The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades.   Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken...

Presenting, in no particular order, the 2013 Columbus Day Parade lineup, as of 9/21/13: Honor Guards from the United States Marine Corps and the Knights of Columbus, Parade Starter, Italian American Business Association President, Bill Lucatuorto, Grand Marshal, CBS4 Sports Anchor, Vic Lombardi, Italian of the Year, Vice President of the Dante Ali...

By Rich Laden   With locations downtown and southwest, Paninos has been one of the more recognizable and successful local restaurants in Colorado Springs for roughly 40 years.   Paninos Italian Restaurant, which has locations at 604 N. Tejon St. and 1721 S. 8th St., is adding a third restaurant along busy Powers Boulevard. It's slated...

You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was purchased by what was then the Wynkoop group) lead to a...

by Molly Reitter   It's a tale of two restaurants. One side is redolent of a corner New York City pizza joint, with bright red walls, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and a walk-up counter. It is vibrant, busy and extremely aromatic. The other side is like walking into a secret; think drippy candles in Chianti bottles and Fran...

2012 COLUMBUS DAY PARADE DIGNITARIESThe Columbus Committee is proud to announce that Father Hugh Guentner, will be our Parade Starter, George Falagrady, will be our Grand Marshall, Fred Marzano is our Italian of the Year, and Mike Abruzzi and Diana Frazzini are the Parade King and Queen. Congratulations to our 2012 Columbus Day Parade dignitaries!I...

Il design brianzolo va in mostra negli Stati Uniti, a Denver. E lo fa in maniera virtuale. L'American Instutute of Architects, l'associazione di Washington che riunisce 81 mila architetti statunitensi, ha infatti invitato l'Italian Furniture Design e la Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza a partecipare ad 'Aia Virtual Expo 2013', un evento virt...

by Peter Roper   Pueblo County Transportation Director Greg Severance's fondness for using gangster terms for labeling city trash companies "mafia haulers" in his emails to City Council members didn't amuse the local Order of the Sons of Italy.   In an Aug. 6 letter to Severance's employers, the Pueblo County commissioners, the Italia...

There’s a definite chance of speed-ball coming to the Rocky Mountains next season. The Knicks visit the Nuggets Monday to begin a five-game Western swing and will face a squad fronted by new interim coach Melvin Hunt, who last week replaced fired Brian Shaw.   Though the Nuggets may not begin looking for a long-term candidate until after the...

Brother-sister business partners, Paul and Aileen Reilly, the duo behind Beast + Bottle, are opening are opening the doors of their new Uptown eatery, Coperta, today at 5 p.m. A casual, large format concept, Coperta took shape after the siblings traveled through Southern Italy last summer, exploring regional specialties and quaint village hospitali...