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The team behind The Wooden Table in Greenwood Village will open Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen next month at Lakewood's Belmar Shopping Center. The eatery aims to offerelevated yet accessible Italian cuisine in an inviting, modern atmosphere, something that the Barolo Grill teams started to pursue with Chow Morso at Avanti earlier this fall.  ...

During the past few months, the residents on the Hill have been given numerous opportunities to let their concerns both pros and cons be heard. There have been a number of votes, surveys, emails, text messages, door hangers, notes in the church bulletin, and circulation of a petition.   One thing that all of these have in common is that no o...

By Sierra Tishgart You may not yet know the name Jared Sippel, but he previously built a sterling reputation with his cooking at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, and his first New York restaurant celebrates the food of Northern Italy and Southern France (the restaurant's name is French for "Italian").*   He's poised to become one of New Yor...

He knew he was the last man. If he missed the tackle, the running back would score. To the north, tan cornstalks blew in the wind. Parents watched from the stands built into the Tecumseh hillside and 22 players were on the field, but in that moment, it was just the runner against Johnson County Central's No. 87.   Andrea Graziani, a 17-...

Italian Film Festival - Opening Night Coordinator. The Italian Cultural Center is urgently looking for a Coordinator for the Opening Night Party of the 9th Italian Film Festival, which will take place at Saint Anthony Main February 16-20, 2017.   Details: 15-25 hour commitment / Work with Italian Film Festival Executive Director Peter S...

By Karla Walsh After 10 years, Des Moines food fans said goodbye to Cafe di Scala, as owner Tony Lemmo turned a new page in the story of Southern Italian food in the metro. The wait wasn't long for the next chapter. Just a couple months, in fact. Lemmo and his team launched Aposto in early 2016 in the same historic Sherman Hill Victorian that...

It was a moment of terror, forever preserved in history. Now Kansas Citians can get a glimpse of the destruction of the ancient Italian city of Pompeii at a Union Station exhibit. The city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D.   History tells us close to 2,000 people died when that volcano erupted, sending vo...

By Rachel Nania Step through the double doors at 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW, and you'll be instantly transported from urban to Umbria. An old farm scooter in the entryway is filled with local produce and surrounding shelves are stocked with imported pastas, olive oils, coffees and ceramics. Just beyond the packaged provisions is a wine shop, a bu...

By Gretchen Kurtz   Paul and Aileen Reilly, the brother-sister team behind Beast + Bottle, couldn't have picked a better spot for Coperta, their Italian restaurant that opened at the height of summer. It's located on the edge of downtown across from Benedict Fountain Park, so after a leisurely meal, you can head out the door, belly full of w...

A large, white chicken still sways in the wind above the Luigi's Restaurant and Lounge sign. It was the only thing still standing Sunday after a fire gutted the landmark Oelwein restaurant only a day earlier. A steady stream of vehicles slowly drove down South Frederick to Southwest 11th Street to glimpse the charred remains of Luigi's, an Ita...

On October 19, Dave Passanise, owner of Maestro Screen Printing, accepted the Italian Heritage Award in a gracious speech to family, friends and club members at Favazza's Banquet Center. His inspirational words gave everyone insight into Dave's philosophy on life, and the principles that guide him.   In Dave's words: "Now, why am I here...

By Loretta Vitale St. Ambrose School held is biennial dinner auction to benefit the school on Saturday, November 5th at Rose of the Hill banquet hall. The auction is a biennial fundraiser for specific projects needed at the school.   "This year we are hopeful to reach our goal of raising $150,000 to renovate the school cafeteria kitchen," s...