By Claire Walter on March 17, 2014
High West Oyster Fest celebrates all things oysters for a worthy cause. I grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, which until the first part of the 20th century was an important East Coast oystering center. Still, the first local celebration of oysters (and not the Rocky Mountain oyster kind) last year escaped my notice. Happily, I […]
By Claire Walter on January 17, 2014
Traditionally, fishermen from Catalonia, Spain, would bring in their catch, sell off the best fish for maximum profit and then concoct a stew of what was left with Romesco sauce as a base. Peo’s Romesco sauce is a product made from organic tomatoes, organic spices, organic olive oil, organic vinegar and nuts that are free of chemical pasteurization. Also, It is vegan-friendly, and this version his also gluten-, dairy- and GMO-free.
By Claire Walter on December 7, 2013
All-night happy hour is a very good deal When I’ve had dinner at Oceanaire before seeing a show at the nearby Denver Performing Arts Center, the portions have been too big and, frankly, the prices too high when added to theater tickets and increasingly expensive parking. Yesterday evening, I spotted a chalkboard sign on the […]
By Claire Walter on November 8, 2013
Dinner-size lunch offerings at Ocean Prime Downtown Denver has two “steakhouse-style” seafood restaurants within a couple of blocks of each other. The Oceanaire was the first and really emphasizes seafood, with Ocean Prime following and giving more equal weight to seafood and meats. Call it surf and turf. I have been to Oeanaire a few […]
By Claire Walter on July 2, 2013
Instead of a historic brick building in a long-established neighborhood as in Boulder, Denver’s LoDo and Fort Collins, Jax Cherry Creek is in a building so new that a construction crane was still hoisting things to the second story where a club called Hi Jax will soon open offering “views, booze and food.” The décor […]
By Claire Walter on April 13, 2013
The “Laurel” is being restored into a “floating food truck” I grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, a former oystering port on Long Island Sound. Its heyday was in the first half of the 20th century, when boats like the “Laurel” were busy. She carried seed oysters from Connecticut to Peconic Bay across the Sound on […]
By Claire Walter on February 27, 2013
Old Major, a new gastropub in Denver’s Highland, is chef Justin Brunson’s latest restauant endeavor. The slogan is “seafood, swine and wine” — and the adjective “fine” could be attached to each.