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Marczyk’s Fundraiser for Family Farmers

Family-owned, upmarket Denver grocer supports scholarship fund. Marczyk Fine Foods and Niman Ranch are teaming up for their second annual fundraiser to support the Next Generation Scholarship Fund. All week, through Marczyk’s next Burger Night, both locations are accepting donations at the register, and also the proceeds from each burger purchased at Burger Night on Friday, August 22 from 5:30 […]

Roast leg of lamb, a Julia Child favorite.

A Julia Child Recipe, Tweaked & Updated

New York food company updates Julia Child classics. I generally only post recipes that I made and really liked– or have developed on the fly by modifying or combining others that I have found. Today would be Julia Child’s 102nd birthday, and for the occasion, Maria Zoitas, creator of the Made by Maria Homemade line of prepared […]

Crave Wins Denver Burger Battle

Crave took first and Acorn took second in both categories. The 2014 Denver Burger Battle is history, and Crave Real Burgers swept the August 7 competition, earning both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards. The double win is a first for the celebrated annual charity event, which this year took place in Sculpture Park in downtown […]

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

Snarky comment about Colorado weed accompanies praise. As usual, I read yet another national “best” list in search of Colorado restaurants, this time Thrillist.com’s second annual “The 33 Best Burgers in America.”  While praising the TAG Burger Bar’s TAG American Slam, writer Kevin Alexander couldn’t resist a potshot at pot: “The man behind a slew of successful Denver-area restaurants […]

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

The Roasted Toad trailer serves flavorful sandwiches & platters. When I moved to Colorado more than 25 years ago, the low-slung building at Nederland’s roundabout where Highways 119 and 72 come together housed Bob’s Bakery and most recently a sporting goods outlet called Ben’s Emporium. The building is currently the staging area for a BBQ spot in […]

Keystone Hosts Annual Bacon Fest

Keystone Hosts Annual Bacon Fest

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour this weekend. If the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour tour were alighting in Breckenridge, just one next valley over, I would have written some clever headline like, “Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Along the Blue River.” But River Run Village at Keystone, where the annual event takes place this weekend, June 21 and 22, […]

Grand Cochon Wraps Up in Aspen

Heritage pigs butchered, cooked, celebrated at Food & Wine. Grand Cochon, the epic finale to the 10-city touring culinary competition during which top chefs across the country prepared heritage pigs, crowns its King or Queen of Porc at the Hotel Jerome during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen on June 22. The ten winning […]