Best Spices East of the Platte - 2005
Colorado Mountain Spice
Spice lovers Cal Smith and David Citizen practice a kind of alchemy in the tiny back room of their Golden Triangle shop, Colorado Mountain Spiceshop. That's where they create their exclusive blends, as well as decant and bottle small batches of fresh teas and spices. Try the 5280 Grind, a peppery mixture good for dipping oils and marinades, or the Maple Pepper, or the Chocolate Mountain Chai, or, if you're adventurous, Citizen's aromatic lavender sugar. If you're timid about exotic flavors, let them persuade you on First Fridays, when they offer culinary works of art.