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I couldn't get the whole line of chips, plus salsas and guac for dipping into one picture.

Tortilla Chip Tasting (& Brunch) at Lola

Food Should Taste Good makes products that live up to the brand name. Food Should Taste Good is based in Minneapolis, but this line of tasty natural tortilla chips, crackers and other snack foods could be a Boulder area company. After all, the products are gluten-free, cholesterol-free, have zero grams of trans- fats and are even […]

KC-Style BBQ Truck in Denver Area

KC-Style BBQ Truck in Denver Area

Frisco BBQ veteran launched truck last fall. Like many Easterners, my first insight into the barbecue culture came from Calvin Trillin, the Kansas City-born writer who put his hometown’s barbecue on the nation’s food map. In 1988, shortly I moved to Colorado, I went to Kansas City and naturally made a pilgrimage to Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, which […]

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg's Latest Hit

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg’s Latest Hit

Boulder-based “Top Chef” champ’s restaurant also a winner. Hosea Rosenberg, the Taos-bred and Boulder-based chef who won Season 5 of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” took his time parlaying his renown and his revenues into a permanent restaurant. While he was planning his neat step, he did personal appearances, took on catering gigs and became a farmer […]

Lola's of Littleton on Best Candy List

Lola’s of Littleton on Best Candy List

Travel & Leisure magazine’s recent selection of “America’s Best Candy Shops” included Lola’s Sugar Rush of Littleton. If I lived anywhere near there, I might be haunting this cheerful shop at 2490 West Main Street. Here’s what this prestigious national magazine published about what they call “a shrine to sweets” — largely nostalgic old-timey sweets, […]

Novo Coffee Growth Predicted

Eater.com’s Denver pick for coffee shops that will grow greatly.  Denver’s Novo Coffee is on Eater.com’s short list of “10 Coffee Shops That Will Explode in 2015” — not literally of course. The site sees coffee shops in emerging communities as the harbinger of increased neighborhood vitality, and Novo, which is vintage as such enterprises go, seems […]

Visit Denver’s Restaurant Week Tips

Ready, set, go for Denver Restaurant Week. For ten days (February 20 to March 1), nearly 300 Denver  restaurants offer multi-course dinners for $30 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Menus and details can be found at DenverRestaurantWeek.com. Visit Denver acknowledges the challenge of narrowing down such a wide choice spread around the greater metro […]

Five Colorado Nominees for 2015 James Beard Honors

Being on the semi-finalist list an honor in its own right. Whenever the list of James Beard nominees for restaurants, chefs and wine programs is announced, I take pains to point out that being a semi-finalist is in itself an honor. Becoming a finalist is even better, and winning a category is the brass ring. […]