Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, is introducing a new spring menu this evening, and hosting a special paella night beginning at 4 p.m. today. For $28, patrons can choose up to four ingredients to create a customized paella dish, which feeds two to four people; call 303-975-6514 for reser ... More >>
Oh, it's a happy, happy Tuesday for those of us in the food world, and an even happier day for those of us wholly obsessed with cheese. Earlier this afternoon, Karin and Rob Lawler, the owners of the Truffle Cheese Shop (otherwise known as stinky paradise), inked a lease on the Cellar Wine Bar, whic ... More >>
During this snowy spring, it often feels like we have one foot out the door to summer, and one still back by the fire, sticking loyally to our favorite winter comfort foods. As with fans of grilled cheese, lovers of macaroni and cheese divide into two factions: the progressive thinkers and the puris ... More >>
It doesn't matter that deviled eggs are the ultimate picnic food -- and picnic weather is still weeks away. If deviled eggs are on the menu, I'm ordering them, and in the case of these eggs, I'm ordering two. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. It's a good day to stay home... ... More >>
Mad Greens is mad about Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy -- and last month ditched its national cheese purveyor in favor of a new partnership with Haystack Mountain. Its chevre is now used exclusively in Mad Greens's eleven locations along the Front Range, and anyone who's tried even a taste of Haystack ... More >>
While some people puzzle over the readers' pick for Best Fried Chicken, Leah wants to know the specific dish readers voted for when they awarded Euclid Hall the prize for Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant. "They have pretty much nothing vegetarian on their menu," she writes, "so if ... More >>
Although there are many good meat replacements on the market, a decent dairy-free cheese can be tough to come by -- and you can forget about a cheese memorable enough to pair with a glass of wine. Daphne Medina, creator of Door 86 Vegan Cheese, to the rescue. She's accomplishd the impossible, as tho ... More >>
The Apres Ski Cocktail Classic begins today and runs through Sunday, March 17 in Aspen. The celebration of mixology includes seminars, tastings, food samples and a pub crawl on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. See also: - Best Contemporary Cocktail Bar 2012 Williams & Graham - Best Barrel-Aged Cocktail ... More >>
You know when you sincerely promise yourself you'll try something different the next time you eat at a restaurant, but then don't because you just love that one thing so much? That's me with the Truffle Mushroom Swiss burger at Smashburger. Every single time I've eaten at a Smashburger, I've ordered ... More >>
Cured has opened a new "micro-grocery" store in its space at 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder. The Larder is now selling such essential items as bacon, eggs, milk and local greens. "It was something we wanted to do since we originally opened," says Will Frischkorn, who owns the specialty cheese shop wit ... More >>
Tom Ryan, Smashburger's founder and chief concept officer, yesterday hosted the official unveiling of the new, redesigned Smashburger location at 6305 East Hampden Avenue, walking guests through an eight-course menu of Smashburger items as well as a tour of the store. It was a blast, and I discover ... More >>
This is the seventh in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. As much pride as we Coloradans take in our local producers and their staggering variety of goods, how many of them can say they tangled with the heaviest of heavyweights on a ... More >>
It's a new year, and so a clean plate for all food nerds is in order. We can forget the memories of past food flubs and start this year fresher than a bowl of baby spinach (triple washed, of course.) I've been studying other food forecasts for 2013 -- including those that stretched through Cafe Soci ... More >>
The recently opened Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, 1886 South Pearl Street, is offering a free wine and cheese pairing for the holidays from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening. See also: -Bin 1884 Cheese Bar is open in the Empty Bottle -Bin 1884 Cheese Bar will fill space in The Empty Bottle -Pearl Street Grill, OTOTO ... More >>
By the end of this month, star chef Matt Selby and James Iacino, president of Seattle Fish Company, will open the Corner House, a new restaurant in Jefferson Park, and while Selby is currently working on menus -- dishes like truffle salt-cured foie gras, mussels and "Denver Bronco" oysters with oran ... More >>
We say Peter, not Pierre; we shake hands instead of kissing on the cheeks; and we drive instead of hopping on the metro. And yet, says Karin Lawler, co-owner of the Truffle, "When you ask someone to name a cheese, they're going to say Brie." This Gallic bias often translates to party trays and after ... More >>
The cows have come home in Fort Collins. In January, Odell Brewing Company will release its newest seasonal, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, a beer dedicated to Lugene Sas, a local organic dairy farmer, and to the cows he addresses by name. See also: - Photos: Long lines and cold beer at Odell mean be ... More >>
Some families farm together. Some sell insurance. Some are partners in a law firm. Samm White's family sells cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. "It took a lot of work from the family to make [Cheese Importers] what it is today, but it's our passion," Samm says. "We love it and we do it for the smiles. ... More >>
Contrary to popular belief, cheesemongers do not actually cure cheese -- they handle it -- and tomorrow, at the third annual Cheesemonger Invitational in Long Island, New York, 45 of them from around the country will be tested on their handling skills, with the winner walking away with $1,000 in cas ... More >>
There's a whole lot of spring "cavorting" going on at Ugly Goat Milk Company's farm. And that means plenty of milk, butter, cheese and good times for both the animals and humans.
It's tough to be a vegetarian in the South, and damn near impossible to be vegan (at least if you want to it out). So even though Lucile's Creole Cafe doesn't have a huge vegetarian selection (and vegans are pretty much out of luck), the vegetarian options that are on the menu are so amazing that it ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Pinch pie, says Barb, is what ... More >>
On the frontier of urban homesteading, you frequently encounter uncharted territory. James Bertini, the founder of Denver Urban Homesteading, recently ran into a gray area in the state law regarding raw milk.
South Pearl Street has seen more than its fair share of action this year. But in the 1800 block of South Pearl, it's all about growth -- not the closings that marked the start of the new year on the 1400 South block, where India's Pearl, Pearl Street Grill and Ototo all shuttered. True, the original ... More >>
St. Kilian's Cheese Shop is a boutique-style gem within walking distance of Mondo Vino and The Denver Bread Company -- making Highland Square a convenient stop for gathering party supplies -- and it specializes in French, Spanish and Italian cheeses, with a few select Swiss and Dutch wheels, and che ... More >>
The biggest misconception about a vegetarian diet is probably that it consists of salad, salad and more salad. And although these Veggie Girl posts have showcased the wide range of dishes available to vegetarians, the truth is that when you stop eating meat, your tastebuds can change -- and you actu ... More >>
Celebrate a hip new marriage in Boulder, where Upslope Brewing Company, at 1501 Lee Hill Road, is collaborating with the new artisan cheese shop Cured to offer a rotating selection of artisan cheeses and meats meant to be paired with Upslope's brews. The collaboration starts today; for more ... More >>
Lori Midson"Nine years ago," says Liz Thorpe, "when no one cared about cheese, we started selling cheese at Murray's, a small cheese shop in New York, and thanks to some amazing people with a genuine love and passion for cheese, we've become one of the best cheese shops in the country." Mu ... More >>
Enamored of the daily trips they made to small-town markets while living in Europe, Will Frischkorn and Coral Ferguson, a husband-and-wife team, decided to bring an element of that shopping experience home with them to Boulder. So earlier this year, the couple picked up a space on the east ... More >>
Lori MidsonAlex Seidel's sheep's milk ricottaColorado creameries Fruition Farms Dairy and Creamery, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy and Avalanche Cheese Company took home prizes from the American Cheese Society's annual competition held last weekend in, of all places, Montreal, Canada. With 1, ... More >>
The Applebee's Cowboy BurgerWhen the homegrown Smashburger decided to create a burger for Colorado, as it already had for Idaho (topped with potato chips) and Minnesota (topped with cheddar bar cheese and garlic-grilled onions), it came up with an iconic combo for the Colorado Smashburger, ad ... More >>
The vegetable terrine at the Squeaky BeanYou can tell summer is approaching not just because the air is warmer, but menus around town are heating up, introducing lighter dishes that feature seasonal produce. Some of those board changes look particularly delicious. Here are five that caught o ... More >>
Mark MangerHugh O'Neill, who owns St. Killian's Cheese Shop with his wife, Ionah, always has interesting things to say, not just about food and drink (about which he knows plenty), but about life and beauty. In fact, I'd consider him both a cheesemonger and a philosopher -- a natural pairing ... More >>
Mark MangerEgg in a jar at Ototo Food and Wine Bar.According to the Wall Street Journal, this is the peak of egg season -- or something like that, since this declaration comes alongside an explanation that says the "peak" will last for the next nine months. Regardless, the paper rounded up re ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. In honor of Kevin Hickm ... More >>
The news that Boulder, the "foodiest town" in the country, will finally get a specialty cheese shop when Cured opens next month was greeted enthusiastically by most readers -- and with some skepticism from Dave M: There was a great specialty cheese shop in Boulder a couple years ago. The sup ... More >>
http://www.curedboulder.com/When Boulder was named America's foodiest town by Bon Appetit last year, it won the honor despite the fact that Boulder has no specialty cheese shop. For the last few years, anyone looking for a unique cheese in this town would generally look for it at Whole Food ... More >>
Stop it. Seriously.Groundhog Day may be officially devoted to celebrating a rodent that allegedly has some sort of ability to predict the onset of spring (and we think he's wrong, because despite Phil not seeing his shadow this morning, it's negative degrees outside and very much still winter ... More >>
Being vegetarian does not mean restricting your diet to only a handful of cuisines -- you can find dishes across every culture that accommodate non-meat-eating needs. Surprisingly, though, it's not always easy to find a vegetarian dish at a French restaurant. The cuisine is so rich and relies ... More >>
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