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Sweet Seafood Spot at Union Station

Sweet Seafood Spot at Union Station

Chef Jennifer Jasinski now doing seafood at Stoic & Genuine. Among the many things that have come with Union Station’s exciting renovation/resurrection is the emergence of a new dining destination in this century-old landmark. Several of the greater Denver area’s top chefs and restaurateurs have signed on to open branches there. Some are up and […]

Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Reserve Now for First Summer DRW

Denver Restaurant Week: It’s not just for cold weather anymore Denver area foodies, whet your appetites for the first summer Denver Restaurant Week (August 23-29). Instead of a two-week-plus run, DRW is now split into summer and winter components of one week each, and with the availability of outdoor seating at many restaurants, more thrifty […]

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.