Balancing a cocktail's sweet and sour components is often like threading a needle: too much sugar turns your taste buds into a swamp of sweetness; too much lemon juice can dry them right out. Stoic & Genuine's Ginger Crane ($12) hits that balance like a cat on a fence post, resulting in a great mix ... More >>
An Old Fashioned was one of my dad's favorite drinks when I was a child; I remember sipping one and wondering how in the world adults could like the way it tasted. But a few decades later, it didn't take me long to learn to love a great Old Fashioned -- and this version is one of Denver's best. The ... More >>
Whether it's a night at the Nutcracker, a performance of Handel's Messiah, or old-time caroling with friends, we all have our favorite holiday traditions. For Randy Layman, bartender at Ace, which I review this week, Christmas Eve wouldn't be the same without the Italian cookies known as pizzelles. ... More >>
TAGLast month top-notch bartender James Lee gave up his Salida gig to return to the Front Range, taking over as the beverage director at TAG, Troy Guard and Leigh Sullivan-Guard's flagship Larimer Square eatery. He's spent the last few weeks getting his feet wet, learning the spirits list an ... More >>
Hosea Rosenberg heads back to home base. Each month, Jax Fish House, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, has been welcoming back Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg for the aptly named Hosea Rosenberg Monthly Dinner Series. June's theme: "New Found Love for New Orleans." Dinner starts at 6 p.m. tonight ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson heats up Frasca.There are cooking classes, specialty dinners and wine events galore this week, including tonight's weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner at Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, which is pulling out all the stops: Attendees will enjoy a special four-cou ... More >>
Yeah, that's it... Right there at the bottom I love breakfast. It is, indisputably, one of my six favorite meals of the day. But I've always had a problem with breakfast, too: It generally doesn't come with enough alcohol. Oh, sure. There are bloody Marys. The beautiful people have their m ... More >>
At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Table 6, 609 Corona Street, welcomes Slovenian winemaker Aleks Simcic and master sommelier Laura Williamson for a four-course dinner paired with the rare wines of Edi Sincic from Goriska Brda. Not impressed? Ray Isle, Food & Wine magazine's wine editor, called these wines th ... More >>
There will be grub!
Castle Cafe knows how to comfort me with fried chicken.
A meal at the West End Tavern is the living end.