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    Drink of the Week - Gladiator

    As Russell Crowe strutted around the Colosseum -- a scantily clad warrior seeking revenge -- he should have challenged his opponents to the Gladiator drop-shot at the Foundry Cafe and Billiards Club: It would have brought them to their knees. To deli...

    by Julie Dunn on August 8, 2002
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    Bite Me - Get Lucky

    Market watch: If you don't get your fill of the Far East at T-Wa Inn (see review, page 63), head across the street to Lucky Market (506 South Federal Boulevard), where you'll find all those weird, freaky, Jesus-why-would-anyone-eat-that? ingredients...

    by Jason Sheehan on August 1, 2002
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    Consumed - Drinking High on the Hog

    iker culture and beer are as inseparable as a Harley-riding man and the female passenger wrapped around his back. "Bikers do consume mass quantities of beer at their functions," notes Roger Unrein. And if he has his way, the beer they'll be drinking ...

    by Marty Jones on August 1, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - New World Sangria

    Cucina Colore 3041 East Third Avenue 303-393-6917 Columbus proved that the Earth isn't flat -- but you could be flat on your back after one too many drinks honoring Italy's most famous explorer. Cucina Colore's refreshing New World Sangria -- the c...

    by Julie Dunn on August 1, 2002
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    Room at the Inn - T-Wa has been to hell and back.

    In prison, they say the quickest way to gain respect among the general population is to pick the biggest, meanest, ugliest guy in your block and, on your first day inside, beat him to death with a chair. Sure, you'll spend a few months in the hole, b...

    by Jason Sheehan on August 1, 2002
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    Taqueria Patzcuaro - Driving up to Denver, the forecast is chile today, chile tomorrow.

    The Oldsmobile Toronado is a monster of a car. Seventeen feet long and grossing nearly two tons, it's an old-school blacktop heavyweight and, in its day, was one king-hell luxury ride. Although it never had the power of a Corvette or the raw muscle o...

    by Jason Sheehan on July 25, 2002
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    Bite Me - Majority Rules

    Repent, foodies, for the end draweth nigh: The Wall Street Journal ran a front-page story this month full of doomsday prognostication and dire warnings for the future of the indie restaurant biz. According to Technomic Inc., a food-consulting firm ou...

    by Jason Sheehan on July 25, 2002
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    Food Fetishes - Fungus Among Us

    It's cool and damp inside the harvesting room of Hazel Dell Mushrooms, where sprayers create a fine, pervasive mist. On row after row of shelves sit plastic bags filled with sawdust; inside the bags, fungal spawn of various kinds dream their strange ...

    by Juliet Wittman on July 25, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - Hurricane

    Denver may be totally landlocked, but even so, a tropical storm blew into town this winter when Gumbo's opened in LoDo and began serving its potent Hurricane. According to legend, the bright-red cocktail was created during World War II when brown liq...

    by Julie Dunn on July 25, 2002
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    Now, That's Italian - A trip to Venice, by way of Albuquerque.

    It's been almost two years since I've had decent Italian food. I've just recently come north from the culinary hinterlands of New Mexico, where a good red sauce is as hard to find as a cloudy day, a competent driver or a virgin bride. There were nigh...

    by Jason Sheehan on July 18, 2002
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    Bite Me - Meet the critic

    Just so you know: I'm Jason Sheehan, your hot-off-the-press, brand-spankin'-new restaurant critic and gustatory point man, and I'm co-opting this week's column for a little self-serving rant. I always promised myself that if I were ever given the cha...

    on July 18, 2002
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    Consumed - And the Weiner Is...

    If the folks at the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council had their way, you'd already know that July is National Hot Dog Month and July 24 is National Hot Dog Day. If Coe D. Meyer had his way, every day would be a hot-dog day. From his office in Mor...

    by Marty Jones on July 18, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - Blue Sky Martini

    With the mountains and plains of Colorado drier than a tinderbox, the best way to get Rocky Mountain high this summer could be to sip a Blue Sky Martini inside the cool, cavernous Blue Sky Grill. Made with Skyy Vodka and Blue Curacao and served strai...

    by Julie Dunn on July 18, 2002
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    Head for the Hills - Enjoy a big bite of history at the Buck Snort Saloon.

    A trip to the Buck Snort Saloon is legendary, an outing in itself, a day's itinerary for out-of-town visitors. My own memories of the place always start with trying to get there in a substandard car -- the International with the haunted carburetor; t...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on July 11, 2002
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    The Bite - High on Highland

    Liquid assets: The building that for many years housed the Highland Bar (2532 15th Street) is even older than the Buck Snort Saloon (see story above). And its history is just as colorful: The space started out as a firehouse in 1879, then became a gr...

    on July 11, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - G Spot

    If you're on a hot date and looking to score, take her to Hapa Sushi and show off your sensitivity by sipping a naughty pink G Spot. The word "cocktail" has never sounded more appropriate than it does at Hapa Sushi, a swank Cherry Creek sushi grill a...

    by Julie Dunn on July 11, 2002
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    Ursa Major - The Black Bear Inn offers a taste of the past.

    My Hungarian stepfather was a fussy eater. He wasn't a gourmet. He was just following -- rigidly, as he did almost everything -- dietary restrictions imposed by various bodily ailments and psychological quirks. He had a weak stomach, he said, so h...

    by Juliet Wittman on July 4, 2002
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    The Bite - Markets mark the spots in Vail Valley and beyond.

    To market, to market: A few years back, the town of Minturn -- a little slice of reality between the never-never lands of Vail and Beaver Creek -- decided to grow its summer business with the Minturn Market. "It started as a real grassroots effort,...

    on July 4, 2002
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    Consumed - A Good Egg

    Cyd Szymanski grew up on a chicken farm, but she's still chicken. "I'm the Egg Lady, and I'm terrified of chickens," confesses Szymanski. "I am really phobic about them. I think I just got pecked too often when I was little." Even so, she's manage...

    by Marty Jones on July 4, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - Rum-O-Rita

    The classic remedy for soothing the pain of a bee or wasp sting is to apply a cold compress and baking soda. But if you're stung by one of the nasty little buggers this summer, the contemporary treatment is to head to the Hornet for a medicinal Rum-O...

    by Julie Dunn on July 4, 2002
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