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Aurum is a New Eatery on Yampa

Aurum is a New Eatery on Yampa

Arum part of the changing face Steamboat’s Riverside restaurant row. As we strolled down Steamboat Springs’ Yampa Streeet, I kept spotting signs with new names where I expected familiar ones. Aurum Food & Wine at #811 was one. Previously the family-friendly Sweetwater Grill occupied the riverside space that it is now more urbane. Past the lively bar and door to the patio […]

Steamboat's LOW Serves High-Taste Food

Steamboat’s LOW Serves High-Taste Food

Low-country cooking in downtown Steamboat Springs. When I was in Steamboat Springs in January, I don’t believe that there was Southern anything in town other than a KFC, which in my world doesn’t count. Beyond my general distaste for chains, I admit that I don’t generally care for Southern food. What I’ve had in the past was […]

Ten Days of Fine Food & Wine in Whistler

Ten Days of Fine Food & Wine in Whistler

British Columbia mountain resort hosts fabled restaurant festival. Much as Colorado has to offer in the restaurant realm, there’s a good reason to grab a flight to Vancouver next month and head north to Whistler to indulge at Cornucopia. The word means “horn of plenty,” the festival certainly provides opportunities to sample plenty of exquisite food and […]

Trillium's ' Rehearsal Dinner' for Beard House

Trillium’s ‘ Rehearsal Dinner’ for Beard House

Leinonen schedules a practice run in Denver before New York debut. On Tuesday, November 11, Ryan Leinonen, owner/chef of Trillium in Denver, is cooking at New York’s prestigious James Beard House. His cuisine is described as a marriage of “the New Nordic larder with a classic American sensibility, offering Denver dwellers a dining experience that the Beard […]

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Healthy fast casual restaurants now in Colorado. “Eat Good. Feel good. Do Good.” The grammar nut within me cringes at LYFE Kitchen’s slogan (Eat Good?!?!?!), but the advocate for healthy, tasty, responsibly produced food and environmental responsibility in me cheers and is delighted that it is in town. Boulder’s LYFE Kitchen opens today just east of […]

'5280 Magazine' Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

’5280 Magazine’ Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

The top Denver restaurant again is Frasca in Boulder. Old restaurants, new restaurants names the “25 Best Restaurants” in Denver — and again the number one, Frasca Food and Wine, is in Boulder and Acorn in The Source has Boulder roots. Here’s the list, with the links going to the magazine’s write-up, not the restaurants’ […]

Small Plates & Big Tastes in Lyons

Small Plates & Big Tastes in Lyons

LOCAL sources nearby, just as its name suggests. Every time we drive through Lyons en route to or from Rocky Mountain National Park, we wish Fork, which is located in a historic stone building on the west end of the small main drag, were open. It never has been, because we tend to be there before […]