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We've brought the best Italian gelato to Colorado. From Italy. Now we need your help to open our first retail location in Boulder. NOTE: This is a new version of a previously-uploaded project. Due to outside funding, our goal has changed from $50,000 to $10,000.   In the last 18 months we've perfected our recipes, created a solid wholes...

by Joshua Vail The annual 4-H International Tasting Tea will feature a taste of Italy this year at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. The featured country is inspired by Beatrice Di Cristina, an exchange student from Italy staying with the Kim Umbarger family.   Di Cristina is from Perugia, a city about two hours north of Rome. She s...

by Cara Smith   Nash D'Amico's latest project is still over a month away from opening, but the seasoned Italian restaurateur is already scoping out ripe opportunities. D'Amico, best known for his Rice Village staple D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, told the HBJ that even though his latest project, Fellini Gelato & Caffee, is still und...

Cossetta's plans a 500-person event center in a next-door property in the latest expansion by the St Paul Italian restaurant. The Pioneer Press has the details on the plan, which will expand the restaurant's already-busy catering operation, Cossetta Eventi, currently housed in the building next to the restaurant on West Seventh Street.  ...

Festa Italiana MN 2014 will be held at Island Lake Park in Shoreview on August 1 – 3. Island Lake Park is located just north of St. Paul at I-694 and Victoria Street. Festa Italiana Minnesota (FIM) is a celebration of the state's Italian heritage.   Established in 2010, Festa Italiana MN began its endeavor to produce a festival celebrating t...

This Columbus Day, remember the name and face of Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant who was the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.   The main sculptor was the celebrated Gutzon Borglum, but according to author Douglas Gladstone's new book, "Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore," the main man o...

by Katie Tonarely   Reader Kat Minx describes herself as a downtown Springfield kind of gal, but after an extended trip around the United States that included spots along the West Coast, she found herself back in Springfield, living on the south side. Her new home meant finding new stomping grounds that didn't all include downtown Springfi...

Small, but mighty. D'Arpino's Italian Cafe on South National is the epitome of "blink and you might miss it," but for those who know it's around, it's become a yummy staple. This small restaurant has a big following, people who stick around and become regulars.   A dream come true for this Italian family. And those regulars become like famil...

Kansas Citians and out-of-town visitors will soon experience an oasis for the refined at heart, as the newest jewel of the city opens its doors. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza makes its Kansas City debut, opening to the public Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tucked amid the ornate fountains and elegant courtyards of Kansas City's premier shopping district, H...

For thousands of years, peasants in Umbria and Tuscany cultivated fruit trees and family orchards. This way of life ended after the Second World War. The varieties in these regions were replaced, first, by generic fruit and, more recently, by fruit from other countries. Italian author and agronomist, Isabella Dalla Ragione will give a lecture at Mi...

Forget what the map says. "Italy didn't used to be a country," says Nick Haley provocatively. "It was kingdoms. Regions — each one practicing its own traditional cuisine. Each one staying within its borders."   But not Haley. The Zino Ristorante executive chef and co-owner likes to mix it up a little — it's one of the benefits of being a con...

Dear ICC members and non members, I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Board to thank you for your continued support, to share the latest news at the Italian Cultural Center, and to inform you on the outcome of our latest Board meeting.   ICC news· The Italian Film Festival closed a few weeks ago, and has been a great success thanks to...