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'5280' Names Denver Area's Best New Restaurants

‘5280’ Names Denver Area’s Best New Restaurants

Annual restaurant selections include the area’s very best. The March issue of 5280 Magazine arrived in my mailbox while I was out of the country. It is the month that the “Best New Restaurants” list comes out, and I am always eager to read it. Senior editor Amanda M. Faison had the Herculean task of […]

‘Farm Fork Food’ Named IACP Finalist

One name leapt out at me when I read the list of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals’ awards finalists, and that was Eric Skokan for his wonderful book, Farm, Fork, Food: A Year of Spectacular Recipes Inspired by Black Cat Farm. If you don’t know the book, you might know Eric for his […]

Film + Food in Boulder

CineCHEF culinary event added to Boulder film fest. The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) adds a new culinary event to showcase Boulder’s nationally recognized chefs.  CineCHEF, as the signature event had been dubbed, challenges the town’s favorite chefs to choose a movie theme and create film-inspired dish for a fun and friendly competition on Friday, March 6 from […]

Five Colorado Nominees for 2015 James Beard Honors

Being on the semi-finalist list an honor in its own right. Whenever the list of James Beard nominees for restaurants, chefs and wine programs is announced, I take pains to point out that being a semi-finalist is in itself an honor. Becoming a finalist is even better, and winning a category is the brass ring. […]

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National Shout-Out for Snarf’s

Mini-chain based in Boulder selected as one of nation’s 21 best sandwich shops. BuzzFeed.com put out a call on Facebook asking for “best sandwich” suggestions.  One Robert F. Pierce suggested Snarf’s of Boulder, and it made its way onto the site as “21 Sandwich Shops to Eat at Before You Die.” Snarf’s now has four locations in […]

Splendid views, exquisite food, fine wines and attentive service make Boulder's Flagstaff House a perfect venue for a Valentine's Day celebration.

Flagstaff House Among America’s ‘Most Romantic’

Boulder classic one of five Colorado restaurants on the romantic list. Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant, which again has been recognized with a AAA Four-Diamond Award as  it has every year since 1989, was also recently named one of the “2014 Most Romantic Restaurant in America” by Open Table. It’s 2015, but who am I too quibble? Normally […]

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 […]