By William Porter   With its deep roots in Denver's Italian-American community, North Denver was long known for restaurants that tapped that culture. Most were red-sauce rooms that drew on the southern part of Europe's high-heeled "boot." But with changing demographics, some of the most venerated places closed, including Pagliacci's in...

Sons of Italy of Southern Colorado Lodge No. 2738 has scheduled the 16th annual scholarship and Italian citizen of the year dinner gala for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   The event, which is almost sold out, will honor students of Italian heritage in Southern Colorado with 18 scholarships worth $750 each...

By Colleen O'Connor   Restaurateur Michael Stillman will open a Denver location of his popular New York restaurant, Quality Italian, later this year in the $70 million Halcyon hotel at 245 Columbine St. in Cherry Creek North. Michael Stillman grew up in the restaurant business — his dad, Alan Stillman, founded TGI Fridays and Smith &...

In their first-ever appearance at the 13th annual Taste of the Grand Valley, Gelu Italian Ice of Grand Junction, Colo., won by popular vote the "Best Sweet Creation" category, beating hometown legends Enstrom Candies and 2014's winner Pattie's Tiny Cakes, and others. "We were so surprised to hear our name announced. It was obviously our goal to wi...

When entering Nick's Homestyle restaurant, one is enveloped by a warm bouquet of buttery oil, bread and a friendly, casual atmosphere. As my smiling hostess leads me to a table, I search for, but do not find, the traditional Italian decor I am expecting.   There are no tables covered in tassled cloth, and only one chandelier in sight. O...

by Greg Campbell Denver's Fox 31 reported a potentially explosive story over the weekend — that local sheriff's deputies detained the president of Italian shotgun maker Perazzi as a possible terrorist after a tipoff from a taxi driver who had dropped the businessman off at a gun show with several shotguns.   There's just one problem: The st...

Each night at the medals ceremony in Vail Village, some of the best ski racers in the world clutch artwork created by Italian artist Carlo Trost as they stand atop the podium, grinning.   Trost created 100 of the trophies, which are red, white and blue ski bibs, each sculpted in resin. They are given to the top podium finishers of each 2015...

This year marks the Lodge's 17th Annual Scholarship & Citizen of the Year Gala. March 5th, proved to be no disappointment for those in attendance. MC's, Gino Carleo and Al Spinuzzi, hosted started off the evening in a "Let's Make a Deal" style and gave away free tickets for the 50\50 drawing. A dinner consisting of a family style serving of; an...

Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, the Denver-based award-winning pizzeria restaurant with locations in the Ballpark District and Inverness, announced today it is changing its name to Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana. The name change, and new brand identity, come as a result of the restaurant's desire to further embrace its authentic Italian pizza-making methods...

di Domenico Logozzo   Un campano con l'Abruzzo nel cuore fa amare la terra di Silone e Celestino V agli universitari americani. "L'interesse per l'Abruzzo al Colorado College è stato ideato da me, che ne sono innamorato. Qui è nato ed abbiamo battezzato il mio unico figlio, Giancarlo".   Il prof. Salvatore Bizzarro, docente di spagnol...