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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Maybe it's time to go back to school -- cooking school, that is. Several friends have taken classes recently, and even the kitchen-savvy veterans who have been cooking for decades have come away with new recipes and refined techniques. And when I reviewed Il Posto this week, I learned that chef/owne ... 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 >>
"We're trying to create a community, a place where you can go and know that your friends are going to be there," says Colin Floom, co-owner of Roostercat Coffee House, which opened last week at 1045 Lincoln Street. Surrounded by business types pecking at laptops, the smell of brewing coffee, and t ... More >>
Many things in the food industry are not at all what they appear to be. Things like healthy green salads covered in cheese, bacon bits, croutons and ranch dressing; the servers at TGI Fridays who aren't always thrilled beyond measure to see your asses plopped in their sections; and those "Grapple" ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"I was really hoping you'd go on the Jason Sheehan diet: whiskey, cigarettes, and Lucky Charms," writes Mantonat in response to the second installment of Bar Belle, Laura Shunk's new series about how a food critic can indeed get fit. In last Monday's installment, Shunk kicked gluten to the c ... More >>
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 >>
Big pics below.Alek Komarnitsky loves Christmas -- and he's managed to spread his affection for the holiday planet-wide, thanks to Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease, a web page that allows surfers across the globe to view and actually control his display of 20,000 lights ... More >>
Matt MalloryComplaints of substandard health care in the Colorado prison system are nothing new, but a newly filed lawsuit by one inmate, alleging that he was neglected in his cell while vomiting blood for three days, makes for particularly interesting reading. For one thing, Matt Mallory's ... 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 >>
Photo by John J. Kruzel, courtesy of the U.S. Defense DepartmentThe use of the lifelike simulator shown here has been approved for PTSD treatment.Update, 4:00 p.m.: Representative Sal Pace's amendment relating to medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder has been defeated, and the ... More >>
Billy Joel and Elton John's Face 2 Face show originally scheduled for Sunday, November 22 at the Pepsi Center has been pushed back to February 22. Any tickets purchased for this Sunday's show will be valid for the rescheduled date, and refunds are available at point of purchase. The two have have ... 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 >>
Yesterday, Greeley's own JBS Swift Beef Co. recalled over 41,000 pounds of meat contaminated with O157:H7 E.coli bacteria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The stuff went out on April 21 to enterprises in Colorado and a dozen other states rangin ... 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 >>
Last year, Adam Cayton-Holland checked out Taco Bell's deal offering four tacos for a buck from 4-6 p.m. the day after the Colorado Rockies scored seven runs. By carefully mapping out his course, he managed to secure 28 tacos -- and a severe case of heartburn. Now Taco Bell is advertising anoth ... More >>
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. On November 16, the good people at TiVo announced what has to be one of the signs of the foodie apocalypse: that through a partnership deal with Domino's, customers would now be able to order pizzas through their TV. Why? Because getting up off the couch and f ... 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 >>
Thursday, March 6, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Friday, January 18, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772; Saturday, January 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Monday, January 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095.
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 >>
Thursday, February 8, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Tuesday, March 1, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Lady Sleep (Kitty-Yo Recordings)
Bras for the Cause raises money for breast cancer
Maggiano's Millionth-Meatball Day
May 10, 2001
Botánica y Yerbería Caridad del Cobre
The junk-food guinea pigs of Grand Junction have had some strange gut reactions to olestra.