Although we proclaimed the Boulder-based Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato the best ice cream in the area in our Best of Denver 2013 (in addition to Glacier's several spots in Boulder, a Glacier outpost opened at 3455 South University Boulevard in February), there are many other great spots for ice cream i ... More >>
The 100 Favorite Dishes countdown continues, and No. 98 is the chocolate caramel sea salt tart from Spuntino, created by pastry expert Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, who's married to John Broening, an equally talented chef. They've recently revamped the restaurant, and Spuntino is now getting raves for many ... More >>
Crazed collector Andrew Novick even collects food memories with his camera, and sometimes he shares them with the world, as he does with Sweet Tooth: 1000 Photographs of Desserts (that I ate), an exhibit that opens with a reception from 5 to 11 p.m. tomorrow at cupcake emporium The Shoppe.
We aske ... 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.
Thumbprint jam cookies -- also ... More >>
Matt and Mike Casarez have their hands full running Crook's Palace, the historic Black Hawk restaurant they opened in 2008 with a board of burgers and beer -- and a commitment to making what they could in house. "I have a passion for food and so does my brother," says Matt. "When we started ... More >>
Elissa RoeschWe've got a roster of gatherings this weekend that includes baby showers, birthday parties and Easter. Charged with bringing something to each, we contemplated just phoning in a beverage pairing -- until an urge to get into the kitchen overcame us.
So instead, we baked carrot c ... More >>
The Springs Cupcake TruckWhen Denon Moore, owner of Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney Street, unveiled the Denver Cupcake Truck this spring with her husband Sean, her vehicle became one of the first street food concepts to hit the Mile High City.
And now, Pat Kennelly, Moore's aunt, is launch ... More >>
For proof that the cupcake trend is far from wearing out its welcome, look no further than Rosie Cakes, a new cupcake rig that hit the road running in September, after the woman behind the wheel, Rosie Desjardins, gave up a gig go-go dancing in Hollywood to unleash a cupcake-mobile on Denver ... More >>
"I love this little truck, so much, in fact, that I could seriously put a little bed in there and sleep in it."
Kathleen Nevin, the baking mistress behind Big Fat Cupcake, 129 Adams Street, just bought herself an antiquated ice cream truck for $900 in Colorado Springs, and while it's current ... More >>
Kim and Jake Rosenbarger bake a lot of cakes for special occasions, but they're just as likely to give customers a reason to come into their Boulder confectionery to enjoy dessert for no occasion at all.
At Kim and Jake's Cakes, 641 South Broadway, the couple has offered treats since they op ... More >>
Lori Midson I'm not a sugar fiend -- never have been, never will be. But that doesn't stop others from trying to convince me to change my weird ways, which is what happened the other night when a friend all but forced me to lap up the orange Creamsicle ice cream with Mandarin oranges and hou ... More >>
Mary Lovett loved to cook growing up and learned a lot from her mother and grandmother, but it was watching Martha Stewart that really taught her how to bake. "She taught me quality and standards and not to compromise," Lovett says.
Lovett's years of self-taught baking culminated last month ... More >>
Lori Midson Dino's Soda Bar, the Washington Park ice cream parlor, breakfast stop and burger barn at 2217 East Mississippi Avenue that was the 'hood hang-out for toned and tanned mommies and their stroller-strapped children, has defaulted on its lease, which hasn't gone unnoticed by the land ... More >>
Lori Midson Molecular magician Ian Kleinman at Steele Elementary School "Anything I can possibly dream up is now doable, because I'm able to really play around with food," says Ian Kleinman, Denver's answer to Alton Brown, the wacky culinary scientist (and only food personality worth watching ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerChocolate and fleur de sel caramel tart with milk chocolate gelato and nougatine crunch. Oh, yes.If your New Year's resolutions have you off the sugar, this post isn't for you. If, however, you've instead vowed to be more mindful of the quality of your indulgences and are keeping ... More >>
So, you know that old cliche, "If you can't say something nice about someone, then shut the fuck up"? I'm going to follow that advice here and just spell it out: Folks, today is National Cheesecake Day, and in honor of the high-calorie, right-to-your-butt occasion, the Cheesecake Factory is offer ... More >>
Lori MidsonAs reported here a few weeks ago, Colore Pizzeria Moderna, a new pizza and pasta joint at 2700 South Broadway, was supposed to open today, but I just talked with co-owner Caroline Momo-Torres, who says that it's not going to happen. "It's like the last month of pregnancy, you know? I know ... More >>
Sweet Action, the ice cream shop headed by Samantha Kopicko and Chia Basinger that I wrote about last week in Get Some Sweet Action on Broadway, opens this afternoon at 52 Broadway, in the spot formerly occupied by Fahrenheit Books, where it shares space with Twisted Sol tattoos.While many eateries ... More >>
On Monday morning, the Food Bank of the Rockies was presented with 4,600 pies from Village Inn. To celebrate fifty years of business in Colorado, the company made a big donation of pumpkin cream pie, lemon cream pie, Boston cream pie and carrot cake.
"The pies will most likely be distributed ... More >>