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A Colorado restaurateur who built her Italian restaurant chain from the ground up has given Loveland diners a new option. Pinocchios Incredible Italian, which Annie Vick launched in Longmont in 2003, opened its Loveland location on Valentine's Day, appropriately, in the former Johnny Carino's location, 1455 Rocky Mountain Ave. "We have traditional...

Lefty-pitching specialist Tommy Layne will always be remembered as a hero when he played for Team Italy the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC). After pitching a scoreless eighth inning against Mexico,Tommy Layne kept Team Italy in the game as the Azzurri scored five runs in the top of the ninth to win the contest 10-9 on March 9, 2017. He later kept...

The Italian Cultural Center is proud to present WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian food and social event. Join us on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at the Food Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we will host a Wine Tasting, an Apericena (Italian-style Happy Hour th...

Tim Pieri's passion for pizza goes far beyond a hobby, a job or even a love affair. It's his life's calling, a journey that started some 35 years ago with his first gig in the restaurant business, manning the ovens at the beloved Rossino's (may it rest in peace). Everything about the long-shuttered Central West End spot spoke to him — the pizza, th...

Ngone Seck is an Italian immigrant with West African roots who recently began her engineering classes at Washington University in St Louis. Unfortunately, a massive amount of medical debt has caused her to get a full time job at Panda Express in St. Ann. There she often works 60 hours per week so she can pay off the debt. This has obviously taken a...

Bar Dough needs to be your go-to restaurant for Italian brunch in Denver, whether you’re looking for breakfast pizza, pasta or one of executive chef Carrie Baird's signature fancy toasts. Baird helped put Denver on the culinary map as one of the stars of season fifteen of Top Chef, but Bar Dough's brunch is proof enough of the chef's winning ways....

From Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius," opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 1...

It’s a bill that’s made its way in front of lawmakers a few times is back again at the state capitol. This time, a Colorado lawmaker wants to see ‘Colorado Day’ recognized as a state holiday instead of ‘Columbus Day’. Earlier this legislative session, Rep. Adrienne Benavidez (D- Adams County) introduced a bill to observe Election Day as a state hol...

The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

Judging by the wealth of Italian-inspired restaurants in the Mile High City—some old, many new—Denverites can’t get enough Italian food. But who’s serving the best of the best? We ate our way across metro Denver (sorry, Boulder) to determine which spots have the most al dente pasta, the creamiest risotto, the punchiest saltimbocca, and much more. (...

My co-worker Mylan Schroder and I ventured to Ireton Tuesday, Feb. 5, to check out the lunch menu at Ireton’s newest Main Street business — Trattoria Buon Gusto, an Italian restaurant. Let me tell you, it was absolutely wonderful. We were immediately welcomed and seated in a booth. Mind you, it is 11:45 a.m. and Mylan and I are not a couple, but th...

The offseason is officially here. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos and Ravens have a deal in place to send veteran quarterback Joe Flacco from Baltimore to Denver. The trade will become official on March 13, the first day of the 2019 league year.  The Ravens were expected to trade Flacco this offseason, but the Broncos weren’t widely...