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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Gluten-Free Menu at Lower48 Kitchen Tonight

    Gluten-free diets are pervasive these days, but as trendy as gluten-free diets can be, there are those who truly need to shed the protein composite from their diet. Celiac Disease affects about one in every 100 people in America and requires complete avoidance of gluten. Jake Rosenbarger of Kim & Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Food Events to Whet Your Appetite for DISH, Denver Food and Wine

    After a long holiday weekend, the work week might be starting out slow -- but it's building to quite a culinary finale, with the tenth annual Denver Food and Wine grand tasting on Saturday (with related events starting Wednesday) and Westword's twentieth annual DISH on Sunday. Keep reading for tidbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Alex Figura, chef of Lower48 Kitchen, on commodity chicken and cutting the tape

    Alex Figura Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street 303-942-0262 This is part one of my interview with Alex Figura, exec chef of Lower48 Kitchen; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. "My parents always joke that it's unlikely that I'll ever miss a meal," says Alex Figur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Marijuana: Annual Clinic charity golf tournament doubled in size, still sold out

    The Clinic's fifth annual charity golf tournament, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Colorado-Wyoming chapter, has doubled in size from previous years, but organizers say it's already sold out. Although the Clinic hasn't announced how much money it's raised from participants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Local philanthropist Alan Frosh is making thirty years matter

    As my friends and I approach and then swiftly pass the thirty-year mark, I must admit that all of those overused phrases like "dirty thirty" and "flirty thirty" are more troublesome to my poor ears than the horrible, cacophonous symphony my children have been creating with leftover holiday cookie ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Marijuana master grower Jay Price's mission to help MS patients

    Of all the conditions that bring patients to The Clinic Medical Marijuana Centers, one is especially important to master grower Jay Price: multiple sclerosis. He knows which strains help the muscle pains and which strains help the eye spasms or the depression that often comes from battling the incur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Olive & Finch, a new restaurant from Mary Nguyen, will open on 17th Avenue in October

    Come October, Mary Nguyen, chef-owner of Parallel Seventeen and Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, will unleash a third restaurant: Olive & Finch Eatery, Bakery & Market will open at 1552 East 17th Avenue, just two doors down from Parallel Seventeen, Nguyen's Vietnamese bistro -- but the new spot won't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Reader: Why is it all chefs believe they are experts in gluten allergies?

    For the most recent Chef and Tell, Lori Midson interviewed pastry chef Jason Lebeau of Coohills, who revealed that "only the people who went somewhere else first...and had dinner there" only eat dessert first. But it was his response to another question that raised the ire of one reader. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for allergy sufferers -- and the nine that topped Denver

    The folks at the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America recently ranked 100 cities in terms of how good, or bad, they are for residents with allergies. The worst was Jackson, Mississippi, while Denver placed in the ten best cities -- at number ten. That means nine cities ranked higher than the ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Denver's Gluten Free Gladiator is Mr. May

    According to some of our prognosticators in "Trends Without End," this town's gluten-free obsession will only grow next year -- and that's just one reason to pick up the 2013 Gluten Free Calendar. A more compelling reason? Mr. May is Denver's own Brian Gansmann, who had close to twenty years' experi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Brewery Rickoli opens today as Wheat Ridge's only beer maker

    Rick Abitbol, a longtime Denver-area brewer, will open his own place in Wheat Ridge today at 4 p.m., pouring a lineup of big beers with a low gluten content. Brewery Rickoli will be the suburb's first brewery (though not its only one, once Colorado Liquid Art Works opens next year). "Every neighb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Jake Rosenbarger of Kim and Jake's Cakes embraces Celiac disease and continues to bake

    Life can be ironic sometimes, like a dairy farmer who becomes lactose-intolerant. Jake Rosenbarger, owner of Kim and Jake's Cakes, was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. But despite this new-found gluten intolerance, he continues to do what he loves: baking delicious cakes. "In the world of foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Domino's new gluten-free pizza is actually worth ordering

    Domino's Pizza is not known for having the best pizza crust in the big-box pizza chain sphere of influence. Hell -- it isn't known for having the best pizza, either. So I was actually surprised when Domino's became the first major pizza-delivery chain to offer gluten-free crust (doing what smaller s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Marijuana: Charity raffle of $4,200 per ounce Green Gold nuggets halted by state

    As part of his post about medical marijuana for 1 percenters, William Breathes touted an unusual fundraiser conceived by The Clinic. Each of its centers would raffle off a nugget of Green Gold valued at an astonishing $4,200 per ounce to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Winners were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Reader: Patrick Canfield's quote about why he works in restaurants rings true

    Patrick Canfield, the sous chef at the Trinity Grille who's the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, has won new fans -- for his position on gluten-free diets, his memories of old Denver restaurants, and this answer to a question about what would be his dream restaurant: "I don't have a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Celebrate the life of J. Dilla at Beauty Bar on Tuesday night

    ​Celebrating the life and legacy of J Dilla, the super producer from Detroit, has become a yearly occurrence since his passing from Lupus in 2007. Started by New York DJ Dee Phunk, the Donuts are Forever parties have been going strong for the past five years. Recent Denver transplant, audio en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Tony's Market serves up Qrunch burgers for vegetarian palates

    ​The bistro at the Tony's Market at 950 Broadway is a sweet little restaurant tucked inside a busy gourmet grocery store. You might not expect such a place to cater to vegetarian and vegan needs -- but you'd be wrong. The staff is well-versed in food preferences -- and they even have the abili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Smashburger's black-bean patty is a smash hit with veggie lovers

    ​It's not easy to find a good veggie burger when you're off the meat wagon, but thankfully, Smashburger -- a homegrown chain whose burgers have garnered rave reviews since it opened its first location on Colorado Boulevard in 2007, and which was recently listed as a rising-star company in Forb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    The Gluten Gladiator will tell you how to defeat wheat

    Brian Gansmann has been in the food-marketing business for more than two decades, a career that includes a stint on the creative team that came up with the porkerific slogan "The Other White Meat." So he knew what to do when he was first diagnosed with celiac disease: He went to the library to lear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Hit the greens in City Park for a good cause this Saturday

    ​Editor's note: William Breathes's weekly dispensary review, which recently moved into the 4:20 p.m. time slot (appropriately enough), will appear in this space soon. In the meantime, here's another Breathes post, about two kinds of green. Want to hit the greens in public this weekend for a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Wait, dogs can get sunburns?

    Pierre​There are two things I'm allergic to, and no, these aren't regular allergies like nuts or dairy. I'm allergic to onions -- red onions and white onions, but somehow not chives. And sunscreen. Yes, you read that correctly. I'll say it again: I'm allergic to sunscreen. Now before you go a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The ten most unfortunate food and drink allergies

    ​Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. I'm p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Get high with Rocky Mountain MS Center's Multiple Summits for MS

    ​If Colorado's highest peaks have been calling your name and you're ready to bag some fourteeners, stop by REI Denver, 1416 Platte Street, tonight at 6:30 p.m. to join the kick-off event for the the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center's Multiple Summits for MS.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Elana Amsterdam releases Gluten-Free Cupcakes

    Marble cupcakes with vegan chocolate frosting.​Elana Amsterdam had been baking healthy, high-protein desserts since the early '90s -- and then in 1998, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. One thing seemed to lead to another, and the delicious result is the local author's latest work, Gluten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Reader: Veggie girl, be happy with your choice

    ​After Amber Taufen penned her "open letter to cranky carnivores", the flip side of her "open letter to militant vegans," Steve put things in perspective: If you think being Vegan is hard, try having kids allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and sesame and also trying to give them healthy non-anima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The world according to Ya Ya's Aaron Whitcomb: pork is overrated, Espelette pepper powder is amazing and pho is pho-king awesome

    Lori Midson Aaron Whitcomb​Aaron Whitcomb YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village 303-741-1110 Aaron Whitcomb wants to show off his new menu at YaYa's Euro Bistro, the Greenwood Village restaurant whose kitchen he's commanded since April of last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Today: Gluten-free store tour in Littleton

    ​Ten years ago, if you went into a restaurant or grocery store and asked about gluten-free menu items or food products, no one would have had a clue what you were talking about. But celiac disease is part of our culinary lexicon now, and the Sunflower Farmers' Market at 8601 West Cross Drive i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Tonight: Gluten-free wine dinner at Lala's

    ​It's tough being a foodie when you have a food allergy. Gluten allergies, in particular, seem to have claimed a lot of victims over the past few years -- but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy a night out on the town. Twice a year, Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, offers f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Rootin' without the gluten at Coors Field

    Courtesy of www.komar.orgRockies fan Kyle Komarnitsky enjoys a gluten-free hot dog.​While cheering the Rockies on to victory tomorrow at Coors Field, why not check out the stadium's newest and most unusual concession location: the gluten-free stand behind Section 147 on the left-field concours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Help Christmas light-smashing Hulk win a year of KFC

    Update: As an eagle-eyed blog commentor pointed out, the voting for the KFC contest ended yesterday and the winner has already been announced. Turns out we were so awed by the Hulk's majestic green majesty we just plain screwed up. The good news is that our man Komarnitsky won the contest anyway, s ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Hulk smash election, Halloween

    Hulk run on Green Party ticket. Vote Hulk. For President. Or Hulk smash! Need info? See website, Alek’s CONTROLLABLE Halloween Decorations for Celiac Disease. Made by puny human Alek Komarnitsky. Hulk Alec’s friend! Alek win Hulk in contest. Hulk live on Alek’s balcony. Hulk jump in pool. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Gluten-Free Food Fair

    Forget low-carb; those with celiac disease, the most common genetic autoimmune disease, have to pay attention to every kind of tasty gluten (wheat, rye, and oats) product they’re offered or risk severe illness, not just severe damage to their waistline. Luckily, the Denver metro chapter of CSA (C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Helping One of Their Own

    A quick reminder: On Monday, June 16, the guys at Vesta Dipping Grill will throw a bash for one of their own: bartender Travis Van-Cleave. Seems the barman caught himself a case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (that’s okay, I didn’t know what it was, either) and, in the process of getting himsel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Battle of the Griswolds

    Forget peace on earth, good will to men and all that crap. Christmas, above all else, is about one thing: draping your house and shrubbery in excessive amounts of very, very small light bulbs to the envy and/or embarrassment of your neighbors. Two Coloradans have taken the pursuit to a whole new l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Hulk Smash Puny Halloween Decorations!

    For Alek Komarnitsky of Lafayette, Colorado, holiday decorations aren’t just a hobby, they’re a way of life. A very, very insane way of life. Komarnitsky became a local hero four years ago when, as part of his neighborhood Fouth of July parade, he drove his nine-foot-tall inflatable Incredible ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Newcomers Home

    Newcomers Home (Self-released)

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    The Hardest Hit

    Tony Duran was a fighter -- but life put him on the ropes.

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004

    Uplifting Charity

    Bras for the Cause raises money for breast cancer

  • Culture

    September 16, 2004

    A Saturation Farce

    The Wall of Water rushes through the whirling lives of four women.

  • Dining

    May 22, 2003


    Wheat Out

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Mountain Tracks: Volume 2 (Frog Pad)

  • Goods & Services

    April 4, 2002

    Best Dog Taxi

    Canine Cab

  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002

    Best Trail Named for a Blind Mountaineer

    Erik Weihenmayer Trail for Health
    Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve

  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002

    Best Way to Own Your Own Arena

    Wagner's Casual Dining

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2000

    Loosey Goosey

    Goose Gossage will sign his book for you -- unless you're scared.

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Spread Alert

    A peanut allergy puts the Auraria Daycare Center in a sticky spot.

  • Music

    February 7, 1996
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    April 12, 1995
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