Locavore and farm-to-table

Dining at Always-Awesome Arugula

Dining at Always-Awesome Arugula

North Boulder restaurant tops for fresh wholesome Italian fare & good service. If Arugula Bar e Ristorante were within walking distance of home, I’m sure I’d stroll over more often, at least for happy hour. Since it isn’t, it becomes more of a “special” occasion dining choice, yesterday’s occasion being a long-overdue dinner with a friend. We were seated at […]

Peachy Weekend Coming Up

Peachy Weekend Coming Up

Peach festivals in Lafayette and Palisade. The 15th annual Lafayette Peach Festival turns South Public Road, the town’s main street, into one peachy carnival on Saturday, August 16 from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll find truckloads of peaches from Morton’s Orchards, Red Fox Run Orchard, Tate Orchards and Aloha Organic Frui, which among them bring in […]

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Hosting Beard Dinner

New York-style haute foodie-ism plus the highest manifestation of Colorado hospitality. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, along with five top Denver chefs, host the third Annual James Beard Foundation Dinner on Saturday, October 18. This worthwhile splurge is a fundraising benefit for the James Beard Foundation and its scholarship program. Each of the participating chefs brings a storied background […]

Denver Botanic Gardens Readies New Restaurant

Denver Botanic Gardens Readies New Restaurant

Garden-grown food to grace the menu at The Hive. When visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens to view the spectacular Chihuly in the Gardens fine art glass exhibition, I peeked at The Hive Garden Bistro, which is about to open on the site of the previous Monet Café. Open during the Gardens’ regular public hours, it […]