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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 Nazi within me cringes at LYFE Kitchen’s slogan, 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 the […]

'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 […]

Owner/chef Gústav Axel Gunnlaugsson.

Authentic Icelandic Feast

Sjávargrillið serves upscale Icelandic cuisine. Hákarl or kæstur hákarl fortunately is not on the menu at Sjávargrillið, a Reykjavik restaurant that specializes in Icelandic fare. I write “fortunately” because  hákarl is fermented shark that has been pressed in the sand for up to 10 weeks and then hung to dry for four to five months. It is usually described as having […]

USPS Puts Its Stamp on Good Food

USPS Puts Its Stamp on Good Food

Chef series and farmers’ market stamps send mail on its way. Last month, the US Postal Service issued a set of cheerful stamps commemorating farmers’ markets and the nation’s bounty. I only wish that the US Department of Agriculture and federal Food and Drug Administration were also supportive of organic farms rather than big corporate agriculture […]