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 […]

Oceanaire's Lobster Roll Special

Oceanaire’s Lobster Roll Special

New England favorite works as a pre-theater treat. When I got wind of The Oceanaire’s current (till the end of the month) special on lobster and crab rolls, my mouth started watering. We had theater tickets the other night, and The Oceanaire is across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As […]

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Healthy fast casual restaurants now in Colorado. “Eat Good. Feel good. Do Good.” The grammar nut within me cringes at LYFE Kitchen’s slogan (Eat Good?!?!?!), 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 […]

Mark Your Calendar for First Bite Boulder

Annual restaurant week coming up next month. The 2014 running of First Bite Boulder, the city’s annual November restaurant week, is scheduled from Friday, November 14 through Saturday, November 22. Fifty restaurants are offering three-course menus for $27, plus beverages, taxes and gratuities. Menus are not yet up, but mark you calendar and keep checking […]

New Aurora Ethnic Dining Guide

New Aurora Ethnic Dining Guide

Great freebie for adventurous foodies. Early in September, we went to Aurora to have our passports renewed. We ended up grabbing lunch at Sam’s Number 3, because while we knew the city has lots of interesting restaurants, we didn’t know where — in relation to the passport office — to find them. I know I […]