Alex Figura Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street 303-942-0262 lower48kitchen.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
PierreThere 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Lori Midson Aaron WhitcombAaron Whitcomb YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village 303-741-1110 www.yayasbistro.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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