Trader Joe’s: Too Much Packaging

Too much packaging & too little organic. Like other Coloradans, I was excited to read the announcement that Trader Joe’s was coming to Colorado. By the time February 2014 rolled around, when the first three stores opened here (Denver, Boulder, Greenwood Village), I was underwhelmed — even disappointed. I used to make a point of […]

Boulder Kitchens on View This Weekend

Boulder Kitchens on View This Weekend

Fundraiser for I Have a Dream Foundation opens great local kitchens. If you are thinking about building a home or remodeling the one you have and are looking for ideas, or if you just enjoy visiting fabulous kitchens in terrific homes, or if you just want to support the 25-year-old I have a Dream Foundation, […]

2015 Wine & Food Festivals in the Colorado Rockies

2015 Wine & Food Festivals in the Colorado Rockies

Durango, Telluride & Steamboat put on really good wine and food fests. Most of us don’t have the budget for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (June 19-21 this year), an annual see-and-be-seen extravaganza in Aspen, but smaller events are both more affordable and more manageable. Here are a few of Colorado’s upcoming festivals in the high country. Expect […]

Denver on the Thrillist Donut List

Glazed & Confuzed cited for donut deliciousness. “Here you go again,” you might be thinking. Yes, I’ve become obsessed with passing along word of every local or national award and honor or even recognition bestowed on Colorado food and beverage purveyors. This time, it’s Denver’s Glazed & Confuzed that’s on the site’s “Best Donut Shops in […]

Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Not surprisingly, Boulder has made it to another “best” list — this time, TheDailyMeal.com’s “Best College Towns for Food in America,” which posted the following: 3. Boulder, Colo. Long known as the hardest partying college town in the country, Boulder can also rank itself among the tastiest. Moe’s Broadway Bagel serves the best in bagels and a […]

Master Sommelier Nick Barb.

Colorado Has a New Master Sommelier

Mea culpa. Make that “Colorado almost has a New Master Sommelier.” Yesterday I posted the following: “Nicholas Barb, sommelier at The Little Nell Hotel’s Element 47  in Aspen, was one of 18 candidates who just passed the grueling Master Sommelier examination. If you saw the movie, “Somm,” you might have an inkling of what a triumph […]

Seasons is Tops in Any Season

Seasons is Tops in Any Season

Downtown Durango spot for good food, drinks & service.e My husband and I drove to Durango to take my son out for his 21st birthday, complete with a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. His choice was Seasons Rotisserie and Grill. A good choice it was too. On that warm late September evening, we sat on […]