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Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Beaujolais and Burgundy this weekend. The 16th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.in the McNichols Building in Denver’s Civic Center Park. The annual fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce is a French-themed event featuring 20 of Denver’s best restaurants pairing their cuisine with fine […]

Bradford Heap to Open Seafood Resto on Pearl

Pasta Vino space being renovated for unnamed restaurant. I don’t usually post news about restaurant closings and upcoming openings (Westword does a great job keeping track), but for some reason, I felt compelled to write about Pasta Vino’s sudden closing a few weeks ago. Now comes the news that chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap, owner of adjacent SALT […]

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 Thrillist.com’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 […]

New Cookbook from '5280' Magazine

New Cookbook from ‘5280’ Magazine

Somehow, 5280‘s food editor Amanda M. Faison managed to find time to edit a cookbook — not a trivial undertaking. Not surprisingly called 5280: The Cookbook and subtitled “Recipes for your kitchen from Denver and Boulder’s most celebrated chefs,” the recently published book is sure to appear on every local cook’s shelf. Amanda is at the Tattered […]

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Chef to give talk and sign at the Boulder Book Store. I first met Eric Skokan more than a dozen years ago when he was executive chef at Alice’s Restaurant at Gold Lake Resort near Ward. In a rustic yet refined restaurant, he was a pioneer of what has come to be called contemporary Rocky […]

Pasta Vino Suddenly Shuttered

Pasta Vino Suddenly Shuttered

Arrivederci to downtown Boulder restaurant. Pasta Vino just west of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall abruptly closed yesterday. I’m sorry but not shocked, because even when The Kitchen and SALT flanking it on either side were full, this Italian restaurant was too often hauntingly empty. It wasn’t the food,  which was good. It certainly wasn’t the […]

Zeal Introduces A New Chef

Zeal Introduces A New Chef

Former Greenbriar chef tackles & tweaks “clean” food menu. Zeal, a downtown Boulder restaurant catering to health-conscious food enthusiasts, opened November and developed a following from those allergic or averse to certain foods or food groups. Vegetarian? Zeal has many dishes for you, including sustainably harvested proteins of various kinds. Carnivore? They serve only pedigreed meats […]