By Claire Walter on April 13, 2014
The GrowHaus an inspired and inspiring indoor farm & more in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea. Urban food deserts don’t get much drier than Elyria-Swansea, a northeast Denver neighborhood whose lyrical name belies an impoverished, industrialized area. It is chopped up by railroad tracks and freeways with much marginal housing occupied primarily by Latinos with language, education and poverty hurdles that seem […]
By Claire Walter on April 10, 2014
Fifteen downtown Boulder restaurants pair with 15 Colorado wineries, with 15 best boutiques and galleries hosting tastings during the fifth annual Taste of Pearl. All venues are within strolling distance of each other along the pedestrian mall and adjacent blocks. Tickets are $75 and benefit EFAA.
By Claire Walter on March 17, 2014
High West Oyster Fest celebrates all things oysters for a worthy cause. I grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, which until the first part of the 20th century was an important East Coast oystering center. Still, the first local celebration of oysters (and not the Rocky Mountain oyster kind) last year escaped my notice. Happily, I […]
By Claire Walter on March 12, 2014
Top local chefs, Ultra-luxe model kitchen & lots more at luxury home show. If you’re dreaming about a to-die-for kitchen, check out the 2014 Home & Lifestyle Show, where you can drool over a luxury custom kitchen created by William Ohs Kitchens. The weekend show quite appropriately takes place the Grand Court of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center from […]
By Claire Walter on March 10, 2014
DSTILL features Colorado & out-of-state distilleries & cocktails. Colorado has earned a huge reputation as one of America’s top craft brewing states, and the legalization of cannabis has put the state into the national spotlight. Being a wine drinker, I pay more heed to the vineyards and wineries. But coming right up is DSTILL (March 10-16) that showcases this boom […]
By Claire Walter on March 2, 2014
Work Options for Women fundraiser slated for May 5. Work Options for Women, a Denver not-for-profit that trains impoverished women to cook their way out of poverty or off welfare, and into jobs (even careers) in food service, holds its 10th annual WomenCook! fundraiser on Monday, May 5. Although the late, great Noel Cunningham conceived of the […]
By Claire Walter on February 21, 2014
Denver Restaurant Week, which should probably be called Denver Winter Restaurant Week, begins tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, with some 313 metro area restaurants offering $30 prix fixe dinners through February 28. Instead of the previous two-week “week,” there’s now just one, with a second week scheduled for August.