Over the years, we’ve watched as the house-made soda trend has bubbled up at local restaurants and bars. The beverages that have emerged reach beyond cola and into unusual flavors that hint at a larger culinary movement.
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
1555 Blake St., 303-353-5223
Say the word “vegan” and many will roll their eyes (or shudder) at the thought of the strict dietary rules. Clearly, those folks have not been to Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver’s San Rafael neighborhood, just south of Five Points. In addition to savory and sweet pastries (and the always-...
Can there be too much of a good thing? When it comes to the Kitchen Next Door, the answer appears to be no. The community pub, which functions as a casual, more affordable version of the Kitchen, expanded from Boulder to Glendale in February and to Fort Collins in June—and opened an outpost in...
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
Husk and halve 1 pound of tomatillos. Place them cut-side down on a grill until browned and softened; flip and repeat. Brush 3 ears of corn with olive oil and grill about 12...
The Curtis Club has a modern-day saloon vibe.
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Reclaimed and salvaged design details—finished in the owner’s woodshop—come together to create a contemporary urban saloon.
—Illustration by Eric Palma
The first thing I notice about Doug Dussault is his smile. He flashes it often, each time revealing toothpaste-commercial teeth lined up like gleaming tiles. Though we’ve never met in person, he greets me like we’re old friends as I walk into Bones, Frank Bonanno’s casual noodle spot in...
$6.99 (14 oz.)
Kale, pear, cucumber, spinach, romaine, lemon, parsley (organic, bottled)
Pressed Juice Daily
$8 (16 oz.)
Multiple locations, pressedjuicedaily.com
Kale, spinach, fennel, celery, cucumber, pear (organic, bottled)
—Photo Illustration by Sean Parsons
Bobby Stuckey wasn’t used to hearing regular complaints. As a co-owner of Frasca Food and Wine, Stuckey received far more raves than rants from diners at his nationally acclaimed Boulder restaurant. That is, until every July, when customers would start to gripe that their food was too salty. It was...