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Fine Brunch at The Nickel

Restaurant in the Hotel Teatro shines on a weekday morning. I attended The Nickel’s opening party last summer. The restaurant in the Hotel Teatro was jam-packed I could tell that it was interesting-looking, the bites and sips I was able to sample were promising, but I had no real sense of what it looked like […]

A Tasty Oil & Vinegar Shop Visit

A Tasty Oil & Vinegar Shop Visit

New shop for gourmet condiments, pasta and gifts at FlatIron Crossing Mall. I have met the folks from Oil & Vinegar at food events in the last few months. They were congenial and enthusiastic, and they kept urging me to come visit their new store at Broomfield’s FlatIron Crossing Mall. Although I tend to prefer real downtowns […]

Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Slopeside at Steamboat, YAMA is opening today, just steps at the ski area’s main base. Chef Brian Vaughn is known for serving exquisite composed dishes that taste as fabulous as they look. He promises the same with modern interpretations sashimi , sushi and ramen, linchpins of Japanese foods.

Lower 48's Multi-State Toast

Lower 48’s Multi-State Toast

New heights for humble food. When I read the headline, “Best U.S. Toast” as Food & Wine’s most recent “top” list, Garrison Keillor’s frequent references to toast came to mind. But no, F&W didn’t find any top toasts in Lake Woebegone but rather in top eating cities — including Denver. Here’s how the site described Lower48 Kitchen, its Colorado […]

Denver Has One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Work & Class on Thrillist.com’s top 21 list. Thrillist.com loves lists, and I love it when a Colorado restaurant or other enterprise makes it onto one of the site’s “top” or “best” lists. Work & Class is the latest, just having been named one of “The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2014.” It’s the […]

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

Avalanche Ranch spawns from-the-farm market & restaurant. Avalanche Cheese Company’s exemplary goat cheese burst on the Roaring Fork Valley culinary scene in 2008 and quickly became a major player on the Colorado artisanal cheese scene. Fast forward to 2014, and owner Wendy Mitchell opened Meat & Cheese, a combination restaurant, farm market and gourmet food market on the […]

America's 'Most Eco-Conscious' Eatery Is in Boulder

America’s ‘Most Eco-Conscious’ Eatery Is in Boulder

Bramble & Hare tops national list. When I read the headline, “The Top Ten Eco-Conscious Restaurants in The United States,” I knew that one would be a Colorado restaurant (and probably Boulder, and I immediately thought: The Kitchen. But I guessed wrong. The Culturist selected Boulder’s Bramble & Hare, like the original Kitchen in downtown […]