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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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    Steaking a Claim - Barry Fey tries the Keg on for size.

    Barry Fey has braved the LoDo crowds still celebrating Colorado's victory over the Yankees -- "I hate Coors Field because of what the scores have done to baseball," says the concert promoter and sports fan -- to try the town's latest steakhouse. Self...

    by Patricia Calhoun on June 27, 2002
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    The Bite - The name game

    What's in a name? The fact that Denver already had a Keg -- Ron and Dan's Keg Lounge, a classic dive at 1851 West 38th Avenue, was apparently no obstacle to the Canada-based chain opening a Keg Steakhouse & Bar in town (see story above). And truthful...

    on June 27, 2002
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    Fire in His Belly - Pyrotechnics producer John Stubbs likes fiery food -- and fiery skies.

    John Stubbs likes to smoke. That's not surprising, given his line of work: He's a fireworks expert. And at the Putting Green Pub, 7785 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, he's allowed to indulge his habit. Stubbs -- known in the bar's trivia contests ...

    by Ernie Tucker on June 27, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - El Cantarito

    If Mexico isn't in your travel plans this summer, be transported there via El Cantarito, an authentic Mexican drink rarely served north of Tijuana -- but available at Aztec Sol. A friendly little storefront saloon in northwest Denver, Aztec Sol boast...

    by Julie Dunn on June 27, 2002
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    A Family Affair - John's serves up a very tasty slice of life.

    In front of me sits a small cube of perfectly cooked salmon. Its pink flesh is accentuated by a pale-green bed of frise, and shades into the red of a raspberry vinaigrette topping. There's also a sauce: a deeper-red pomegranate reduction. The elemen...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 20, 2002
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    The Bite - The good spirits of the old Oak Alley Inn will come to life in the reborn Hansons.

    Up our alley: For many years, the Oak Alley Inn (1301 South Pearl Street) was the watering hole of choice for residents of the West Washington Park/Platte Park neighborhoods, blue-collar strongholds in the days before the word "yuppie" was invented -...

    on June 20, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - Pink Diamond Martini

    In Grease, the Pink Ladies ruled the school. Denver gals who want to follow their lead after work should snag a table on Rialto Cafe's patio and order up a Pink Diamond Martini. Named for a legendary 1920s silent-movie palace, the Rialto is the coole...

    by Julie Dunn on June 20, 2002
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    Sweet Dreams - The owners of the Cream Puffery have their cake -- and eat it, too.

    Amy DeWitt calls herself "a little Miami Jewish girl" who was drawn to the Cuban culture early in life. "I started learning Spanish when I was ten years old," she says. "When I got to Boulder, I missed Cuban coffee so badly. It was so white here, s...

    by Juliet Wittman on June 13, 2002
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    The Bite - You can tell a lot about the food in Telluride from readers responses to a tart critic.

    Telluride may have more publications per capita than any other place on Earth. It may also have more tender egos. And when the magazine 8750 (named for the town's altitude) entered the crowded market back in January, it immediately carved out a niche...

    by Patricia Calhoun on June 13, 2002
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    Lunch Meet - Whose glass is half full?

    Denver Water Manager Chips Barry -- Hamlet J. Barry III, for those seeking the pedigree, which extends back through various jurists including a Colorado Supreme Court justice -- considers his empty water glass. Unlike his Shakespearean namesake, ther...

    by Ernie Tucker on June 13, 2002
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    Drink of the Week - Cascade Cocktail

    Wanted: signature drink for historic landmark hotel. This winter, the Brown Palace Hotel decided that 110 years was long enough to go without having its very own specialty cocktail. Turning to staff and guests for inspiration, the hotel launched a ...

    by Julie Dunn on June 13, 2002
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    A Taste of Freedom - Salvadoran immigrants have a hunger for the good life.

    In the sun-splashed dining room of La Praviana, a neat-as-a-pin Salvadoran restaurant on South Broadway, the shy waitress sets down two cold bottles of Suprema beer, and Roque Guillermo Luna begins to talk very quietly, very gently -- in fact, he beg...

    by Bill Gallo on June 6, 2002
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    The Bite - Who let the Dogs out?

    East-side story: The quick brown fox would have to be quick indeed to jump over Colorado's Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill. Back in November 1999, Steve Ross's original Lazy Dog (2880 Diagonal Highway, Boulder) added a Denver branch at 4100 East Mexico A...

    on June 6, 2002
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