Each chef (plus assistants) set out tasting portions of two dishes. Here, Relish Catering's Bill Miner presents house-made duck Mortadella sausage on a toasted seed cracker topped with cranberry puree and apple-fennel relish.

Denver International Winefest’s Winning Chefs

Best Chef, Most Creative Chef & People’s Choice selected. Once again, it was my privilege and my pleasure to be a judge at last night’s Pairsine chef competition component at the 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival.  Each competing chef was given two gold medal-winning wines from the wine competition several months ago and charged with […]'s Denver Awards’s Denver Awards

Foodie website’s local winners. names a host of national award winners and all local winners in the cities it covers — one of which is Denver. No person or place from the Mile High City once again made it onto the national list, but we do have local winners to celebrate. They are: Restaurant of the Year […]

Vail Mixologist's Holiday Martini

Vail Mixologist’s Holiday Martini

Bombay Sapphire selects winners by nation’s best mixologists. Bombay Sapphire has assembled holiday martini cocktail recipes from some of the nation’s top bartenders. Here’s a brilliant Yuletide Martini from Vail’s Tacy Rowland of bōl Restaurant (and bowling alley) who was tagged by the ginnery as the most imaginative mixologist. Rowland is also literary, adding, “The Martini was called ‘the only American invention as perfect as […]

Frasca On Another “Best” List

Thrillist lists the country’s 21 top Italian restaurant. There seems to be no end to the honors heaped upon Boulder’ sublimed Frasca Food and Wine. The latest is’s selection of “The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America.” It is one of the few restaurants the is not on a coast — in our small college […]

'5280 Magazine' Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

‘5280 Magazine’ Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

The top Denver restaurant again is Frasca in Boulder. Old restaurants, new restaurants names the “25 Best Restaurants” in Denver — and again the number one, Frasca Food and Wine, is in Boulder and Acorn in The Source has Boulder roots. Here’s the list, with the links going to the magazine’s write-up, not the restaurants’ […]

Colorado’s Commonwealth Coffee Praised selected 15 top new roasters in the US., which specializes in list s of XX top this or that in the food or beverage realm published a list of what it considers the “15 Best New Coffee Roasters” in the land — new meaning launched in 2013 and 2014. Of Denver’s Commonwealth Coffee. […]

3 Colorado Nominees for Best Beer Town

3 Colorado Nominees for Best Beer Town

USA Today is looking for the country’s 10 best. Of the 19 nominees for USA Today’s 10 Best Beer Towns list, three are in Colorado: Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. Those are pretty good odds in the Centennial State’s favor. ‘Nuff said. Now vote.