M.T. Imports Inc. of Vail, Colorado has announced that Montura, the iconic Italian outdoor apparel brand, will be introduced to the North American market at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver, January 29-31, 2020 for the Fall/Winter season 2020. Marco Tonazzi, owner and President of M.T. Imports Inc., states, “Roberto Giordani, owner an...

If you’ve ever vacationed in Italy, or maybe daydreamed of spending a season — heck, even a year — there, you’ll appreciate Denver restaurateur Jon Schlegel’s second of two life goals. The first, apparently, was to open a business by the age of 30, which Schlegel accomplished when he started the breakfast behemoth Snooze, now with around 40 locatio...

After almost two years of sitting vacant on South College Avenue, Fort Collins' shuttered Applebee's building has transformed into a real boy, I mean, Italian restaurant.  Pinocchios Incredible Italian — a Northern Colorado chain that started in Longmont in 2003 — quietly opened its doors at 4306 S. College Ave. on Jan. 9, according to owner Annie...

“New year, new you” is certainly the theme for partners Ty Leon, Heather Morrison, and Austin Carson, who spent the first weeks of 2020 transforming Café Marmotte, the Wash Park West bistro they purchased last summer, into an Italian trattoria inspired by Morrison’s nine-year-old daughter, called Restaurant Olivia. The trio opened the (literal) new...

Breckenridge-based Piante Pizzeria is bringing vegan pizza to Denver. The pizza spot serves up gourmet, wood-fired pizzas popular with plant-based eaters — thanks to dairy-free cheese and meat-free pepperoni and Italian sausage. The spot has done so well in Breckenridge that executive chef/owner Jason Goldstein decided to offer his pizzas to Denver...

Andrew Oliver has opened Colorado Crust Pizza Co., 6660 Delmonico Drive in a former Papa John’s Pizza. Oliver is no stranger to the restaurant business. His parents, Mike and Betsy Oliver, have owned and operated Oliver’s Delicatessen, 6602 Delmonico Drive, since 1983. Andrew Oliver says the dough used for the crust is what sets his pie apart from...

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, Durango’s newest restaurant on Main Avenue, opened Friday night in the space formerly occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini, offering dishes inspired by the simple, locally-sourced food served in the Italian countryside. Primi’s owners, Jarrod and Tracy Regan, traveled extensively during the past 10 years in Italy, drawn...

Michael Salardino, a lifelong supporter of Pueblo and numerous local organizations, is the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. The chamber is scheduled to hold its 109th annual meeting on Jan. 24 at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. The evening is set to begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a si...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

The Avon Town Council will examine Columbus Day on Tuesday, and the seven-member board is expected to consider a recommendation to stop observing the holiday in Avon. The recommendation comes from Town Manager Eric Heil, whom the Town Council asked in October to prepare a recommendation on renaming the holiday. Heil said in 2019, some members of to...