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Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Yo Mama! YAMA is Opening at Steamboat

Slopeside at Steamboat, YAMA is opening today, just steps at the ski area’s main base. Chef Brian Vaughn is known for serving exquisite composed dishes that taste as fabulous as they look. He promises the same with modern interpretations sashimi , sushi and ramen, linchpins of Japanese foods.

Lower 48's Multi-State Toast

Lower 48’s Multi-State Toast

New heights for humble food. When I read the headline, “Best U.S. Toast” as Food & Wine’s most recent “top” list, Garrison Keillor’s frequent references to toast came to mind. But no, F&W didn’t find any top toasts in Lake Woebegone but rather in top eating cities — including Denver. Here’s how the site described Lower48 Kitchen, its Colorado […]

Denver Has One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Work & Class on’s top 21 list. loves lists, and I love it when a Colorado restaurant or other enterprise makes it onto one of the site’s “top” or “best” lists. Work & Class is the latest, just having been named one of “The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2014.” It’s the […]

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 […]

L'Hostaria's welcome mat.

L’Hostaria’s Bar is Congenial for Solo Dining

Tuscan-style restaurant a good option for lone diners in Aspen. I’m in Aspen for just a couple of days, my prime purpose being to write about the recently opened Aspen Art Museum. A side benefit is always eating. When I arrived I was tired and hungry, so I was looking for a quick bite of something tasty […]

Hangin' at the Ale House

Hangin’ at the Ale House

Post-Thanksgiving tradition at LoHi pub. It’s become something of a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for a few friends to gather someplace in Denver for an  afternoon or something casual to eat that isn’t turkey and some adult beverages to drink — and fine congenial company. We’ve been as many a eight or 10, but today, we were just […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette featuring Ozark All Seasons Lettuces

Ella’s signature lettuce blend salad is decribed as "tossed in lemon poppy seed champagne vinaigrette with toasted pine nuts, fresh Granny Smith apples, purple onions, red grapes and crumbled goat cheese," and while those components were on the plate, it was in reality far less interesting than the description. Perhaps it was the undistinguished dressing.

Happy Hour at Ella

I had great expectations for excellence at Ella Fine Diner in North Boulder. But breakfast shortly after it opened was flawed (hard-poached eggs!); click here for my post. We returned this evening for a pre-Thanksgiving bite during happy hour and sampled very few dishes, so I continue to give it the benefit of the doubt. We were seated in […]