Dining at Always-Awesome Arugula

Dining at Always-Awesome Arugula

North Boulder restaurant tops for fresh wholesome Italian fare & good service. If Arugula Bar e Ristorante were within walking distance of home, I’m sure I’d stroll over more often, at least for happy hour. Since it isn’t, it becomes more of a “special” occasion dining choice, yesterday’s occasion being a long-overdue dinner with a friend. We were seated at […]

Cloud Camp's Culinary Component

Cloud Camp’s Culinary Component

Rustic luxury, fine fare and “cooking club” too. The Broadmoor’s brand new Cloud Camp is some 3,000 feet higher in elevation than the fabled Colorado Springs resort and light-years away. Cloud Camp is not at all like the sprawling Broadmoor campus with more than 750 elegant guest rooms, suites, cottage and brownstone accommodations, three golf courses, an amazing […]

Vail-Beaver Creek Restaurant Week Preview

Vail-Beaver Creek Restaurant Week Preview

The second annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week takes place from September 26 through October 5. Thirty-five restaurants have signed on to provide some great value food for $20.14 — choice lies with restaurateur or chef to decide what to offer. Restaurant Week launches into high gear on Saturday, September 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. with Top […]

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Hosting Beard Dinner

New York-style haute foodie-ism plus the highest manifestation of Colorado hospitality. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, along with five top Denver chefs, host the third Annual James Beard Foundation Dinner on Saturday, October 18. This worthwhile splurge is a fundraising benefit for the James Beard Foundation and its scholarship program. Each of the participating chefs brings a storied background […]

Crave Wins Denver Burger Battle

Crave took first and Acorn took second in both categories. The 2014 Denver Burger Battle is history, and Crave Real Burgers swept the August 7 competition, earning both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards. The double win is a first for the celebrated annual charity event, which this year took place in Sculpture Park in downtown […]

Leaf On National Veggie Restaurant List

Leaf On National Veggie Restaurant List

Boulder’s Leaf snagged’s attention and chef snagged Zagat’s. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m always pleased when anything in the flyover state of Colorado makes it onto a “best” or “top” list (and I shake my head in wonder when the Centennial State is overlooked on a list […]

Chefs' Challenge Benefits Local Cystic Fibrosis Chapter

Chefs’ Challenge Benefits Local Cystic Fibrosis Chapter

A local dozen chefs cook to support local charity. Only a dozen local chefs are competing in the second annual Chefs Challenge benefiting the Colorado Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — another example of the food industry’s willingness to help a worthy cause. The Challenge takes place on Wednesday, August 6 beginning at 5:30 […]