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Sweetener Firm Based in Sugar Land

Sweetener Firm Based in Sugar Land

New brand name is Wholesome! — with a bang! at the end. I sometimes (make that often) have wondered by rebranding mania. It’s expensive and it runs the risk of losing loyal customers. When a big corporation, say, Esso becomes Exxon or First National City Bank becomes Citibank, changes its name and its logo, it […]

Iceland Eats on Show at Culinary Fest

Iceland Eats on Show at Culinary Fest

Jaw-dropping scenery, Viking culture and centuries-old history of Iceland plus fresh fare. I wouldn’t even mention this if I weren’t so taken with Iceland, but I am, so I am — if you get my drift. The 14th annual Food ‘n Fun Festival in Reykjavik from February 25 to March 1 brings together chefs who ply outstanding […]

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. […]

Cochon 555 Showcases Heritage Pigs

Cochon 555 Showcases Heritage Pigs

Annual pork-fest and competition returns to Denver. Cochon 555 is back in Denver on Friday to Sunday, March 6-8. This three-day feast and culinary competition celebrates family farms, heritage breed pigs and tilt the scales in favor today’s emerging chef community struggling to pay premium prices for safer, more flavorful food raised by real farmers. […]

First-Rate Fare at Frisco's FoodHedz

First-Rate Fare at Frisco’s FoodHedz

Eclectic menu filled with shiningly good items. Whenever I am within striking distance of Frisco at meal time, I stop at FoodHedz World Cafe– except on Sundays and Mondays when the café is closed. It’s open on Saturday, so when I went over to the open kitchen to say hello to owner/chef David Welch, he remarked, “We […]

ChoLon's Soup Dumpling on Select National List

ChoLon’s Soup Dumpling on Select National List

Food Network found ChoLon on its dumpling search. When I read the headline, “Where to Eat Great Dumplings” on the Food Network’s site, I knew that if Denver were on the dumpling list, ChoLon would be the selection — storied dish at sleek 16th Street eatery. Here’s what the site had to say: Denver: ChoLon […]