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Chef Kleinman Wins 'Restaurant Startup'

Chef Kleinman Wins ‘Restaurant Startup’

TV victory helps The Inventing Room’s brick-and-mortar location come into being. Colorado’s magic-making chef, Ian Kleinman, out own master of molecular cuisine, has won “Restaurant Startup,” CNBC’s entrepreneurial competition show. Kleinman and partner Mike Coberlain pitched their concept and cuisine to judges Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, and came away with a $150,000 investment. Egalitarian Ian wants to open an […]

Lola's of Littleton on Best Candy List

Lola’s of Littleton on Best Candy List

Travel & Leisure magazine’s recent selection of “America’s Best Candy Shops” included Lola’s Sugar Rush of Littleton. If I lived anywhere near there, I might be haunting this cheerful shop at 2490 West Main Street. Here’s what this prestigious national magazine published about what they call “a shrine to sweets” — largely nostalgic old-timey sweets, […]

'5280' Names Denver Area's Best New Restaurants

‘5280’ Names Denver Area’s Best New Restaurants

Annual restaurant selections include the area’s very best. The March issue of 5280 Magazine arrived in my mailbox while I was out of the country. It is the month that the “Best New Restaurants” list comes out, and I am always eager to read it. Senior editor Amanda M. Faison had the Herculean task of […]

2015 Food Trends According to NYC Publisher

2015 Food Trends According to NYC Publisher

Grand Central Publishing, which prides itself on keeping up with food and other lifestyle trends, has declared that 2014 trends that passed their expiration dates include “‘healthy’ gluten-free products, all-juice cleanses, coffee with butter, cronuts, cupcakes (Sex and the City ended 10 years ago), $18 small plates of brussel [stet] sprouts, uni, foraging and vocado toast (thanks, […]

Frasca Appears on Another List as One of the Best

Eater.com picks America’s 38 most essential restaurants. Sometimes I think that I could write a blog only about the many honors heaped up Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine. The latest is “The National 38: Where to Eat in 2015,” Eater.com’s list of 38 “essential” restaurants distilled from restaurant editor Bill Addison’s odyssey comprising “the 263 on-the-clock […]

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 […]

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 […]