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...

The back room at Carmine Lonardo's Specialty Meats & Deli is gleaming and quiet. The space where the Lonardo family normally cranks out 10,000 pounds of sausage a week hasn't seen a speck of meat since most of the Lonardo clan embarked on a two-week European cruise, leaving Carmine, the 54-year-old son and namesake of the shop's founder, and his wi...

Most diehard MLS fans are able to hop in their car or take public transportation to a game, tailgating beforehand or even sitting in the supporters’ section. But a member of the Colorado Rapids faithful doesn’t have that luxury, as Italy resident Lino De Rosa is an ocean away. He has been getting up in the wee hours of Italian mornings to watch his...

Two University of Colorado faculty members have been named President’s Teaching Scholars, who are recognized for expertly performing teaching and research work. The title signifies recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solici...

After throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts on July 1 and then following up with his second win for the Rocky Mountain Vibesthis season on July 6, the Team Italy right-hander and Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Michele Vassalotti was named the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week on July 7,...

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 over 100 Exotic Italian cars and motorcycles will gather at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Lawn for a Celebration of Italian Motoring. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the largest gathering of Italian marques in the Rocky Mountain region, featuring Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, DeTomaso Pantera, F...

Imagine staring at The Creation of Adam for as long as you want, without craning your neck upwards — and maybe even sitting on a bench in front of it. As one of the most well-known frescoes, it’s been reproduced and mimicked countless times, but due to its location on a ceiling, few onlookers have truly studied it. The same goes for the many other...

Casey Colletti’s last name screams Italian. However, the Pueblo cowboy doesn’t have much of a brethren on the PRCA Pro Rodeo circuit. He has plenty of paisans — Italian for friend — in the profession, but none who share his heritage. “None, nobody,” Colletti confirmed after his successful ride in the bareback competition at the Greeley Stampede rod...

The team behind popular Italian restaurant Jovanina’s Broken Italian recently debuted a wine cellar speakeasy named Sotto Voce. It’s Italian for “in a quiet voice,” which is appropriate given that the room once connected to downtown Denver’s subterranean tunnel network. Across the 19th Century building, owners/husband and wife Jake and Jennifer Lin...