Most people have summer bar-b-ques.
Our family has spaghetti-ques. And that’s pretty much how it all
It was the last weekend in September
and our family had attended the Festival Italiano in Belmar,
Colorado, the weekend before. As we sat around the backyard table
waiting for the pot of water to boil for the spaghetti (and all the
garden veggies were picked, washed and chopped), we were all
commenting on the great time we had at the festival. We talked about
the great food and music and the flag throwers from Florence, Italy.
But flags are not the only things that fill the air at this wonderful
festival. It’s also filled with pride, lots of Italian
pride. But whether you’re of Italian decent or not, everyone there
is a paisano.
So, how could we, as a family, be a
part of this great celebration? We started kicking around some
sayings for t-shirts (and came up with a few good ones that you’ll
see as you browse our website). We tried to think of things that we,
as Italian Americans, would like to see sold at a festival. Thus, we
found a wonderful artist that creates wall art with great Italian
expressions, written in Italian and individually hand painted. We
threw in our love for family, a few laughs and our family traditions,
and for five years now, All Things Italian has become our labor of
If there is something you have been
looking for, but do not see it here, please let us know and we will
do our best to find it. We truly are dedicated to finding and
offering “All Things Italian.”
We hope you enjoy your visit with us.
The Vergano Family
P.S.: If you are interested in the
above recipe, give us a call [1-303-935-4329] or send us an email [firstname.lastname@example.org]. It’s the Vergano
version of pasta primavera, and it's delizioso!
About The Proprietor
Joe Vergano is a first generation Italian American born and raised in New York City. He attended college for two years followed by a couple of years driving a NYC cab, then spent about a year and a half touring England and Scotland.
In 1973, Joe moved to Denver, Colorado to make his own way, and did so by establishing several successful businesses over the years, including one of Denver's largest landscape companies, a popular bar and grill, as well as a highly reputable, successful glass and window service and installation company, which he currently operates with one of his sons.
Joe is also an excellent chef, preparing extravagant, delicious meals for the holidays and other special occasions, with a little help from the rest of the family, especially when it's time to make a couple hundred cappellettis from scratch, then eat them!
Joe is also an avid fisherman during the summer months, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with family and friends on a number of lakes along the Colorado Front Range.
When he's not fishing, gardening, cooking, playing UNO™, or thinking up new ideas for fishing, gardening, cooking, and ways to win at UNO™ (good luck with that, Joe), he's on the hunt for new and exciting products to share with you through All Things Italian.
Joe shares his love for All Things Italian with the entire family, who annually set up their booths at the Festival Italiano in Belmar (Lakewood), Colorado and other venues in the area, and thoroughly enjoys meeting his customers, both new and old, every year.
About The Staff
Cindi, Maria, Ken, Justin, Adaea, Ryan, Matt, Diana, Cecilia, Natalie, and Abigail, all serve in some capacity or another to make your experience with us a pleasantly memorable one. Whether it's staffing the booths at one of the many events that we attend throughout the year, or simply packaging your order with care, we're all in this together with the singular goal of making you feel like one of the family!