—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...
—Photo by Morgan Rachel Levy
When Church of Cupcakes closed its retail shop in February, we thought our hopes of nabbing one more Bees Knees cupcake were dashed. Lucky for us, Church’s founder Porsche Lovely continues to lead us into temptation with both a new special-order...
—Photo by Laura Brooks
The adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is one axiom Jessica Weiswasser, the founder of Denver-based Kolát Superfood, disregarded when rethinking peanut butter. As a certified nutritionist, Weiswasser is keenly aware of how difficult it is to get the daily recommended amount of, well,...
—Photo by Laura Brooks
Greek salad may be one of the Mediterranean nation’s most famous exports, but—really—what is Greek food without tender souvlaki, fresh shavings of gyro meat, and flavorful moussaka? I was about to find out at Greek To Me, a small Tech Center strip-mall spot opened by Greece native Dino Seitanis in...
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
In a large bowl, combine 1 pound clean, hulled strawberries with ¾ cup sugar, 2 ½ ounces corn syrup, and ¼ cup red wine vinegar. Let sit for 12 hours. Strain the juice into a pot and reserve the berries. Bring the juice to a boil, then remove from heat and pour back over the fruit. Let sit for...
—Photograph by Carmel Zucker
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Late into my first visit to the Plimoth—long after Peter Ryan had finished firing umpteen orders of his cult-inspiring cauliflower gratinée for a characteristically...
—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...