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If a classic plate of spaghetti drenched in a robust red sauce and dotted with meatballs sounds like your idea of a perfect meal, new restaurant Anna Dolce might be the spot for you. Tentatively scheduled for an April 19 opening in the former Blu Toro Cantina & Grill in West Glen Town Center, Anna Dolce will be serving updated Italian American clas...

On the afternoon of March 28, several individuals could be found near the Pueblo Columbus statue seeking recognition and action from the city. The action is largely organized through two groups: Take It Down Pueblo and El Movimiento Sigue — The Movement Continues. Together, the groups are restarting protests from last year concerning the Christophe...

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar, a local Italian restaurant in Downtown Denver, has been voted "Best of Denver" for its elite venetian cuisine combined with an exclusive wine list curated by Chef & Restauranteur Alessandro Carollo with his elite culinary and service teams. Founded in 2002, Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is not only a great Italian resta...

Spring has officially arrived and while steady progress with vaccines has loosened restrictions across the country, Europe remains largely off limits to American travelers. Unfortunately, while this does mean you probably won’t have the opportunity to catch the blossoming lemon trees or blooming lavender fields of Southern Italy this year, there’s...

Whenever I visit St. Paul, I tend to stop at Cossetta. They have the best selection of Italian cured meats in the state (I’m a sucker for Soppressata). The pastry shop is among the best in town. My family’s order at the eatery is predictable: a Cossetta salad, Italian sausage and peppers and/or meatball sub, mostaccioli, and a slice of pepperoni pi...

After opening in early January, the Italian Cowboy Cafe in Sheldon provides dishes unique like its namesake. Owner Stacey Van Roekel wanted a menu that provided dishes that were a mix of Italian and Southern cuisine. It’s a blend that had me interested and last week, staff writer Lydia Hansen and I went over for a taste test of Sheldon’s newest res...

MLS has seen its fair share of talented prospects rise through club ranks and eventually make the European switch; the likes of Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie, Brendan Aaronson, Alphonso Davies, and more could have company abroad sooner rather than later. In Gianluca Busio, Sporting KC has themselves the exact kind of player a European team should cove...

A new watering hole is coming to LoHi this spring, and its owner couldn’t be more excited. Pam Proto knows the corner of 15th and Platte streets — she’s been operating her Denver Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana there for 17 years now. But the pizza restaurateur, who owns six Proto’s shops in the Denver and Boulder areas, has long wanted to change thing...

Ceramic artist Margaret Bohls has an abiding interest in historical vessel forms, and their social context. Nebraska Now: Margaret Bohls, Italian Studies, consists of three large groupings of vessels based primarily on those produced by the Etruscan civilization. The exhibit is on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska...

On Wednesday, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) presented legislation in the Senate’s State Government and Finance Committee that would restore and repatriate the Christopher Columbus statue to the Capitol grounds. The statue was torn down on June 10during a wave of unrest across the Twin Cities. “Rioters do not dictate the policies of our s...

Antonio Race is coming home.  Well, technically Naples, Italy, is home for the chef. But Fort Collins comes in a close second.  After 15 years away from the Choice City, Race, 53, recently returned to reinvigorate an old concept in his former repertoire of Italian restaurants, wine bars and pizzerias.  Race plans to open Ciao Vino Wine Bar, a tradi...

For those who had the distinct pleasure of wandering into the old Scimeca’s Grocery Store at Independence & The Paseo during its over 40-year history at that location, they know that some of the sweetest smells and best imported Italian deli salads and sausages were to be had in the imported section located at the back of the store. It was almost l...