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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 […]

Le Meridien Reconcepts the Eclair

Le Meridien Reconcepts the Eclair

French classic pastry featured in luxury hotel chain promotion. My eccentric late mother-in-law often asked me, “Is it éclair or declare?” I always replied, “It’s me-Claire.” And she laughed as if we’d never exchanged those lines before. In truth, I’ve always liked good renditions of this classic pastry and not only because it is an […]

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 […]

Top Taco Competition Benefits ProStart

Top Taco Competition Benefits ProStart

Competition to seek top taco & most marvelous marg. Top Taco, a food and drink competition is set to find the best taco and the best margarita on Thursday, June 26 at Sculpture Park. Twenty or more Denver area restaurants from Adelita’s to Zengo are competing. I don’t know many details, other that there are three categories: […]

Oh, Zolo Mio!

Oh, Zolo Mio!

Modern Southwestern restaurant rocks on a summer evening. It’s always too long between visits to Zolo Southwestern Grill, something we realize every time we go there. This last visit was to take a young cousin form Pittsburgh to dinner, so we selected Southwestern, because we wanted a cuisine that isn’t that common back East, where Taco […]

Grand Cochon Wraps Up in Aspen

Heritage pigs butchered, cooked, celebrated at Food & Wine. Grand Cochon, the epic finale to the 10-city touring culinary competition during which top chefs across the country prepared heritage pigs, crowns its King or Queen of Porc at the Hotel Jerome during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen on June 22. The ten winning […]