Finkel & Garf's fun-focused taproom. —Cast Iron Design
The craft beer business is booming in Boulder County. With more than 40 breweries in operation, it’s harder than ever for a new venture to get noticed. So instead of trying to make an insane IPA or big barrel-aged beer, the founders of one-year-old Finkel & Garf in Gunbarrel wanted to do...
September 3 2015, 3:20 PM
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Forget 10 seconds of fame, kale—that bountiful, fibrous, hearty veggie—reached celebrity status a few years ago when you couldn’t visit a restaurant without seeing a salad featuring the green. It has even weathered a scandal when, earlier this summer, Mother Jones reported on health problems...
September 3 2015, 12:45 PM
Depaz blue cane rhum agricole from Martinique, very nice indeed.
If you haven’t tried rhum agricole, beetle down to the Proper Pour in the Source, which has one of the better rum collections in the city. Agricole is rum that doesn’t cloy like pancake syrup: It has lots of character, good burn, and it’s best drunk neat or on the rocks. It...
September 3 2015, 10:30 AM
Hefeweizen, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora
Style: German-style wheat beer
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 4.3 percent
Hop Meter (1–10): 2
Malt Meter (1–10): 4
Reviewed: September 2015
Ever since I took my first sip of a wheat-style beer in college, it’s been my brew of...
September 2 2015, 1:30 PM
The Squeaky Bean’s one-off combination of farm-to-table with postmodern ironic dishes of pristine local ingredients presented in a space with a shrine for recently dead celebs, a wall-mounted bingo board, and coffee served in Trompe L’oeil cups made to look like crumpled plastic disposables, has...
September 2 2015, 10:30 AM
Tapas at Cafe Aion —Photo By Carol W. Maybach
If food is about community (and you know it is), it’s easy to understand why I’m so drawn to Cafe Aion. In its five years since opening on the Hill in Boulder, the restaurant has always focused on tapas and large-format dishes (the fried cauliflower with saffron yogurt and the paellas are staples...
September 1 2015, 1:40 PM
When Uncle's Tommy Lee opens Hop Alley in late November, he'll do more than launch a second restaurant—he'll pay tribute to Denver's long-lost Chinatown. According to Lee's research, back in the 1860s and '70s, a community of up to 2,000 Chinese (many of whom had come...
September 1 2015, 10:30 AM
Jeff Cornelius and Betty, the smoker.
The best way to get to know Globe Hall, Jeff Cornelius' pending Texas-style barbecue and live-music hall, is to meet Betty. She's the 6,000-pound smoker that sits out back. "The universe wanted this to happen. I've been very lucky," Cornelius says. He found Betty, a brand-...
August 31 2015, 11:00 AM