Locavore and farm-to-table

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 […]

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 […]