"We're always evolving, always finding ways to bring something new and different to the consumer," says Smashburger founder Tom Ryan, whose follow-up to that smash success, Live Basil Pizza, will open today in Glendale, making it the third Live Basil outpost to open in Denver -- and the fourth in th ... More >>
I don't generally pay a lot of attention to preserved or prepared foods -- other than bread, coffee and gelato -- at the Boulder Farmers' Market, but on Saturday I found myself lingering by the MM Local stand, on which jewel-like jars of food were stacked. Last winter I ran out of my own frozen and ... More >>
This is the second in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. Read the first installment, on Hazel Dell mushrooms, here. Sticky, fragrant, bright orange fat. Rendered from chunks of silky guanciale, it slathers the agliolini all' Amatrici ... More >>
This is the first in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. In rows and rows of old shipping containers in dark, dank buildings, fungi grow are growing in neatly stacked and sealed plastic bags. These modest mushrooms will soon be shipp ... More >>
Happy Place: Café|Bar, 295 South Pennsylvania Street, 303-362-0227. The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $3 draft beer and well cocktails; $5 wines by the glass; $5-$8 food specials. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Philip PostonA friend called me a while back to let me know he was coming to Denver for an indefinite amount of time and needed a place to crash. That's just the way the guy is: spontaneous, which is one of his many charming traits (his strong Southern drawl is another). We met and bonded out ... More >>
Lori MidsonPanang curry from Liang's Thai FoodThe first mobile food vendor on wheels was launched nearly 150 years ago, in 1872, when a Rhode Island native called Walter Scott trotted his horse-drawn freight wagon, stocked with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and pies around the town of ... More >>
Lori Midson Spencer Lomax Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Four locations in Colorado www.snoozeeatery.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Spencer Lomax, the culinary director of Snooze. In part one of that Q&A, Lomax dishes on swine, green chile and cheek meat. Favor ... More >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jeff Bolton, executive chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar. To read the second part of ... More >>
Kelly WhitakerKelly Whitaker, left, and Bruno GoussaultPizzeria Basta is not the kind of place you stumble upon. You'd never find it if you weren't looking, unless you happened to be perusing property in one of Boulder's still half-empty upscale eco-housing complexes. The small restaurant ... More >>
What would Cyndi Lauper think? A new pizzeria with a name reminiscent of one of the '80s-era pop singer's most notorious tunes opened up shop last week at 1175 Walnut Avenue in Boulder featuring "affordable, sustainable Southern Italian dining and drinks for eco-conscious Boulderites." Boul ... More >>
The Slow Food movement has been gaining momentum for years, and tonight, Arugula Ristorante, at 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, will host a benefit dinner for the local Slow Food chapter. You can expect local products -- in fact, the Arugula staff has nicknamed the dinner, "Eating local in Col ... More >>
Now, this is what I'd been waiting for...for months. Hordes of people talking about the proper time to snip lettuce, kids helping their parents put onions into their (always reusable!) bags, militant environmentalists scolding those not like them...ah, the Boulder Farmers' Market. At about 11 a.m. o ... More >>
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