Restaurant & multiple restaurants

Visit Denver’s Restaurant Week Tips

Ready, set, go for Denver Restaurant Week. For ten days (February 20 to March 1), nearly 300 Denver  restaurants offer multi-course dinners for $30 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Menus and details can be found at DenverRestaurantWeek.com. Visit Denver acknowledges the challenge of narrowing down such a wide choice spread around the greater metro […]

Five Colorado Nominees for 2015 James Beard Honors

Being on the semi-finalist list an honor in its own right. Whenever the list of James Beard nominees for restaurants, chefs and wine programs is announced, I take pains to point out that being a semi-finalist is in itself an honor. Becoming a finalist is even better, and winning a category is the brass ring. […]

Well-worn barstools and an ornate, mirrored mahogany back bar live up to the "saloon" moniker.

Hearty Breakfast in Breck Standby

Gold Pan is more than a vintage saloon. It serves espresso drinks! Breckenridge‘s Gold Pan Saloon & Restaurant has been around since 1879, surviving the booms and busts that characterize Colorado’s historic mining towns. The current boom, which shows no signs of ebbing, is skiing coupled with robust summer tourism.  According to local lore, Long’s Saloon […]

First-Rate Fare at Frisco's FoodHedz

First-Rate Fare at Frisco’s FoodHedz

Eclectic menu filled with shiningly good items. Whenever I am within striking distance of Frisco at meal time, I stop at FoodHedz World Cafe– except on Sundays and Mondays when the café is closed. It’s open on Saturday, so when I went over to the open kitchen to say hello to owner/chef David Welch, he remarked, “We […]

A Snarf sub (Instagram imnage)

National Shout-Out for Snarf’s

Mini-chain based in Boulder selected as one of nation’s 21 best sandwich shops. BuzzFeed.com put out a call on Facebook asking for “best sandwich” suggestions.  One Robert F. Pierce suggested Snarf’s of Boulder, and it made its way onto the site as “21 Sandwich Shops to Eat at Before You Die.” Snarf’s now has four locations in […]

Broth Bar at Boulder’s Fresh Thymes

Natural foods restaurant quick to hook onto hot trend. Rich, hearty broths are suddenly a current food trend, and Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery has jumped on the “brothwagon” and is making the “good stuff our body craves – collagen, gelatin, bio-available minerals and amino acids,” according to a press release. The restaurant’s house-made broth is served from a new Broth […]

Denver Restaurant Week Menus Now Online

Denver Restaurant Week Menus Now Online

The menus and list of 250-plus restaurants participating in the 2015 Denver Restaurant Week (DRW) are now available on line. The price for at least a three-course prix fixe meal with a varying choice of items, depending on the restaurant, is $30 plus tip and taxes, and many also offer well-priced   wine, beer and drink specials. The restaurants […]