On Monday, four men who have demonstrated ongoing support and recognition of the cultural and heritage significance that Columbus Day symbolizes will be inducted into the Pueblo Columbus Day Hall of Fame. Only one, however, has an Italian surname: an accurate reflection of what the New Columbus Day Celebration is all about. Three years ago, in an a...

Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar is out and a new cat-themed Italian restaurant called Gattara is in at the Warwick Hotel in Uptown. Thomas Newsted, who previously served as the executive chef at The Perfect Landing restaurant at Centennial Airport, is Gattara’s Executive Chef. According to a press release, Newsted and his team will prepare classic It...

From MOD Pizza and Pieology to Blaze and Colorado’s own Pizzeria Locale, the contemporary dining landscape is is increasingly awash in chains with business models that basically boil down to “Chipotle, but for pizza. So perhaps it isn’t surprising that when Boulder chef Nate Rajotte began having conversations with two partners about possible ideas...

Un lungo viaggio nell'America profonda alla ricerca dei discendenti di minatori, contadini e pescatori, emigrati più di un secolo fa per dare vita a comunità italiane in ogni angolo dell'enorme nazione che si aprì davanti ai loro occhi dopo lo sbarco a Ellis Island. Si intitola “Italian American Country” il progetto ideato e curato da Paolo Battagl...

Monday, September 30, 2019. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. You are invited to join us for the first History Colorado InSights & InPerson Series event.  This program offers participants the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter.  Monthly, historians present insi...

A four-year-old favorite for French cuisine in West Washington Park is getting new owners and, eventually, a new identity. On Tuesday, the team behind Bistro Georgette, a counter serving French street food inside the Avanti Food & Beverage food hall, announced it is taking over ownership of Cafe Marmotte in West Washington Park. The three-person ow...

Singers are traveling almost 2,000 miles to perform Saturday at the Italian Festival hosted by the Fremont County Sons and Daughters of Italy. “That will be a highlight of our event,” said John Carochi, organizer. “We have more Italian entertainment than we’ve ever had before.” These performers are from New Jersey. Aaron Caruso is an Italian Tenor...

At Toscanini Ristorante, innovative Italian cuisine complements its chic Beaver Creek Village atmosphere. Outside, Toscanini provides casual outdoor dining under large umbrella tables sitting adjacent to the ice rink. Inside, colorful artwork, soft amber lights, rich wood tables, walls of wine bottles and huge windows offer a sophisticated alcove a...

Not everyone lives in RiNo. Or LoHi or LoDo or whatever other neighborhood hybrid moniker is fashionable right this second. Yet those seem to be the primary places getting a Certain Kind of Restaurant. This Certain Kind of Restaurant (or CKR, if you will) holds a monopoly in the Union Station neighborhood. It’s taking over LoHi and it’s settling in...

For decades, owners of old Italian cars in the Denver area have brought their broken machines to Aspen Import Auto in Englewood, where veteran Fiat and Lancia expert Tom Dotter and associates would do whatever they could to keep those beloved 128s and Bravas and Betas on the road. Dotter passed away unexpectedly in May, leaving behind a yard full o...