"For so long, we've been able to go to the store and get whatever cheap things we want. And now people are becoming more interested in handcrafted, regional products," says Shae Whitney, the City, O' City bartender who founded her own company, Dram Apothecary, which creates organic, handcrafted bitt ... More >>
After six weeks of living under the same roof, 22 promising entrepreneurs from 16 different countries and every walk of life pitched their ventures to hundreds of potential funders, partners and local supporters gathered in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on a scorching ... More >>
Rocky Ford cantaloupe took a big hit last year, unfairlyfingered by the FDA in the early days of the listeria outbreak in a September 14, 2011 release that warned consumers not to eat Rocky Ford cantaloupes. And never mind that the real culprit, Jensen farms, was more than a hundred miles away. Me ... More >>
The tiny town of Glendale has been doing a bang-up job of celebrating July 4th for years -- though its festivities never a actually fell on Independence Day, since that would have competed with other municipalities that shot off their own spectaculars on the holiday proper. And a few years ago, the ... More >>
Colorado stands at the forefront of the nation's organic movement, and Grower's Organic is helping to lead the way, finding organic suppliers and then connecting these farms with retail outlets, delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 150 restaurants, grocery stores and local co-operativ ... More >>
With a scribble of his ceremonial pen this morning, Governor John Hickenlooper set Colorado on a path not unlike that of the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr. No, our fair state isn't going to rehab. Instead, lawmakers, film-industry insiders and Colorado boosters hope that the beefed-up film inc ... More >>
The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>
An adult goose releases approximately one pound of poop every single day. This fact stays relatively unnoticed until wintertime, when thousands of Canada geese -- seemingly overnight -- come out of the woodwork and waddle onto your property and into your parking spot. Why are there so many? The trut ... More >>
Residents of Barnum love their neighborhood, and several added their own reasons why to Jef Otte's "O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood." Otte loves the activity, the weird stores around Federal Boulevard, even the fact that although the area's named for P.T. Barnum, t ... More >>
Lori MidsonConstruction on the former Zaidy's space has begun to make way for the Polished Tavern.When Cezary Grosfeld moved to the States six years ago from Poland, he went shopping at a Target store, where he found himself wandering down the nail polish aisle, a display that befuddled him. ... More >>
32nd TreatRobert Camacho is a former liquor store owner, but earlier this year, he picked up a spot on 32nd Street in lower Highland and switched his focus from booze to sweets.
Because of Colorado's increasingly controversial liquor laws, only one outlet of any grocery chain -- Safeway, King Soopers, Target, Whole Foods and the like -- can sell full-strength beer, wine and alcohol. Target's spot is in the superstore in Glendale, but until recently, its single aisle ... More >>
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 >>
It's almost time to go camping -- an activity you might have avoided because of the dearth of restaurants and Whole Foods stores in the wilderness. Outdoor Divas, 1133 Pearl Street in Boulder, will show you how to put the love -- and seasoning -- back in the great outdoors with the Spice It U ... More >>
Lori Midson Justin Cucci Root Down 1600 West 33rd Avenue 303-993-4200 www.rootdowndenver.com This is part one of my interview with Justin Cucci, owner and executive chef of Root Down and Linger. Part two of my interview will run in this space tomorrow. Justin Cucci has spent the majority ... More >>
Lori Midson Spencer Lomax Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Four locations in Colorado www.snoozeeatery.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Spencer Lomax, culinary director of Snooze. Part two of this interview will run tomorrow. I spent pretty much every summer break through high sch ... More >>
Craft-beer tasting, bison butchering and wine dinners top the list of things to do this week, but there's plenty more on the menu if those options don't whet your appetite. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
A Flickr photo.Beer dinners, wine tastings, and a photography class on capturing images of fine food are all on the menu this week -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's coming up:
Lori Midson Mark DeNittis Il Mondo Vecchio 1174 South Cherokee Street 303-744-6328 mondovecchio.net I dig this job, and I'm having a blast," says Mark DeNittis, knocking back another swig from a bottle of Peroni, his beer of choice. In front of him is a plate of salumi, pulled from the mea ... More >>
Lori Midson aaron Whitcomb's duck confitYa Ya's Aaron Whitcomb, the mouthpiece in this week's Chef and Tell interview, promises that his recipe for duck confit, despite the numerous ingredients and steps, isn't difficult. "Just make sure," advises Whitcomb, "that you pack the duck tight with ... More >>
After nine months of "soul-searching," Greg Goldfogel reports, "I have finally got my head back on straight, filed for bankruptcy, and decided to launch Amore Natural Foods, bringing back my pasta sauces, kalamata olive tapenade, bruschetta, homemade pasta, flourless chocolate torte, biscott ... More >>
Lori MidsonPete Ryan, executive chef/instructor at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Pete Ryan Cook Street School of Culinary Arts 1937 Market Street 303-308-9300 www.cookstreet.com After a fifteen-month pan-pounding stint at Z Cuisine, in March Pete Ryan became the executive chef/instruc ... More >>
The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, which owns several bagel and coffee chains, including Einstein Bros, recently announced that it will start using cage-free eggs in its stores. "We're proud to be launching this initiative and believe that moving in this direction will help improve the tre ... More >>
Once upon a time, a man named Phil Anson, who enjoyed rock-climbing in Eldorado Canyon and made a killer burrito, stumbled upon a business idea: He packed his homemade burritos into a cooler to sell to his fellow climbers. And they were good. But Anson realized this wasn't the best way to do ... More >>
Boulder-based Noosa Yoghurt (Don't forget that "h" -- It's an Australian thing.), formerly just available for home delivery via Morning Fresh Dairy in Bellvue, has been gradually unveiling its Australian-style yogurt (typically denser and sweeter than typical yogurt) across the state and els ... More >>
Green Route -- a green map to the city -- is kicking off a series of Green Route Restaurant Tours tonight, starting with a stop at 1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market Street. Attendees will meet owner Gene Tang and enjoy a special appetizer plus discounts on drinks. The tours are free, but you need ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerThe delicate, crisp little cookie is technically a tuile, but not to Minney Beasley's founder Harmon Canon. "I just never use that word," he confesses. To Canon, they are simply almond lace cookies, made from a recipe handed down from his great aunt Minnie Beasley. What makes ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Last month, Pete and Ba ... More >>
Lori MidsonDeli case at the new Den Deli and Seafood MarketRotisserie ducks and chickens, traditional Asian noodles bowls, a fresh fish counter, pastries, ready-made sushi and rolls, sandwiches, prepared foods, bento boxes and fresh-blended juices come to Platt Park the day after Thanksgiving. T ... More >>
Where's it all coming from? That's the big question about Colorado's booming medical-marijuana scene. With all these new dispensaries opening up, people want to know where, exactly, the product for sale originated. According to drug-enforcement officials quoted today in the Denver Post,, some ... More >>
Lori MidsonLast weekend, Elise Wiggins, executive chef at Panzano (909 17th Street), held a cooking class at Bear Mountain Ranch, home on the range to the Black Angus steer that ranch owners Debbie and John Medved are raising for Wiggins, who is using the beef at Panzano. The cooking class, ... More >>
Jason SheehanSo I'm walking around over at Tony's, just trying to get a feel for the place and the lay of the land. And it's nice, sure. There's ten kinds of barbecue sauce, so many different kinds of mustard that the shelving unit looks like my fridge at home on a busy week (thirty kinds of musta ... More >>
GoodBelly is growing like the beneficial bacteria -- or probiotic -- that makes your belly feel good. The pet of NextFoods, a Boulder-based health-food company, GoodBelly was recently included in the Los Angeles Examiner's "Top Ten Best Food Product Introductions for 2008." The product was created b ... More >>
Seriously, dude? Canned crab? What the fuck was Hosea Rosenberg thinking? For those of you who missed the most recent episode of Top Chef: New York, let me catch you up. The chef-testants had to cook New American for fifty. The catch? They had to do it from the kitchen at Craft, judge Tom Col ... More >>
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