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At some point during the year, many of us will find ourselves dreaming of escaping to a faraway place: a white, sandy beach in Greece, a quaint café in Paris … but a European getaway doesn’t have to mean jet-setting overseas! Wyoming may not often get credit for its diverse and authentic array of international cuisines, but the Cowboy State has a p...

A lot of good things happen in the Colorado outdoors: hiking, camping, spending time with family and even a miracle. Chances are you’ve seen the white statue on top of the hill overlooking Interstate 70. It is the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and it’s on the property that belongs to the Mother Cabrini Shrine. On that property is where the “...

In collaboration with the Honorary Consul, a ‘Passport Day’ is scheduled for 07.05.2024 at the Honorary Consulate’s office in Denver for the acquisition of biometric data for the purpose of issuing an Italian passport, without having to travel to the Consulate General’s office in Chicago. Italian citizens regularly registered with AIRE in the consu...

A lot has changed for Italian Kitchen, 540 W. McDaniel St., since it opened, but one thing has stayed the same: Chef Alessandro De Luca's commitment to sharing authentic Italian cuisine with Springfield. It started as a take-out, catering and reserved party venture, but has since grown to include classes and weekly dinners that showcase Italian cui...

Anne Nizzi Clark is a marketing executive who is the mother of college basketball great Caitlin Clark. Clark is married to Brent Clark, an executive with an agricultural products supply company. They have three children together; Caitlin’s brothers are also college athletes. Caitlin Clark is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball hi...

Bacaro, the new cicchetti and aperitivo bar from the team behind the ever-popular Noto Italian Restaurant, a Sauce Best New Restaurant of 2020, is set to officially open on Wednesday, March 6, after a soft opening last weekend. Bacaro is in the same building as Noto at 5105 Westwood Drive in St. Peters, just downstairs and toward the back of the ma...

It’s been empty since June of 2020 and the statue that once stood atop the granite pedestal is packaged away somewhere near the State Capitol. St. Paul restaurateur Pat Mancini knows that it is unlikely the 10-foot-tall bronze depiction of Christopher Columbus will ever return to its previous perch. But he wonders if the time has come to do somethi...

This year’s Film Festival achieved an extraordinary milestone with a record-breaking attendance of 1,650 movie lovers, showcasing unprecedented enthusiasm and engagement. Click here for a visual journey through the best of the festival. The exceptional attendance can be greatly attributed to the expertly curated film selection by our artistic direc...

In northern Italy, along Lake Como, you’ll find Mandello del Lario, a city famous for manufacturing Moto Guzzi motorcycles since 1921 and less famous for some of the more interesting restaurants in the region. There, in the La Pizzeria-Trattoria Rosalba I had my first brush with handfuls of sage in Italian cooking and the enormous influence herbs l...

There are so many great restaurants in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood – I’m certainly making an effort to try them all. I love dining in this fun and happening part of town and so far, I’ve been impressed with almost every single place I’ve tried. One spot that’s especially worthwhile in this part of town is Dio Mio Handmade Pasta on Larimer. This coun...

Have you ever tried fresh pasta? No, I mean fresh pasta – the kind made in-house by the loving hands of a chef and/or someone’s nonna. If not, well, we’re in luck – I found a spot serving up what might be the most delicious, freshest pasta in South Dakota, and you’ll find it in Rapid City in an unassuming little restaurant that might otherwise be a...

When it comes to pasta, you’ve got your basic red sauce joints, and you’ll find plenty of those in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in a little Italian-American comfort food. But there are other places that take the entire pasta experience – red sauce included – and elevate it to a level of cuisine that...