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...

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...

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...

Per arrivare su in cima, si devono percorrere 373 gradini. E lì ti accoglie una enorme statua del Sacro Cuore di Gesù scolpita da un artista italiano, che guarda dritto verso valle. Intorno a te, le Montagne Rocciose. In fondo, la città di Denver, che sembra come una cattedrale nel deserto.   Si presenta così il picco più alto del Mother's C...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

Rita's Italian Ice signs its thirtieth area development agreement for Colorado and Wyoming. Rita's strategic growth plan constitutes area developers to pioneer Rita's icy treats while bringing innovative growth to their expansion plan. Area developers are Rita's enthusiasts and work closely with the franchisor to acquire new franchisees in their te...

Welcome to the block, Trencento Quindici Decano. Translating to 315 Dean to honor its street address, the St. Regis welcomes the new restaurant to its Aspen property this June, bringing hand-crafted Italian cuisine to the mountains.   Executive Chef Thomas Riordan and Executive Chef David Viviano, joining The St. Regis from The Westin Phoeni...