Legislation to eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday was sent to a state House committee on Monday and just never came back. House Bill 1231 was drafted by Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, D-Adams County, and it had narrowly survived a vote in the House Local Government Committee earlier this session. At that lengthy hearing, the Italian American commu...

“Buongiorno” or Good Morning in Italian! Do the names Padroni, Baseggio, Guenzi, Rizzolo, DeSoto and Campanella sound familiar? These are just a few of the familiar family names of Italian immigrants that made their way to Logan County during the past 120 years. Many of these immigrants not only helped to settle the northeast Colorado plains, but t...

Expansion seems to be the name of the game for Denver restaurants. From barbecue joints to Italian eateries and swanky bistros, restaurants have been growing and new restaurants have been coming across the metro faster than we can say “table for two.” Now, LoHi favorite Postino is the latest to join in on the expansion craze with the announcement t...

On a recent night at Bar Dough, LoHi’s hip-hop-pumping Italian wine bar and pizza oven, a black and white version of Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” was playing in the background. It’s a perfect choice of show, given that this restaurant’s chef and co-owner, Carrie Baird, has recently risen to badass star status. She made it to the final four on the rea...

We're in Denver, so let's get one thing straight: Cannoli can be the familiar crunchy Italian dessert made with sweet ricotta piped into deep-fried tubes, or they can be bready rolls stuffed with meat. Sometimes you'll see them sold in old-school Italian joints as "canoli," but Grammy's Italian Goodies, at 4601 Harlan Street in Wheat Ridge, keeps t...

Sitting along the paned windows at Toscanini, gazing at skaters gliding on the ice as fire pits warm the scene, feels like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Yet, inside, Toscanini's atmosphere lends a modern vibe, with boldly colored artwork, soft amber lighting, and racks of imported wine. The menu reveals an innovative approach to Ital...

Armed with only a simple set of silverware, guests at Zino Ristorante in Edwards are outfitted to experience memorable and contemporary — not to mention beautiful — Italian food any day of the week. Located at the west end of the Riverwalk at Edwards, Zino is known for its welcoming atmosphere, which incorporates a comfortable bar area as well as s...

La lingua Italiana sta perdendo studenti. Il 20% in meno, stando al rapporto stilato dalla Modern Languages Association. La colpa è sempre ed esclusivamente degli insegnanti? O, più realisticamente, è cambiata la situazione globale e nuovi concorrenti si sono affacciati nelle aule delle università americane (nello stesso documento della MLA,infatti...

An annual benefit event showcasing food, wine and spirits will salute all things Italian. Michael Rodgers, executive chef of Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Denver Pavilions, will prepare a special menu for the VIP luncheon at Edesia, scheduled for April 8 at the Wine Country Inn, located at 777 Grande River Drive in Palisade. The VIP luncheon is se...

Most Italian communities across North America are immersed in their heritage as we rapidly approach Palm Sunday and Easter during this Lenten season. A big part of experiencing Italian tradition is rooted in the Catholic faith and that is precisely why younger generations should always know “why”  traditions such as La Tavola Di San Giuseppe exist;...