Unhappy Hour Farewell to Volta

Unhappy Hour Farewell to Volta

Boulder is about to lose a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. My jaw dropped in sadness and in surprise when I learned that owners Jon and Eleni Deering, owners of Volta, are closing the restaurant and planning to move to Portland, Oregon. Sunday, March 29 is the last day, ending with a farewell taverna dinner where the tears will surely flow […]

I couldn't get the whole line of chips, plus salsas and guac for dipping into one picture.

Tortilla Chip Tasting (& Brunch) at Lola

Food Should Taste Good makes products that live up to the brand name. Food Should Taste Good is based in Minneapolis, but this line of tasty natural tortilla chips, crackers and other snack foods could be a Boulder area company. After all, the products are gluten-free, cholesterol-free, have zero grams of trans- fats and are even […]

Chef Kleinman Wins 'Restaurant Startup'

Chef Kleinman Wins ‘Restaurant Startup’

TV victory helps The Inventing Room’s brick-and-mortar location come into being. Colorado’s magic-making chef, Ian Kleinman, out own master of molecular cuisine, has won “Restaurant Startup,” CNBC’s entrepreneurial competition show. Kleinman and partner Mike Coberlain pitched their concept and cuisine to judges Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, and came away with a $150,000 investment. Egalitarian Ian wants to open an […]

New Flavors from Endangered Species Chocolate

New Flavors from Endangered Species Chocolate

Three new dark chocolates — yum. And ethically produced too. I love dark chocolate, and I’ve become a bit fanatical about buying products that bear the “Fair Trade” logo, as well as being organic, non-GMO and non-mega-corporate. Yes, I know it costs more, but such products please my palate and soothe my conscience. With all that, […]

KC-Style BBQ Truck in Denver Area

KC-Style BBQ Truck in Denver Area

Frisco BBQ veteran launched truck last fall. Like many Easterners, my first insight into the barbecue culture came from Calvin Trillin, the Kansas City-born writer who put his hometown’s barbecue on the nation’s food map. In 1988, shortly I moved to Colorado, I went to Kansas City and naturally made a pilgrimage to Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, which […]

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg's Latest Hit

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg’s Latest Hit

Boulder-based “Top Chef” champ’s restaurant also a winner. Hosea Rosenberg, the Taos-bred and Boulder-based chef who won Season 5 of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” took his time parlaying his renown and his revenues into a permanent restaurant. While he was planning his neat step, he did personal appearances, took on catering gigs and became a farmer […]

Lola's of Littleton on Best Candy List

Lola’s of Littleton on Best Candy List

Travel & Leisure magazine’s recent selection of “America’s Best Candy Shops” included Lola’s Sugar Rush of Littleton. If I lived anywhere near there, I might be haunting this cheerful shop at 2490 West Main Street. Here’s what this prestigious national magazine published about what they call “a shrine to sweets” — largely nostalgic old-timey sweets, […]