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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 […]

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 […]

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Twenty beers + 10 local chefs = great evening. Pairsine is the name given to both wine and beer pairing events that challenge local chefs to prepare dishes to go with winning adult beverages from prior competitions. Each of 10 participating chefs each got two winning beers and went to work. I’ve been a judge at both […]

Top Taco’s Winning Tacos & Margs

New competition crowned champions in Mexican categories. I had a prior commitment and unfortunately could not attend yesterday’s first-ever Top Taco competition in Denver, but Eater Denver (or is it Denver Eater? — I never know) was there and posted a report. Here’s the site’s list of winners: Traditional Tacos (judges’ selections) 1. Comida for its Stella pork […]

John Rivera Sedlar

New Santa Fe Hotel Plans Fusion Restaurant

John Rivera Sedlar returning to his hometown with a fusion restaurant. Who says you can’t go home again? Award-winning Santa Fe-bred, Los Angeles-based chef John Rivera Sedlar has been tapped  to open restaurant in the new Drury Plaza Hotel in the heart of Santa Fe. Sedlar  owns Rivera, a sleek, Los Angeles area pan-Latin fusion restaurant bearing his […]