—Photography by Laura Brooks
Sometimes you need more than just a drink at the end of a hard day: You need one with an umbrella. For those occasions, head to Adrift Tiki Bar & Grill on South Broadway. Walk through the bamboo-lined door and you’re immediately lulled into vacation mode. Surfing movies play in the bar, friends...
—Photo by Laurie Smith
Fort Collins’ Stuff ’n Mallows are desserts all on their own. These chocolate chip–flecked puffs (also available in flavors like peanut butter, peppermint, and crème de menthe) are so magical there’s no need to wait for the fire ring to indulge. Tuck one into your child’s...
—Photo by Laura Brooks
Flanked by a barbershop and a coin-op laundry in Littleton, Marino’s Pizzeria is something of an oasis in what otherwise might be described as a food wasteland. Marino’s isn’t New York–style pizza, or even American; rather, chef-owner Marino Morra, who was born and raised in Sturno, Italy, brings...
—Photo by Jen Judge
No matter the season, if you’re vacationing in Crested Butte, your plans (hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, ziplining) likely require a hearty breakfast. Izzy’s knows this, and boy, does the homespun eatery deliver. Once you navigate the long wait, plate-size blueberry...
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
In a large saucepan over low heat, combine 8 cups whole milk, 2 ½ cups granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons vanilla.
Dulce de leche burns easily. Stir steadily with a spatula; the mixture will slowly turn caramel brown and the bottom of the pan will be visible.
Stir constantly for...
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
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Session Kitchen, the 11,000-square-foot restaurant in the former Izakaya Den space on Old South Pearl Street, is as much urban art gallery as it is one of Denver’s most-...
—Image courtesy of Christina Elston
The man behind Voodoo talks doughnuts, Casa Bonita, and Bacon Maple Ale. If Dunkin’ Donuts signifies East Coast traditionalism, then Voodoo Doughnut—the Portland, Oregon–based business that opened a location on East Colfax Avenue in December—surely denotes West Coast wackiness. The doughnuts’...
—Image courtesy of Latke Love
This modest eatery serves Jewish comfort food with a twist. Choose from seven dishes (each of which includes four crispy potato latkes) smothered in your choice of toppings for $10 or less. Try the hearty Cornwall with corned beef hash and a fried egg or the Rabbi, I’m Confused with...