Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • 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

    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

    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

    February 1, 2013

    Back-to-school special: Four cooking classes to whet the appetite

    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 >>

  • 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

    September 13, 2012

    First look: Roostercat Coffee House opens in the Golden Triangle

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    The gluten-free crust at Domino's Pizza is actually gluten-free!

    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 >>

  • 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 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

    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

    October 31, 2011

    Reader: Bar Belle and dieters dissing gluten do a disservice to those with celiac disease

    ​"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 >>

  • 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

    December 3, 2010

    Christmas lights online extravaganza: Alek Komarnitsky on world-renowned annual display

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Bloody vomit, medical neglect and more in Matt Malloy prison lawsuit filed by DU students

    Matt Mallory​Complaints 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 >>

  • 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

    March 22, 2010

    Medical marijuana fight: Health department lobbies against MMJ use in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Billy Joel and Elton John show rescheduled

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    June 25, 2009

    Swift beef recall: Beware of tainted "Butt Ball Tip"

    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 >>

  • Culture

    April 16, 2009
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Cheap tacos -- if the Nuggets win big

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Geek in the Galley: Fat, lazy bastard edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Sworn Enemy

    Thursday, March 6, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Split Lip Rayfield

    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.

  • 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

    February 8, 2007

    Camera Obscura

    Thursday, February 8, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Of Montreal

    Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

  • Dining

    March 17, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Auld Dubliner

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Ashlee Simpson

    Tuesday, March 1, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Maximilian Hecker

    Lady Sleep (Kitty-Yo Recordings)

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004

    Uplifting Charity

    Bras for the Cause raises money for breast cancer

  • Dining

    November 6, 2003
  • Dining

    May 22, 2003


    Wheat Out

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Mayoral Proclamation

    Maggiano's Millionth-Meatball Day
    May 10, 2001

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001

    Best Spiritual Drugstore and Hex Removal

    Botánica y Yerbería Caridad del Cobre

  • News

    May 15, 1997

    The Big Queasy

    The junk-food guinea pigs of Grand Junction have had some strange gut reactions to olestra.