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Denver International Wine Festival This Week

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

The 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival takes place this week. Three highlight events are a four-course winemaker’s, the Taste of Elegance/Pairsine competition and the Grand Tasting. The chef dinner featuring Stellenbosch wines from South Africa takes place on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meritage Restaurant in the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, conveniently […]

Bradford Heap to Open Seafood Resto on Pearl

Pasta Vino space being renovated for unnamed restaurant. I don’t usually post news about restaurant closings and upcoming openings (Westword does a great job keeping track), but for some reason, I felt compelled to write about Pasta Vino’s sudden closing a few weeks ago. Now comes the news that chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap, owner of adjacent SALT […]

Frasca On Another “Best” List

Thrillist lists the country’s 21 top Italian restaurant. There seems to be no end to the honors heaped upon Boulder’ sublimed Frasca Food and Wine. The latest is’s selection of “The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America.” It is one of the few restaurants the is not on a coast — in our small college […]

The cheese case. Elsewhere are the salumi and dessert cases.

Morsels at Mercantile

Small plates shine at Seidel’s ultra-cool Union Station eatery & market. When we have theater tickets in Denver, we usually drive from Boulder, park in a garage and grab a bite somewhere near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Yesterday, we decided to be greener and took the bus, giving us an opportunity to try a […]

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Eric Skokan Introduces New Cookbook

Chef to give talk and sign at the Boulder Book Store. I first met Eric Skokan more than a dozen years ago when he was executive chef at Alice’s Restaurant at Gold Lake Resort near Ward. In a rustic yet refined restaurant, he was a pioneer of what has come to be called contemporary Rocky […]

Pasta Vino Suddenly Shuttered

Pasta Vino Suddenly Shuttered

Arrivederci to downtown Boulder restaurant. Pasta Vino just west of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall abruptly closed yesterday. I’m sorry but not shocked, because even when The Kitchen and SALT flanking it on either side were full, this Italian restaurant was too often hauntingly empty. It wasn’t the food,  which was good. It certainly wasn’t the […]

The kitchen sent out an amuse -- a wonderful amuse called Lemon & Fennel gazpacho with parsley and mint.

Volta at One Year of Age

Special dinner at Boulder restaurant with Mediterranean roots . Yesterday Volta Mediterranean Restaurant celebrated its first anniversary with a special four-course dinner, plus suggested wine pairings. It was called the Harvest Menu, not the anniversary menu, but it was served only that one evening. Two of the courses contained pumpkin, underscoring the harvest part, but Greek […]