Buca di Beppo, an authentic Italian restaurant with family-style dishes, has reached a restaurant delivery agreement with GoWaiter.com, a national restaurant delivery franchise system. GoWaiter will provide marketing and delivery of Buca di Beppo's famous family-style luscious Italian meals directly to people's own dining room tables. The service...

By Matthew Schniper   "So you would call yourself a 'product enthusiast?'" I ask. "Most Egg heads are," replies Molly Hamlin, elaborating on how she's attended the Big Green Egg company's EGGfests and even volunteered on her own time and food-dime to demo the ceramic cooker at local events.   "You can do anything on them," she sa...

A refurbished statue of Christopher Columbus is now on display in Pueblo. The Sons of Italy unveiled the refurbished 109-year-old statue during their annual wreath-laying ceremony marking Columbus Day on Monday.   KOAA-TV (http://bit.ly/1saz3ax) reported that the ceremony unfolded as protesters, some of them in Native American headdresses,...

An orange-haired ball of fire, celebrity chef Mario Batali moved quickly through his "Sicilian Summer Supper" recipes Friday during a Food & Wine Classic demonstration in the basement of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.   He made cauliflower griddle cakes (with smoked ricotta), couscous with clams and fennel, and tuna "dice" with mint and gre...

With more than 600 locations open, mostly along the East Coast, Rita's Italian Ice is no small chain. But the opening of the first C. Springs location at 7866 N. Academy Blvd. around month's end will mark only the third Colorado location.   Aside from Italian ice, the store sells sundaes, custard, milkshakes and more. They offer sugar-free a...

by Carol W. Maybach   No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means "savory" in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich.   T.C. Clark, the owner of S...

Spatola, a Sicilian restaurant, opened in the former Julia Blackbird space in the Highland, Westword reported. The space that neighbors Happy Cakes at 3434 West 32nd Avenue kept relics of its previous tenant like corner fireplaces and rustic wood finishes but those are now weaved into the Southern Italian vibe owner Franco Spatola is going for. &n...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is thrilled with the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee's recent vote of 7 to 2 rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.   Colorado was the first state to recognize Columbus Day in 1907, when Italian-American Denver resident Angelo Noce lobb...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 jazzed up its annual academic endowments with some high-class Las Vegas-style entertainment Saturday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   In a strikingly decked out dining hall — a perfect complement to the full house of sharp dressed men and women — 19 students of Italian heritage received both...

by Allie Scheu   Stay cool with this velvety treat. Known for their in-house creations, Sarto's Social Italian Eatery serves a Hazelnut Panna Cotta that you'll go nuts over. This dessert is accompanied by a small handful of candied pistachios and a drizzling of chocolate sauce.   The combination of nuttiness and chocolate provide...