Restaurant & multiple restaurants

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

After-Hike BBQ in Nederland

The Roasted Toad trailer serves flavorful sandwiches & platters. When I moved to Colorado more than 25 years ago, the low-slung building at Nederland’s roundabout where Highways 119 and 72 come together housed Bob’s Bakery and most recently a sporting goods outlet called Ben’s Emporium. The building is currently the staging area for a BBQ spot in […]

Trash Fish to Chefs' Treasure

Trash Fish to Chefs’ Treasure

On Monday, July 28, the Trash Fish Dinner takes place at the Squeaky Bean in Denver, highlighting underutilized fish species, put on by the Denver “cell” of the Chefs Collaborative, a national organization that works to fix America’s broken food system.

Amusing signs and "art" over the fireplace downstairs.

New Bargain Restaurant in Pricy Mountain Town

What makes the new A$spen Dollar Bar a super-affordable option in downtown Aspen is the nightly $6 dinner special. Other entrées are $9-$12. Appetizers, salads, desserts and drinks are relatively more expensive, but still a lot more affordable than most of the neighboring eateries. The menu tends toward American comfort food, with no effort made at elaborate presentation but, more importantly, everything made in-house.

NY's Tavern on the Green Back in Business

NY’s Tavern on the Green Back in Business

Renowned Central Park restaurant restored, reopened, reviewed. While perusing the New York Times a few months back, I read a piece about the renovations of the historic Tavern on the Green, an iconic restaurant in Central Park that morphed from simple to extravagant to closed. I learned a lot from that report: It dated to […]

John Rivera Sedlar

New Santa Fe Hotel Plans Fusion Restaurant

John Rivera Sedlar returning to his hometown with a fusion restaurant. Who says you can’t go home again? Award-winning Santa Fe-bred, Los Angeles-based chef John Rivera Sedlar has been tapped  to open restaurant in the new Drury Plaza Hotel in the heart of Santa Fe. Sedlar  owns Rivera, a sleek, Los Angeles area pan-Latin fusion restaurant bearing his […]