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Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor. She oversaw all of the magazine’s food-related coverage and was Denver’s go-to dining resource. Before that, she climbed the ranks from editorial assistant and associate editor to managing editor and senior editor, covering topics of all varieties. She has written about food for national titles such as SunsetFood & Wine, and Cooking Light. She has also freelanced nonfood-related stories for Elle DecorInStyle, and Travel & Leisure. Her ranch-to-plate feature “Soul Food,” was anthologized in Best Food Writing 2010. In 2009 and 2010, Faison received nods from the City and Regional Magazine Association for Table Talk, 5280‘s weekly e-newsletter. In addition, she has twice sat as judge for the James Beard Foundation’s annual cookbook awards. Faison was also a 2005 finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. In 2013, she partnered with the Denver Public Library to create the Food Lover’s Book Club, a bimonthly cookbook club that generates discussion around cookbooks, food, and community. In 2014, Faison edited her first cookbook, 5280: The Cookbook. In 2016, she was named the Outstanding Media Professional of the Year by the Colorado Restaurant Association.

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Create the Perfect Backyard Patio

A custom fire pit, geometric sculpture, and built-in kitchen transform this once-bland University Hills' backyard into a next-level entertaining space. Find tips for your own renovation.

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Food Lover’s Book Club: Food Waste

Paul C. Reilly of Beast & Bottle and Coperta joins food writer Amanda M. Faison to discuss a pressing issue—and how you can be part of the solution.

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Chipotle Announces New CEO

Brian Niccol, a former Taco Bell executive, takes control of the Denver-born chain on March 5.

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The Broker Rides Into The Sunset

After 45 years in business, the landmark served its last orders of peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, and steak Oscar.

Wednesday: A Coffee-Themed Food Lover’s Book Club

Food Lover’s Book Club is a bimonthly discussion of a cookbook or food-related book led by award-winning food writer Amanda M. Faison. The free gathering takes place at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library.

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Profile: LivStudio

How this small but mighty local architecture and design firm is shaping the future of Denver's design style.

The Cherry Cricket, New and Old

As the burger icon rebounds from a kitchen fire and announces a second location, co-owner Lee Driscoll shares the lessons of a seasoned restaurateur.

Tommy Moe Comes To Denver

The Olympic gold medalist makes an appearance at the Mile High City premier of Warren Miller's Line of Descent.

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