Billed as "Denver's largest gathering of local food producers, manufacturers, growers, retailers and restaurateurs," the 2014 Local Food Summit, hosted by the Mile High Business Alliance, in partnership with the City of Denver, kicks off this morning at 10 a.m. at McNichols Civic Center Building wit ... More >>
When friends Benjamin Frohlichstein and Stacey Marcellus first talked about creating a gluten-free pasta company a few years ago, they wanted to create a viable business -- but they never expected Capello's to become so successful so quickly. "All of a sudden we were on the shelves," Frohlichstein s ... More >>
Udi Bar-on and his family got into the food business with the Sandwich Man, a long-defunct shop that opened in 1994. That was the start of Udi's Foods, which grew so big that the family sold the company for $125 million in 2012. But they kept their group of Udi's restaurants, which just keeps growin ... More >>
Colorado is one of the country's top two markets for Tuaca, a liqueur as ubiquitous as snow (and sometimes more so) in the high country. But how did that happen? Blame it on two Summit County bartenders who came across the brand on their travels, then made it at home in Colorado. "Bartenders are al ... More >>
It's Colorado Rides Electric Day -- who knew? Designed to ride shotgun to the World Renewable Energy Forum now at the Colorado Convention Center, the celebration includes a two-day Electric Avenue electric car expo that's free and open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Representatives of ch ... More >>
This fall Denver will get its first IKEA, when the massive showroom that hawks value Swedish furniture is slated to finally open its doors in Centennial. And the store seems to be on schedule, because it just started hiring its staff. And because shopping at IKEA is frequently an all-day mar ... More >>
Judy Montero.No denying that medical marijuana regulations remain confusing, especially given that even many communities with established rules are already thinking about changing them. Example: Denver City Council's efforts to establish limits on home MMJ grows. With that in mind, councilwom ... More >>
Every Colorado dispensary and associated business had to apply for a state license by August 1 -- which means we finally have a total number of Colorado pot shops willing navigate the state's new rules and fees. The tally: 717 dispensaries, 271 marijuana-infused product manufacturers and 1,07 ... More >>
Mark MangerIan Kleinman's chilling display with liquid nitrogen. "Eat it quick, right after it comes out," instructs chef Ian Kleinman, "and then you can get some real smoke to come out of your nose." He spoons an amorphous white puff that he calls Kettle Corn Space Foam from the liquid nitro ... More >>
It's official: H BurgerC0, the new spot at 1555 Blake Street, will officially open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, after a week of friends and family parties and events that start today -- and after a slight name change from the original H Burger Lounge. But that's just the start of th ... More >>
These babies could cost you more before long.Governor Bill Ritter's proposal to place a sales tax on candy and soda is far from sweet according to Rick Enstrom, an owner of Grand Junction-based Enstrom's, one of the state's most venerable candy companies. Enstrom is scheduled to testify abou ... More >>
Since Dick Wadhams was named the State Chairman of the Colorado Republicans, the party has lost control of the state Senate, the state House of Representatives, the Governorship, one U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House of Representative seat. But Dick is not depressed. He is energized! Like General ... More >>
The space at 1320 15th Street occupied by Alto until the end of June has been leased by Paul Piciocchi, who owns Tryst and last fall bought Theorie, the club that was formerly the Real World: Denver home (and B-52 before that). No word yet on what will go into the space, but since Alto had a hotel/ ... More >>
In 1999, the Colorado Department of Agriculture introduced the Colorado Proud Program, an initiative focused on furthering local products. It's rare that a government program is way ahead of the curve (especially when it applies to food), but that's exactly what this program was. Colorado ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nestlé Purina"Could somebody remind me why I wanted this job?" Before Bill Ritter co-hosted a tribute to MediaNews Group CEO and Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton, who's hardly a fan of his policies, he appeared at a photo opportunity with a dog. Yep, Ritter joined Dealer, a M ... More >>
Youll melt for the Colorado Chocolate Festival.
The Chrysler-Fiat merger is just the beginning of many exciting automotive design possibilities. Imagine a car that takes the retro-American design of the 1961 New Yorker and combines it with the fuel economy of the iconic Fiat 500...
A few weeks back, shortly after it was announced that Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg had taken home the big prize and won this year's Top Chef prize on the Bravo reality show of the same name, Rosenberg mentioned in passing that he was already working with a local artisanal foods company, but wouldn't ... More >>
Yesterday morning, during one of his regular updates on KOA/850 AM's morning-news broadcast, Channel 9 business reporter Gregg Moss talked about a new series of public-service announcements for the automobile industry that would begin running immediately on Clear Channel stations like KOA, as well a ... More >>
Thanasi Foods LLC, a Boulder-based company,makes such unPC-sounding branded food products as Stubb's and Jim Beam beef jerkys.In March, markets will start stocking its latest creation: BIGS, larger-than-average sunflower seeds (hence the name) with the flavors of Vlasic pickles, Frank's RedHot sauc ... More >>
The July 14 front page of the shrinking Denver Post business section features two stories and a sidebar about pedaling, peddling and combinations thereof. "Gas Prices Crank Up Use of Bikes," the largest of the triumvirate, deals with rising bicycle sales from a national perspective (it's a pick-up f ... More >>
Last we heard from Denver coffee entrepreneur and explorer Joseph Brodsky, he was planning to stay in Ethiopia indefinitely to seek out the best undiscovered coffee beans—such as the legendary Geisha—the birthplace of java had to offer. He's still there, looking for his beans in wild f ... More >>
Car dealerships are seeing more guns coming onto their lots -- carried not by thieves, but by state inspectors. They want that policy holstered.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Making Beds in a Burning House (Lookout)
Pacific Mercantile Co.
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
A journey into the heart of pinkness: the upcoming Barbie convention.
Hello Kitty World
Boulder Beverage Company
Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki has figured out all the angles.
Chex Mix Day
St. Cajetan Event Center
Wallaroo Hat Company
The queen of torts takes a cooking class full circle.