Opened in 1999, Shaw's Coffee is far from historic, but it's become a Hill favorite, playing on the Italian obsession with good coffee by roasting and grinding their own special blend. Stop in for an espresso before setting out to explore the many specialty shops and restaurants. In between meals, walk past The Italian Immigrants memorial stature in front of St. Ambrose Catholic Church (5130 Wilson Ave.), dedicated in 1926, or take a stroll down Baseball Hall of Fame Place, a renamed section of Elizabeth Avenue (between Macklind Ave and Macaroni Avenue) where Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, and broadcaster Jack Buck grew up. You can find their homes, marked by granite plaques listing the names and dates of their inductions into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The streets are loaded with specialty shops, including Volpi Foods (5250 Daggett Ave.), opened by Giovanni Volpi in 1902, which continues to crank out the best cured meats in the city (some argue they're the best in the country). Viviano and Sons (5139 Shaw Ave.), opened in by a macaroni factory worker, John Viviano to supplement his income, has blossomed into a neighborhood go-to shop, selling an array of Italian wines, olive oils and cheeses. Lunch options are limitless, but should include an item made with Provel, the signature shelf stable cheese of the St. Louis Italian community. Amighetti's (5141 Wilson Ave.), has been offering-up its namesake sandwich, a classic featuring brick cheese or Provel, since 1921. Dinner at Mama's On the Hill (2132 Edwards Ave.), is a must. Opened under the name Oldani's in 1940, Mama's claims to be the birthplace of toasted ravioli, and Mama will tell you all about it over dinner featuring the largest homemade meatball on The Hill (bigger than a baseball), served with spaghetti of course, or a cracker thin St. Louis style pizza covered with Provel cheese.