National Tequila Day with Don Julio

National Tequila Day with Don Julio

Nutmeg adds an extra zip to a margarita. This evening, we broke out the Don Julio Añejo 70, a fine reposado that we save for such special occasions as National Tequila Day, which happens to be today. To sip a nip or mix it? That was the question, and the answer was, as if often is, a […]

Sweet Seafood Spot at Union Station

Sweet Seafood Spot at Union Station

Chef Jennifer Jasinski now doing seafood at Stoic & Genuine. Among the many things that have come with Union Station’s exciting renovation/resurrection is the emergence of a new dining destination in this century-old landmark. Several of the greater Denver area’s top chefs and restaurateurs have signed on to open branches there. Some are up and […]

Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Denver Restaurant Week: It’s not just for cold weather anymore Denver area foodies, whet your appetites for the first summer Denver Restaurant Week (August 23-29). Instead of a two-week-plus run, DRW is now split into summer and winter components of one week each, and with the availability of outdoor seating at many restaurants, more thrifty […]

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

Snarky comment about Colorado weed accompanies praise. As usual, I read yet another national “best” list in search of Colorado restaurants, this time Thrillist.com’s second annual “The 33 Best Burgers in America.”  While praising the TAG Burger Bar’s TAG American Slam, writer Kevin Alexander couldn’t resist a potshot at pot: “The man behind a slew of successful Denver-area restaurants […]

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

The Roasted Toad trailer serves flavorful sandwiches & platters. When I moved to Colorado more than 25 years ago, the low-slung building at Nederland’s roundabout where Highways 119 and 72 come together housed Bob’s Bakery and most recently a sporting goods outlet called Ben’s Emporium. The building is currently the staging area for a BBQ spot in […]

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Iconic Boulder restaurant again wins Wine Spectator Grand Award. Winning a Wine Spectator Grand Award has gotten to be a habit for Boulder’s Flagstaff House. The Monette family’s commitment to fine wine and its 15,000-bottle wine cellar mean that it has again won this prestigious award, as it has every year since 1983. Wine Spectator‘s Grand Award goes only to the […]

Trash Fish to Chefs' Treasure

Trash Fish to Chefs’ Treasure

On Monday, July 28, the Trash Fish Dinner takes place at the Squeaky Bean in Denver, highlighting underutilized fish species, put on by the Denver “cell” of the Chefs Collaborative, a national organization that works to fix America’s broken food system.