Denver on the Thrillist Donut List

Glazed & Confuzed cited for donut deliciousness. “Here you go again,” you might be thinking. Yes, I’ve become obsessed with passing along word of every local or national award and honor or even recognition bestowed on Colorado food and beverage purveyors. This time, it’s Denver’s Glazed & Confuzed that’s on the site’s “Best Donut Shops in […]

Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Not surprisingly, Boulder has made it to another “best” list — this time,’s “Best College Towns for Food in America,” which posted the following: 3. Boulder, Colo. Long known as the hardest partying college town in the country, Boulder can also rank itself among the tastiest. Moe’s Broadway Bagel serves the best in bagels and a […]

Master Sommelier Nick Barb.

Colorado Has a New Master Sommelier

Mea culpa. Make that “Colorado almost has a New Master Sommelier.” Yesterday I posted the following: “Nicholas Barb, sommelier at The Little Nell Hotel’s Element 47  in Aspen, was one of 18 candidates who just passed the grueling Master Sommelier examination. If you saw the movie, “Somm,” you might have an inkling of what a triumph […]

'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. […]