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As any nonna will tell you, simplicity is the key to superb pasta. Logan Stephenson, Panzano’s new executive chef, agrees. “My approach is bare bones,” he says. “Simple pastas made with four or five ingredients—nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.” After just two months at the helm of the downtown Denver Northern Italian stalwart located inside the Mon...

A culture dies when its language dies. Any linguist or anthropologist can testify to this fact. When Franco Giannotti, a native of Trieste, founded Italiano Per Piacere (IPP) in 1999, he understood this very well. He was part of an Italian club in St. Louis which didn't want to have anything to do with the Italian language. It didn't make any sense...

If you use your cell phone to post on social media about your perception that mining is hazardous to our air and water quality, and we need to promote wind energy instead, Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni will revel in the irony, just a little bit. “A windmill has 200 tons of steel in it and 4-9 tons of copper in it. It has a whole bunch of...

For over 100 years, Pallucca’s has been known for their rigatoni and sausage, homemade meatballs, panini sandwiches and Italian-made goods. During the 2019 Frontenac Homecoming, three tables were set up with a century’s-worth of photos and stories of Pallucca’s.As history goes, Attilio Pallucca had immigrated to the United States from Italy. In 190...

Every morning around 10:30, Charlie Gitto arrives at the downtown restaurant that bears his name, gets a cup of coffee from the bartender and settles into his designated spot at the corner of the bar — the best seat in the house, if you ask him."This is my office," Gitto explains. "I can see the entire restaurant, and who comes in and who goes out....

Joseph Carochi, who recently graduated from Cañon City High School and was the battalion commander for the JROTC program, was named the Cañon City Noon Lions Student of the Month. The son of Joe and Audra Carochi, his recent grade point average was 4.29. He took Spanish, AP Calculus, Honors European Literature and  LETV III. Carochi has received ma...

When Rebecca Tapia de la Torre and her husband, Enrique, returned to Colorado after living in Italy for six months, they wanted to bring back some of the Italian culture they'd grown to love. Little did they know they'd soon be running a cafe inside a furniture upholstery shop. Friends of the Tapia de la Torres owned Rico's Upholstery in Wheat Ridg...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Omaha, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Ethnic Sandwich Shop Topping the list is Ethnic Sandwich Shop. Located at 1438 S. 1...

When Daniele Treves came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work at the marble quarry, he didn’t expect to find a host of last names from his home back in the Aosta Valley of Northern Italy. He soon learned, however, that the majority of the early families to stake claims in the area were Italian, and many of those were Aostan. Even those unfamiliar wit...

Denver is currently experiencing pieces of the Italian Renaissance at the Museum of Nature & Science. The exhibit known as Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius is running from March 1 to August 25. One of my friends recommended the art exhibit, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to dig a little deeper in the history of Leonardo da Vinc...

The Broncos have yet to play a down of football in 2019. But already, we’re getting more and more evidence that Vic Fangio is the nose-to-the-grindstone type of coach the Broncos have been missing. “Just his mentality. You really get the vibe that there’s no playing around. We’re here to work. We haven’t been in the playoffs in the last three years...

Pizza is everywhere and it’s a big business. But, Rocco's Italian Restaurant is not into it because it’s a big business but for their passion and tradition. They make pizzas that are different from the typical fast-food American pizza which is all around us. They believe in protecting the integrity and authenticity of what they make. Rocco's Italia...