Restaurant & multiple restaurants

ChoLon's Soup Dumpling on Select National List

ChoLon’s Soup Dumpling on Select National List

Food Network found ChoLon on its dumpling search. When I read the headline, “Where to Eat Great Dumplings” on the Food Network’s site, I knew that if Denver were on the dumpling list, ChoLon would be the selection — storied dish at sleek 16th Street eatery. Here’s what the site had to say: Denver: ChoLon […]

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison's Blue Mesa Grill

Pleasing Eats at Gunnison’s Blue Mesa Grill

Re-opened restaurant with new chef & new menu. I was knocked out by the elegant furnishings at the Inn at Tomichi Village (see my travel blog post), and once I learned the backstory, the sprightly and eclectic fare at the Blue Mesa Grill, the hotel restaurant, was less of a surprise. Reopened along with the refurbishing of […]

Bobby Stuckey (Photo by Bill Addison)

Frasca’s Stuckey Named Best Somm’ in the Country

Wine Enthusiast honors Boulder sommelier. A number of years ago, when Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine had already begun collecting honors, I wrote a travel feature about Boulder food. I asked master sommelier and partner in the now 10-year-old restaurant how he and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson kept from letting awards and recognitions go to their […]

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

2 Great Restaurants Remodeled

Rioja and Fruition get makeovers & reopen next month. Rioja on Larimer Square and Fruition on East Sixth Avenue are celebrating significant anniversaries, and their respective owners (Rioja partners Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch and Fruition’s Alex Siedel) are giving their first-born the gifts of new looks. Jasinski and Gruitch have since opened bought Bistro Vendome […]

Winter Menu at Wahoo's

Winter Menu at Wahoo’s

California-based chain has seasonal menu — not all fish. I personally love to eat fish, so I post this as a service to those who don’t but who regularly share a table with people like me. Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurants (at least those in Colorado) have a trio of new winter dishes, two entrées and one hearty […]

Winter Park Standby for Breakfast or Lunch

Winter Park Standby for Breakfast or Lunch

Carvers makes hearty, reliable morning and mid-day meals. Carvers has been serving up hearty breakfasts and lunches to skiers, hikers and hungry Winter Park locals for 30-odd years. It was originally located in a repurposed house behind Cooper Square, but the popular spot had long outgrown the old building’s capacity — and it seems that the […]

Frasca Appears on Another List as One of the Best 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,”’s list of 38 “essential” restaurants distilled from restaurant editor Bill Addison’s odyssey comprising “the 263 on-the-clock […]