Locavore and farm-to-table

Bradford Heap to Open Seafood Resto on Pearl

Pasta Vino space being renovated for unnamed restaurant. I don’t usually post news about restaurant closings and upcoming openings (Westword does a great job keeping track), but for some reason, I felt compelled to write about Pasta Vino’s sudden closing a few weeks ago. Now comes the news that chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap, owner of adjacent SALT […]

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Chef to give talk and sign at the Boulder Book Store. I first met Eric Skokan more than a dozen years ago when he was executive chef at Alice’s Restaurant at Gold Lake Resort near Ward. In a rustic yet refined restaurant, he was a pioneer of what has come to be called contemporary Rocky […]

Brian Vaughn

YAMA Preview at Bistro C.V.

Downtown Steamboat Springs Bistro C.V. introduces on-mountain YAMA menu. I have been wanting to eat at Bistro C.V. in downtown Steamboat Springs since it was new, and I learned that the chef, Brian Vaughn, was a Colorado pioneer in sous-vide cooking. I’m not sure that his immersion circulator will ever make it into the town’s Tread of the […]

Flatirons Food Film Festival Coming to Boulder

Flatirons Food Film Festival Coming to Boulder

Films, tastes & talks mark second annual festival. The first food film festival in Boulder last year was a one-weekend offshoot of the long-running International Film Series on the University of Colorado’s main campus. Nicknamed Chow Down, it featured five food-oriented films. This year, it’s back from October 15 to 19 with a new name and a broadened […]

Small Plates & Big Tastes in Lyons

Small Plates & Big Tastes in Lyons

LOCAL sources nearby, just as its name suggests. Every time we drive through Lyons en route to or from Rocky Mountain National Park, we wish Fork, which is located in a historic stone building on the west end of the small main drag, were open. It never has been, because we tend to be there before […]

Denver Harvest Week Events

Denver Harvest Week Events

GrowHaus is the setting for sustainable meals & fun events. Denver Harvest Week (five days, actually) is back from Tuesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 27, with more than thirty of EatDenver’s restaurants hosting a series of pop-up dinner parties at the GrowHaus (4751 York Street).  Proceeds go to support the efforts of EatDenver and The GrowHaus. On […]

Clyde Nelson in the greenhouse.

The Home Ranch’s Growing Organic Farm

Dude ranch with a difference grows its own. The Home Ranch, located in the Upper Elk River Valley north of Steamboat Springs, is known for luxury, style and cuisine that meet the international standards of hospitality for Relais & Chateaux membership. General manager and executive chef Clyde Nelson, has been performing culinary magic there for some 20 years, and […]