ChoLon's Soup Dumpling on Select National List

ChoLon’s Soup Dumpling on Select National List

Food Network found ChoLon on its dumpling search. When I read the headline, “Where to Eat Great Dumplings” on the Food Network’s site, I knew that if Denver were on the dumpling list, ChoLon would be the selection — storied dish at sleek 16th Street eatery. Here’s what the site had to say: Denver: ChoLon […]

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison's Blue Mesa Grill

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison’s Blue Mesa Grill

Re-opened restaurant with new chef & new menu. I was knocked out by the elegant furnishings at the Inn at Tomichi Village (see my travel blog post), and once I learned the backstory, the sprightly and eclectic fare at the Blue Mesa Grill, the hotel restaurant, was no less of a surprise. Reopened along with the refurbishing […]

Bobby Stuckey (Photo by Bill Addison)

Frasca’s Stuckey Named Best Somm’ in the Country

Wine Enthusiast honors Boulder sommelier. A number of years ago, when Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine had already begun collecting honors, I wrote a travel feature about Boulder food. I asked master sommelier and partner in the now 10-year-old restaurant how he and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson kept from letting awards and recognitions go to their […]

Atmospheric & Inexpensive Mexican Resto in Gunnison

Atmospheric & Inexpensive Mexican Resto in Gunnison

El Paraiso recalls the sounds and flavors of Mexico.  Here’s a weird story. My husband and I spent a couple of nights at the super-comfy Inn at Tomichi Village on the east end of Gunnison. We ate in the inn’s Blue Mesa Grill the first night. The next morning, as we were driving to Crested […]

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

Rioja and Fruition get makeovers & reopen next month. Rioja on Larimer Square and Fruition on East Sixth Avenue are celebrating significant anniversaries, and their respective owners (Rioja partners Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch and Fruition’s Alex Siedel) are giving their first-born the gifts of new looks. Jasinski and Gruitch have since opened bought Bistro Vendome […]

Winter Menu at Wahoo's

Winter Menu at Wahoo’s

California-based chain has seasonal menu — not all fish. I personally love to eat fish, so I post this as a service to those who don’t but who regularly share a table with people like me. Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurants (at least those in Colorado) have a trio of new winter dishes, two entrées and one hearty […]

Broth Bar at Boulder’s Fresh Thymes

Natural foods restaurant quick to hook onto hot trend. Rich, hearty broths are suddenly a current food trend, and Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery has jumped on the “brothwagon” and is making the “good stuff our body craves – collagen, gelatin, bio-available minerals and amino acids,” according to a press release. The restaurant’s house-made broth is served from a new Broth […]