Boulder and Walmart are an unlikely combination. But after months of speculation, rumors and protests, it now appears that one of the nation's most progressive communities will soon be home to the retailer most liberals love to hate. And judging by early reaction to reports that a Walmart will be in ... More >>
It's the end of the year -- and that means there are plenty of ways to blow your last bucks on extravagant champagne toasts and hotel rooftop parties. But why do that when you can spend this weekend having fun...without spending too much cash. Skip the fancy parties and spend the last weekend of 201 ... More >>
Short of cash and wondering how you can have fun this weekend? Don't worry. Whether you want to burn your mouth on chiles, see a rare 1930s samurai film or ride around on public transit all day as part of a competition, the town will be full of things you can do for $10. For a complete listing of al ... More >>
The weekend is packed with culinary events, especially if you're a fan of beer -- and who isn't? Here's what on tap:
Because of the wildfires, many of the official firework displays around the state have been cancelled. But there are plenty of reasons to take pride in Colorado's exploding culinary scene this week. Here's what's on the menu:
We've got all sorts of takeaways from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which just celebrated its thirtieth year in Glitter Gulch over the weekend, and we'll be posting stories throughout the week about the new Chefs Club in the St. Regis, along with surprising observations and confessions from Gran ... More >>
Beau Green Denver Zoo 2300 Steele Street www.denverzoo.org This is part one of my interview with Beau Green, exec chef of the Denver Zoo. You can read part of our interview in this space tomorrow. It was a juvenile-court judge who forced Beau Green into a kitchen. The 37-year-old chef of the Denve ... More >>
Lakewood mayor Bob Murphy stood in front of Lasley Elementary students today and talked about how the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff view obesity as a national security issue, since 27 percent of all applicants for the armed forces are too obese to serve. The rest of the festivities were more upbeat, bu ... More >>
Work Options for Women, a local -- and laudable -- non-profit that enables impoverished women to work in the food service industry by giving them hands-on job training, is always cooking up new ways for chefs and foodniks in the community to become involved, and beginning in February, WOW will roll ... More >>
The Whole Foods in Golden is now pouring Marley Coffee -- the only store in the state to distribute the coffee promoted by Rohan Marley, Bob Marley's son. "My father came from the farmland in Jamaica and frequently spoke about returning to the farm one day," he says. "We created Marley Coffee ... More >>
There's plenty for java junkies this week, with events celebrating new coffee partnerships and expansions in our great state. But that's just start of the food fun, which also includes the annual Candy Cane Festival and much more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
The price of peanut butter is going sky-high, and this week Cafe Society served up "Ten ways to enjoy newly decadent peanut butter," including the Fool's Gold that was an Elvis favorite at the long-defunct Colorado Mine Company, and the Peanut Butter Crunch at the one-year-old Edge, which Lau ... More >>
In yet another burst of menu non-creativity, McDonald's is introducing Chicken McBites: popcorn-style chicken micro-nuggets that will differ from Chicken McNuggets in that they are ostensibly made from actual cuts of chicken, rather than the bizarre breaded avian mash that gives McNuggets the ... More >>
We are so on the same page.It's like I went to bed on a normal Tuesday night and woke up yesterday morning to find a Facebook like I had never seen before. Okay, like most things I talk about that happen in my life, that's an exaggeration. It wasn't really all that different, but according to ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Simon Purvis, executive chef of EDGE at the Four Seasons. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Simon Purvis EDGE at the Four Seasons 1111 14th Street 303-389-3000 www.fourseasons.com/denver/dining Simon Purvis is siz ... More >>
We came, we saw, we took pictures and now we're sharing them with you. There were all kinds of products available at VegFest 2011 on Saturday, but we managed to settle on five favorites, starting with this gourmet mushroom kit that grows 'shrooms in recycled coffee grounds. (Oyster mushrooms, ... More >>
It started with a simple question: New York has the Manhattan, Kentucky the Mint Julep. But does Colorado have a defining cocktail? (Besides craft beer, that is.) Months later, our mission to determine what this state tastes like is about to culminate in the Colorado Cocktail Project. On Jun ... More >>
The revelation that downtown might get a grocery store had urban residents clipping coupons and packing up their cloth bags. here's how Carly greeted the news: If Denver was set up to have a city block (or has one currently) where you could get meat, cheese, produce, sundries, etc on one b ... More >>
http://www.panoramameats.com/ Panorama Meats, the country's largest grass-fed, organic beef supplier, has selected Kiowa Valley Organics to supply the Whole Foods Market on Pearl Street in Boulder. The California-based Panorama selects farms if "they follow Panorama's raising protocols, whi ... More >>
Ann Cooper is a busy lunch lady -- even if she's not the hairnet-wearing stereotype, standing behind the hot-lunch line plopping down scoops of canned green beans and powdered mashed potatoes. In fact, she's been trying for years to make sure those green beans are fresh (even local!) and the ... More >>
Joshua BradleyThe Heavy appears tonight at the Bluebird with Wallpaper The Noid isn't just that pesky pizza-chilling character from old Domino's commercials from the '80s. It's a region of England from which the neo-soul, garage rock band known as The Heavy hails. Fronted by the charismatic ... More >>
Erika Davis's blue cheese milk chocolate soupThis week's Quickfire challenge was to make desserts using savory ingredients and -- the really hard part -- only one pot. "I'm used to having all these fancy little tools," mourned Zac, while Morgan, unable to use an ice-cream maker, tackled liqui ... More >>
A Flickr photoBeginning this week, Carmelo Anthony's personal chef Daniel Young, Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Bakehouse head baker Safa Hamze and other local chefs and professionals are strutting their kitchen skills as part of a new Denver Public Schools program that will incorporate produce ... More >>
arapaho ranchThe idea sounded so good: In "Meat with Meaning at Whole Foods," his May 2009 post, Tyler Nemkov described how Whole Foods had contracted with California-based Panorama Meats to buy organic, grass-fed beef from a ranch owned by the Northern Arapaho tribe on the Wind River reserv ... More >>
Chef Jehangir Mehta puts fun in food for kids.No one has to tell a parent how difficult it is to get kids to eat anything that's not complete crap, McDonald's this and Doritos that. But celebrity chef Jehangir Mehta -- the runner-up on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef -- is trying to change ... More >>
Stephanie Tourles is the author of the just-released "cook" book Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body. She'll be appearing at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, on Monday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. to sign copies of the ... More >>
Enjoy a plethora of pulled pork at Steuben's.While the year draws to a close, you can find something special at just about every one of your favorite foodie spots, plus sign up for charity events that will help kick 2010 off to a great start. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, December ... More >>
Low Fat Granola with Raisins Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: What isn't in this stuff? There's whole oats and whole grain wheat, some of it fused together in random wads, like meteorites collecting fragments during the trip through space, other ... More >>
Lori MidsonStaff from Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben'sYesterday afternoon, Denver's best chefs rolled out the culinary red carpet and rubbed tongs with smitten admirers and other do-gooders who showed up in droves at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a charity event that benefits anti-hunge ... More >>
Spent this past week chasing down the restaurants and watering holes that will join Whole Foods Market at the new Streets of SouthGlenn (Arapahoe Road and University Boulevard), which will hold its grand opening Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30. The majority of restaurants are familiar ... More >>
The sandwich: Corned Beef Brisket and Swiss What's on it: Corned beef briskey, Swiss, mayo, mustard, onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle, oil, seasonings, hot pepper relish Where to get it: Snarf's (1001 East 11th Avenue, 303-832-9999) How much: $7.65 Hey! Who put the hot peppers on my corned beef bri ... More >>
We recently heard about organic chocolate bars from Shaman Chocolates, and were eager to try out these chocolates for a good cause: 100 percent of the profits go to support the Huichol Indians in the Sierra Madre mountains in central Mexico, and sales of the Fair Trade-certified chocolate have alr ... More >>
Maynard Keenan, famous for his loud lyrics with the legendary metal band Tool, is a man of varied tastes. And right now, he's singing a different tune.Co-owner of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Keenan and partner Eric Glomski are off on a wine-bottle signing tour. At Whole Foods. You can wipe the ma ... More >>
Scoot for Toys and help out the Ronald McDonald House.
Eric Matelski brings the gallery outside.
First Round the Corner disappeared. Now Tattered Cover. What's next?
From the week of January 5, 2006
Swill with the swells at the Denver wine fest.
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The City of Denver puts a cork in the outdoor-concert alcohol policy at the Botanic Gardens.
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