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Lower 48's Multi-State Toast

Lower 48’s Multi-State Toast

New heights for humble food. When I read the headline, “Best U.S. Toast” as Food & Wine’s most recent “top” list, Garrison Keillor’s frequent references to toast came to mind. But no, F&W didn’t find any top toasts in Lake Woebegone but rather in top eating cities — including Denver. Here’s how the site described Lower48 Kitchen, its Colorado […]

Denver Has One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Work & Class on Thrillist.com’s top 21 list. Thrillist.com loves lists, and I love it when a Colorado restaurant or other enterprise makes it onto one of the site’s “top” or “best” lists. Work & Class is the latest, just having been named one of “The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2014.” It’s the […]

America's 'Most Eco-Conscious' Eatery Is in Boulder

America’s ‘Most Eco-Conscious’ Eatery Is in Boulder

Bramble & Hare tops national list. When I read the headline, “The Top Ten Eco-Conscious Restaurants in The United States,” I knew that one would be a Colorado restaurant (and probably Boulder, and I immediately thought: The Kitchen. But I guessed wrong. The Culturist selected Boulder’s Bramble & Hare, like the original Kitchen in downtown […]

Beaver Creek's Cookie Contest

Beaver Creek’s Cookie Contest

Beaver Creek selects this season’s official chocolate chip cookie. Beaver Creek Resort opened on November 26 with 589 acres of terrain, six feet of snow in November and the new Centennial Express combination gondola/chairlift.  But for chocolate chip cookie addicts, perhaps the best part was the afternoon taste-testing of 5,000 cookies at the 11th annual World’s Best Chocolate […]

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 […]

Eater.com's Denver Awards

Eater.com’s Denver Awards

Foodie website’s local winners. Eater.com 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 […]