Locavore and farm-to-table

Contemporary elegance includes both new and repurposed materials.

Fine Brunch at The Nickel

Restaurant in the Hotel Teatro shines on a weekday morning. I attended The Nickel’s opening party last summer. The restaurant in the Hotel Teatro was jam-packed I could tell that it was interesting-looking, the bites and sips I was able to sample were promising, but I had no real sense of what it looked like […]

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

Avalanche Ranch spawns from-the-farm market & restaurant. Avalanche Cheese Company’s exemplary goat cheese burst on the Roaring Fork Valley culinary scene in 2008 and quickly became a major player on the Colorado artisanal cheese scene. Fast forward to 2014, and owner Wendy Mitchell opened Meat & Cheese, a combination restaurant, farm market and gourmet food market on the […]

America's 'Most Eco-Conscious' Eatery Is in Boulder

America’s ‘Most Eco-Conscious’ Eatery Is in Boulder

Bramble & Hare tops national list. When I read the headline, “The Top Ten Eco-Conscious Restaurants in The United States,” I knew that one would be a Colorado restaurant (and probably Boulder, and I immediately thought: The Kitchen. But I guessed wrong. The Culturist selected Boulder’s Bramble & Hare, like the original Kitchen in downtown […]

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 […]