On Wednesday the New York Times online Cooking blog featured Thanksgiving recipes from across the nation, with the stated goal to "evoke each of the 50 states." While some of the recipes seemed either invented on the spot or dug up from a dusty Ladies Auxiliary cookbook, regional ingredients and cul ... More >>
The Denver Botanic Gardens features much more than flowers. It also hosts classes that teach you what to do with what you grow, including tonight's Chef's Pantry cooking class, where students can learn to use herbs for healthy and delicious cooking. See also:Small Is Beautiful, From Maine to Mont ... More >>
This summer, while all eyes have been on the pomp and circumstance at Union Station, I've found my attention drawn more and more to tiny places, homegrown places, places with footprints as large as other restaurant's kitchens. Some of them I've reviewed, such as Kings BBQ and To the Wind Bistro. Oth ... More >>
Our latest rash of inclement weather has caused major flooding and at least two deaths in Boulder County as well as the evacuation of Lyons residents who had been trapped since Wednesday. But the precipitation hasn't been limited to lower altitudes -- and now, we're hearing that a pair of climbers ... More >>
At Beast Bottle, servers love to tell the story of Bangs Island mussels nearly as much as people like to eat them. I'm glad I listened to the story: Just a few days after chef and co-owner Paul Reilly told me how he'd braved Maine's chilly November temps to work on a barge in Casco Bay to haul in ... More >>
After owning two restaurants and a nightclub in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Joseph Gerace was burned out and ready to take his cooking in a new direction. So he packed his bags and moved to Denver, where he and Alli Evans bought a 1961 Ford Grumman that they turned into East Coast Joe's, their own rest ... More >>
The ongoing Black Forest fire in El Paso County has destroyed 483 homes at this writing, as well as killing two people -- and we're fortunate that the loss of life wasn't nearly great enough to land it on this Wikipedia's list of noteworthy wildfires. The page is an awful record of scorched land and ... More >>
Garren Teich 1515 Restaurant 1515 Market Street 303-571-0011 www.1515restaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Garren Teich, exec chef of 1515 Restaurant; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've had: In Pines Point, Maine, there's a little lobster shack where yo ... More >>
Garren Teich 1515 Restaurant 1515 Market Street 303-571-0011 www.1515restaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Garren Teich, exec chef of 1515 Restaurant; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Twenty-seven acres devoted to chickens, goats and vegetables. That's where Garren Teich gr ... More >>
Perhaps I'm in the minority, but lobster, unless I'm sitting at a beach shack in Maine, has never particularly appealed to me, but the lobster roll at this amazing seafood-focused restaurant may very well be the lone lobster dish that saves me the airfare. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special ... More >>
Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Part one of my interview with Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. Most memorable meal you've ever had: We never really ate out much growing up, so I don't have man ... More >>
When Paul Reilly shuttered Encore early in this year, in April, he found that he had some free time on his hands for the first time in a long time, and while he was scouring the 'hoods for a space where he could open a new restaurant, he also welcomed the opportunity to do something for himself -- s ... More >>
Luke Irvin Chrisco, who became known last summer as the Boulder porta-potty peeper, has been found competent to stand trial -- even if it seems like no person in his right mind would choose such a venue to get his creep on. But strange as that was, someone else pulled a similar stunt, proving that n ... More >>
Sandi Calistro got her first tattoo in Maine when she was sixteen, and later decided to become a tattoo artist. Accompanied by her dad, she came to Colorado and sold her flash sheets (the sheets of art on the wall of a tattoo parlor) door-to-door at tattoo shops. A local shop bought her shee ... More >>
UpslopeUpslope jacked the competition. Pumpkin beers are an acquired taste. Some people love them, others hate them. Most drinkers can only tolerate a few. But there is an amazing array of pumpkin beers on the market, from the subtle to the spicy to the completely over-the-top.
Joellyn Duesberry: Detail, "Maine Bog Triptych," 2010.Colorado plein-air painter Joellyn Duesberry has a national reputation and an independent streak, to boot. She recently hung a retrospective show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (it's now closed) and now has a beautiful monograph ... More >>
It's Memorial Day weekend, which means lots of people will be cooking out -- and if you're already sick at the thought of a weekend full of burgers, brats and beer, head to the Fresh Fish Company, which will present a Memorial Weekend Lobster Festival with specials on Maine lobster dinners th ... More >>
The vegetable terrine at the Squeaky BeanYou can tell summer is approaching not just because the air is warmer, but menus around town are heating up, introducing lighter dishes that feature seasonal produce. Some of those board changes look particularly delicious. Here are five that caught o ... More >>
Maine muralMaine Governor Paul LePage is sticking with his decision to remove a labor-history mural from its current home inside a Department of Labor building. In Colorado, there are no similar union-lovin' murals in government facilities for conservatives to take aim at. But we do have publ ... More >>
rockyfordmelon.comThe Rocky Ford cantaloupe: a possible contender for the official Colorado dessert?In a highly charged and extremely political fight, residents of Maine find themselves trying to answer a life-or-death question: What should be the state's official dessert? The question threat ... More >>
It won't make the body scans or perverse groping security pat-downs any easier to handle, but medical marijuana patients traveling to one of five states from DIA can now pack their cannabis openly instead of, say, hiding it in a shampoo bottle.
There are as many styles of beer blogging on the Internet as there are blogs, and there's a new beer blog starting out there every other day. Last weekend, at least a hundred of those bloggers -- from all across the country -- showed up in Boulder to talk beer. They spent the three days of f ... More >>
There comes a time in every adult's life when he or she starts to drink like an actual adult. In an ideal world, that time would coincide with the drinker's 21st birthday. Unfortunately, after December 6, 1933, "adults" lost their collective palates with the onset of Prohibition and became ... More >>
A Flickr photoA surplus of lobster last week inspired the Fresh Fish Co. to unload the beasts onto dinner plates at a pauper's price that would crush a poor lobster's claw. Still, the move was such a hit that the fish house is offering the $15 fresh-from-the-tank Maine lobsters every Thursda ... More >>
The answer: Opus, 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, where chef Michael Long is hosting tonight's wine dinner featuring Cru Vin Dogs vintages. Dinner starts at 6:30, and guests will help blend the winery's newest red wine; tickets are $79. Here's the menu:
Second Home Kitchen and Bar, the restaurant at 150 Clayton Lane in the JW Marriott, is starting off the new year with daily dishes, a new lunch deal and two new menus "with a greater focus on using locally purchased products," according to exec chef Jeff Bolton. "For this winter menu, we def ... More >>
In the name of J.D., not necessarily J.C.Our daily homage to local bloggage. Focus on the Family is spreading its hate in Maine. 5280's on the case. Rep. Jared Polis is speaking out against the what he calls a "sweep of terror" being done on illegal immigrants, Colorado Independent reports. ... More >>
The Berkshire, 7352 East 29th Avenue, one of our favorite places for pig - and to pig out - is putting pork on the back-burner, at least for tonight. That's because the Stapleton-based temple of swine is hosting its first Maine lobster bake with all the required fixings - corn on the cob, ste ... More >>
Bistro VendomeToday is Bastille Day, and while the really cool parties will no doubt take place on the streets of Paris, we've got plenty of celebratory bashes to storm right here in Denver, beginning with Bistro Vendome, the Frenchified spot at 1420 Larimer Street that's encouraging habitues to "si ... More >>
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The owners of Prime 121 at 121 Clayton Lane, a spot formerly (and briefly) occupied by Bob’s Steak and Chop House, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last month. When I reviewed it last fall, I was impressed by the service, not so much by the steak and trimmings. Now the owners are tr ... More >>
Suddenly, Denvers swimming in seafood restaurants.
Argh! This chef should prepare to walk the plank.
Myspace is the place for local bands to finally be heard. Or not.
Tougher regulations aim for the elusive fair hunt.
Michael Cooper finds the truth of imagination behind his masks.
Lots of drugs, not much sex, and a general fear and loathing mark these tales of twenty-something angst.
Protestors in other areas aren't faring any better.