Huevos with 
black beans and melted cheddar cheese, topped with salsa, sour cream, and then chopped green onions and tomatoes.

Two Gluttonous Mornings in Steamboat Springs

Breakfast at Creekside and football brunch at Carl’s. For years, my go-to breakfast place in downtown Steamboat Springs has been Winona’s, a local institution. During this weekend’s culinary-focused visit, I was introduced to two more worth a.m. eateries. Creekside Café Soda Creek is the creek that this homey restaurant with the fine patio is set beside. […]

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 […]

Today is ‘Food Day’

National initiative to promote healthy and sustainable food. Having recently attended both the Chefs Collaborative Summit and the Flatirons Food Film Festival (films + panels), it seems as if every day is Food Day in Colorado — at least in Boulder. But beyond the bubble, today is officially Food Day founded by the Center for […]

Denver Restaurant Week Consolidates

Ten days in winter set aside for affordable restaurant feasts. When Denver Restaurant Week was launched more than a decade ago, it was an epic, exhausting 17-day slog for restaurants. Foodies loved the many opportunities for bargain dinners, but a killer for those who prepared and served the meals. In deference to restaurateurs and chefs, this past […]

Colorado Olives? Sort Of....

Colorado Olives? Sort Of….

Real Greek olive stand at the Boulder farmers’ market a delicious surprise. Along with the expected seasonal apples, pears, pumpkins and other local produce, today’s Boulder County Farmers’ Market brought something of a surprise: a stand selling olives and olive oil. We’ve got lots of great produce, but there are no olive groves in this state. Olea Estates was […]

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 […]