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Thousands of Coloradans have been fed a warm homemade meal thanks to complete strangers with a heart for community, service and lasagna. Lasagna Love, a nonprofit that originated in Massachusetts, is now helping Coloradans make it through tough times largely brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve fed over 17,000 families nationwide,” said Jeff...

Mici Handcrafted Italian is sharing its family recipes with Colorado Springs. The Denver-based chain of Italian restaurants will be opening a new corporate location at 3703 Bloomington St. at the end of February, according to CEO Elliot Schiffer. The 1,800-square-foot location, which was previously a Smashburger, fits 46 seats. Mici, which is known...

A couple from Washington is bringing Italian dishes to Ravenna, Nebraska, where the only thing Italian was the town’s name and some street names — Milan, Sicily and Verona avenues and Genoa street. Haydn and Edi Hilling purchased The R-Bar & Grill in Ravenna in September with Haydn’s sister and brother-in-law Karen and Rob Hancock of Grand Island....

Mici Handcrafted Italian, a five-unit fast casual chain based in Denver, Colorado, is opening their first Colorado Springs location in February, owned and operated by Mici corporate and located at 3703 Bloomington St., the space was previously a Smashburger, according to a company press release. The restaurant will have 46 seats, pick-up and delive...

The smoked salmon tartine from Pastars in Westminster is one of those things that’ll drive you crazy as you admire its good looks and try to decide whether to eat it with your fingers or a knife and fork. I grab it with my hands and rush it toward my mouth. Next time I’ll know better. I’ve now got goat cheese smeared all over my face and mustard se...

If the mere mention of its signature dishes — tortellini with peas and prosciutto, pasta con gambretti, eggplant parmigiano, and so on — doesn’t make your mouth begin to water, you’re depriving your palate of one of Columbia’s longest-standing authentic Italian establishments: The Pasta Factory. In the Beginning A Columbia tradition for 44 years, T...

Food is a source of comfort. That’s why we incorporate it into so many events. We use food to smooth over the awkwardness of first dates or meeting our partners’ families for the first time. To celebrate birthdays, graduations, new babies and marriages. To mourn the losses of loved ones, relationships and jobs. To lull our teenagers into telling us...

A new restaurant is open for business in Prairie Village. Va Bene Italian Eatery, 8232 Mission Road in Prairie Village’s Corinth Square Shops, officially opened for full-fledged business last week. The restaurant is located in the spot previously occupied by Urban Table, which closed in September. Va Bene opened last month with a limited menu and f...

DeGidio’s is an icon of the West 7th neighborhood, known and loved throughout St. Paul, but it was still surprising when a heartfelt Facebook post yesterday, went viral. The post was simply asking the restaurant’s fans to support businesses in the area. It has since been shared over 2,700 times and according to the DeGidio’s family, it’s been viewe...

I'm Andrea, I'm from a little town near Milan, where I grew up with my family originally from the South of Italy. I moved to St. Louis together with my wife a couple of years ago. Here, I wanted to pursue and broaden my career as a Chef. Before the restaurants were shut down, I was working at Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz-Carlton, in Clayton. During...

Expand your knowledge of the history and culture of Italian gastronomy with the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine ALMA - La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. Join us on Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a live conversation (in English) with Chef Ambassador Andrea Ruisi about...

Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena local, has spent the better part of his life preparing and serving food in a professional setting and will now fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant through a food truck.Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a very traditional Italian family for his love of food, which has led him to open his new venture...