This is the best time of year for classical music. It’s that post-summer, pre-Christmas period when orchestras, chamber groups and vocal companies bring out their most serious work. They know people are paying attention and they try to deliver the high-level goods that keep audiences interested. This year’s mid-fall season comes in a multitude of s...

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Saturday, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11. This Romantic masterpiece overflows with Verdi's brilli...

Located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Sarto’s has sleek modern lines with elegant grey and white marble tables, as well as two bars — one traditional and one called a Cicchetti bar. The menu is divided into whimsical sections, such as first fittings (appetizers), textures (soup and salad), seamless pasta, tailored entrees, accessories, and al...

Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers has announced October 29th as its opening date, a goal that has been more than two years in the making. The brewery and restaurant, taking over a former a printing press transformed into a 12,000 square foot dining room space, has been gutted and resdesigned, with much of the work being done by owner Alex Liberati and...

This month, the team behind newly minted Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Barolo Grill in Denver opened a casual pasta spot downtown. The new Chow Morso Osteria is replacing Chow Morso, a fixture of North Denver's Avanti Food and Beverage food hall for the past two years; the team will be closing that location in October. Owner and wine director R...

Another Italian restaurant? Well, not exactly. Restaurateur Jennifer Linzinmeir and her husband and business partner, Jake Linzinmeir, have something just a little different in mind. That's why they're calling their new eatery Jovanina's Broken Italian, slated to open next week at 1520 Blake Street. "The name gives people direction, but it won't be...

Elliot Strathmann has always been a curious person. After studying physics and the liberal arts and sciences in college, he dabbled in finance and considered law school. He worked in restaurants and married a chef. “I don’t satisfy easily,” he said. “But when I dig in, I dig deep.” These days, Strathmann is digging in on amaro. And that’s proven to...

On Saturday, October 6, Denver’s annual Columbus Day Parade will start at West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street. It won’t need much space: The parade is far smaller than it was many decades ago, when it was a major point of Italian-American pride before it took a three-decade break in 1960; or 28 years ago, when a revived parade became the target of ...

Denver, Colorado: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria, and Wine Bar, which opened in Denver in September 2017, is another success for restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Diners enjoy an authentic Taste of Tuscany with Italian, chef-driven cuisine in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with sweeping views of Denver’s Lower Highlands (LoHi) skyline. The award-winning...

"You're talking to a dinosaur," says Judy Duren, the 66-year-old owner of Dino's Italian Food, a restaurant that has served homemade everything — noodles, meatballs, sausage, red sauce, pizza and even ice cream — since 1961. "I think we're a dying breed. Independent restaurant owners are a dying breed," she elaborates. "You can't afford to do it an...