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by Amy Bounds   Local Italians — and Italians for the day — celebrated their culture Sunday at Louisville's Memory Square Park, which was decked out in red, green and white decorations for La Festa. Hosted by the Louisville Society of Italian Americans, the 26th annual festival honors the city's Italian roots, raises money for scholarsh...

by George Demopoulos   An Italian fast-casual chain is saying "ciao" to Cherry Creek in favor of a spot on Colorado Boulevard. Mici Handcrafted Italian will depart from its home of seven years at 3030 E. Second Ave. at the end of the year and reopen at 727 Colorado Blvd., the former home of Boulevard Burger & Tap across from Tr...

Festeggiamo Dinner is coming up soon! It will be held on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale.Join us for a four course dinner, the music of Italian native, Pietro Benso, and Alfonso Aiello's discussion/sampling of two southern Italian wines. Italian Cultural Center instructors will be availabl...

Mid-level casual-dining chains continue their gradual exodus from Boulder, with the city's 20-year-old Olive Garden location the latest to shutter.   The Italian-American restaurant at 2685 Pearl St. closed over the weekend, joining the ranks of national casual-dining chains — among them Chili's, Applebee's and TGI Fridays — that have closed...

The Glenwood Springs City Council on Thursday adopted a proclamation honoring Henry "Hank" Bosco. The honor for his lifetime achievements also included a congratulatory letter from U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and a Congressional Tribute prepared by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton.   The tribute was also read by Tipton on the floor of the U.S. House...

04 Jun 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Italy's regional richness and diversity continues to be showcased in our series "Taste the Regions". Each time, native experts introduce us to a different Italian region presenting its history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal and fun format. &n...

by Joy Summers   1) Khanh Tran is the pastry chef. The award-winning chef with the delicate hand and visually stunning desserts has left The Bachelor Farmer for this position. Her stunning panna cotta is destined to be the dessert of the summer.   2) You can order an entire pig. Every evening, the kitchen roasts a suckling pig, simply...

by Nelson Garcia   Whenever you dig around a place as old as Patsy's Inn, you never know what you may find or whom. "I knew Chubby the original owner," Vincent Celentano, patron of the Italian restaurant for 72 years. "When we were kids like eight or nine, we'd come in here and he'd give us a meatball sandwich."   Chubby was the...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo's 36th annual scholarship awards celebration featured presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner, followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts.   Richard and Helen Harris were honored as Persons of the Year for their dedication to the organization. Six high school...

Pueblo businessman Louie Carleo has been named the 2014 recipient of the Golden Lion award by the Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of Colorado.   The purpose of the event is to honor Italian-Americans who have shown their leadership and generosity in their communities. Carleo was heavily involved in establishing the Southern Colorado Cha...

Wichita coffee shops are not going to just sit back and let all the summer business flow to ice cream stores, snow cone stands and yogurt shops. Many of them are now offering an elegant and decadent Italian treat called affogato, which translates to "drowned." The dessert for grownups is simply made by topping a scoop of ice cream with a shot...

St. Louis has several fantastic restaurants with spectacular views, but one that might outshine them all is Kemoll's Italian Restaurant. According to OpenTable, it's among the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America.   The amazing location at the top of the Metropolitan Square building allows diners breath-taking 360-degree views from its 42n...