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Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Denver Restaurant Week: It’s not just for cold weather anymore Denver area foodies, whet your appetites for the first summer Denver Restaurant Week (August 23-29). Instead of a two-week-plus run, DRW is now split into summer and winter components of one week each, and with the availability of outdoor seating at many restaurants, more thrifty […]

Trash Fish to Chefs' Treasure

Trash Fish to Chefs’ Treasure

On Monday, July 28, the Trash Fish Dinner takes place at the Squeaky Bean in Denver, highlighting underutilized fish species, put on by the Denver “cell” of the Chefs Collaborative, a national organization that works to fix America’s broken food system.

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Twenty beers + 10 local chefs = great evening. Pairsine is the name given to both wine and beer pairing events that challenge local chefs to prepare dishes to go with winning adult beverages from prior competitions. Each of 10 participating chefs each got two winning beers and went to work. I’ve been a judge at both […]

3 Upcoming Food/Drink Fests

3 Upcoming Food/Drink Fests

Beer pairing in Broomfield, burgers in Denver & winefest on the Western Slope. Colorado and visiting foodies, pull out your calendars for three terrific food/beer/wine events in the next few weeks. Pairsine Whether your passion is food, beer or both, the upcoming Pairsine Chefs Fine Food & Beer Pairing Competition provides an unsurpassed opportunity to taste the best the […]

3 Tasting Rooms = Boulder Wine Studios

3 Tasting Rooms = Boulder Wine Studios

North Boulder boasts the city’s new “winery row.” Bookcliff Vineyards, a family-run operation that makes wines from grapes grown in its own Western Slope vineyards, has operated a tasting room in North Boulder for several years. Two newer wineries have now joined it. Settembre Cellars, founded in 2007 and now graduated from being a home […]

Top Taco’s Winning Tacos & Margs

New competition crowned champions in Mexican categories. I had a prior commitment and unfortunately could not attend yesterday’s first-ever Top Taco competition in Denver, but Eater Denver (or is it Denver Eater? — I never know) was there and posted a report. Here’s the site’s list of winners: Traditional Tacos (judges’ selections) 1. Comida for its Stella pork […]

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Food & Wine Classic Starts Tomorrow

Top national food and wine fest in Aspen. The 2014 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen starts tomorrow, June 20, and continues for three Lucullan days. I’ve been there before,  in the past, and loved the energetic combination of events that had me both fired up and exhausted. Seminars. Classes. Tastings. Star chef sightings. The whole scene. […]