativist ignorance in clouding Monongah’s history. A history professor in the state of West Virginia pointed out that a major task of professional is cleaning up the mess of legend and myth that constitute local historical knowledge. However, contemporary gate keepers of West Virginia information sift it through the screen of their provincialism, which poses problems for more widely traveled scholars. Monongah was not the place to encourage research about transnational migrants and not the place to acquire accurate information – but it is an easy place to colonize with heartfelt commemorations.

Since the centennial commemorations, behavior, which seems to have its epicenter in Campobasso, has violated core norms of inquiry and decency.  Instead of research-informed behavior,  these charlatans have echoed, contorted, and embellished Monongah myth beyond recognition. The results,  created without research, produced farce.   For a few examples: a Molisano gave an interview, published December 6, 2011 in a Fairmont newspaper (104thanniversary of the Monongah disaster) in which he increased the number of dead Monongah miners by over 500 – by counting sailors as miners; as part of the 105th labor-led anniversary commemoration in Campobasso, the number of dead miners was inflated even more and, adding more sham to more tragedy, donne and bambini were placed in the mines. During that same Campobasso affair, the Molisano who counts sailors as miners accepted recognition for research he did not conduct and whose information misled the union bosses who proudly revealed an Italian widow as a Monongah heroine with misguided chauvinist rhetoric and absent facts. 

Now, another Molisano, “President of the Monongah Cultural Society,” will participate in the 110th anniversary commemorations in Monongah, December 6, 2017.  Also, top-down orchestrations of commemorations have been organized for provincial paese. Expending resources to honor dead miners may be an honorable way to accumulate political capital – but not if it will be used as leverage for introducing false narratives into Italian texts.   In the meantime we have lost, and are fast losing, living memories in the US and Italy and, of course, the need for their corroboration.  Histories of women made widows need to be constructed through serious research, not casually pilfered, to find their way into credentialed Italian print.   If we hold respect in our hearts for those dead Monongah men – and the kind of people they represent –  memory,  information, documents, goodwill  and, in some cases, even sausage, will be forthcoming  from paese, at least they were in 1983, October, 2017 and many visits in between – but not  if competent investigations are barred access.  The Italians who emigrated to work US mines were of little consequence to their local elites and many preferred exploitation of their mine bosses to what they faced back home.   In any event, their lives were subjugated in both locations – and now they are a treasure and are honored in death.   History is often shaped by political concerns and careers but, in this particular case, it is alienating US and Italians from a shared history. Monongah is too significant an historic event to be left to charlatans, to be left with unrevealed lives – dead miners and women.                       

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Failoni’s Family Owned Since 1916 will be on KTRS Morning Show Starting at 7:00 AM Dec. 5th

 

Failoni’s Family Owned Since 1916 will be on KTRS Morning Show Starting at 7:00 AM on Dec 5, 2017.  Come into Failoinis for breakfast and listen to the show live.

Failoni’s History: Purchased in 1916 by Alex Failoni and wife Rose from the Lemp brewery. Located at the edge of Dogtown in the 6700 block of Manchester. Failoni’s is open Tuesday thru Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday nights for dinner. If you plan on coming for dinner, you may want to call ahead for reservations.

Dinner at Failoni’s on Friday nights is a throwback to the days of Chicago’s Villa Venice Cafe, New York’s Copa, and other popular dinner/nightclubs of the 40’s 50’s and 60’s.The food is excellent and huge in portions. While dining you will listen to Alex Failoni Jr. sing Frank Sinatra tunes. From the Sicilian Steak, to the Tuna Steak, you will not walk away unsatisfied. Matriarch Rosemary Failoni and grandson Joey do all of the cooking and also make the best Italian green olive salad and flash fried spinach that you have ever tasted. If you’re ordering food, this is a must! They also put together a daily special for lunch and one for every Friday night. The pizza is a customer favorite with homemade crust and a family recipe sauce in a brick oven. Rosetta serves customers lunch and dinner. Victor serves drinks and manages other things at Failoni’s along with Alex Jr.

The Failoni family thanks you for keeping us in business almost 100 years. Alex Sr, Rosemary, Alex Jr, Rosetta, Victor and JoMarie

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