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    October 28, 2014

    Green Russell, Leopold Bros. and Western Daughters team up for dinner

    Leopold Bros., Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe and Green Russell are teaming up for a nose-to-tail dinner at Green Russell tonight at 6 p.m. See also: Thirteen Top Spots to Trick-or-Eat on Halloween in the Denver Area

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    October 10, 2014

    Eight Top Culinary Events This Weekend: The Forecast Is Chili!

    Fall is in full force, and so this weekend is full of farm festivals, autumnal flavors -- and chile, beer and yaks, of course. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calender. See Also: Williams & Graham Rates As One of the World's Fifty Best Bars...Barely

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    October 6, 2014

    Free Food and Fundraisers: Ten Best Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    The Great American Beer Festival is gone, but Denver's culinary scene isn't going on the wagon this week. This week's calendar has something for every appetite -- from free food to fundraisers and, yes, beer. Keep reading for a taste of what's on this week's culinary calendar. See also: Baum's Awa ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Local distiller Todd Leopold makes spirits "one bottle at a time"

    "For the most part, Colorado knows an awful lot about beer," said Todd Leopold, head distiller at Leopold Bros. distillery. "They can tell you about different styles, and what breweries they like and why, but when it comes to spirits, people are just starting to dip their toe in the water." It's not ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    A spirited week ahead on the culinary calendar

    Wine dinners this week will transport you from Larimer Square to the South Rhone, and from Boulder to Italy. And at a special spirits tasting at the Museum of Colorado Denver on Wednesday, you can celebrate drinking right here at home: MCA will feature Denver-based Leopold Bros. at the event. Keep r ... More >>

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    June 1, 2014

    Ten tasty culinary events in Colorado in June

    June is here and with it comes summer. And summer time means rooftops, patios, grilling and festivals. Our top ten culinary events for June have all this and more, from bacon festivals to roof top parties here are the best of the best for the first official month of summer. See also: Top five ce ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Museum Quality Drinking starts pouring at MCA tomorrow

    Denverites love their patios, and one of the best in town will extend its summer hours starting tonight. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be staying open until 9 p.m. on weeknights so that visitors can experience the museum, enjoy a cocktail and relax in the summer air on the MCA's rooftop ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Glass Half Full pours out support for Greenhouse Scholars tonight

    Put a little optimism in a student's glass while filling yours -- with wine. Greenhouse Scholars is holding its annual Glass Half Full wine-tasting and fundraising event this evening, giving community members the chance to help transform the lives of our future leaders. See also: Wine dinners, bee ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Wine dinners, beer dinners and more drinks for a good cause on the culinary calendar

    Whether you're looking for a cure for cancer, a night out to support the arts or just an excuse to eat great food paired with local brews, there's a lot to drink in this week. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Landry's cooks up a Signature Chef Series for sprin ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 4-6

    Being broke doesn't have to be a bummer in Denver this weekend. The city is full of bargain events, everything from a Muppet-themed art opening to the dedication at a dog shelter to a class on the powers of gemstones. We've selected ten of the best activities that all cost less than $10. Keep readin ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Fernet takes us behind the bar at Harold's Bayonet Room

    When Colorado booze manages to infiltrate the secretive San Francisco market, it's time to take notice. A recent trip to the Other Queen City found bottles of Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro Fernet being downed. This, in a place where Fernet Branca, the leading manufacturer of the bitter-tasting stuff, ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Round two with Taylor Drew, exec chef of Russell's Smokehouse

    Taylor Drew Russell's Smokehouse 1422 Larimer Street 720-524-8050 This is part two of my interview with Taylor Drew, exec chef of Russell's Smokehouse; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I don't get out to eat nearl ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Photos: Root25 takes root in the Hyatt Regency in the DTC

    A new restaurant has taken root on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency in the Tech Center. Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen is a big step up from the standard chain-hotel restaurant, with locally focused fare, barrel-aged cocktails and a healthy kid's menu. Partnering with such local vendors as Haystack ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Win two tickets to DStill's American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase

    Next Wednesday, Denver will be raining small-batch spirits: vodka, whiskey, gin, bourbon, brandy, grapa, absinthe and more at DStill's American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and takes place at the McNichols Building at 144 West Colfax. There are 44 distilleries parti ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Photos: Gather mixes craft cocktails inspired by local start-ups

    Not every work environment has cocktails on-site, but if your office is at Galvanize, that's one of the amenities. Galvanize, the startup-tech common workspace in the Golden Triangle, has Gather to thank for that. Gather, the on-site cafe overseen by ChoLon chef-owner Lon Symensma, is mixing up ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Breckenridge-Wynkoop have a concept for South Pearl -- but the name's still a secret

    As we reported last week, Izakaya Den plans to move into its new home at 1477 South Pearl, right next to Sushi Den, by the end of May. That will finally free up the current home of Izakaya Den, at 1518 South Pearl, which the Breckenridge-Wynkoop group acquired last year in a complicated trade that g ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Recipe: Punch Bowl Social's punch makes a splash in Food & Wine magazine

    Apparently, the cocktail sphere is getting punched. Earlier this week, Food & Wine magazine pointed out, correctly, that prior to the popularity of the Manhattan, martini and mai tai, there was punch, which dates all the way back to the 17th century. See also: - Anika Zappe named bar manager of Pu ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Photos: Smashing cocktails from the Winter Talent Showcase

    An appreciative crowd of convivial drinkers bellied up to the bar last night at Ghost Plate & Tap, the site of Industry Denver's first Winter Talent Showcase, a cocktail-centric bash that pimped the mad mixology skills of several Denver bartenders, including Dante Reesman, Melissa Durant, Matty Durg ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Seven Colorado food and spirits producers emerge as finalists for a 2013 Good Food Award

    Colorado foodophiles have one -- make that seven -- more reasons to ballyhoo our culinary scene: Today, Pagosa Brewing Company, Avalanche Cheese Company, Ritual Chocolate, Serendipity Confections, Dancing Pines Distillery, Leopold Bros. and Syntax Spirits were all named as finalists vying for a 2013 ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Joy Wine & Spirits will host a chili extravaganza this Sunday

    Joy Wine & Spirits's second annual Chili Cook-off will take place this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the shop at 1302 East Sixth Avenue. The family-friendly block party and competition features an impressive lineup of local restaurants: Fruition, Barolo, Mizuna, Table 6, Potag ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Four (possibly) surprising factors fueling Denver's Fernet fever

    Something interesting happened at the delicious end of three recent meals -- at Root Down, Frasca Food and Wine and twelve restaurant -- everyone at our table enjoyed a round of Fernet. We'll admit it: Denver's seemingly boundless fascination with Fernet is kind of blowing our minds. Seems like so ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    The Denver FIVE culinary stars will cook at the James Beard House on September 19

    Last September, I spent a whopping 24 hours in New York City, mostly in the kitchen of the James Beard House, where the FIVE, a coterie of local chefs and cocktail kings, strutted their talents to a sold-old cognoscenti of foodniks -- one of whom claimed that it was the most fun she'd ever had at a ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Rainy day pick-me-up: Missionary's Downfall at Adrift

    Just when we thought summer-like weather was here to stay, we woke up today to find that last night's rainstorm lingered and outstayed its welcome like the last drunk patron at the bar. And since the prospect of staying cooped up inside more than two days in a row makes us crazy, we're looking for a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Justin Lloyd creates a local gathering place at Star Bar

    When Justin Lloyd inked the deal on Star Bar almost two years ago, he hadn't been behind a bar for fifteen years. His bartending skills, he admits, were a little rusty. "I bought Star Bar because I wanted to be in charge of my own destiny, but without being on the ground floor, you lose the connecti ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Beer calendar: Upslope Foreign Stout at Euclid Hall; Leopold Bros rye-aged porter at Yak & Yeti

    Breckenridge Brewing has joined fellow Colorado breweries Odell, Great Divide and Oskar Blues in offering four-packs of some of its limited-release beers. The brewery will start with 471 IPA and 72 Imperial, a double chocolate cream stout made with chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; it ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Dagstani & Sons Pear Vanilla Preserves is a Good Foods finalist...and available today

    The Good Food Awards has announced the finalists in its second annual national celebration of products that are "tasty, authentic, responsible." And the list includes not just several local brewers and spirit makers, but Dagstani & Sons, "A Very Fine Fruit Company" that makes small-batch fine fruit ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 20, 2011

    Leopold Bros. Distillery gears up to release a Fernet

    Leopold Bros. Distillery​We're always excited to see what Scott and Todd Leopold, the brothers behind Denver's Leopold Bros. Distillery have dreamed up for their next project. Between special barrels of whiskey for restaurants like Vesta Dipping Grill, fruit liqueurs and fruit whiskeys, absint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Bitter Bar bartender Burton Daniel advances to national Barenjager cocktail competition

    ​Colorado's bartenders keep upping our state's cocktail credibility, competing in national contests and besting some of the country's most formidable spirits professionals to bring big prizes home to the Rocky Mountains. The latest accolade? Burton Daniel, a bartender at Boulder's Bitter Bar ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Marnie Ward of Avenue Grill wins the Colorado Cocktail Contest

    ​Visit Denver's Rich Grant got a call last year from a reporter for a national magazine who was looking for the quintessential Colorado drink. But while this state is swimming in craft beer, the tourism booster came up dry on the hunt for a Colorado cocktail.

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    June 28, 2011

    Review preview: Rackhouse Pub

    Mark Manger​We just finished up the Colorado Cocktail Project, during which distillers and bartenders from across the state gave lectures, poured samples and, ultimately, created the ultimate Colorado Cocktail: the Tree Line, concocted by the Avenue Grill's Marnie Ward, who bested nine other m ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Ask the bartender: Meet Kristian Naslund of Dancing Pines Distillery

    ​The Colorado Cocktail Project, with its mission to create the official Colorado Cocktail, will celebrate this state's most liquid assets at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday and Monday, June 26-27. We've already profiled many of the bartenders who've submitted recipes for the contest; ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    TAG gets ready to unveil a summer cocktail list

    TAG​Last month top-notch bartender James Lee gave up his Salida gig to return to the Front Range, taking over as the beverage director at TAG, Troy Guard and Leigh Sullivan-Guard's flagship Larimer Square eatery. He's spent the last few weeks getting his feet wet, learning the spirits list an ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Steuben's hosts a Picnic on the Patio tonight

    Cassandra Kotnik​Steuben's will be hosting a Picnic on the Patio tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The feast, which will be served family-style, includes drinks inspired by the Leopold Bros. and a whole lamb. Tickets are $50; for more information, call 303-830-1001 or go to For infor ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Eat and drink free at this week's Justice League party

    ​Last week, we divulged the details of this Thursday's Justice League of Street Food party, a Halloween bash that will feature the usual crew of food trucks, which includes the Little Orange Rocket, the Inventing Room, Sully's Slice Truck, the Cupcake Truck, Biker Jim's, Steuben's, the Biscuit ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Today: Celebrate Earth Day, food and sustainability across the city

    A Flickr photo.​There are so many food-related events on Earth Day -- some focusing on sustainability, some just happening to fall on April 22 -- that there's certain to be one that appeals to you, whether you're a hard-core vegan environmentalist or a carnivore driving a gas-guzzling Hummer. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Earth Day specials across the city

    ​The big news in food this week is Earth Day; you'll find a variety of Earth Day specials at various area restaurants, plus a screening of Food, Inc. on PBS to kick things off the night before. Here's a taste of what to expect: Monday, April 19: Dine out today at Dino's, 10040 West Colfax Av ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Today: Benefits with tortillas, wines, auctions and more

    A Flickr photo.​Whatever your passion or palate, there's a culinary benefit for you today. First up is Tortillas for Tepeyac, a tortilla-making contest in which twenty local leaders will test their skills in a benefit for Clinica Tepeyac. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sta ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Wine dinners and Breakfast for Boobs

    A Flickr photo.​The upcoming week is overflowing with wine tastings and dinners, many to benefit great causes, but there's also a long-awaited beer release, the continuation of the Green Routes tour and much more taking place in Denver's culinary scene. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Tonight: Slow Food benefit dinner at Arugula Ristorante

    ​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 >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Tonight: Mixologist Monday at TAG

    ​We love it when restaurants try new things -- like TAG's Mixologist Monday, which will feature special guest bartender Michael Martenson of Ron Zacapa Rum (plus TAG bar manager Mike Henderson). Anytime between 5 and 10 p.m. tonight, the 'tenders will take you through an array of tasty cocktai ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Vesta giving away twenty happy hours

    Vesta Dipping Grill, at 1822 Blake Street, is launching its own "Colorado Stimulus Plan," and giving away a month of happy hours -- a total of twenty in June (one every Monday through Friday through the month). According to Vesta's announcement, the owners (who are also responsible for Steuben's) "f ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Denver's Leopold Bros. distillery gets mad props

    The Leopold Bros. distillery in Denver got a shout-out in Saturday's Wall Street Journal. Columnist Eric Felten, author of the weekly column "How's Your Drink?", called its gin the best of the new, craft-distilled American gins trying to give well-established British gins a run for their money. Her ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 13 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Absinthe Absent From Shelves

    The wormwood wonder may be legal now, but good luck finding any in this city.

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