By Claire Walter on September 13, 2014
Icelanders do a great job with fish & chips. After hoofing our way through Reykjavik on our arrival day in Iceland, my husband and I passed on the elegant white tablecloth restaurants downtown, and even I wasn’t feeling the spirit of culinary adventure. I just didn’t want to eat minke whale or puffin for dinner […]
By Claire Walter on July 31, 2014
New England summer tradition at Marczyk’s. The East Coast summer tradition of a clambake gets transplanted to East Colfax Avenue, where Marczyk Fine Foods assembles the requisite components. Saturday, August 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. is clambake time. Each order contains a 1-pound lobster, steamers (clams), local corn and potatoes, and also melted butter, plus a lobster bib, because things get […]
By Claire Walter on July 18, 2014
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.
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 […]